Blog Stats – 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Finally, another full year of web traffic! Time sure does go by fast! My goal was to blog more during 2017 than 2016. Below is the breakdown:

Total # of Blogs Posted (2016 vs 2017)

2016: 10

2017: 37

What Happened in 2017

In 2017, I started a new “interview series” blog posts where I ask professionals in the SQL Server community a handful of questions. These professionals are some of the “creme of the crop” when it comes to the SQL Server community. Microsoft Certified Masters, MVPs, and Microsoft employees.

I am extremely happy I started this and thank all those who participated. I definitely learned a lot and made some great new friends!

You can check out the list of people I interviewed here.

Blog Stats

2017 Stats

As you can see, 2017 was a 438% increase in page views compared to 2016.

Global Stats

51% of the page views are from the U.S., 10% from India, 6% from UK, and the rest of the top 10 include Canada, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, Netherlands and South Africa.

On to a great 2018!

Blog Stats – 2016

Finally! A full year of traffic. I aimed to blog at least once every few days but fell short. I plan on blogging a lot more in 2017, especially with the release of SQL Server 2016 and all the cool new features it has.

Visitors Per Month 2016

As you can see, 2016 was a 780% increase of page views compared to 2015.

Visitor Stats for 2016

62% of page views are from the U.S., 7% from India, and the rest of the top 10 include UK, Canada, Brazil, Germany Australia, Netherlands, Singapore and Russia.

On to a great 2017!

Blog Stats – 2015

My first blog was posted in August of 2015. I didn’t think anyone would ever come to my site but that started to change the more I kept making posts.

Why Post Your Blog Stats?

To me, it’s pure motivation. I love numbers, stats, graphs, etc. So why not? I was a little hesitant to publish in the beginning because of how small my numbers were. It’s like the guy who just started going to lift weights at the gym and is embarrassed that he’s barely bench-pressing the bar next to guys benching 45s. Well, where did they start out? :) Everyone starts at the bottom and works their way up.

Below you will find three snapshots with key page view/visitor information.

Blog Stats Visitors 2015

As you can see, the stats are pretty flat until August.

Google Analytics Blog Pageviews 2015

I was, and still am, super excited that people from around the world are coming to my blog. A true motivation!

Blog Stats for 2015

On to a great 2016!