2012 The Year That Was on Canajunfinances.com

in Blogging, Off Topic

Don’t worry my Random Thoughts will return next week as usual, but I did find a very useful end of year report program from JetPack which tells a lot about my site and what has happened over the past year.

If you wish to read the entire Canadian Personal Finance 2012 End of Year Blog Report , I have included a direct link to it here.

I will include excerpts from this report for your perusal

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

Lady Liberty

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform.

This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2012.

If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Somehow this comparison doesn’t do it for me, now if you were talking about a Metallica Concert or maybe the Rolling Stones, then I’d be impressed.

In 2012, there were 299 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,795 posts.

The busiest day of the year was July 4th with 1,357 views. The most popular post that day was What does the 4th of July Mean?.

This report only shows data since you connected Jetpack.


Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. You can see all of the yearโ€™s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

  1. Ten Things I have said that have Saved Me Money 2 comments October 2012
  2. Have you Spoken to Our Customer Retention Agent? 18 comments August 2012
  3. What does the 4th of July Mean? 5 comments July 2011
  4. Sunday Banking and Catsup? 2 comments February 2011
  5. Costco Gas: Now This is Interesting 2 comments November 2011

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2012. Your writing has staying power! That’s nice, or maybe I am past my prime and haven’t written anything interesting lately?

Who were You?

Your most commented on post in 2012 was I am a Civil Servant

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  1. Michael James 57 comments
  2. My Own Advisor 54 comments
  3. Joe 54 comments
  4. Jeremy @ Modest Money 34 comments
  5. The Blunt Bean Counter 30 comments

I am most grateful for your inputs (everyone included not just my top 5).

Most visitors came from Canada. The United States & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

How did You find Me?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for 4th of july pictures, blind refs, melt, ketchup bottle, and tomato sauce bottle.

That is a very weird set of words to find my site with, guess I better work on my Search Engine Optimization!


  • My Own Advisor January 5, 2013, 8:22 AM

    Wow, great year. Did I really stop by and comment that much? ๐Ÿ™‚

    120,000 views is impressive.

    All the best for 2013 and keep up the random thinking…


  • Canadian Budget Binder January 4, 2013, 7:43 PM

    Hey you had a great year mate!! Can’t complain. Hoping your 2013 is even better! I had ketchup as a popular search term on my site as well with a comparison post I did of no-name vs name brands lol.. Big business I guess. Mr.CBB

  • Michael James January 4, 2013, 8:44 AM

    Another phrase I wish I’d never hear again is “can you fax that to me?” The last time I was asked that by a government employee, she seemed genuinely surprised when I asked if I could email a scan to her.

    • bigcajunman January 4, 2013, 9:41 AM

      Speaking as a Gov’t Employee who is forced to print out a form, fill it in by hand, scan it, and then e-mail and internal hard copy mail it so that someone can receive it, and then input the same data into an on line system, I have no idea what you mean?!?

  • LifeInsuranceCanada.com January 4, 2013, 7:33 AM

    Speaking of 2012, here’s three phrases we won’t hear in 2013 (because we don’t hear them anymore at all):
    – don’t waste the film (taking too many pictures)
    – don’t forget to change the date on your cheques
    – are we lost? (how can you get lost with a GPS)

    • bigcajunman January 4, 2013, 8:26 AM

      The GPS thing, yes you CAN, if you download “new” maps and the system screws up and only gives you local maps. I drove past Kingston and the world disappeared!

      • LifeInsuranceCanada.com January 6, 2013, 10:28 AM

        There’s nothing the other side of Kingston worth seeing anyway. Wait, what side of Kingston are we talking about ๐Ÿ™‚ ?


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