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My Blog Stats for 2010

I’d have published this earlier, but my recent hospitalization has delayed a number of projects, both personal and professional.

It’s the start of a new year, which means that once again, it’s time for an article on the statistics for the two blogs I own:

Accordion Guy

Here’s the StatCounter graph for visits to The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century from January 1st, 2010 to December 1st, 2010:

Graph of "Accordion Guy" stats for 2010

Here are the year-end summary figures – not quite 2.5 million pageviews in 2010 (1.9 million uniques), with a daily average of about 6,600 pageviews a day (or about 5,200 uniques). 

  2010 total Daily average
Page loads 2,421,543 6,634
Unique visitors 1,897,620 5,199
First time visitors 1,789,299 4,902
Returning visitors 108,321 297

 

For comparison’s sake, here’s how Accordion Guy has been doing since I started measuring it in mid-2005. The blog itself has been around since November 2001 – that’s right, it turns ten years old this year!

Graph of Accordion Guy stats 2005 - 2010

2008 remains the biggest year by a couple hundred thousand, and that’s because it was a rather interesting year: I worked at three different places that year: Toronto’s worst-run startup, then b5media, then Microsoft. I got laid off and hired during the econopocalypse of 2008, and my getting hired by Microsoft, a very unexpected move, got a fair number of hits.

2011 should be an interesting year for the Accordion Guy blog, and hopefully, for you readers as well. I’ve already been hospitalized (a long blog post about that is coming soon), there’ve been some rather interesting changes in my personal life and I’m slated for some interesting travel soon. There should be stories aplenty!

Global Nerdy

Here’s the StatCounter graph for visits to Global Nerdy from January 1st, 2010 to December 1st, 2010:

Graph of Global Nerdy stats 2010

Here are the year-end summary figures: just past 1.5 million pageviews in 2010 (1.2 million uniques), with a daily average of about 4,200 pageviews a day (or about 3,400 uniques).

  2010 total Daily average
Page loads 1,548,619 4,243
Unique visitors 1,238,732 3,394
First time visitors 1,160,962 3,181
Returning visitors 77,770 213

 

Here are Global Nerdy’s year-by-year numbers since the blog was started in the summer of 2006.

Graph of Global Nerdy stats 2006 - 2010

Global Nerdy’s numbers for 2010 are roughly the same as 2009’s. Generally, when I write a tech article, I tend to post it to both Global Nerdy and Canadian Developer Connection, Microsoft Canada’s developer blog. When I announce a new article on Twitter, I provide the Canadian Developer Connection link first, because while Global Nerdy will make me a couple of bucks a day with AdSense, the performance of the Canadian Developer Connection blog is one of the ways my performance is measured at work.

There’s a lot going on this year at work in the tech world and at work, and as with Accordion Guy, 2011 should be interesting in Global Nerdy.

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

8 replies on “My Blog Stats for 2010”

For Accordion Guy site what are those two spikes we see attributable to, what did you post those days to get such noticeable increase in traffic (i.e. right after 29 May and also on 11 Aug)

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