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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sister City Explodes

Though the dum dums have been predicting the demise of the Sister City, nothing could be further from the truth.

Last week we have 18,217 pageviews. For those of you who want more precise numbers that translates to 8504 unique visitors, of which 4336 were returning vistors who have browsed the Sister City at least once before the previous week.

Now this is nothing like the ratings even the Stamp Collecting Network gets on TV, but its fairly significant for a blog such as ours. Considering we have been in business for only 10 months - and have no paid advertising out there - this is pretty good.

To give you some perspective - according to figures published by Blog Ads - our 18,217 pageviews is about 40% of the audience that LA Observed - which has been around several years longer than us gets. It put us within about 3000 pageviews received by another well known local blog, Boi From Troy.

However to boast even a bit more, our numbers put us AHEAD of the following blogs (again based on Blog Ad's stats):
LAist.com
LAVoice.org
Franklin Avenue
Matt Welch's Weblog
Drink this...
SoCal Law Blog
Now some disclaimers. There may be well known LA blogs whose stats are not available to us. We'd be glad to see those numbers. Another item to note is that last week, we were featured on CNN, which did cause a big spike for us. In the previous week, we had around 7600 pageviews. This week, we've seen some dropoff, but the CNN publicity may have gained us many new readers as we are on track to do about 10,500 pageviews before Saturday.

Keep reading the Sister City. And thank you for your support! We promise to continue to bring you the latest and most interesting information about Los Angeles politics.

36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BUT DO YOU HAVE 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES?

Chief Parker does, but they're only in his fetid imagination, placed their on the tips of the slimey fingers of Parke Skelton.

Online credibility is a terrible thing to sell off so cheap... just to be a member of the current "team."

August 23, 2005 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congrats, Mayors, Chief & Co. Your are the holy trinity of the LA political blogosphere!

August 23, 2005 2:09 PM  

Anonymous 'hay te watcho' watch said:

Just love these sightings of HAY TE WATCHO ('80 watches'), don't you? Never know where he might pop up!

August 23, 2005 2:18 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

I suppose we are a little insane for having this site up -- which in turn attracts all the folks that take meds on a regular basis.

August 23, 2005 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Bring back Pachueco said:

Chief, you are one deft spam dodger! Remove and replace with one quick motion -- how cool is that!

August 23, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's official - Chief Parker has been outed, nice run Parke.

August 23, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have any of you heard what mysterious illness Marco Firebaug has. He looks like he is from the remote towns of India.

Just curious.

August 23, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Official where?

August 23, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Official where?

August 23, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://www2.dailynews.com/ci_2964116/skelton

August 23, 2005 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The link above takes me to a story titled "F-14 Tomcat joins Reagan Library" -- and I get nothing searching the Daily News site. Post the story if you have it.

August 23, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marco had a severe inferction in his liver; he was quite ill, but has recovered almost completely, except for the darker coloration of his skin.

He WILL be the next State Senator, replacing Martha Escutia.

Anyone would have been better than Martha, including ever Pacheco, the poor guy who can't get a job.

August 23, 2005 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hief, let's just ban the "80 watch guy"; this is getting tedious.

Delete the a******.

August 23, 2005 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw Marco at the Contreras mass and he looked like an 80 year old walking with a cane. Does he have the strenght to run. I saw Calderon and Bermudez outraised him and we know it is hard to raise money when your not in office, plus there are more voters outside the district he used to represent.

He might be a nice guy, but I think he is done.

August 23, 2005 2:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marco looked and sounded great last Friday speaking at a hearing Escutia held at the MWD HQ.

August 23, 2005 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does he still have a virus?

August 23, 2005 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rosario Marin will also enter that senate race. The primary is just the first hurdle.

August 23, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like Antonio just paid off another one of his campaign endorsers. John Mack got elected as president of the police commission. People are now saying what is happening to this city. Glad to see Tony Mohammed and his racists Nation of Islam boys at their first meeting yelling at all of them on the Devin Brown shooting. Now, they'll see what they're in for with idiots like that going to their meetings.

August 23, 2005 3:44 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

FWIW, we never see a "big spike" when we're on CNN's Inside the Blogs--it's about 100-200 Googlers. But it's a fun talking point for us when referencing our own blog.

The buzz around the Janice Hahn story was really high. It was on radio too--and radio is a medium that's better for the blogosphere than TV, because you can listen while you're typing...I suspect the KPCC items drove a lot more traffic to your site than the CNN item did.

At any rate, I hope word continues to get out--you guys have some natural talent at this, that's obvious.

August 23, 2005 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DAMN, Chief Parker, you appear to have run off "JE" from the "NP" for "CM" campaign in "CD" 14.

Who you gonna blame the "80 Watches" postings on now?

How about this -- blame CHIEF PARKER, he told the HUGE lie that got it all started in the first place and won't cough up the "data" (don't shoot the messenger).

"And my Neighborhood Watch investigation has reached over 100 neighborhood watches..."
(Chief Parker -- April 29, 2005)

"To help them (the Hahnwatch blog) -- I plan on releasing my Neighborhood Watch report on their blog -- it's a one time guest spot. So don't get used to it!"
(Chief Parker -- April 26, 2005)

"Right now I have found over 84 neighborhood watches, i need to know how many were in the district before Tony Villar became a Councilmember. I am finding most of the Neighborhood watches by calling Hollenbeck and Northeast pretending to live in different neighborhoods, it's working. I don't want to call the Villaraistas mainly because i think they will feed me biased info."
(Chief Parker -- April 15, 2005)


Just think how F-ing TEDIOUS it was to have a BLOWHARD like Chief Parker posting this fact-less drivel all through the final months of the mayoral race, after watching first-hand how Villaraigosa neglected the 250,000 constituents of CD14 like they were a quarter-million bastard children that showed up his new political "family's" doorstep in ragged clothing.

August 23, 2005 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice work with the bogus link, 2:43 p.m. Feeds well into their natural paranoia.

August 23, 2005 4:10 PM  

Anonymous boifromtroy said:

Congrats!

August 23, 2005 4:12 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

Congrats. Great job, I plan to continue to blog here until I find a better place to lay my rusty thoughts. =-)

August 23, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Athena,

did you Lusty?

August 23, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous 'hay te watcho' watch said:

Gotta love that HAY TE WATCHO (1:39, 4:07). What'll we do if he gets a life?

August 23, 2005 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gotta love that 'hay to watcho' WATCH dude, (4:34). What'll we do if he gets a brain?

(or a soul. . .?)

August 23, 2005 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH NO, Chief Faker, now the Hollenbeck Division neighborhood watches are coming out of hiding, too.

HOW WILL WE EVER be able to keep them secret again (but none are from the "Villaraigosa" era?) How come??

Crime Watch Meeting for Huntington Drive

Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Barrio Action 4970 Huntington Drive
(323) 221-0779
RSVP to Steve Morales (Senior Lead Officer) 213 793-0749.

Learn about tools available for your community to reduce crime on
Huntington Drive.


Just ONE neighborhood watch for ALL of Huntington Drive. That's the longest street in El Sereno?

How can that be, Faker? Under the Antonio plan, they would need 25-30 (fake) watches to cover such a HUGE area (especially since they can't tell ANYBODY they even exist!)

August 23, 2005 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Edwards did NOT write the last post.

August 23, 2005 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Robert Urteaga did not write the post before that last post!

August 23, 2005 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick Pacheco did not write the post before the post before that last post.

August 23, 2005 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, can't think of any more people who DIDN'T write the 80 fake watches posts... end of a long day of discrediting Chief Faker.

August 23, 2005 5:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

someone please tell me Jose got rid of one of the 4 stooges today.

August 23, 2005 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HAY TE WATCHO should seriously consider switching to decaf.

August 23, 2005 6:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker:

You guys did a profile on that dim wit Stuart Waldman a few weeks back. This Hacopian guy seems a lot more interesting, people seem real pasionate about loving or hating him. Can we find out more about this guy?

August 23, 2005 8:30 PM  

Blogger Halogirlfromcity said:

Congrats! Sister City. The cool thing about reading this blog is associating it with those we know at City Hall. Keep entertaining. A group of us from the City have our own discussion board going on (outside City boundaries, of course) and your blog gives us some enlightment about some of the existing, future and/or former City staff. BLOG AWAY...and keep sharing the news....

August 23, 2005 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congratulations to the Mayors and Chiefs from the activists in the San Fernando Valley! We liberal Dems love you anyway... even the conservative Reps. Isn't that all of you? Oh --who cares.

Why go to any other blog?

Unless it's to get away from "80"..

August 24, 2005 1:53 AM  

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