In addition to experiencing our most-recent "defining moment
" here on
AboveTopSecret.com, March of 2011 marks the end of two-years of exceptional traffic growth. During that time, our traffic has doubled (or more) by
every metric for which websites are measured. This is just more evidence that the bulk of the content created by our members is increasingly
interesting and highly compelling to the Internet audience looking to fill the gaps of the mainstream media.
Graphs Tell The Tale!
The first is the all-important visitors graph, showing an increase from 2.9 million visits during April of 2009, to 7.4 million visits in March of
And the next shows a similarly incredible rise in pages viewed, from 12.6 million in April of 2009, to 37.5 million in March of 2011.
Most of these visitors found ATS through search, and those numbers have increased dramatically as well. April of 2009 brought 1.6 million visitors
from search, while March of 2011 saw 4.3 million visitors.
But don't get referring sites! These range from other alternative media sites, linking directly to ATS threads, to major media websites referencing
ATS topics. In April of 2009, we saw 395,000 visits from referring links, but that number jumped to 1 million in March of 2011.
And finally, there are those of us who have learned where to go for some of the best analysis and topics on the Internet, for us, we need no links and
search. These are the people who directly visit ATS via a typed URL or bookmark. In April of 2009, we had 940,000 direct users, and in March of 2011,
it's 2.1 million.
And for those freakish few who read the matrix and prefer raw numbers:
Thank You Everyone
Your hard work, contributing to ATS through threads and replies, has created an online resource of increasing value to more and more people. That has
been our (the owner's) intent all along, and it's exciting to see it playing out.
NOTE: Source of this data is Google Analytics.
edit on 4-4-2011 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)