Site Statistics to June 30, 2012

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As promised last year, I didn’t bore you with our stats for an entire year, but Christian thought it was time I did my job (I really don’t understand why) :) So here’s my version: This site had more hits and visitors than I could ever imagine. Okay, further down I will give you Christian’s more detailed report or he’ll bring out the whip. :eek:

Last time we did this report, the numbers for the 2 years from June 2009, when we moved to this website, to the end of June 2011 were: 119 million hits and 2 million visitors. For the one year period from July 2011 to the end of June 2012 the number of hits has increased to 242.8 million – (I can’t count that high) more than 100%, and visitors have gone up to 3.8 million, an increase of 1.8 million.

While visitors to the site from the United States remain the most loyal in terms of numbers at 55.9%, surprisingly the country with the next highest numbers is China where the visitors doubled, and I have no idea why that is, I’m just very appreciative. :) Next is Germany with 4.5% (Christian must be doing a fantastic job of praising the site to all his friends ); :) and the United Kingdom at 4.42%. A huge thank you to everyone for logging on.

Here are the detailed charts:

 

 

 

 

 

Our success is due to all of you and numbers are only part of the picture. While they are gratifying, for me the most important aspect of what this represents is the loyalty you have shown towards the site and I would like to express my personal appreciation to you for continuing to drop by in increasing numbers over the past year.

I would be remiss if I didn’t express my gratitude to the guest reviewers who are such an important part of the site. They are our cornerstone and the people who write those incredible reviews during their own time that readers love and use as the basis for their new m/m book purchases. Our reviewers are the best in the business and they give you their honest, unvarnished opinions about the books they review without resorting to snark, a skill very few of us possess. Two reviewers who have been here the longest and contributed the most in terms of their time and talent are Kassa and Jenre who joined the site almost from the very beginning. Aunt Lynn who is now my partner, joined around that time as well. Thanks guys — you rock! I really appreciate you.

While I’m usually the first person you write to when something goes wrong or praise when things go right, a site like this could not exist for this length of time without major contributions by others. We could never have achieved even a modicum of our current level of success without the outstanding talents and contributions of Christian Otto, our Webmaster, and Lynn, my partner and technical expert, who together keep the site running on oiled wheels (almost). :)

I also want to say how much it means to me to have such a talented group of guest bloggers who provide many entertaining and original essays whenever I ask. Words cannot express how much I love our author contributors who have written the most outstanding and insightful posts that make us think.

This year, in addition to author contributors Josh Lanyon, who is currently on “sabbatical” (that’s his word for holiday), Ethan Day, and Jaye Valentine, we have been honored to have these wonderful authors contribute regular columns:  Jordan Castillo Price and Nicole Kimberling. Other authors such as Jay Bell, Ethan Stone, James Buchanan, Jeff Pearce, Clare London and Erastes wrote scintillating posts on topics they thought would be of interest to you and you sure responded in large numbers.  If you wrote a guest post on the site and I didn’t mention your name please email me as the omission wasn’t deliberate – my memory fails often particularly when I imbibe too much and eat a lot of chocolate.  :whip:  Our newest guest contributor, Cody Hecht, added another dimension to this site by giving us his views as a young gay adult and I’m incredibly grateful to hear from him as I know you are.

Thanks to everyone who works behind and in front of the scenes to support reviewsbyjessewave.

32 thoughts on “Site Statistics to June 30, 2012

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Leslie

      As I said, I can’t count that high. :)
      The success of the site is due to everyone. Most of the credit goes to the guest reviewers who do the heavy lifting, and you are definitely an important contributor.

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Sirius

      The congratulations go to everyone who contributes to the site, especially the guest reviewers. :)

  1. Diane S.

    Yay, Wave! This site is the best. Give it a few years & you’ll be in the Billions!!

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Diane
      Thank you but I’m not sure we’ll be here that long although it’s a nice thought. :lol:

  2. Gaycrow

    Go you! Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone who contributes to this great site. It’s my first “go to” whenever I want to check out a new-to-me m/m book, and I’m rarely disappointed.

    :god: :bravo: :hearts01:

    Plus the Friday guys ain’t bad, either. :grin:

    1. Wave Post author

      Gaye

      Thanks on behalf of everyone who works tirelessly here on the site but I thought you only showed up for the Friday Guys. :grin:

      1. Gaycrow

        Hush, you! I’ll have you know, I have 45 entries from your site bookmarked, and only 2 of them are Friday Guys. :grin:

    1. Wave Post author

      Raine
      You are also part of the reason for the site’s success so thank you for your contributions. :)

    1. Aunt Lynn

      Hey Jeayci! I’m stepping in for a bit to give Wave a break. She’s a bit exhausted from looking at those numbers! ;)

      Thanks to you and the rest of the team for helping make the numbers what they are.

  3. SusieQ

    Thank you to everyone involved in making this site as awesome as it is!!
    :hurrah: :bravo: :2thumbs: :thanks: :hurray2: :biglove:

    I predict :crystalball2: even better things next year! And Wave, you best start hunting up LOTS more Friday guys!! :razz:

    1. Aunt Lynn

      Thanks for your kind words SusieQ. I’ll let Wave know she needs to keep sharp on getting those boyz…

  4. Laura

    Those are very impressive numbers Wave. It is a testament the hard work that all of you do every day.

    Congratulations on a job well done! :bravo: :bravo:

  5. Tj

    3.8 Million visitors! Holy Cow! That is impressive, and mind boggling. Congratulations Wave. And thank you, Lynn, Christian and all the guest reviewers and bloggers for their hard work. You all continue to amaze me. :god:

    1. Aunt Lynn

      Thank YOU Tj. The guest reviewers and bloggers, and the visitors of course, are what make the site great. Wave, C and I just make it happen. :)

  6. Majken

    That’s some pretty nice numbers :)
    Congrats and thanks for running this great place :D

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Majken
      Tthank you but I can’t take the credit. The reviewers, Christian, Lynn as well as all of the authors who write posts, readers and everyone else who logs on every day are the ones who deserve the accolades. :)

  7. Jenre

    Congratulations, Wave.

    Thanks too for your kind words. I can’t believe I’ve been reviewing here for over 3 years and am about to post my 400th review! Wow! :)

    You put in so much hard work to the site that you deserve all the hits that you get. I couldn’t do what you do.

    1. Wave Post author

      Hey Jen

      I had to say how much I appreciate you for all that you have done over the years. starting when we were such a small blip among the hundreds/thousands of other review sites. Thank you for showing confidence that maybe this site was worth investing your time and talent.

      400 reviews! :popcorn: Wow. That’s also an incredible record and you should be very proud. The site is only as good as the reviewers and you are an awesome example. Chocolates are on the way to England. :biglove:

  8. Linda C

    :bravo:

    It takes a village….. :smile:

    I love to visit this site daily to learn :reading1: , laugh :hysterics: , and sometimes to scatch my head :???: . I will on occasion put in my 2 cents. :my2cents:

    Thanks to everyone for all you do. :thanks:

    1. Wave Post author

      Hey Linda

      Thanks for the kind words – we try to entertain and even, at time, educate. :lol: I’m very happy you like the mix of content on the site.

  9. Naaju Rorrete

    :hurrah: Mega congrats everyone and thanks so much for your hard work. I read most of the reviews, but I only comment on a few. I confess being a loyal follower of the Friday Guys too. :biglove:

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Naaju

      On behalf of everyone who toils here, thank you. :lol:

      The Friday Guys always look forward to your visits. :hurrah:

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