Wednesday, January 1, 2014
A record month and a record year
Last December, blog readership dropped off markedly for the month, especially in Christmas week. And although Christmas Day 2013 was our quietest day of the year (as it should be!), December 2013 was an exceptionally busy month for blog traffic.
How busy? With 26,574 unique visitors, it was our busiest month ever, surpassing October, when we had 26,400 visits. And in terms of page views, we totalled 40,054; the fifth consecutive month where page views topped 40,000. Here are the numbers:
And it was far and away our busiest year ever, especially the latter part of it. We had 270,561 visits over the course of 2013, and 416,771 page views. Given that we installed Sitemeter in December 2007, so it now has six years of data, the last year has been our busiest by a disproportionate margin.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to these numbers. We're not content with treading water though, and we want to continue to increase both our reach and the diversity of our content. But that's the subject of another post; stay tuned!