What were the top posts of 2010? Here's a list culled from Google Analytics's list of most read pages, Feedburner's list of most viewed pages, Google Reader's list of most "liked" pages and a couple of personal favorites.
- Insuring the Uninsurable
- Assurance contracts and dominant assurance contracts
- One day a week restaurant
- Gollum in the DSM
- Youth unemployment rates and the youth minimum wage
- Stopping points on the Road to Serfdom
- The alcohol J-curve: science versus politics
- Yer either fer us or agin us
- Conscientious non-voting
- Health costs of tobacco
- Folk activism
- I'll see your utopia and raise you a dystopia
- In defense of price gouging
- Court philosophers
- That ol' Somali Spirit
Well, except maybe for my post on Transfusions and Operating Room Ethics. Easy pick for me this year as my top post.
Google Analytics tells me Offsetting Behaviour received 136,460 pageviews (116,846 unique) for the year. Feedburner counts 163,401 additional views starting at 14 June (when I started Feedburner) and an average of 416 subscribers for the period (has hovered around 480 more recently). Ken Perrott's rankings had Offsetting in the top-20 most-read New Zealand blogs fairly often in 2010, but not always.
Alexa says readers here are disproportionately grad school educated, high-earning men over the age of 45 reading from home. That might mean I should add ads! I can't imagine the traffic here warrants it though.
Google Analytics lets me rank traffic sources by ISP. All this is distorted by that folks mostly browse from home, but so long as the two correlate, they're interesting.
- Among NZ government departments, I'm most popular with The Treasury, followed by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Development, The Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development and Department of Parliamentary Services.
- A few banks and finance companies read: Gareth Morgan Investments and Westpac in particular, but also Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley (albeit far less often).
- Most NZ universities have munged trackback data saying only "imported inetnum object for..." followed by some code. But of named ones, Offsetting's most popular (ranked by visits) at Victoria University at Wellington, followed by Canterbury, UC Berkeley, Chicago, Stanford, Harvard, George Mason, Massey, Columbia, U Melbourne, Georgetown, Princeton and Dickinson College. I think Canterbury also shows up as one of those coded trackbacks above Vic.