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, www.livingdonor101.com 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.