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Blog stats january 2010

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Those are the stats of the Behavioural Science Blog for the last few week, with the normal dip around Christmas holidays.

In this chart, showing the blog from the beginning to now, you can see that it has been around 800 views monthly for a while now. Well I guess that this is going to change, considered that there are some really good articles coming up.

I also find it interesting to look at the search terms, that people entered into Google (or other search engines) to arrive at this site. Every combination of “behavioural science” is doing pretty well, but also “heterotypic continuity” – a very specific search term. Actually the most search terms only appeared once, but it would have been a too-long list to publish them here.

2009-10-18 to 2010-01-16

Search Views
behavioural science 309
heterotypic continuity 28
behavioral science 22
behaviour science 22
what is behavioural science 19
behavioural sciences 18
implementation intention 12
self-regulatory skills 10
martin metzmacher 10
perceptual processes 8
embodied embedded cognition 8
internet psychotherapy 7
tom wootton 7
unconscious perception 7
deliberative processing 6
what is behavioural sciences 6
free will and consciousness 6
consciousness and free will 6
dan ariely asks, are we in control of ou 6
biases about mental health 6
self presentation 5
developmental psychopathology 5
cunningham mouse delay consciousness 4
heterotypic comorbidity 4
virtual psychotherapy 4
stereotypes of aging 4
self perception 4
how does psychopathology develop 4
internet based psychotherapy 4
value of understanding behavioural scien 4
self-regulation skills 4
heine sedikides debate 4
virtual reality psychotherapy 4
behavioural scientist 4
mouse delay cunningham 2001 3
whorfian hypothesis 3
dan ariely decisions 3
executive ego function 3
behavioral science blogs 3
behavioral sciences 3
the science of psychopathology 3
science blog 3
heterotypic continuity in developmental 3
mediates positive self-regard 3
implementation intentions 3
obesity stereotypes 2
richard thaler 2
interaction among organisms in behaviour 2
processing in behaviour science 2
behavioral blog 2

Written by Martin Metzmacher

January 16, 2010 at 8:34 am

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Behavioural Science Blog development

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Dear reader,

I started this blog about two years ago, on September 27th, 2009  with the article Why Evolutionary Psychology is a Valid Approach for Studying Human Behaviour. Since then the blog has grown to 45 postings, which are mostly text-based (and relatively long). The stats show 14,241 hits in total, and if I look at the stats there seem to be about 40 visitors per day now (however there are quite huge fluctuations). Ever since I have reached (within a few month) Page Rank 4  I have been hanging around at 2nd position in Google for the search term “Behavioural Science”. To my big surprise I managed to beat the Journal of Behavioural Science, Master of Behavioural Science, you name it – I outrank it. Only Wikipedia will be 1rst winner forever (I guess).

A few month ago the requests for guest posts started rolling in. I now get one or two offers a week and they have mostly been disappointing. It has been a lot of fun observing what people would like me to post in order to get a link back to “their” site (which is mostly full of boring affiliate links). The one I liked the most was starting with “Behavioural Psychoanalysis is the Science of…” – I did not read on. My girlfriend had to sooth my pain after I fell of the chair laughing. Marvellous!

However there have also been very interesting discussions with people I admire. Tom, Andrew, Henrik,the people from the Linked-in group, facebook, twitter (just to name a few) – thank you for your input and your motivation. It has been a joy to publish your ideas.

I am still looking for good ideas and interesting networks. If you come across one, please post a link or write me an email. My plan for the future is to recruit more Behavioural-Science-Geeks like me. It would be awesome if we could have a broader perspective on this blog. Just to inspire you: My text were not all thought through very well – it does not have to be 100% prefect. I know that scientists have some obsessive-compulsive thing going on that they only want the world to see articles that are ready to be published. Forget it – the new times ask for new behaviour. You need to open-source and share your ideas if you want ot be successful in Science 2.0.

I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed to the success of the blog, by reading, commenting, writing or just by suggesting a topic. If you like what you read –  get involved – leave a comment – introduce yourself!

Kind regards

Martin Metzmacher

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September 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

How do you like to consume your information?

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Hi guys…

I am really looking for input on which direction I should take in the development of this blog. So I thought – why not ask you – the reader? Please take a second to fill out the poll:

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June 12, 2009 at 1:37 am

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