The last time I wrote a report on how the site was doing, statistically, was in early January and I decided to switch from quarterly to half yearly reports. Maybe next year I’ll give you a bigger break and only do one report. 🙂
As usual, Christian, our Webmaster worked his butt off (I’m not touching that one) 😆 to prepare these statistics and what an incredible increase in numbers, thanks to you.
At the end of June this year (2 years since we moved to this site) there were 119,246,645 hits and 2,061,495 visitors and you accessed 19,571,278 pages. Compare that to 6 months earlier when for the period July 2009 to December 2010 there were 65 million hits,1,151,652 visitors and 8,790,897 pages accessed. WOW you sure read a lot. I can’t count that high. These numbers are all due to you and the wonderful reviewers and guest bloggers who provide the reviews and entertaining essays.
We bid goodbye to a few guest reviewers (Lily, Stacey, John and Val) but I’m hoping they will return. A couple of our reviewers are temporarily absent (Tj and Buda) but our new reviewers (Damon, Raine, Lasha, Leslie S, Sirius and Lady M) are doing a fantastic job and should take a bow. My new partner Aunt Lynn is keeping the site on track and making improvements in many areas to serve you better and Christian remains our ace in the hole because without him the site would not be here.
Our two guest author contributors Josh Lanyon and Ethan Day have been joined by Jaye Valentine and I would like to thank them for giving their time and talent to the site in order to mentally stimulate and entertain you. To our other guest bloggers who drop in occasionally “thank you.” Virtual chocolate and champagne works wonders. 🙂
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the other readers/authors who write reviews, some of them almost since the site started: Jenre, Kassa, Lynn, Cole and Leslie as well as Victor J. Banis and Maddy Cain who review occasionally.
Now visitors access the site from 174 countries, some as far away as Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica and of course the largest numbers are from the U.S. Thanks for checking out our reviews and we welcome your comments. For those of you who like details the charts are below and if you wish to enlarge them just click on them.
I’ve run out of chocolates but the virtual champagne is on the way.