People often ask us how many “followers” we have. That’s not an easy question to answer because most of the people who read our blog on a regular basis, don’t subscribe to it directly.
I usually respond to this question by sharing the latest statistical information from our site collected by Google Analytics.
The majority of the people that I show the stats to are amazed at the amount and type of information that is collected every time someone logs into a website. Google even collects demographic data — scary, huh?
Last week at happy hour, I was showing our site data to a friend of mine and he suggested that I do a post on the subject. I’m very agreeable after a few beers, so here we are.
I didn’t want to bore people with a bunch of statistical data, so I decided to just hit the highlights.
Statistical Data for January 2018
What this means is that 56,445 people visited the site 104,847 times and viewed 167,829 pages of the blog. A page would typically be one article.
Considering that we don’t spend a single penny to promote the site, these numbers aren’t too bad.
As I said before, Google Analytics collects demographic data when possible. It gives us a pretty good idea who are readers are. We clearly aren’t too popular with 18-24 year olds.
This chart tracks the number of visits to the site from a particular country. I decided to cut it off at the top 20 countries.
Let’s Wrap This Up
When we started this blog a little less than two years ago, we never expected anyone to find it — let alone read it. Linda and I continue to be surprised and overwhelmed by all of the positive feedback that we receive on a daily basis.
Our success is certainly not due to our efforts to promote the site — because we don’t do anything. We are only successful because many of our readers take the time to share our posts with their friends and on social media. Thanks for helping us get the word out.