Tuesday, January 11, 2011

10,000 views

We've hit a milestone here at Wild About Harry. I woke up this morning to find we've crossed 10,000 views since our debut on Nov. 10, 2010 (I know the blog shows posts going back to 2002, but those were imported from my old website). Not bad for only 60 days!


Our all-time most viewed story is The illicit loves of Harry Houdini. Yes, sex sells. That's followed by A Houdini photo you've never seen and my discovery of RKO 589: Hollywood's first Houdini film. Over 50% of our viewers are in the United States, followed by Australia, Canada, UK, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Russia, Chile, and Denmark. Most of our users connect via Windows (78%) followed by Mac (16%), iPhone (1%), iPad (1%), and Other Unix (1%).

Traffic flows primarily from our Facebook page, Google, my old website, the forums at Genii, The Magic Cafe, and Handcuffs.org, and even old mySpace. Curiously, even though we have a presence on Twitter, no traffic comes from there. It doesn't even register on my stats. Does the emperor have no clothes?

Thanks to everyone for the hits. I've now added a Pageview Counter to the bottom of our right side links. Let's hit 20,000 by Harry's birthday!

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! 10,000 views is not too shabby. And I'm sure you'll easily break 20,000 by Houdini's birthday.

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  2. I'm sure it sounds low to some. Comes from watching movies where the person goes live with their site and, boom, 5 million hits! In my experience with several websites, this just isn't reality. It actually takes a lot of work to drive people to your site -- when it doesn't have nudity. ;)

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  3. Blogs don't tend to pull the same kinds of numbers as say videos. And very few videos go viral compared to the number that are put up. 10,000 is a very good number considering the subject matter. IF you can turn up some never before seen VIDEO of Houdini I'll bet you'll see big surges. But you should have no problem breaking 20,000 by end of March.

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  4. I'm also not yet ranking that high on Google. Only in the past few weeks have my stories started getting picked up. And because I'm a blog (with only a single contributor), they will not list my site or stories in their "news" section. But as I experienced with some other sites, sheer volume over time can get you in there.

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  5. Congrats! Let's celebrate getting you that panel you want John!

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  6. Cool! Thanks, Marco. Review should go up later today or first thing tomorrow. :)

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  7. Very impressive - interesting that Facebook has helped a bit too.

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  8. Thanks everyone. On to 20,000 by Harry's bday and how about 100,000 by year's end? Sounds like a goal.

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  9. We've now rocketed over 11,000 in just a few days. :)

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