Yay! MithunOnThe.Net, a website started by the guy writing this, has crossed a milestone. It took nearly two-and-half years, but my blog has so far received more than 500,000 pageviews! Which means it’s time for “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy”!
First of all, I want to thank everyone who visits my website on a regular basis. To the newbie visitors, hope you like what you see and decide to bookmark it or ‘Like’ it on Facebook. Special thanks to the folks who leave me comments and tell me they love my work. Yes, despite the fact this blog being a pass time, my travelogues are a lot of ‘work’ to put together. But working on them and getting feedback (mostly positive) is what keeps me going!
K-pop has become a big part of my life and it’s bizarre my blog has gotten a lot of love for it. My k-pop posts now receive more traffic than my travel series these days.
As for stats…
Day website went live: 25th December 2009
Pageviews for January 2010: Less than 200
Highest pageviews recorded: March 2012 – 36,474 pageviews
Most popular post: Super Junior – “Mr. Simple” Album Review: Sorry, Sorry Ver. 3.0… and it still works! – 14,639 pageviews (and counting)
Most commented post: Gokarna 2010: Day 3 – Where to stay on Kudle and Om Beach – 69 comments so far
Most shared post: Philippines 2011: Back to Manila, shopping, and my final thoughts about the country – The number of shares on Facebook would have shown 300 had I not made the mistake of editing the URL. Lesson learned.
Most Tweeted post: Jay Park live in Bangkok: First Step in Thailand fan meet (Fancam) – 62 RTs. Thanks Jaywalkerz!
Number of photos uploaded: 9,940. Even I’m startled to know how many photos I’ve worked on for this website.
The day my website crashed: A popular Manila personality named Carlos Celdran tweeted my thoughts on Philippines to his thousands of followers. And this happened a day after renewing with my web host. I was pissed, but later happy when I found out my post had now gone viral!
Most popular countries that drive traffic:
Most popular browsers my readers use: Chrome > Firefox > IE
Most popular traffic sources: 61.7% search traffic, 28.2% referral traffic, 10% direct traffic
Most popular keywords driving traffic: 1. “super junior mr simple” 2. “u-kiss neverland” 3. “miss a touch” (all K-pop)
Most popular social referrers: 1. Reddit.com (45%) 2. Facebook (41%) 3. Twitter (5%)
Amount of money made from Google ads so far: ….
All data compiled from WordPress Stats, Google Analytics and Tynt
If I may say so, I’m proud of myself. Many people talk about starting their own blog, some do, but only a few ever keep at or take it to new heights. My dream was (and still is) that this website would make me enough money to focus on it full time. While that still remains a distant dream, who knows, the rate at which the daily traffic grows, I surely won’t need to wait two-and-half years to achieve the ’1 million pageviews’ milestone.
Until then, keep reading, keep commenting – and keep me going!