Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

ScienceBlogs Kicks Ass

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Yesterday, The Mothership (Scienceblogs.com), released their traffic figures from the launch of the site in January 2006 through the first quarter of 2010. These numbers are quite impressive, regardless of which universe you inhabit [free PDF]:

  • Visits for the quarter ending March 31 grew by 41% year-over-year to approximately 13 million, and page views topped 25 million. Monthly unique visitors grew to 2.4 million worldwide and in the US surpassed 2 million for the first time this March.
  • Total visits for 2009 grew by 55% year-over-year to 45 million and average monthly unique visitors climbed 49% to 1.9 million.
  • ScienceBlogs.com has achieved high double-digit traffic growth (at least 50%) every year since its launch in 2006.
  • My blog is but a “small fish” on ScienceBlogs, but these are my stats as of 620am EST today:

  • 27998 total comments
  • 6711 individual entries
  • 5,123,403 visits
  • 7,410,782 page views
  • 3500 daily average visits
  • 175,000-520,000 total monthly visits (between April 2009-March 2010, according to Sitemeter)
  • For those who are curious, here’s a comparison between ScienceBlogs.com and DiscoverMagazine.com traffic for the previous year:

    So let me ask you; where in the world will you find so many intelligent, science- and technology-friendly people assembled together? Is there a more vibrant and international place on the internet? If you are a company looking for employees, clients, or to advertise your product(s) to a ready-made targeted audience (there’s 130 targeted audiences on Sb!), then look no further: ScienceBlogs is the place to invest your advertising revenue. Better yet, where can you invest your money where you can find so many thoughtful, articulate and publicly visible writers who passionately believe in what they are doing? Look around this site and ask yourself why you would not want to have your company name associated with ScienceBlogs? (and then tell me, because I’d really like to know, too!)