PUBLISHER'S NEWS 2014 Raimo Kaarna, signal@sci.fi


Monday April 07 2014

NEW SIGNAL 2014 ISSUE
pages finally printed...

Some of the print edition readers are losing their patience when having been forced to wait for their copies of the current Signal penpal magazine for months. I am really sorry for the long delay due to some changes in the circumstances. The next few days will be spent in collating the pages, stapling them together and after that I'll start stuffing envelopes to about 200 readers around the world. The Signal, both the print edition and six different web sites, is a one-man-show and I'm already 71 years old. Some patience and understanding is needed... Thanks for it !
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Geocounter - that counter seems to have been stopped last night... Yesterday the number of hits was 169882, today just one! And even that is only a part of the truth. Now at 17:20 it seems to have been restarted again.

The Signal has been issued since January 1960, some 350.000 copies have been printed and in general magazines have some 5-6 readers per copy printed. This means almost two million readers by now.

When I established the web Signal in 1997 I quite soon got a great amount of readers. Swapped links with any other web site, 10-20 daily. Sent letters to hundreds of printed papers and magazines worldwide with the latest printed Signal, many of them published articles about the Signal and me.

The counters have been reset when my websites were moved from one server to another, the new counter always started from zero. And I've got Signal published on almost one hundred different servers around the world, just a few of them have any counters at all. One of the 'oldest' and best counters of my current main website signalpenpals.net is "eXTReMe Tracking - Internet - Cool Sites" used since 1999.

Some facts by eXTReMe here:

Summary Period: 4476 Days Unique Visitors 363048 - 80.18% Visits incl. Reloads 452751 Reloads 89703 - 19.81% Visits via Referrers 107737 - 29.67% Website Referrers 7578 Highest Day 279 / 03 May, Mon, 2004 Highest Week 1532 / Wk 18, 2004 Highest Month 5986 / Apr, 2004 Monthly Unique: Current Month 2370 / Jan, 2014 Last Month 2065 / Dec, 2013 Average 2327 Searchengine Google Keyword penpal
Domains / Countries Unique Visitors - Unknown 128590 35.41% com United States 42578 11.72% fi Finland 35636 9.81% in India 12790 3.52% uk United Kingdom 12221 3.36% de Germany 8972 2.47% gh Ghana 5281 1.45% net Network 4738 1.30% ca Canada 4528 1.24% ng Nigeria 4003 1.10% pk Pakistan 3477 0.95% kr Korea, Republic of 3459 0.95% cn China 3454 0.95% et Ethiopia 3284 0.90% ci Cote D'Ivoire 3169 0.87% sa Saudi Arabia 3168 0.87% jp Japan 3111 0.85% se Sweden 3003 0.82% es Spain 3001 0.82% it Italy 2884 0.79% sn Senegal 2744 0.75% my Malaysia 2742 0.75% ch Switzerland 2575 0.70% fr France 2355 0.64% lk Sri Lanka 2230 0.61% au Australia 2209 0.60% sg Singapore 2156 0.59% be Belgium 2009 0.55% il Israel 1822 0.50% nl Netherlands 1808 0.49% ph Philippines 1791 0.49% ke Kenya 1662 0.45% ae United Arab Emirates 1625 0.44% kw Kuwait 1587 0.43% ie Ireland 1573 0.43% dz Algeria 1555 0.42% ru Russian Federation 1550 0.42% gw Guinea-Bissau 1471 0.40% eg Egypt 1468 0.40% ir Iran, Islamic Republic of 1453 0.40% tr Turkey 1451 0.39% za South Africa 1386 0.38% bd Bangladesh 1340 0.36% gm Gambia 1322 0.36% hk Hong Kong 1233 0.33% om Oman 1011 0.27% ug Uganda 984 0.27% br Brazil 981 0.27% tw Taiwan 960 0.26% eu Europe 917 0.25% pl Poland 822 0.22% np Nepal 778 0.21% ee Estonia 759 0.20% ma Morocco 756 0.20% no Norway 742 0.20% lt Lithuania 741 0.20% tg Togo 665 0.18% id Indonesia 623 0.17% dk Denmark 550 0.15% hu Hungary 539 0.14% tz Tanzania, United Republic of 522 0.14% hr Croatia 517 0.14% pt Portugal 509 0.14% th Thailand 502 0.13% gr Greece 494 0.13% qa Qatar 487 0.13% mu Mauritius 481 0.13% bj Benin 478 0.13% ye Yemen 446 0.12% cz Czech Republic 438 0.12% at Austria 412 0.11% mt Malta 395 0.10% tn Tunisia 381 0.10% sy Syrian Arab Republic 380 0.10% nz New Zealand 324 0.08% ua Ukraine 323 0.08% mx Mexico 312 0.08% lv Latvia 310 0.08% jo Jordan 308 0.08% ro Romania 286 0.07% bf Burkina Faso 280 0.07% gn Guinea 265 0.07% tt Trinidad and Tobago 262 0.07% zw Zimbabwe 253 0.06% zm Zambia 228 0.06% lb Lebanon 211 0.05% bh Bahrain 190 0.05% edu US Educational 183 0.05% cm Cameroon 171 0.04% cy Cyprus 167 0.04% vn Vietnam 157 0.04% sk Slovakia 151 0.04% bg Bulgaria 139 0.03% ar Argentina 135 0.03% pr Puerto Rico 134 0.03% lu Luxembourg 133 0.03% ec Ecuador 127 0.03% ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 121 0.03% pg Papua New Guinea 116 0.03% mw Malawi 113 0.03% si Slovenia 108 0.02% bt Bhutan 89 0.02% mr Mauritania 88 0.02% gy Guyana 88 0.02%
ve Venezuela 87 0.02% gt Guatemala 86 0.02% yu Yugoslavia 81 0.02% mil US Military 81 0.02% lr Liberia 74 0.02% rw Rwanda 74 0.02% mv Maldives 73 0.02% sd Sudan 73 0.02% mc Monaco 72 0.01% fj Fiji 67 0.01% by Belarus 63 0.01% pe Peru 62 0.01% is Iceland 60 0.01% uy Uruguay 60 0.01% ps Palestinian Territory, Occupied 59 0.01% ga Gabon 57 0.01% ml Mali 57 0.01% iq Iraq 55 0.01% cl Chile 54 0.01% org Non-Profit Organizations 53 0.01% jm Jamaica 50 0.01% kh Cambodia 44 0.01% er Eritrea 39 0.01% co Colombia 38 0.01% bw Botswana 38 0.01% cu Cuba 36 0.00% sz Swaziland 35 0.00% bn Brunei Darussalam 35 0.00% lc Saint Lucia 33 0.00% cv Cape Verde 32 0.00% na Namibia 30 0.00% kn Saint Kitts and Nevis 29 0.00% bb Barbados 29 0.00% ba Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 0.00% ge Georgia 26 0.00% bi Burundi 26 0.00% kz Kazakhstan 25 0.00% pa Panama 22 0.00% mk Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of 21 0.00% sc Seychelles 21 0.00% am Armenia 20 0.00% mz Mozambique 20 0.00% cr Costa Rica 19 0.00% mn Mongolia 18 0.00% bz Belize 17 0.00% az Azerbaijan 16 0.00% gu Guam 16 0.00% ht Haiti 15 0.00% do Dominican Republic 15 0.00% mm Myanmar 14 0.00% ne Niger 13 0.00% bo Bolivia 13 0.00% bs Bahamas 13 0.00% mg Madagascar 13 0.00% ni Nicaragua 11 0.00% arpa Old style Arpanet 11 0.00% dj Djibouti 10 0.00% sr Suriname 10 0.00% ao Angola 10 0.00% uz Uzbekistan 9 0.00% gov US Government 9 0.00% an Netherlands Antilles 9 0.00% md Moldova, Republic of 8 0.00% dm Dominica 7 0.00% sl Sierra Leone 6 0.00% af Afghanistan 6 0.00% ag Antigua and Barbuda 6 0.00% sv El Salvador 6 0.00% al Albania 6 0.00% ap Asia/Pacific Region 6 0.00% bm Bermuda 6 0.00% vu Vanuatu 5 0.00% gl Greenland 5 0.00% vi Virgin Islands, U.S. 5 0.00% ls Lesotho 5 0.00% gi Gibraltar 5 0.00% fo Faroe Islands 4 0.00% tj Tajikistan 4 0.00% py Paraguay 4 0.00% la Lao People's Democratic Republic 4 0.00% vc Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0.00% gd Grenada 3 0.00% vg Virgin Islands, British 2 0.00% gq Equatorial Guinea 2 0.00% kg Kyrgyzstan 2 0.00% hn Honduras 2 0.00% ad Andorra 2 0.00% cg Congo 2 0.00% mo Macao 2 0.00% pf French Polynesia 2 0.00% mq Martinique 1 0.00% va Vatican City State 1 0.00% gp Guadeloupe 1 0.00% st Sao Tome and Principe 1 0.00% tm Turkmenistan 1 0.00% fm Micronesia, Federated States of 1 0.00% mp Northern Mariana Islands 1 0.00% aw Aruba 1 0.00% as American Samoa 1 0.00% sb Solomon Islands 1 0.00% to Tonga 1