Traffic review of the year

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It's time for my annual look at website traffic for the year to see how it compares with previous years.

The headlines are:

  • Page views up by 11% to just under 100,000,000
  • Visits up by 17%
  • Visitors up by 9%
  • Alexa rank 10,114, the highest it's ever been
  • Quantcast US rank 8406
  • 25156 new members have joined ths year

You can view figures and graphs after the break.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Page views 94,879,418 85,658,634 78,595,421 58,871,313 49,404,168 40,447,000 25,434,000
Visits 24,309,642 20,761,051 19,810,668 15,656,887 11,408,177 7,926,000 4,556,000
Visitors 7,242,884 6,624,114 6,187,944 4,980,424 3,895,394 2,719,000 1,766,000

The numbers are all heading in the right direction and the graphs show a fairly linear growth of all parameters. By the end of the year we should pass 100 million page views which equates to an average of about 3 page views per second.

Brickset is still the the most visited LEGO-related site on the Internet other than LEGO.com, according to Alexa:

Use of the site on mobile devices continues to increase. Desktop users account for 58%, tablets 17% and phones 25%, compared to 64%, 19% and 17% respectively last year.

Member numbers have increased by some 25%, up from just under 100,000 to over 125,000 now, which I think is incredible growth.

So, thank you all for visiting and making Brickset the success it is. I look forward to serving you in 2016.

27 comments on this article

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By in Indonesia,

Can you guys pls try make a Brickset app on the phone so that we can access the site easier

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By in United States,

Seriously awesome. Keep up the good work, Huw and crew!

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By in United States,

Great job to everyone who contributes to the site. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. I wish you all continued success.

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By in Germany,

An awesome record, congratulations Huw and co-workers for this big success! Happy holidays!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well done, you deserve some sort of award!

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By in United States,

Congratulations!!! Brickset is amazing.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you for all your hard work Huw and the Brickset team, the information provided is second to none and the site is a joy to use.

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By in Canada,

One of the best sites on the Web. Period. Well done.

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By in United States,

@darth2701, I use myBrickset on Android. It's a very complete app, and the developer is always open to hear suggestions on how to improve it.

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By in United States,

@Huw, is there a possibility to see visits by country? :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes if I can figure out how best to export it from Google Analytics.

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By in United Kingdom,

I constantly use my phone for visiting this site. Much easier. The only time I use my computer is for when I write reviews.

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By in United States,

@Huw For all you do, Thank you. This is the best website for LEGO news and insights. With double-digit growth, it still feels like a small community. I appreciate you haven't lost that. It is why I keep coming back day in, day out.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is by far the best Lego Site I visit. Great to see the increase in membership too. Lovely design that is easy to use and a great community too. Great work Huw and long may your success continue. thanks for all the hard work you put in, and thanks to the "backroom staff" too.

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By in United Kingdom,

huge congrats Huw, awesome efforts, amazing results we are so looking forward to working more closely in 2016. Well done Sir.
AL
your friends at Bricks and Bricks Culture

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By in United States,

Pleasure to serve, Huw!

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By in United States,

Ditto what TheBrickPal said. Brickset became my favourite LEGO related site early on and that has never changed.

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By in United States,

You guys keep up the excellent work and we'll keep visiting and recommending your site to our friends and colleagues.

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By in New Zealand,

I think the important feature with Brickset, because of team that manage the site, is that the website continues to evolve.

The recent collaboration with the Bricklink parts database is just one example of why this site is the principle goto LEGO website.

Whenever I have had a query or idea, Huw and the team have always responded promptly and with consideration.

How does the site visits compare with visits to LEGO.com? When will Brickset become the most visited LEGO-related site?

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By in United Kingdom,

LEGO.com is rated 1052 by Alexa and 1981 by Quantcast so we have some way to go yet...

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By in United States,

"Member numbers have increased ... from just under 100,000 to over 125,000"

Amazing, that's quite the change in just under 12 months.

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By in United Kingdom,

Congratulations Huw and the team - and well deserved.
Gary

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By in United States,

Yes let me say thank you also. i love this site and use it every day please keep up the great work.

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By in United States,

Keep up the good work Brickset team!

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By in United States,

Congrats to everyone who works so hard to make Brickset great! We all appreciate your hard work! Here's to an awesome 2016!! :)

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