David Bruce Murray at Musicscribe recently posted website statistics. [EDIT, 6/7/12: Broken link removed.] It had been a while since I checked mine, but reading his gave me the curiosity to check mine.
In April (to date), this blog was visited 24,157 unique times, with 31,397 page views. That’s an average of 895 visits per day, with 1163 page views per day. (Since you can read all the recent posts on the first page, most people don’t go beyond it.)
Looking back to March, for the last full month of statistics, the blog was visited 27,810 times (897/day), with 38,776 page views (1251/day).
On an average weekday, over 1,000 people visit this site. Sunday traffic is about half that, mainly because I never do posts on Sundays and you’ve figured that out! So the Sunday numbers–and the Saturday numbers, which are about 3/4 of the weekday average for whatever reason–bring down the mean average.
To me, unique visits are the most important statistic. It’s nice to know how many pages someone visits when they come to the website, but the impact of that is diluted when you can read all the recent posts on one page. So with the way this website is designed, unique visits tend to be the most meaningful statistic.
DBM has been blogging for several years now. In contrast, I’ve only been blogging for seven or eight months. Sure, I hoped to pass 25,000 unique visits per month after a year or two, but I never expected it would happen so quickly.
Thank you for reading what I have to say! This is a classic example of a situation where I can honestly say that this wouldn’t have happened without you!