It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 70,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 47,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 31 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 44 minutes!

Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and keep the website running smoothly.



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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 20, 2015 at 6:05am

Well, that is another 10,000 additional members under our belt!!!

80,000 members here we come!



Comment by James Downing on August 20, 2015 at 6:43am

Surprising to see the page views seemingly on a general slight downward trend.  I would have expected to see it on the rise with all the publicity that drones are getting in the news lately enticing more people into the hobby (or at least making them curious about it).  I'm also surprised to see mobile viewing at such a low %.  I own a small forum and we recently switched to a full responsive theme the address the mobile access challenges since it seems like that has become the majority (at least for me).

Regardless, neat stats!  Amazing how popular drones have become in general.  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by David Boulanger on August 20, 2015 at 9:38am


It is summer time and I think a lot of people are busy with other things in their life.  Great news though.  The U.S. seems to be a big part of this which is why I am bring up the time of year.  Great job to DIY Drones!


David R. Boulanger

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 20, 2015 at 10:06am

Hi David,

Thanks for the kudos and the insight concerning the present time of year we are in at the moment.

Also, there is more competition for members in the sUAS audience from other sUAS websites and unfortunately that is just a fact of life in the web environment.

However, the quality of our member projects, timely hardware and software support, and sUAS community reporting help to put us at the forefront in the sUAS environment.


Tom C Admin

Comment by Cala on August 20, 2015 at 3:23pm

That's impressive numbers winter or summer :O , (here is winter ;) less oportunities to fly more time for forums), I'm still curious how female audience is increasing? :)

Comment by Cala on August 20, 2015 at 3:26pm

I'm not only admired number, quality people is impressive too. :)  but not measurable.

Comment by Antonie Kruger on August 21, 2015 at 8:21am

Hi Tom, thanks for the update. Summer is creeping in South-Africa. Maybe time for the Sonar boat...

A good measure might be (number_of_DIYDronies's_of_a_country /  Country_population) * 100 to get a percentage of people from a country participating. Then you can truly compare apples with apples......they will all be very, very small, though.


Comment by Brendan Jacobs on August 21, 2015 at 10:00am

Most impressive IMO is the worldwide reach. Most sessions coming from the US, but would be cool to see how many countries visit the site. Great job helping all us out, and I'd only expect the site to continue to grow as the industry continues to grow.


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