I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to hear people share my love of stats.
While we’re working on ways to give you better stats, these aren’t quite so simple. I go through a process of pulling and analyzing data (sometimes rather manually) to come up with the insights I write about.
In terms of tags, since folks can choose the tags they want to follow (and you can write any tag you want) there definitely is a specific signal there.
Above all, quality remains the best signal for whether something will succeed, however — and the number one thing people use as a deciding factor when deciding what to read.