Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly and Pitbull all counted down to start 2016 on national television, but I know that the new year can't truly begin for all us until we know the top visitors to Sean's Ramblings in 2015. Like past years, this information is courtesy of Google Analytics.
Top 10 Number Of Visitors To Sean's Ramblings By City
1. New York
2. Chantilly, VA
4. Arlington, VA
6. Deerfield Beach, FL
8. Los Angeles
10. Towson, MD
This is the third straight year New York finished in the top spot.
For many years, some variation of Pittsburgh, New York, and Washington always finished in the top 3. Washington has slipped the last two years, and my guess is that's because the popular blog, DC Blogs has gone dormant as has the DC blogger community. (There's a DC Bloggers MeetUp group that just started, but where the DC blogging community seemed dynamic about 6-7 years ago, it's no comparison to the current vibrant Pittsburgh blogging community.) The fact that I seem to write less and less about Pittsburgh sports is probably the reason my hometown finished 3rd.
As a reminder, if your city is not in the top 10, visit my blog from multiple computers or mobile devices in 2016 early and often and encourage your friends and family to do so too.
Top 10 Visitors by Country
1. United States
3. United Kingdom
9. South Korea
Where did you go Brazil visitors? I guess you'll be back in 2016 since you won't find any better coverage of the Summer Olympics than here!
Finally, in the past, I shared the top 10 keywords used to find Sean's Ramblings. However, I'm not sure about how reliable this is anymore particularly since there are separate entries for Sean's Ramblings, Seans Ramblings, Sean Ramblings, etc. Therefore, here are the Top 10 Visited Posts In 2015 (even if they were published prior to 2015).
1. The Last VJ
VH1's decision not to renew the outstanding Jim Shearer's contract to host the Top 20 countdown.
2. Maroon 5's Sugar Sounds Like Michael Jackson's Beat It
3. 2011 Year-End Credit Card Spending Summary
People still find my blog for this post simply because folks freak out when they see Sun Refining & Marketing on their credit card bills. This company is also known as Sunoco.
4. Why Do People Hate Hillary Clinton?
This blog post is now 8 years old...and will probably be the #1 most visited post in 2016.
5. Hyomin Throws Out First Pitch At Pittsburgh Pirates Game
Korean pop superstar Hyomin threw out the first pitch at a Pirates game. I'm still convinced that the Pirates would have won the Wild Card game if she threw out the pitch at that game too.
6. Do Pretzels Go Bad
I still think I need a good answer to this.
7. Sally Wiggin
A 2013 post about a legendary Pittsburgh broadcaster
8. Songs With Alcohol in the Title
This post is from 2007! 2007!
9. Chris Coghlan Hates Asians
I may have been a little upset that the Cubs outfielder injured Jung Ho Kang.
10. Hanson Brother Runs NHL All-Star 5K
A fun post about my friend who dressed like this to run a 5K.
See you in 2016!