Duncan Riley> I’ve written in the past about the importance of setting goals, but after just having a flick through my stats I’m going to indulge myself a little bit because my next major goal is finally in site: 1 million page views in a month.
Now before everyone starts saying “what does this actually mean” it does include RSS feeds but doesn’t include spider traffic (if we included spider traffic the figure would be 1.5 million page views). The stats are derived from Awstats.
Stats are a funny thing really, we live and die by them in some ways because traffic counts, but looking back over the last years worth of stats, despite some one off spikes (Hurricane Katrina saw a big spike) the growth has been steady over time. For example in June 2005 I had 34561 unique visitors, 108614 visits and 441296 page views. The months following all trended upwards, with the exception of October which was down due to the various server difficulties I had that month. November reads, to 10 November at 10:15am, (including stats from my old server and new server) 21,513 uniques, 59046 visits and 347701 page views… times that by 3 and we get to 1 million page views in a month.
So there’s my little bit of self-indulgent happiness, that all things being equal I’ve hit another milestone. Next target will be 1 million visitors in a month.
What’s your blog-traffic target? Share and if you haven’t got one, its time to give it a thought, because if you don’t know where you want to go you may never get there.