Simplehelp – stats for the first year

Though it appears this site started in July of 2006, I actually had it blocked off to the public until Aug 1st. I spent July of 2006 adding posts so I wouldn’t ‘launch’ a site that had no content. That, and it gave Google a month to start indexing stuff (I allowed my home IP, the public IP of the coffee shop I ‘worked’ from in East Vancouver, and every Google IP I could determine).

I suspect this post will only be interesting to a very small number of people. Since I’m a ‘full discloser’ kinda fellow, I have no problem sharing pretty much every aspect of this sites statistics, but I won’t bore people by doing it often. Once a year seems about right. Also, I’ll be referencing a bunch of these stats in an upcoming post that’ll be titled something along the lines of “What I learned in my first year of blogging”, which I hope will be more interesting.

  1. Visitors by month
  2. Visitors by source
  3. Visitors by referral
  4. Visitors by search
  5. Top content
  6. RSS subscription growth
  7. Posts, categories, comments and spam
  8. Borderline useless stats

Visitors by month

simplehelp visitors by month graph
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Total visitors 01/08/06 – 31/07/07: 1,104,495

Visitors by source

simplehelp visitors by source graph
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Visitors by referral

simplehelp visitors by source graph
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Visitors by search

simplehelp visitors by search graph
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Top content

Total Pageviews: 1,756,518

  1. How to convert .flac files to .mp3 using Windows
    viewed 168,799 times
    sources of traffic: 90% Google Search, 10% misc referals and other search
  2. How to use your PC and Webcam as a motion-detecting and recording security camera
    viewed 162,049 times
    sources of traffic: stumbleupon, google, (direct), digg, lifehacker, del.icio.us
  3. 15 Windows Explorer alternatives compared and reviewed
    viewed 114,449 times
    sources of traffic: google, lifehacker, (direct), digg, stumbleupon
  4. 10 OS X Finder alternatives compared and reviewed
    viewed 72,890 times
    sources of traffic: digg, tuaw, google, (direct)
  5. How to install Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn) in OS X using Parallels – a complete walkthrough
    viewed 64,012 times
    sources of traffic: google, (direct), stumbleupon, lifehacker, digg,
  6. Top 10 “Single Purpose” OS X Programs
    viewed 60,512 times
    sources of traffic: digg, (direct), stumbleupon, google, del.icio.us
  7. SimplehelpĀ» Common questions, simple answers
    viewed 54,581 times
    sources of traffic: (direct), google, stumbleupon, lifehacker
  8. Wow.. The Windows Key is useful after all
    viewed 43,288 times
    sources of traffic: stumbleupon, (direct), google, reddit, digg
  9. How to install Vista in OS X using Parallels – a complete walkthrough
    viewed 41,150 times
    sources of traffic: google, digg, stumbleupon, (direct), del.icio.us
  10. 10 ways to get the most out of your Apple Remote
    viewed 38,025 times
    sources of traffic: stumbleupon, google, (direct), digg

The 10 most viewed pages account for 44.66% of total pageviews.
The 25 most viewed pages account for 62.04% of total pageviews.

RSS subscription growth

simplehelp rss subscribers over time graph
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note: I didn’t start tracking RSS subscribers via Feedburner until October 13, 2006.

Posts, categories, comments and spam

There are currently 307 posts and 1,964 comments, contained within 21 categories. Spam Karma 2 (the WordPress plugin I use to catch comment spam) caught 46,777 total spam comments.

Most Commented Posts:

How to use your PC and Webcam as a … – 180 comments
How to install Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn) in OS X … – 144 comments
15 Windows Explorer Alternatives … – 134 comments
How to convert flac to mp3 using Windows … – 125 comments
Joost Invites – 53 comments
10 OS X Finder Alternatives … – 50 comments

Borderline useless stats

Technorati Rank History:

9/11 – Rank: 299,472 (16 links from 10 blogs)
9/12 – Rank: 282,049 (15 links from 10 blogs)
9/16 – Rank: 302,362 (16 links from 10 blogs)
9/19 – Rank: 276,584 (17 links from 11 blogs)
9/19 – Rank: 217,192 (20 links from 14 blogs)
9/22 – Rank: 166,195 (25 links from 18 blogs)
9/23 – Rank: 140,693 (28 links from 21 blogs)
9/23 – Rank: 127,245 (32 links from 23 blogs)
9/24 – Rank: 127,366 (32 links from 23 blogs)
9/29 – Rank: 37,240 (123 links from 72 blogs)
9/30 – Rank: 32,610 (137 links from 82 blogs)
10/01 – Rank: 30,007 (149 links from 89 blogs)
10/04 – Rank: 26,831 (168 links from 100 blogs)
10/05 – Rank: 25,658 (172 links from 104 blogs)
10/07 – Rank: 24,925 (177 links from 107 blogs)
10/09 – Rank: 22,328 (190 links from 119 blogs)
10/10 – Rank: 21,112 (198 links from 125 blogs)
10/12 – Rank: 20,346 (208 links from 130 blogs)
10/13 – Rank: 18,117 (238 links from 145 blogs)
11/04 – Rank: 15,466 (308 links from 187 blogs)
11/04 – Rank: 15,446 (310 links from 188 blogs)
11/05 – Rank: 15,001 (320 links from 194 blogs)
1/15 – Rank: 14,647 (372 links from 221 blogs)
2/11 – Rank: 13,003 (475 links from 247 blogs)

Then I stopped paying attention for a few months, and Technorati went from Rank and Links to Authority and Rank.

5/12 – Authority: 243 Rank: 16,160
5/12 – Authority: 270 Rank: 13,804
5/13 – Authority: 291 Rank: 12,647
5/14 – Authority: 313 Rank: 11,481
5/16 – Authority: 318 Rank: 11,275
5/18 – Authority: 327 Rank: 10,884
5/20 – Authority: 333 Rank: 10,667
5/22 – Authority: 335 Rank: 10,709
5/25 – Authority: 340 Rank: 10,493
5/27 – Authority: 344 Rank: 10,365
5/29 – Authority: 355 Rank: 9,632
5/30 – Authority: 359 Rank: 9,625
6/6 – Authority: 378 Rank: 9,254
6/7 Authority: 397 Rank: 8,722
6/7 Authority: 405 Rank: 8,711
6/12 Authority: 420 Rank: 8,268
6/25 Authority: 430 Rank: 8,080
6/30 Authority: 460 Rank: 7,568
7/15 Authority: 521 Rank: 6,626
7/19 Authority: 557 Rank: 5,652
7/28 Authority: 582 Rank: 5,300
8/01 Authority: 596 Rank: 5,121

Alexa Traffic Rank for simplehelp.net: 48,332


My blog is worth $336,465.84.

By the way for $336,465.84 I will throw in my first born child.

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Neena August 3, 2007, 8:19 am

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  • The How-To Geek August 4, 2007, 8:50 pm

    Congrats!

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