I have just realised that I did not take the usual first of the month snapshots and it is a bit late now. I did take a snap of the usual graph on 12th December to accompany the quarterly report and so that will have to do.
Page views - 3rd Oct 22,000, 9th Oct 23,000, 16th Oct 24,000, 27th Oct.
New flags - 11th Oct Fiji.
19,000 page views (21st), 20,000 on 24th and 21,000 on 28th. While visitor numbers have remained fairly constant, page views have increased approximately five-fold on previous average levels for the past week. A more detailed view will be taken at the end of the month.
A record breaking 624 page views in a day which brought up the 18,000 total.
11 Sep 18
New flag - Papua New Guinea. UAE 22nd Sep, Equatorial Guinea 29th Sep.
17,000 page views. Nearly a quarter of the latest 1,000 were on a single day, 6th with 224 views. The highest ever was 239 on December 19, 2017
16,000 page views.
New flag: the Bahamas,
16th Aug Aland Islands, 24 Aug Uruguay
15,000 page views.
New flag: Andorra
14,000 page views, 3,969 visitors.
New flag: Sri Lanka
12,000 page views
On or about 29th April, Japan took second place in the visitors list.
Honduras 22nd April, Morocco 24th April.
10,000 page views
3,000 visitors - 2,000 was 15Nov17 and 1,000 was April or May 2017.
8,500 page views 1st Mar (12 days), 9,500 22nd March (21 days for 1,000).
New flags: Cambodia 4th March, Israel 9th March, Bangladesh 12th March, Estonia 17th March, Iraq 23rd March.
6,500 page views 16th Jan (21 days), 7,000 on 28th Jan (12 days), 7,500 9 Feb (9 days), 8,000 17th Feb (8 days).
New flags 6th Jan Lebanon; 13th Jan Costa Rica; 20th Feb Ghana; 23rd Feb Libya; Cuba 27th Feb.
5,500 page views 17th Dec (17 days). 6,000 26th Dec (9 days, including a spike of 239 on 19th Dec).
New flag 5th Dec, Belarus
2,000 visitors have viewed 4,633 pages. I did not notice the 1,000 landmark, but it was between April and May 2017.
Milestones (now noted in 500s) 4,500 9th Nov (22 days), 5,000 30th Nov (21 days).
Found a working website valuer, YourWebsiteValue.com. Let's acknowledge that is meaningless in absolute or real terms but it might be indicative in relative terms over time.
New flag 14th Nov, Curacao; Nov 16th Turkey; Nov 20th Saudi Arabia; 30th Nov Hong Kong.
New flags: Serbia, 15th Oct; Isle of Man 20th Oct.
Milestones: 3,400 visitors 4th Oct (3 days); 3,500 12th Oct (8 days).
Now collecting data on every page, 3,600 13th Oct (1 day). Don't bother with the hundreds log.
Try 500s: 4,000 18th Oct (6 days).
There is now a flag counter on every page.
Unexplained spike - crawler? Valuation still not working.
Current ToDo list:
1. Report add quarterly dates ✓ 29Aug
2. New blog page
3. Rewrite catalog and category intros
4. New site map and post it
5. Refer to wiki countries list
✓ see post above
6. Note remaining jobs: that includes finishing the catalog and reformatting the spreadsheet
This used to sit at the top of the page but it is now largely complete.
Country categories and checklist
Δ - 64 Kosovo awaiting recent catalogue access
- 55b Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra needs more research
- 17a Mount Athos, Greece - awaiting recent catalogue access
- look at Nakhichevan, Part 10, SGS vol 3 p.529. † Peru locals to be done, Argentina provinces, Colombian states. ‡ HK Occ, Japan Occ, China TP & Occ, Indian Offices § Egyptian Offices, see Gibbons. Ionian Is occupation issues. ¤ Cat9 - Research on late entrants needs access to the latest catalogues. Scheduled visit to the Royal 22Aug17.
Look at UN, FI773-781: East Timor, Serbia & Montenegro, Montenegro, Kosovo Republic, Mount Athos (Greece), Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands, St Martin, South Sudan, Kyrgyzstan Express Post. Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra still needs more research
to clarify what those columns mean,
Pages - a detail page (or sub page) for every FICC catalogue entry
Cat cols - entries in the new category columns on the catalogue page
Cross-referenced FICC ID entries in the Category table
Check the sequence ids for the category
Decent images for all the nominated stamps, or entries in the wants list with indicative prices to follow
Scott and Gibbons numbers, Mi and Y&T to follow, where available
Links - forward and backward links for every detail page, main and category
Index - check all the variants are in the Index, e.g. Muscat and Oman
add all the subsidiary entries such as occ issues into the right category tables and, later, the Index
Decided to complete the job and press on with Page 8 of the Catalogue. All pages written by 14Aug17. I'll carry on with Page 9 and then finish off the two together (P9 is pretty much done anyway as it is mostly Europe and that was completed in June 2016). P8&9 completed 20th August with the exception of some additional research scheduled for 22nd.