elephantjournal.com traffic report #4.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 4, 2009
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elephantjournal.com is by far the strongest in Colorado, followed by CA, then NY, then…Texas?

elephantjournal.com traffic report #4.

Whenever I get enough requests for info as to our traffic, I like to take the time to really check it out, compare it with competitors and friends, see how we’re doing. Here’s our basic stats as of yesterday according to Google Analytics, which is conservative and trustworthy (when someone tells you you can get to number one in search engines through a little SEO magic, or that they get 1.5 million hits a month, that’s unfortunately meaningless). Unique Visitors is the main number you want, along with pages visited, loyalty.


The below chart only goes through February, and we’ve been growing on average 20% a month:

traffic report web visitors

Every month I measure ourselves against random competitors/friends in similar demographics, or different demographics who are doing similar things technologically. Here’s us up against Boulder-connected tech gods, web superstars joshspear.com and andrewhyde.net.

As you can see, we didn’t even exist until last summer…and our last print magazine issue didn’t leave shelves until two months’ back. Green is Big Stuff Josh Spear, Blue is Andrew the God of Boulder Tech, and orange is your favorite (we hope) little web site that could:

tech gods web

As previously reported, we’ve just hit 2,000 Twitter Followers. Follow us—it’s actually cool out there in Twitterville, ‘specially if you’re using tweetdeck. While our new Facebook page is at only 700, our old group at 1000, and my personal FB list is at 2400 (if you wanna be friends, please include message so I know who/what you are—I always have 100 folks who I don’t know whiling away on my friends request page).

We’re getting there, for sure…still, you ain’t seen nothing yet. We’re already bigger than Shambhala Sun and Tricycle online. Before the year’s out I’d like to be up with ecorazzi.com, grist.org, and nipping at the heels of Treehugger, which stands above us all. That said, the other sites I admire and read, I got nothing but good wishes toward ’em—we need all the help we can get, all of us, if we’re gonna better this world. Party on—


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “elephantjournal.com traffic report #4.”

  1. sj* says:

    i swear all the texas clicks aren't mine! there are others in tejas who love elie j* promise!

  2. Mariana E. Wirth says:

    Dear elephant people, I live in Argentina. I was at Boulder last may, and I could have the last paper issue of elephant. I love you people since then, and I keep reading the electronic version. It's really good stuff, and I try to think how can I bring and make useful some of your ideas to my city, my country, my society. Keep going, we really enjoy your work!

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