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2010 in review


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Happy New Year to you all. May 2011 usher in a new era of sanity in UK immigration law and practice…

WordPress, through whom this blog is hosted, have been kind enough to send me an automated email to report on 2010 – see below. I’m a little disappointed that the busiest day yielded 1 view, allegedly, but it is possible that this is a typo by the stats helper monkey.

Other non statistical highlights from 2010 include someone plagarising the blog name, my giving up the blog and then starting it again and my attempt to introduce some new blood to ease the pressure on me and broaden the blog content and perspective, so far with somewhat limited success. There are now 567 email subscribers and the overall average number of unique views per day in 2010 was 829 (there are always many less views at weekends so the weekday average must be quite a bit higher).

Read on for a rather odd comparison with The Louvre…

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 300,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 13 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 104 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 318 posts. There were 32 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 4th with 1 views. The most popular post that day was New Immigration Rules laid.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were immigrationboards.com, ukresident.com, google.co.uk, en.wordpress.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for free movement, freemovement, wall, free movement blog, and what is the immigration rules article 8 in uk.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


New Immigration Rules laid October 2010


Another legacy cases update November 2008


Long residence rules November 2008


Advice pages March 2007


About Free Movement March 2007

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The Free Movement blog was founded in 2007 by Colin Yeo, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in immigration law. The blog provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law by a variety of authors.


One Response

  1. Thank you, FM for all your efforts! Your blog is much appreciated, surely I do not only speak for myself in saying that! And the so-called busiest day with 1 view only must be a typo indeed!! Happy New Year to you and your colleagues! Keep well. Kind regards, Bix