For many years I've followed this blog's traffic and metrics using Blogger and Google, but this fall I also signed the blog up for monitoring by Quantcast. They have now compiled a couple months of data, some of which I'll display here FYI.
Of particular interest to me is that 84% of visitors have education levels at college or above. This summer Boing Boing reported that their readership was among the web's most educated -
- at 81.1%. Our 84% would place us at #4... BUT the data above probably applies only to blogs with large audiences. There must be an abundance of blogs about string theory or pancreatic enzymes or whatever that would be even higher.
Here is what Quantcast considers to be your top interests:
And in pursuit of those interests, here are your favorite other websites:
The "linkwithin" association comes because those small pix at the bottom of each post that show "related" material elsewhere in the blog are generated by LinkWithin. The others are probably generated by an analysis of who links to me and where my links send readers.
And finally, here are your political leanings:
These data are intended to be used to allow the blogger to make decisions re advertising and marketing his/her blog. Since I don't do either one of those, for me it's just a mass of interesting numbers. Thought you guys might want to see it to know what your fellow readers are like.