Since I launched this little exercise in teaching myself HTML, we have had over 4 million hits

Since registering with Site Meter on November 9, 2004, there have been 3,012,843 visitors, and 4,534,149 page views (on top of the 939,781 visitors pre-sitemeter).

As of February, we were averaging over 400,000 page views per month (not too shabby)


gotta remember to grab a better screen shot of that at the end of a month

Category: Weblogs

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

13 Responses to “4,500,000 hits . . .”

  1. can you find a buyer for such sites?

  2. Abobtrader says:

    Congratualtions! The numbers highlight the quality of your site and of your analysis.

    wishing you all the best for the future.

  3. Michael says:

    Very impressive numbers Barry. Congrats. You should pop an ad or two on your pages! :-)

  4. KirkH says:

    I’d avoid ads, every time I read a thoughtful analysis followed by ads for gold I begin to wonder about motives.

    Oh by the way, BusinessWeek had a few comments from your blog in their print version. Blog aggregation on paper, wave of the future.

  5. Tim says:

    Dang, those are big numbers. Congratulations! I hope to reach numbers like that someday. :)

  6. ilian says:

    4.5 million is really big number! you have to make next step (next level) …it’s up to you

  7. Mark says:


    In an effort to provide full disclosure, monetary support for the site is provided through the sale of The Big Picture’s sole licensed product, namely, “The Sweater”. For a full description, including ordering information, please tune in to the Home Shopping Network between 3 and 4am EST on Wednesdays.

    Thank you for your great response to date.

    Mark McCormack, President
    “The Sweater” Marketing Group LLC

  8. Marc Shivers says:

    Impressive! Watching my blog’s sitemeter traffic is almost as addictive as blogging itself. I have to limit myself to checking no more than once a day. Though I have to admit, lagging sitemeter traffic is a great motivator to posting something new.

  9. MLong says:

    Hey Barry, Is there an estimate of how many of those are duplicates? I know I quite frequently pop back & forth, and sometimes even multiple times in a day.

  10. No hard data on that, I have to think some of them are — if nothing else, my own impatience in watiing for something just posted to show up!

  11. touche says:

    I find this site very rewarding and visit at least once a day. Many thanks.

  12. todd says:

    congrats! I can’t put my finger on it, but you’ve created something very special here.

  13. nick says:

    thanks for the great blog, you’ve taught me a lot about macro! much respect.