2008 Year End Reivew

coderjournal-2008-traffic

As you can see from the graph above everybody has helped make this another very successful year for Coder Journal.  The green line is last years visitors, and the blue line is this years visitors.  This increase accounts for a 473.10% increase over last years visits.  The following is a quick break down for what made this year so successful:

Top 6 posts:

  1. Setting up iTunes on Windows Vista 64-bit (#1 2007)
  2. iTunes 7.7 + Windows Vista x64 == OK
  3. Turn Google App Engine into your own Personal Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  4. 5 Easy Steps To Get iTunes Working On Windows Vista x64 (#2 2007)
  5. ASP.NET MVC CAPTCHA
  6. How To: Change Instance Name Of SQL Server

This year Internet Explorer and Firefox have the same market share and account for over 92% of the users visiting my blog, Chrome, Safari, and Opera tied for second place and accounted for 6% of my traffic this year.   The majority of people find my site via organic search results through Google, the second most influential source of traffic was people directly linking to my blog, which actually fell from 8.38% to 6.99%.  Digg.com last year was on my list, but totally fell off this year, probably because of their focus on becoming more news site and less geeky, however I am happy to report that DotnetKicks.com however rose from 2.37% last year to 4.68% of my traffic this year.

Top 5 Favorite Search Engine Topics:

  1. itunes 64 bit
  2. updater5 (#1 2007)
  3. quicktime vista 64
  4. itunes 64 bit download
  5. quicktime 64 bit vista

Top 5 Referring Sites:

  1. dotnetkicks.com
  2. google.com
  3. books.slashdot.org
  4. dzone.com
  5. start64.com

Top 3 Referring Search Engines:

  1. Google
  2. Yahoo
  3. Microsoft Live

Top 3 Countries:

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada

Top 5 U.S. States

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. New York
  4. Florida
  5. Washington

Well it has been a pretty successful year, and I am hoping for 2009 to be just as good.  I am planning on updating the blogs design and logo, but I will talk about that in the future after I have finalized my plan for what I want to accomplish.

Nick Berardi

Entrepreneur, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, co-founder and CTO of @CaddioApp, Father, and @SeriouslyOpen host