Half A Million Visits

Yesterday, this weblog had its 500,000th visitor. This has happened in about 3 years and 2 months of this blog being public. I take stock by talking about the search queries getting people here, where the visitors are coming from, etc.

Yesterday, this weblog had its 500,000th visitor. This has happened in about 3 years and 2 months of this blog being public.

As my blog has become popular and as blogging has become popular in general, spamming has become very common. Spambots try to leave comments and send trackbacks with all kinds of shopping, porn or other links. Last month, there were attempts to post 1,100 spam comments and 5,900 trackbacks. I say attempts because apart from a few (in single digits), none ever appeared on this site. So I guess I can say that I have effective anti-spam measures installed. For now.

Let’s take a look at some of the search results which lead random web visitors to my weblog. Here is how Google describes these search queries:

Top search query clicks are the top queries to Google that directed traffic to your site (based on the number of clicks to your pages in our search results).

And here are top search query clicks from Google to this blog.

  1. arranged marriages
  2. arranged marriage
  3. harun yahya
  4. level 2 ultrasound
  5. arrange marriages
  6. gays sex
  7. procrastination
  8. indian arranged marriages
  9. am i having a boy or girl
  10. urdu typing
  11. am i having a boy or a girl
  12. freedom at midnight
  13. crvo
  14. arrange marriage
  15. boy or girl quiz
  16. deals gap
  17. gender prediction tests
  18. baby gender quiz
  19. pregnancy pics
  20. kashmir pictures

I guess arranged marriage is quite a popular query for my blog. My post on the topic has consistently been one of the most popular here for a while. The posts relating to our pregnancy and Michelle’s birth are also popular topics.

My traffic is actually down nowadays from its peak in the months of April/May 2005. But I am still getting a decent 500 visits per day.

Here is a world map with the countries I have had visitors from shown in red.

Visitor Countries Map

The list of 167 countries follows:

Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension Island, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin islands, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

12 thoughts on “Half A Million Visits”

  1. hmmm..no one likes you in mongolia.anyways 500 visits a day is pretty decent,I think you can safely remove the generous donations part and put in google ads

  2. 1manarmy: Donations stuff removed. Google ads are already there.

    renee: Yeah, Greenland, Mongolia and most of North Africa are the big gaps in my readership.

    razib: Thanks.

    Dad: Thanks.

  3. Do write more. It’s look like people love your style (500,000th Visitor Wow!).

    Zack, who is Conrad Barwa and does he got a blog or website.

  4. Mariam: Thanks.

    Conrad used to comment on my blog (and others) quite some time ago. He hasn’t been seen around here for quite some time which is a pity. I don’t recall him having a blog.

  5. Another 29 in Apr—July 2006 for a total of 199:

    Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Gambia, Grenada, Guam, Haiti, Iraq, Laos, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Monaco, Niger, Palestine, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen.

  6. 7 more in Aug—Sep 2006 for a total of 206: Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Macau, Mali, Northern Mariana Islands, Tajikistan, Vanuatu.

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