Since the ad column is filling up with spots aimed at Tuesday's elections, it seems like the right time to remind everyone of the LAObserved ethic regarding political ads. Pretty simple really. Advertising and sponsorship are necessary to keep this website going. LAObserved will accept ads from all sides of a political campaign or cause. They are not endorsements by me, nor do I think about the ads in deciding what to post. Advertisers should come here because they want to reach this growing and highly influential audience of Los Angeles-centric readers.
This advertising policy and details about why and how to become a sponsor are always on display at this link. I don't go out and sell ad space (yet!), but with the website expanding its reach now would be a smart time to consider coming on as a sponsor.
On to the sizzling October log. The month set a new traffic high, cracking 500,000 pages for the first time. The weekend audience now surpasses what the larger daily audience was just a few months ago, and the stats for RSS feeds have exploded: more than 134,000 for the month. I've gotten great feedback on the morning news roundup and the links to newspaper front pages. As always, please let me know what works and what doesn't.
After the jump: Some details from the monthly traffic count, including the nation-by-nation breakdown of computers that hit on LAObserved. If you don't have a website, you might enjoy one of the more useless but fun stats that webmasters get to see.
Most linked stories of the month:
Death of Brent Shapiro
New York gets a better stench
L.A.'s stench mystery
Joel Stein gets a new LAT column
Adelphia screws up 'Deperate Housewives'
Busiest referrers to LAObserved for the month:
Countries (Top 25)
United States 2497307
European Union 8930
Great Britain 8356
South Korea 3226
Hong Kong 1359