April 5, 2008
It's been a long time since the last statistics update, and there is some good news to report. Over the past month, Google reports 95,615 visitors to orthodoxwiki.org from 170+ countries with 278,356 pageviews. It looks like we had no visitors from Burma, Greenland, Oman, and a bunch of countries in Africa.
Server-side stats for March (more accurate than Google Analytics) in Unique Visits / Total Visits (a visit is a user session rather than a page or server hit):
- EN (orthodoxwiki.org) - 76327, 126507
- EN (same as above, except accessed directly as en.orthodoxwiki.org) - 1118 / 2140
- RO - 13681 / 20321
- BG - 3022 / 4265
- EL - 2438 / 3184
- AR - 1807 / 2986
- ES - 1133 / 1686
- SR - 577 / 901
- MK - 466 / 799
- RU - 380 / 818
- META - 151 / 310
- COMMONS - 748 / 1506
Total unique visits in March: 101,848
Total visits: 165,333
EN currently has 2,504 "content pages", RO is up to 823. BG has 326, and EL has 239. Altogether, we have 4,939 registered users.
The top five articles on EN for April so far are: Pascha, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Benedict of Nursia, Akathist, and Archangel Gabriel.
The top five articles on RO for April so far are: Pricesne, Postul mare, Săptămâna Patimilor, Colivă, Maica Domnului, and Nectarie din Eghina.
Right now, a Google search for "orthodoxwiki" renders 42,500 hits. We are listed on 484 Wikipedia pages. Our Quantcast rank is up to 50,454 and our Compete rank is 78,419 (these measure U.S. traffic only). Our Alexa rank is currently 157,205. comfortably ahead of both OCA.org (231,648), and even GOARCH (190,663). I believe this makes OrthodoxWiki the #1 Orthodox site on the internet.
We need to qualify this claim in a number of ways, though. It looks like Crestinortodox.ro may have us beat, and perhaps some Coptic sites too. Alexa rankings are a little hard to parse here, since they may have an install base. Also, according to other rankings (which badly "misunderestimate" our traffic), Goarch.org and Oca.org still come out ahead. This kind of ranking is not very reliable -- we'd need access to server stats, or at least something like Google Analytics reports from each site to really make a good comparison.
September 16, 2007
Server-side statistics (the most accurate kind) for the month of August, in unique visitors/unique visits per month:
- OrthodoxWiki.org - 48072 / 77980 (Google Analytics records 60,036 visits in the same time period)
- Average visits per day: 2515.48
- Commons - 382 / 865
- AR - 1234 / 1703
- BG - 1503 / 1923
- EL - 775 / 1034
- ES - 394 / 528
- EN - 618 / 815
- MK - 260 / 348
- RO - 4143 / 6487
- RU - 359 / 513
- SR - 266 / 333
Current Alexa ranking: 242,725 (vs. 318,443 for OCA.org and 178,777 for GOARCH.org)
Top countries for OrthodoxWiki.org in August (in order of traffic): United States, Australia, Canada, Europe (EU), Great Britain, Taiwan, Russian Federation, Greece, China, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Finland, Netherlands, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, France, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Belgium, Poland
Top browsers: IE 70.1%, Firefox 19.2%, Safari 4.1%, Mozilla 3%, Opera 0.9%, Netscape 0.5%
Operating systems: Windows XP 75.1%, Vista 5.5%, Mac OS X 6.5%, Linux 2.3%, Windows 98 1.7%
January 26, 2007
It's been awhile since the last entry for stats here. In the news - we've begun using Google Analytics for stats, which is currently reporting an average of 1,448 unique visits a day (for the English-language site only), about 86% being first time guests. According to Alexa, we've just overtaken OCA.org to be the #2 non-Coptic Orthodox site on the internet (traffic rank 195,693) compared to OCA.org's 199,248 and GOARCH's 135,298. Here's a chart, showing OrthodoxWiki's growth over the past three years, overtaking OCA.org (keep in mind a major limitation of Alexa's ranking system, which is that it only counts visitors who have their toolbar installed, so may not be representative and may be geographically or otherwise biased):
October 18, 2006
I decided to see how OrthodoxWiki ranks in different search engines. Here are my results: Google - #52, Yahoo - #110, Ask Jeeves (Ask.com) - #48, MSN Live - Not in top 500.
October 2, 2006
The September results are now complete, and I'm happy to announce a new record high. Last month, we had 36,159 unique visitors (by IP address) and 58,586 unique visits. Our Alexa number is up to 211,003 (a three-month average - that's up 60,739), although our ranking for this past week is 165,026. Alexa also reports that 177 sites link to us. Interestingly, their numbers seem to indicate that the Buglarian site is outpacing the English site - 58% vs. 42%! This could reflect also the Alexa userbase - Alexa rankings depend on their toolbar user base and don't necessarily reflect entire web usage. URLTrends reports an estimate of 6,904 unique incoming links.
As of this writing, there are 7,893 total pages in the database, of which 1,842 pages that are probably "real" content pages. There have been a total of 3,377,708 page views, and 40,339 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 5.11 average edits per page, and 83.73 views per edit. We have 1,967 registered users.
OrthodoxWiki has surpassed the Church of Greece (Ecclesia.gr), whose Alexa ranking rose slightly to 277,143. As far as I can tell, by these standards, we are the #3 site on the Internet for Orthodox Christianity - behind OCA.org and GOARCH.org. I suspect there are some Russian-language websites which would beat us out, but I'm not sure. Let me know if you think I've missed anything.
- Arbible points out that if Coptic sites are included, we're up against some stiff competition, e.g.: coptichistory.org (58,569), copticpope.org (65,281), zeitun-eg.org (159,949), and tasbeha.org (193,576).
Search keyphrases for September can be found at OrthodoxWiki:Keyphrases/2006-10-02. 77.5% of our search traffic comes from Google, 12.8% from Yahoo, and 5.8% from Google Images.
How much time did vistors spend on OrthodoxWiki? 65% spent less than 30 seconds, 10.7% spend betweeen 30 seconds and 2 minutes, 6.9% spent between 2 and 5 mins, 7.2% spent between 5 and 15 mins, 3.8% spent between 15 mins and half an hour, 3.6% spent up to an hour, and 2.6% spent over an hour on OrthodoxWiki at one sitting (or at least their browsers did).
84.8% were Microsoft users, 7.1% used a Mac, and 8% used Linux or another operating system. 69.8% used Internet Explorer, 17.4% used Firefox, 4.7% used Safari, and 1.1% used Opera.
In order, our visitors came from: United States. Canada, Australia, European Union, Great Britain, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Germany, China, Netherlands, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Egypt, Belgium, France, Yugoslavia, Sweden, Romania, Brazil, Finland, Turkey, Japan, South Africa, Philippines, Austria, New Zealand, Denmark, Czech Republic, Spain, Israel, Ireland, Georgia, Poland, India, Macedonia, South Korea, Estonia, Thailand, Lebanon, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria, Slovak Republic, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Jordan, Slovenia, Croatia, Argentina, Luxembourg, Chile, Latvia, Guatemala, Iceland, Pakistan, Jamaica, Moldova, Colombia, Iran, Bahrain, Syria, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Malaysia, Sudan, Vatican City State, Gibraltar, Guam (USA), Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Peru, Kazakhstan, Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Gabon, Oman, Armenia, Kenya, Nepal, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Bahamas, Fiji, Ghana, Belarus, Papua New Guinea, Cayman Islands, Vietnam, Dominica, Maldives, Honduras, Tunisia, Cambodia, Gambia, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Togo, Mongolia, Ecuador, Vanuatu, Libya, Zimbabwe, New Caledonia (French), and Macau. (Locations refer to internet domains.)
- None of these statistics, except the Alexa rankings, relate to the Bulgarian-language site.
August 3, 2006
In July, we had 26,885 unique visitors, and 44,398 unique visits. This is up from June, when we had 23,816 unique visitors and 40,477 unique visits.
As of today, we have 7,350 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about OrthodoxWiki, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 1,751 pages that probably count as "legitimate content pages." There have been a total of 2,769,578 page views, and 36,459 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 4.96 average edits per page, and 75.96 views per edit. There are currently 1,723 registered users.
Our Alexa number is now 315,069. In comparison, GOArch.org is 86,314, OCA.org is 134,530, and Antiochian.org is 433,136. Ecclesia.gr is 297,602 and Myriobiblos.gr is 338,797, and OrthodoxInfo.com is 597.500.
May 24, 2006
It's been awhile since the last update. In March 2006, we reached a new high of 24,661 unique visitors and 39,337 visits. In April 2006, we surpassed that with 30,192 unique visitors and 47,021 visits. So far in May, we have had 21,023 unique visitors and 32,640 visits.
We have "1,617 "legitimate content pages." We've had a total of 2,017,961 page views, and 31,679 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 4.74 average edits per page, and 63.70 views per edit. Our Alexa ranking is now 310,415. We now have 1,441 registered users. There is no doubt that OrthodoxWiki's popularity continues to grow and grow.
February 3, 2006
During the month of January, we had 21,171 unique visitors and 35,239 total visits. This is a new record for OrthodoxWiki. Keep up the good work everyone! As of today, we have about 1,400 "legitimate content pages." We've had a total of 1,087,564 page views, and 26,020 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 4.45 average edits per page, and 41.80 views per edit. Our Alexa ranking is now 359,870 and continues to ascend rapidly. We now have 910 registered users.
January 1, 2006
We are beginning the new year off with approximately 1,345 content pages and 756 registered users. We've had 860,392 page views, and 24,162 page edits since the wiki was setup. In December, 2005, we had 17990 unique vistors, down slightly from last month.
Our Alexa ranking is now 422,224, which is up 40,337 from the last update.
Mysteriously, we are showing over 5500 page loads from the FAA. Does one of our active members work there?
Top keywords (with over twenty search engine referrals) for December are: philokalia (120), nativity icon (94), david bentley hart (63), filioque (44), protoevangelion (39), icon corners (37), theotokos (36), protoevangelion of james (36), sarum rite (35), kontakion (34), orthros (32), byzantine chant (29), icon corner (28), st. basil s cathedral (25), and french saints (22).
December 3, 2005 Update
For the month of November, we had 18985 unique visitors. That's up a little from last month. We're up to 1275 articles and 641 registered users.
October 27, 2005 Update
OrthodoxWiki is almost a year old!
It's been awhile since we've had an update on OrthodoxWiki's web stats. I was happily suprised to find an exponential increase in traffic.
Through the month of October, we've been averaging about 1200 unique visits a day -- that's how many we used to get in a whole month.
As of today, we've had 12975 unique visitors, averaging 2.23 visits each, and 11.53 pages. About 70% stayed less than two minutes, but more than 10% stuck for more than an hour.
The top 25 countries represented (according to internet reckoning) are (in order): United States, Great Britain, Australia, Unknown, European Union, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Romania, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Egypt, France, Singapore, Yugoslavia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Russian Federation, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
More of our referral traffic (excluding search engine traffic) is still coming from blog sites, with various Orthodox link directories making a nice showing.
Other facts you might find interesting:
- 90% of folks accessing OrthodoxWiki are using some kind of Windows system, with 244 hits coming from "Windows Codename Longhorn." 6.3% are from Mac users, and 3.4% for all others, including 0.8% for Linux.
- 73.1% of people are using some variation of Internet Explorer, 13.1% Firefox, 1.6% Netscape, 4.9% Mozilla, 4.2% Safari, and 0.7% Opera.
- Though still a very small number, more hits are beginning to show up from cell phones and PDA's.
- Monday and Tuesday beat out Saturday and Sunday as the most trafficked days.
- The Main Page is most frequently landed on, and the List of American monasteries is number two, but Harold of England beats out John Chrysostom for third place.
As of this moment, there are 4,631 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about OrthodoxWiki, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 1,164 pages that are probably legitimate content pages.
There have been a total of 505,495 page views, and 17,464 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 3.77 average edits per page, and 28.94 views per edit.
There are 475 registered users, of which 11 (2.32%) are administrators.
Feb-April 2005 Updates
With the spike in content over the past month, OrthodoxWiki has experienced a marked rise in visitors from various search engines, especially Google. Some of the more interesting search queries can be found at OrthodoxWiki:Keyphrases. At this point, we're also averaging well over 1500 unqiue visits a month, from at least 50 countries around the world including every continent except Antarctica. As of early February, the top five countries are: the U.S., Austrailia, the Russian Federation, Greece, and Great Britain. Stats for the wiki itself are available at here.
- As of March 26th, it looks like we are averaging 200 unique visits a day, which is about 6000 a month. That's a great increase! We're up to 455 articles now.
- As of April 23rd, we're averaging about 300 visits a day.