Living Donor 101 Stats for 2011

It’s difficult to know sometimes, in this vast universe that is the internet, if I’m doing nothing but blathering to myself (On certain occasions, it’s probably better if I am). So, every month I consult my website statistics and add them to an ever-growing spread sheet for analysis. Before I focus on a new year of living donor advocacy, I thought I’d share some of 2011’s highlights.

Unique visitors increased 103% from 2010.

Number of visits increased 97% from the year before.

Page views rose 86% from 2010.

Hits increased 83.6%.

To put this into perspective, launched in fall of 2008. Instead of adhering to a screwy fiscal year, I chose to go by the calendar, meaning that I couldn’t really examine year over year numbers until 2010.

Unique visitors and number of visits rose 110% and 116% respectively over 2009, while page views and hits increased 84.7% and 86%.

In short, the traffic on LD101 for 2011 is almost 200% what it was just two years ago. While I have no illusions this will continue indefinitely, I’m quite proud of what we’ve* accomplished so far. Educating the public and providing support for living donors and their loved ones is important (and under-appreciated) work.

My immediate goals for 2012 are to complete the website renovation, and move the blog to its own website. I have a bunch of other thoughts and half-realized projects on the to-do list, but I’m not ready to put them out there for public consumption. Let’s just say it could be interesting.

Happy New Year Everybody.

*Yes, each and every one of you that has contributed to this blog, or sent me an email, or mentioned LD101 in some way is partially responsible for this success.

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