500,000 hits!

So the little hit counter at the bottom of my website finally reached 500,000 hits last weekend. What it says are hits are actually page views (and probably quite a few are mine from testing etc). Of course this is a tiny number compared to some sites but I’m pretty proud of it. Now to aim for 1,000,000!

Some stats that show growth

- I’ve been logging hits since Nov 29th 2005 (so just over 3 years).
- The site reached 100,000 hits on May 26th 2007. So it took 18 months to reach that number, which is an average of 5500 hits per month.
- 250,000 was reached on March 25th 2008. So only 10 months to get 150,000 hits. This is an average of 15,000 per month = nearly triple growth!
- 500,000 was reached today (21st Feb 2009). So 250,000 hits in 11 months! That’s an average of 22700 per month. That’s pretty neat.

Projection

So when will I reach 1,000,000 hits? At the current rate it would appear to be possible in 22 months, so by Dec 2010. However I believe that it will happen a lot quicker than that because monthly hits have been going up a lot recently and I think that they will keep on going up. According to Alexa the site is getting a lot more traffic the last two months probably due to more blogging and some link building. I’d love to reach 1,000,000 before the end of this year … let’s see what happens! :-)

Old Skool

Oh one more thing, checkout how my site used to look when I first made it to promote Xmas Bonus in December 2005. It feels like ancient history now, lol.

4 Responses to “500,000 hits!”

  1. Alex Schearer Says:

    Hey congratulations! As someone who’s just getting started with a site I am seriously impressed by the numbers you’re reporting! If I recall you were thinking about redesigning your site recently. If you still plan to do so that could be another opportunity to drive more traffic to your site. Namely, you can have a post about the redesign and forward it to some game rags as well as CSS/design showcases.

  2. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Well 500,000 is not many compared to lots of sites, but I’m pleased with it. There’s even been 8000 hits since the weekend, but launching a new game has helped.

    Good point about doing some PR after a site redesign, but I wasn’t planning on a big change, just some tweaks to the blog which is probably not that PR worthy…

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