Looking back at 2008 and ahead to 2009
Christmas is nearly upon us and it's traditional at this time of year to reflect on the year just passed, so inspired by this post on brothers-brick I thought I'd share some Brickset statistics.
The site has seen almost exactly a doubling of traffic since 2007. In 2008 there have been 35,173,212 (yes, that's 35 million) page views, 6,258,637 visits and 104,020,606 hits. This compares with 2007's figures of 18,065,605 views, 3,727,744 visits and 52,526,035 hits. (*)
In 2008 Brickset visitors wrote 7397 reviews, compared to 5491 in 2007.
Our top referring sites, excluding search engines which account for 90% of them, are:
I'm rather surprised by the number one site.
2009 is going to be a great year for LEGO and for Brickset. Over the last few months I have rewritten the entire site from scratch and very early in the New Year I will be launching it. I think you'll like it: It's not vastly different from the existing one but I've added loads of cool features, including the oft-requested ability to record how many of each set you own, which I think will be popular. It'll also be a more programatically robust system on which I can continue to build new features so once you see it, if there anything you think I could add, then I'll be happy to consider doing so.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support for Brickset: using its features, writing reviews and comments and last but not least buying your LEGO from LEGOshop.com via our links.
* Hits include images, stylesheets etc. visits are user sessions during which a single visitor will usually view more than one page, and page views are the hits on the actual html pages so are a more meaningful measure.