Welcome to AniStats. AniTAY’s home for all things numbers. Near the end of June I decided to start keeping track of the articles and authors on both AniTAY and her sister site TAY to make a report out of. At the time I posted a quick AniStats for the June AniTAY articles, which you can find here, but starting with July I have full articles with all sorts of number for both sites.

Each of these reports will be broken up into three sections: Articles, Authors and Viewers.


Articles:

There were a total of 188 articles posted to AniTAY in the month of July.

  • 16 articles were shared from personal Kinja blogs.
  • 9 articles were shared from TAY.
  • 2 articles were shared from other Kinja community blogs.
  • 1 articles were shared from one of the main Kinja blogs or one of their immediate subblogs.
  • 160 articles were AniTAY originals.
  • 50 Articles were shared to TAY, making up 10% of all articles on TAY, and of them 44 were shared in the Kotaku Daily Round-up. Those 44 article were 31% of the total 146 articles in the Round-up. (I will update these numbers over the next couple days, as there will be July articles included in the early August Kotaku Round-ups).
  • The days with the most articles were the 17th and 20th with 10 each.
  • The day with the most AniTAY original articles was also the 20th with 10.
  • The days with the fewest articles were the 9th and 25th with 2 each.
  • The day with the fewest AniTAY original articles was the 9th with 1.

Break-down of article types:

  • 45 articles were opinion pieces (26 Anime, 4 Manga, 4 Comparisons, 11 Others)
  • 35 articles were reviews (14 Anime, 14 Manga, 6 Light Novel, 1 Visual Novel)
  • 34 articles were news
  • 31 articles were music related (25 OP/EDs, we missed 6 this month)
  • 11 articles were blimps*
  • 10 articles were forums**
  • 21 articles fell into a variety of other categories (Collab, Convention, Cosplay, etc.)

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*I defined blimps as any article that contained blimp/blip in the name, did not have a title or were about internal AniTAY news.

**Forums include the Sunday Café and any question focused articles.

I used this spreadsheet to keep track of articles and authors. As this was my first month keeping a record the categories are a bit inconsistent, I am still refining my methodology.

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Authors:

47 authors contributed to AniTAY this month. 18 of those authors were guests.

The authors who posted the most were:

  • ShadowHaken with 25 (15 News, 9 Opinion, 1 Blimp)
  • Michael Burns - Protonstorm with 15 (10 Review, 3 Forum, 1 Music, 1 PSA)
  • Kevin Mai - Rockmandash12 with 12 (3 Blips, 2 Review, 2 Opinion, 1 Unboxing, 2 Music, 2 Round-up)
  • Kristof with 12 (4 Review, 4 Forum, 2 Music, 1 Collab, 1 Other)

The authors that posted the most of each type of article:

  • Opinion - ShadowHaken with 9
  • Blimp - Dexomega and Kevin Mai - Rockmandash12 both had 3
  • Convention - devinreal13 with 7
  • Forum - Kristof with 4
  • News - ShadowHaken with 15
  • Music - Maelwys113 with 5
  • Reviews - Michael Burns - Protonstorm with 10

Authors that gained AniTAY authorship in the month of July:

  • devinreal13
  • Shade

I may have missed some new authors, so if I missed you or you know of someone not on this list that was added to the AniTAY author list in July please leave a comment and I will add them.

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Viewers:

This following information was gathered from this site. If you are a numbers guy like me you will probably have a lot of fun poking around at all the different information they have on the kinja.com subdomains.

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From July 3rd to August 1st, AniTAY was the 10th most visited of the kinja.com subdomains accounting for 1.9% of all traffic.

  • Global Numbers: 80,652 people visited the site 163,964 times for a total of 275,897 page views.
  • US Numbers: 38,388 people visited the site 87,983 time for a total of 150,947 page views, the percentages are 48, 53 and 55 respectively.
  • Top Countries other than the US by number of viewers: Canada - 4,947; Phillippines - 4,126; Indonesia - 2,996; UK - 2,832.

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July 1st to July 31st Numbers (Global):

  • Busiest Day: July 19st had 7,944 people make 9,530 visits for 15,010 page views.
  • Least* Busy Day: July 4th had 3,115 people make 4,032 visits for 6,936 page views.

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*Going by total page views.

Demographics:

  • Gender: 89% of viewers were male and 11% of viewers were female
  • Age: 36% of viewers are 18 to 24 years of age, 28% of viewers are 25 to 44, 22% are under 18, 11% are 35 to 44 and 2% are 45 to 54.

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Frequency:

  • Addicts, those that visit TAY more than 30 times a month, are less than 1% of viewers and provide 13% of traffic. (I am totally one of these)
  • Regulars, those that visit TAY more than once a month, but fewer than 31 times, are 27% of viewers and provide 51% of traffic.
  • Passers-by, those that visit only once per month, are 73% of viewers and provide 36% of traffic.

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Top 5 Sites Visited by AniTAY Viewers:

  1. animenewsnetwork.com
  2. myanimelist.net
  3. gawker-labs.com
  4. bato.to
  5. animesuki.com

Well, that is everything that I felt like sharing for this month. If there is anything specific you would like me to keep track of in the future please leave a comment, other than that, see you in September.

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