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.
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!
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.