I can’t quite believe the growth in visitors to this site. Since I posted about my visitor count passing the quarter of a million mark on June 1st, I have had another 50,000 visitors taking the total count to well over 300,000! That’s 25,000 visitors a month. For little old me, I find that quite impressive. I’ve also had over half a million page views in that time. The page views counter passed three and a half million a while ago.
I know that being one of the feeds to the WordPress dashboard helps, but the vast majority of my visitors still come from search engines. Eleven of my top fifteen referrers are search engines. Of those, Google accounts for a whopping 76% of search engine hits. In fact, as I write this, the last 15 minutes has seen 15 unique visitors 12 of whom are visiting old pages via search engines.
With all this visitor activity, it certainly seems that my page caching is holding out ok. I still get some weird slow-downs on the server, but I think some of that is down to the statistics package I use, Power Pphlogger is starting to creak at the seams. I doesn’t appear that version 3 is going to appear any time soon, so I’m starting to look elsewhere.