WordPress sent a review of 2015 for the blog. I was entertained by some of the statistics so I thought you might be too..
To start off they say we had about 3,500,000 views this past year…
That blew me away…
To shed some light on that number, the Seattle Space Needle gets almost a million visitors a year. It would take the Space Needle nearly four years to accumulate the visitors we had in 2015. Yellowstone National Park had nearly as many visitors as we did last year…
Our visitors came from 211 countries. The USA, Canada and the UK were the top three countries where visitors originated. On the other side of the spectrum we had 25 visitors from Papua New Guinea, 10 from Belarus and 2 from Iran. I hope the 2 from Iran did not end up in jail for being interested in the chase.
Our biggest single day last year was on April 29th with 36,528 views. Not our biggest day ever though. The best day we ever had was 63,932 views…I think that was back in 2012.
As I write this on New Years Eve I can see that yesterday, December 30th, 2015 we had 10,086 views. That’s been about average for the past week. Last year at this time of the year we had around 7,000 views per day. So I guess the blog is growing. This is typically a slow time of year for the blog. Spring and summer are our most active seasons.
We have almost 1,500 subscribers to the blog and an additional 536 who want to be notified of comments on particular posts.
Many of the folks who visit us get here by search engines. The number one search term that folks use to find us is, of course, Forrest Fenn. But other, perhaps less widely used terms include:
and my fav- thrill me
I bet those folks are disappointed…
We tend to be a yappy go lucky group. Our top commenters were:
Amy Sweitzer = 1,451 comments
JDiggins = 1,235 comments
Spallies = 1,211 comments
Seeker = 1,123 comments
We decided to say thanks to Amy, JDiggins, Spallies and Seeker by sending them over to Sacha’s cool store to pick out any one item they want on us…
She’s got Thrill of the Chase mugs, hoodies, t-shirts…and even Goofy’s Wee Gee Board Mouse Pads…
Thanks to everyone for making this a useful, fun, comfortable and popular place to learn about Forrest’s Thrill of the Chase. Best of luck to every one of you in the new year..
Goofy & dal