Hello, Out There!

February 27, 2004 | 9 comments
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Early this morning, our Site Meter rolled over the 20,000 visitor mark. Kaimi noted the first 10,000 five weeks ago, on January 22. That first 10,000 required nine weeks of blogging. Based on traffic this week — which passed 400 visitors per day for the first time on Wednesday — we will reach the next 10,000 sometime well before the end of March. Although I rarely purport to speak for all of the bloggers on this site, I think that I can safely venture the following: we all appreciate the opportunity to engage in this forum, and express thanks to our visitors, particularly those who take the time to share insights about Mormonism. Keep coming back, and tell your friends!

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9 Responses to Hello, Out There!

  1. Karen on February 27, 2004 at 12:47 pm

    Is that 20,000 discreet visitors, or the same 15 of us logging on 20,000 times?

  2. brayden on February 27, 2004 at 1:02 pm

    Good question. I’ve already logged in 10,000 times this week alone.

  3. Nate Oman on February 27, 2004 at 1:09 pm

    My understanding is that each day the counter counts only unique individuals. Thus we had 400 different actual people visiting yesterday. No matter how many times you visit the site each day, you only count as one person. However, the counter resets itself each night, so that tomorrow you can be counted again when you visit.

  4. Matt Evans on February 27, 2004 at 1:39 pm

    Nate is right, that is how the traffic counter works, with one caveat. The counter counts individual IP addresses. This means that a person who visits from two computers in a day is counted as two visitors, and two visitors who share a computer are counted as one.

    Some networks also share IP addresses for many users. In those cases our traffic counter would count a whole office of dedicated T&S readers as a single visitor because they all connect to the Internet through a shared server.

  5. Melissa on February 27, 2004 at 2:46 pm

    Maybe all this traffic ended up here quite by accident in their search for Beverley Lahaye’s new book _Times and Seasons_ ;)

  6. Greg Call on February 27, 2004 at 6:54 pm

    Huzzah!! for the 340th most popular blog registered on TTLB. With your help and a little luck we will take down _World Wide Rant_ and establish ourselves solidly in the thin air of the 330s!!!
    http://www.truthlaidbear.com/TrafficRanking.php

  7. Greg Call on February 27, 2004 at 7:20 pm

    Seriously, though, I join Gordon in thanking our visitors and commenters.

    Also, since there are apparently so many new people joining us, I want to specifically invite you all to contribute to our “Essential Texts in Mormon Studies” series (right margin, under Regular Features). This was meant to be an ongoing discussion where people can review new or newly discovered books and papers, plug the unsung masterpieces, or criticize the sacred cows of Mormon Studies.

  8. Kaimi on February 27, 2004 at 9:41 pm

    To answer your question, Brayden, Site Meter also tracks page views. We’ve averaged 3.3 page views per unique visit, or a total of 67,215 as I write this comment.

  9. lyle on March 1, 2004 at 5:43 pm