It's been a great year at The Digital Reader, and website traffic has never been better. Over the last 6 months* this blog was visited 1.4 million times, up from 932 thousand visits over the same period of 2011. I had over a million unique visitors, a significant in crease from the not quite 700 thousand in 2011. Page views were also up 50% over the second half of 2011, with 2.1 million pages having been read in the last 6 months.
I've posted a couple clippings from Google Analytics below, and all in all I'm rather pleased about my gains. It's not quite the doubling of traffic which was my goal this year, but it's still not bad.
On a related note, this blog is 3 years old and has been growing more or less continuously for all that time. The first year saw a meteoric growth, and in the second year traffic peaked at a 40% increase in December.
* In case you're wondering why I didn't compare the entire year: There was a month long period in 2012 when GA wasn't collecting data. I wasn't checking traffic either, so it took me a while to catch the lapse.
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