On the first Anniversary of the Mad Fermentationist I'd like to thank everyone who has read the Blog, posted comments, and emailed me, and especially to the people who I have met because of the blog.
I thought some of you might be interested in some stats from my first year of Blogging. I didn't start using Google Analytics until the start of March, so these stats are for the last 11 months.
Total Visits: 11,712 (32/day)
Pretty good, for my first year. However, this number has been more rapidly growing, this January I already have more than 2,000 visits.
Page Views: 22,435
Unique Visitors: 6,110
Direct Traffic: 2,908
Search Engines: 3,373
Referring sites: 5,431
Top Reffering Sites:
1st Northern Brewer
2nd Beer Advocate
3rd Basic Brewing Radio
From: 68 Countries
5th New Zealand
Interestingly all are either English speaking, or Scandinavian.
About half of the visitors were from America
2nd DC (A good chunk of those hits are from me)
6th New York
Not surprising that a lot of those states have strong and active craft brewing and homebrewing bases. In case you were wondering I got the fewest hits from Hawaii.
Surprisingly I get more hits from Firefox (49%) than Internet Explorer (40%)
(Even had a few odd iPhone, Wii, and PS3 users stop by)
Things on tap for this year:
Berliner Weiss (In Secondary)
Lambic (Brewed 18 months ago, blending/bottling in August)
Flanders Pale Ale (Brewed 6 months ago, bottling in August)
Plenty of other interesting fermentation experiments.