Here I am many decades later and I wake up this morning only to stare at another number--1,000,000! Yep, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation blog, Elk Tracks, just rolled over that pageview milestone sometime overnight.
post about a winery in Washington state that, still to this day, donates a portion of its proceeds to a local RMEF chapter. Since then, we made an additional 427 posts about all sorts of things including RMEF habitat stewardship and volunteer projects, calls to action, official comment letters, feature stories, newsy issues and highlighted videos.
In this day and age, we don't have to guesstimate how many people take part in a given activity--in this case, reading an Elk Tracks blog post. Nowadays it's all about analytics. Thanks to the sophisticated, high-tech gadgetry of the Internet, pageviews are broken down by blog post, source, browser, operating system, referring site, keyword, country and by frequency--today, yesterday, this week, this month and all-time. It's all pretty amazing.
So let's do our own little analytical breakdown. Below are the blog's top five most popular stories. Just click on the hyperlinks to read them and see the photos and videos:
1. Integrity Shines Through, Young Hunters Rescue Elk Calf from Wallowy Fate (74,100 views)
2. A Deer Tale to Top ALL Deer Tales! (53,761 views)
3. Hunters Motivated by Meat, Elk Does a Body Good (26,590 views)
4. The Biggest Bulls You'll Probably Never See in Person (22,161 views)
5. When Anti-Hunters Attack (20,585 views)
|Pageviews by operating system|
2. Norway 35,370
3. Canada 22,835
4. United Kingdom 18,349
5. France 10,652
6. Russia 10,443
7. Ukraine 9,102
8. Germany 8,285
9. Australia 2,397
10. Turkey 1,600
Pageviews by frequency (as of 6/3/2016):
|Pageviews by browsers|
Last Month 40,736
The bottom line is we at the RMEF are grateful to be in the business of conserving elk and elk country. It is a noble calling. And we're grateful for so many people from so many places who reach out to us and support our mission in so many different ways. It is indeed a good day!
Hmmm...think I may celebrate it with a McDonald's burger.
(Check that! I think I'll celebrate with an elk burger on my own barbecue instead!)
RMEF Director of Communication (and burger lover)