As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 35,000!
There were 2.1 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging about one new member every 30 minutes.
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially the moderators who approve membership applications and blog posts and otherwise answer questions and keep things ticking here. We've got about 70 moderators now, but if anyone would like to join this group, please PM me. If you've been here for a while and have been participating, you'll fit in great.
This is very cool. In addition to the occasional spikes--surely a result of media, as Jesse says--it looks like the number of pageviews is increasing at a higher rate since about December 2012. It could be holiday-seasonal, but it didn't happen in 2011 and it seems to have carried into February 2013. Congratulations!
congrats as usual :)
This is good news.
Glad to be in the 59% returning visitor!
They should have a special stat for % of people always logged in ! hehehe
You guys are part of my daily routine... and still I miss a lot of posts/comments... we really need a new platform Chris. Any ETA on it?
Some of those spikes are interesting... I'm sure they coincide with some public mentioning of this site... which seems to happen quite often these days! :-)
Could you post the raw data somewhere. Thanks.
Great news! I know that I have approved 15 members at just one sitting one day this month! The larger we get the more weight we can swing in Washington and with the FAA concering the use of hobby UAVs here in the USA.
Keep up the good work!