Cranmer’s Pulpit and monthly statistics
Cranmer has had a record month – 45,759 unique visitors, representing 57,020 page-views.
This is 129% growth in a year, and 10% higher than his previous highest month.
He now has a total of 11,211 referrers, of which the Top 20 are:
20.35% Iain Dale’s Diary
0.84% The Devil’s Kitchen
0.75% To Miss With Love
0.71% Forward in Faith
0.67% Gates of Vienna
0.63% Obnoxio the Clown
0.57% The Corner on National Review Online
0.57% John Redwood’s Diary
0.47% The WebElf Report
0.42% House of Dumb
0.41% If Sam Tarran Were In Charge
0.41% Dizzy Thinks
0.39% Adam Smith Institute
41% of Cranmer’s traffic is through referrers. The highest by far continue to be Iain Dale’s Diary and Conservative Home. 56% of Cranmer’s readers are regular communicants, with 7% of them visiting more than 200 times over the month. Since this amounts to about 7 times a day, His Grace exhorts them to get out a bit more.
Cranmer’s 10 most popular keyword searches (after ‘Archbishop’, ‘Cranmer’ and ‘blog’) are:
Abortion - 4954
Muslim - 4682
Birth - 4232
Partial - 3683
Catholic - 3233
Church - 2893
England - 2803
Islam - 2505
God - 2285
Obama - 2250
Cranmer’s most-viewed page (which has gone to the top in a very short space of time) is that of Lord Ahmed’s threat to bring 10,000 Muslims to Parliament to protest about a planned screening of Geert Wilder’s film Fitna (3,667 views). It appears to have been linked to throughout the world.
In celebration of Cranmer’s growing popularity, and in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole, His Grace is pleased to offer this ‘Cranmer’s Pulpit’ to his communicants for the raising of whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish (intelligently and eruditely, of course).
His Grace has been so plagued this month with unedifying comments from undesirable contributors that, with regret, he is considering banning ‘anonymous’ contributions. He is open to comment from his communicants on this move. He is considering making it obligatory to open a Google account and to log in before one’s voice may be heard. This will not impede His Grace's regular communicants or those who will understand the reason for the action. It is simply that His Grace has neither the time nor the inclination to trawl through hundreds and hundreds of entries which are manifestly neither intelligent nor erudite, and are frequently antithetical to the stated aims and purpose of this blog. Discuss.