In January 2010, we began a tradition of reviewing this site’s traffic statistics.
In December 2009, we had recorded 9,610 unique visitors and 16,874 page views. We stepped up from there in January 2010 and have continued our strong growth trend.
|January 2010||10, 098||17, 195|
|February 2010||13, 141||21, 920|
|March 2010||15, 199||28, 192|
|April 2010||15, 814||28, 359|
|May 2010||15, 158||28, 940|
|June 2010||16, 019||29, 187|
|July 2010||17, 988||33, 552|
|August 2010||19, 502||34, 796|
|September 2010||22, 666||43, 191|
|October 2010||27, 194||52, 200|
|November 2010||31, 652||60, 822|
|December 2010||31, 588||56, 728|
In other words, we essentially trippled the growth of this site between December 2009 and December 2010.
You may see many sites state that they generate so-and-so hits on their site monthly. Hits are not a valid measure of site traffic. For example, every image on a page generates an individual hit. All a site needs to do to generate a huge hit count is put lots of tiny images on each page. Every button, icon and animation is a hit.
As such, a site with low visits and pageviews may score rather large hit counts.
Everyone who knows anything about site traffic knows that hits are not a reliable way to measure website traffic.
That’s why we are not mentioning hits.
We love Alexa. We have a current Alexa ranking of 42, 940. But we must add too that Alexa is not a reliable way to measure website traffic.
You see, Alexa rankings are generated only from web users who have the Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers.
- Most people do not have that toolbar installed
- The toolbar is supported only on Firefox and Internet Explorer, so millions of people using other desktop browsers cannot even install it
- The toolbar is not available for mobile browsers. That means that the millions of people using the mobile web are left out of that ranking too.
It is the reason that we are not so keen on using Alexa as a metric for our site traffic. We have used standard, accepted metrics (unique visitors and pageviews) from well accepted sources – Google Analytics and AddFreeStats.
Our Projections for 2011
2011 will be an exciting year here at MobilityNigeria.com, and we project that we will easilly cross the monthly 150,000 unique visitors and 300,000 pageviews. Actually, we are agreed that these projections are conservative, but then we prefer to overshoot the mark and brag later 😉
Advertisers and Sponsors
We will be delighted to provide copies of our statistics from both Google Analytics and AddFreeStats, as both are easilly verifiable.
We thank those who supported us in the previous year via adverts and review devices. We are getting better and better. Let’s do it again this year!