Blogging Election News

As we are winding down our somewhat hectic schedule of “covering” the parliamentary election and transitioning to analysing some of its results and thinking about their implications, I do want to note that this blog seems to have been an effective medium for communicating election observations.

Over the past week (June 25 – July 2) more than 2,000 unique visitors have read more than 8,500 pages. I am particularly pleased that more than a third of these visits originated in Mongolia, so that our observations and analysis has apparently proven useful even to people who are “close to the action” already. The third most visitors originated from our own base, Canada.

Two thirds of traffic came via search engines, using search terms like “Mongolia election”, “Mongolia today”, etc. but a large number of visitors also came via referrals, many of them off Twitter.

We still hear back from you, our readers, only very rarely and hope that as we continue to write about contemporary Mongolia, we will begin to meet many more of you in the future.


About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He toots
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