Search Engine Land Stats: 2007, In Review

As promised, now that a full calendar year has gone by, it's time to look at some key stats about how Search Engine Land has grown in various ways over the year. Let's dive in! First, how about a chart: That's the number of visits to the site over the past year. I'll do another version of that chart further below and call out what caused some of those spikes. But some key takeaways: Visits: 3,250,000 Pageviews: 5,200,000 Average Time On Site: 1 minute, 23 seconds Percent Of New Visitors: 71 How are people getting to us? Another chart: To recap those for the picture challenged: Referri [...]

Search Engine Land: January 2007 Statistics Review

Time for the second monthly update on how Search Engine Land is growing. As I said with my review of December 2006 traffic, I hope our traffic statistics will be both interesting and also provide helpful tips to other search marketers. This review especially covers social media sites as a driver of traffic. It also covers the importance of thinking if you can produce "number stories" for social media sites and how being an "untrusted" site with Google can give you the frustrating experience of watching references to your articles rank higher than the articles themselves. [...]

Search Engine Land: December 2006 Statistics Review

As promised, here's the first in regular monthly updates on how Search Engine Land is growing. I hope the traffic statistics look will be both interesting to the curious and informative about how various places can turn into traffic generators. For December 2006, we had about 93,000 page views, or about 4,400 page views per day. Actually, those are "AdViews," the number of times ads were shown as reported by our ad serving software. We only began showing ads from December 11 onward, so I have to turn to our Google Analytics statistics to talk about the entire month. Let's dive into [...]

Search Engine Land Stats: December 2006 Preview

I've been trained from internet birth that site stats are a precious thing, never to be shared. Well, not trained, but somehow I got it in my head. It's somewhat silly, given that any site that carries advertising often reveals this information in their media kit anyway. With Search Engine Land being all new, a virtual restart for me, I thought it would be fun to share site stats on the site each month, to talk about how it hopefully grows. I'll do this at the beginning of each month, to cover the previous one. But I wanted to share a little bit now. The time period covers December 1 through [...]

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