Exactly a year ago today, just before the year 2008 ended, I posted the blog’s traffic stats as a sort of reminder to myself and to set higher goals for 2009. In the same tradition, I’m posting my 2009 traffic stats report hours before the New Year.
This year, all expectations were exceeded as the blog hit over 6 million pageviews (6,298,815 to be exact) from 3.48 million visits (over 2.5 million absolute unique visitors). That’s a a 133% growth in traffic alone. Time spent on site went a few seconds longer at 2:15 with 73% of the visitors discovering YugaTech for the first time.
As for RSS readership, numbers grew from 4,900 subscribers last year to 16,600 this year — a 239% growth in subscriber base.
This year, we also introduced the YugaTech iPhone App and in the last 35 days on the iTunes App Store, it has been actively used in more than 330 iPhone/iPod Touch devices. I’m hoping to bump that number to at least 3,000 by end of next year.
The gadget reviews continue to be the biggest crowd drawer for the blog. Here are the top 10 gadget reviews for 2009:
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: 123,945 pageviews
- Samsung Star S5233: 104,506 pageviews
- LG Cookie KP500: 90,979 pageviews
- HP Mini 2140: 32,092 pageviews
- Acer Aspire One AO751: 24,506 pageviews
- Sony Vaio P: 23,320 pageviews
- Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2: 19,705 pageviews
- LG Arena KM900: 19,230
- HP Mini 1109TU: 17,387 pageviews
- LG KS360: 17,210 pageviews
Top referring sites include TopBlogs.com.ph, Facebook, Twitter, then StumbleUpon. There’s also NetbookMarket.net, TipidPC, Plurk, PhilMug and TopPhilippineWebsites.
I hope that I’d be able to continue this growth in 2010. My personal goal is 1 million pageviews a month. *hehe*