• 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.
Nice job sciblings!!
I bother to highlight this for a number of reasons, including bragging on the performance of my fellow bloggers here under the Sb umbrella.
More importantly, however, I return to one of my occasional themes that if you think that science and science-related online activities are useful, you should also be interested in extending this usefulness to your colleagues. Whether it be your professional topic domain, mentoring, grant seeking, a rekindled interest in SuperCharismaticExtinctTetrapods doesn't really matter. If you want to see greater integration with your professional life you have to demonstrate efficacy to a skeptical audience.
Scienceblogs.com has not been in lockdown, precisely, about their traffic numbers but they have considered it privileged and proprietary information. So it has been hard to use this network to show others exactly what potential audiences exist. This is a nice step forward in openness.