Looking back at the year that was on my website and the website traffic for 2011. This was the year Google Panda visited my site, Twitter and Facebook had an impact on search and website traffic, and an overall increase of 21% on website traffic from 2010.
2011 looks like hitting 690,000 unique visitors and 1.8 Million Page Views.
20 The Most Popular Pages on the site
1. Piano Chord Shapes : 198,647 pageviews
2. 420 Chords – ChordMap : 152,515 pageviews
3. Guitar Chords : 51,751 pageviews
4. Learn To Read Music : 50,402 pageviews
5. Easy Music Transposer : 42,333 pageviews
6. Queen Album List / Discography : 34,164 pageviews
7. Chordmap Italiano : 33,584 pageviews
8. Learn Types of Music Notes : 32,594 pageviews
9. How to Transpose : 32,199 pageviews
10. Shanes Queen Site Homepage : 31,194 pageviews
11. Guitar Chord Bm : 27,729 pageviews
12. Guitar Chord List : 27,131 pageviews
13. Piano Chord C Major : 24,666 pageviews
14. Bohemian Rhapsody Chords : 24,075 pageviews
15. How to Fix and iPhone / iPod Touch, with a Frozen Safari App : 23,121 pageviews
16. Homepage : 20,130 pageviews
17. Guitar Chord of Bb Maj 19,159 pageviews
18. Piano Chord of C : 16,702 pageviews
19. Piano Chord Variations in C : 14,552 pageviews
20. Piano Chords in Spanish : 13,443 pageviews
Top 10 Pages on the Blog
1. How to Fix and iPhone / iPod Touch, with a Frozen Safari App : 23,121 views
2. Flight Radar Vs Plane Finder iPhone Apps : 8,615 views
3. Blog Homepage : 1,683 views
4. Fix an iPhone or iPod Touch which Won’t Start : 1,570 views
5. iPhone 4 expected in Ireland in Early June : 762 views
6. Irish Language – What a Waste of Time : 642 views
7. Top 5 Things to Do in Singapore : 592 views
8. UFO Spotted over Copacabana Beach : 572 views
9. Goalkeeper Saves Penalty and Celebrates as Ball Rolls in to Goal : 548 views
10. NDrive – iPhone Sat Nav App : 360 views
Google Panda Update Visited the Site
Google Panda is a change to the Google’s search results ranking algorithm.This change reportedly affected the rankings of almost 12 percent of all search results, my site was affected in October with traffic dropping by about 60%. Below is the output from Google Analytics which shows the dramatic drop in traffic during that time – thankfully traffic was come back up towards normal levels. The website traffic on my site has changed hugely over the years. One April fools day the website traffic was so high, I got shut down – I had generated 105,000 page views in 3 days. That was back in 2009! Hopefully I can replicate that website traffic again soon.
Following on from the Twitter there was a Hash Tag of #ReplaceMovieNamesWithVoldemort which asked you to replace movie names with Voldemort to come up with new and exciting or funny movie titles. The previous Twitter HashTag was #ReplaceMovieNamesWithBacon (I think it was trending) as was #ReplaceAMovieNameWithBacon which was a similar concept except you replaced a movie title with the word bacon.
I have included some of my #ReplaceMovieNamesWithBacon movie titles in the list below… Enjoy!
Top 10 “Replace Movie Names with Bacon” Movie Titles
Star Wars: Episode V – Bacon Strikes Back
A Clockwork Bacon
For a Few Bacons More
No Country for Old Bacon
Million Dollar Bacon
How to Train Your Bacon
When Harry met Bacon
Bacons and Aliens
War of the Bacon
Recently on Twitter there was a HashTag of #ReplaceMovieNamesWithVoldemort which asked you to replace movie names with Voldemort in order to come up with new and exciting or funny movie titles.
I have included some of my #ReplaceMovieNamesWithVoldemort movie titles in the list below… Enjoy!
Top 25 “Replace Movie Names with Voldemort” Movie Titles
The Voldemort Redemption
The Good, the Bad and the Voldemort
Voldemort Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Star Wars: Episode V – Voldemort Strikes Back
Saving Private Voldemort
Voldemort of Arabia
A Clockwork Voldemort
To Kill a Voldemort
Voldemort Goes to Washington
For a Few Voldemorts More
No Country for Old Voldemorts
Kill Voldemort: Vol. 1
Million Dollar Voldemort
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Voldemorts
V for Voldemort
How to Train Your Voldemort
When Harry met Voldemort
Cowboys and Voldemort
Rise of the Planet of the Voldemorts
Most Used iPhone Apps in 2011
I decided to track how much I use each app just as an experiment to see which iPhone apps I frequent most often. The results or the Most Used iPhone Apps report are quite interesting.
I did this little experiment while I was on Holiday in the south island of New Zealand, which is why apps like Booking.com and TripAdvisor are on the list. (These 2 apps got us some of the best accommodation in New Zealand and would be worth downloading if you don’t already have them!). This was done before Instagram and other social networks were as big as they are now (2018), so I hope to redo this Most Used iPhone Apps report for 2018. This will come soon on shanemcdonald.ie.
So what were my Most Used iPhone Apps?
Not surprising the Most Used iPhone Apps report has in first place, top of the heap was the Facebook App. This was interesting since I’m not really somebody who would do too much on Facebook, however, it seems I check in on the app quite a bit to see whats going on.
In 2nd Place was the Sky News app, one of the best news apps I have used. 3rd place saw yet another Social Media app, Twitter, which I am getting quite into now and enjoying using … maybe even more than Facebook for the interactive nature of it. 4th Place, Classic FM which is great to relax to and the iPhone app for Classic FM delivers very high quality radio straight to your device. 5th place sees,Grrr, Angry Birds which I really got into while on the long haul flights. The rest you can see for yourself. Feel free to add a comment about which apps you most use.
The Most Used iPhone Apps Table
|15||RTE News Now 3G|
|12||Sky Mobile TV|
|6||Xe Currency Converter|
|3||Entertainment.ie (cinema guide)|
The Most Used iPhone Apps test was carried out over a 2 week period in May 2011 and over 300 app uses were logged.
Is Facebook Down? As of 1pm today, Facebook has been offline. For some it is very slow loading for others it just shows en error like …
Server not found
Firefox can’t find the server at www.facebook.com.
Twitter usage is up as a result with 20-50 tweets per minute about Facebook.
We will just have to wait for Facebook to come back on-line – I’m sure its nothing serious but is certainly unexpected as Facebook haven’t had too many outages in recent times.
However if you need your fix http://m.facebook.com/ does work !!
I Saw a very funny twitter post from @ Nathan4791 “With Facebook Down I give it 3 hours before people start eating each other.”