2013 Phi Beta Iota Statistics

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2013 WordPres Phi Beta Iota Year in Review


Who?  Who?
Who? Who?

Kudos to Owl — one of over 25 contributing editors — for  the top post. We are well over 1,200,000,000 total visitors, and with over 11,000 subscribers receiving every post via email digest, appear to be comfortably established as a reliable source of public interest information.

Of particular note is the sites value as a permanent reference source. Roughly three quarters of our daily visitors are connecting to past posts, some dated 20 years back. As this site contains contributions from over 800 authorities on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), public intelligence (decision-support), and all-source intelligence reform, it is less of a Blog and more of a constantly updated archive.

We have stopped doing RECAPs. Instead we have shifted to @ Phi Beta Iota. WordPress search works well with simple terms.

We salute our kindred spirit, Federation of American Scientists, for whom we gladly provide a constantly updated catalog of Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports.

More details below the line.

This blog was viewed about 380,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 16 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 3,635 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 75,221 posts.


The busiest day of the year was April 21st with 2,132 views. The most popular post that day was Owl: YouTube (5:50): Suspects Leave WITH Backpacks, Craft Paramilitary Contractors Run Out WITHOUT Backpacks.

Most Viewed:

Top Search Terms:

mini me, risk map 2013, public intelligence blog, system d dollars, and humint

Top Referring Sites:

  1. fas.org
  2. facebook.com
  3. twitter.com
  4. noagendanewsnetwork.com
  5. l.curry.com

Geographic Interest:

  1. USA (221,704)
  2. Canada (16,580)
  3. UK (16,540)
  4. Germany (9,997)
  5. India (6,056)

See all 211 countries in an interactive map.

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