The last time I presented the quarterly statistics on the site there was a lot of enthusiasm – on my part and Christian’s anyway, and I think Val had a meltdown 🙂 – about the performance of the site, due 100% to you, the readers. I didn’t expect that we would do as well going forward because those were great statistics. Well I’m pleased to tell you that we have done so much better I’m sending each of you bottles of virtual champagne and cases of Canadian beer. 🙂
Our last report indicated that up to the end of February this year, the site had generated 14.5 million hits and almost 300,000 of you had visited in just under 7 1/2 months. The total hits for the 3 months (December, January and February) were an astonishing 8.1 million. The new numbers are more in the realm of the stratosphere for such a small site. For the four months ended June 30 (March, April, May and June) we had 14,921,145* hits, for a total of 29,373,096 hits in less than a year. There were over half a million actual visitors ( 528,287) to the site, with the largest percentage coming from the United States of America at 69.1%. Happy 4th of July. 🙂 Christian grouped the visitors by country on the chart and Canada was the next highest at 4.6%, way down from the US of course, but our population is 1/10th that of our closest neighbour. The rest of the stats by home country % is on a separate chart.
*revised. (I can’t add for nuts so I underestimated the number by over 3M 🙂 )
Once again I would like to thank the guest reviewers, without whom this would not be possible: Aunt Lynn, Jenre, Kassa, Val, Kris, Erastes, Lily, Leslie, John, and Alexi. They do the heavy lifting when it comes to reviews, and I know how lucky we all are to have them here. Tam, who writes all of those fun posts, deserves special praise for coming up with wonderful topics, and of course none of this would have been possible without Christian Otto, our Webmaster, who saves my bacon all the time.
Countries that have joined us recently are Tajikistan, Nicaragua, British Virgin Islands, Georgia, Albania, Afghanistan, Uganda and Cambodia, and as of today we have reached 11,300 cities.
Here now are the stats: You can click on them to enlarge the individual charts.