Site Statistics to June 30, 2012

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. 😮

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.

3 years 6 months ago

: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:

3 years 6 months ago


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:

3 years 6 months ago

Wow!…HUGE congrats…impressive. :hurrah: :bravo:

3 years 6 months ago

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.

3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

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:

3 years 6 months ago

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. :)

3 years 6 months ago

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:

3 years 6 months ago

Thanks for sticking around Laura and helping to keep those numbers high.

3 years 6 months ago

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!! 😛

3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

Those are some seriously impressive numbers! :bravo: Congrats and thank you! :skoal:

3 years 6 months ago

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 years 6 months ago

Congratulations Wave,

You, Aunt Lynn and Christian do an amazing job here. :bravo:

3 years 6 months ago

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. 😀

Diane S.
3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

Wooohooo! Awesomeness!

3 years 6 months ago

Weeeeee, congrats :)

3 years 6 months ago

Congratulations on such epic figures! 😎

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