I hadn’t checked the stats module on WORG in months, so I experienced a bit of a shock this morning. Two very brief bits for those interested in how many folks read the finalised articles :
This is the traffic. During late 2009 we were somewhat stable at about 4,000+ unique visitors a month, with early 2010 being a bit below average since there were very few updates (I was on a WoW kick, I think).
I’m not a fan of most Internet memes, but here I think is a good occasion to exclaim that “IT’S OVER NINE THOUSSSAAAANNDD !”, especially since we now seem to be fairly stable at this level and July (with data current to the tenth of July) is shaping up fairly well. For comparison purposes, this is fairly close to the sales numbers in last May for Iron Man Noir, Galacta or House of Mystery. Or there’s about one WORG reader for every two Web of Spider-Man buyers, if you prefer. But then of course, WORG is free.
I’m not sure why the traffic rose so sharply. I’d assume a part of this was achieved by increasing presence on some specialised forums, but the bulk of the buzz comes from other sources – perhaps folks recommending the site to each other.
Here’s the international distribution for the first ten days of July, with the usual caveat that the TLDs obscure a lot of data :
So fairly typical, but I like posting this stuff so our non-US readers know that they ain’t alone. For those who like anecdotes, I’ve noticed whilst parsing the data that we have a reader in Thailand who uses Google to translate the site. And WORG actually looks pretty spiffy when written in Thai, I must say.