Alexa Internet, a provider of commercial web traffic data, assigns Baud Labs a global rank score of 684,951 and in the U.S. my blog currently ranks at 286,508. Alexa Traffic Rank is a rough estimate of this site’s popularity. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to this site and page views on this site over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and page views is ranked #1.
I think the last time I blogged about visitor stats was back in August of 2013. Back then this blog had about 100 uniques (unique visits) per day. These days traffic is about ten times that. Hard to believe that this is only a year since. As I promised before to always give away the secret recipe for the sauce, I will make public some of the latest trends and visitor stats.
The StatCounter bar chart above depicts last year’s month by month page views, unique and returning visits. A more clear picture is provided by an area graph below depicting the same values.
As mentioned previously in my post “How to get better Google ranking and improve SEO by configuring WordPress permalink settings“, back in May of 2013 is when I made changes my blog’s permalink structure, which then prompted Google to re-index the site. Visitor traffic has grown exponentially since then. This year’s numbers show more organic growth.
Just to clarify — that is not a drop off in visitor count in December. It’s only the beginning of the month and the December 2014 numbers are not in yet. I will try to publish these next year.
As you can see from the map above, Baud Labs currently enjoys a worldwide audience, but the majority of visitors are still from the United States. Also, there are no surprises that Google is winning the Search Engine Wars. Here is a sample of some random hourly traffic.
It is a very good idea to develop and test websites that will work well for all screen resolutions. But of course there is always that perfect resolution where your website will always look its best and you could consider optimizing to suit the majority of your visitors. Screen resolution stats can help with that decision. Below are stats from recent visitors.
You can get a ‘good feel’ for the technical and organization background of your users based on the versions and types of operating systems they are using. Below are stats from recent visitors.