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So this is one million people that were either already permaculture enthusiasts, or through permies they have learned about permaculture for the first time. 

I'm gonna pretend that this is changing the world for the better. 



Congrats on the one million mark.

New Motto.  "Making the world a better place, one Permie at a time."    Gotta love it.
 
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february:  178,883 visits, 1,241,052 pageviews
march:  194,539 visits, 1,502,260 pageviews

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Hey Paul,

I've heard you on your podcast a couple times say to put links on their Facebook walls.  I'm pretty sure that because Facebook has a login wall, the Google bots that mine sites for links can't data mine inside Facebook. So putting a link on a wall may drive specific traffic to you that actually see the link, but I don't think it will do a darn thing to improve your SEO.  I hope this helps.
 
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Google has confessed that they do use that info some. 

It's better than nothing!  And the direct traffic is a help.

 
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Massive growth in traffic over the last year and a half.
Global Rank: 56,352
US Rank: 12,208
 
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april: 203,078 visits 1,652,354 pageviews
may: 210,305 visits 1,596,490 pageviews

So far for june we are seeing an average of 7,475 visits per day and 46,653 pageviews per day.

 
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june: 230,524 visits 1,560,279 pageviews
july: 257,441 visits 2,126,762 pageviews


Total for the first half of 2011:  1,199,738 visits 8,626,499 pageviews

Total through july:  1,457,179 visits  10,753,261 pageviews

Kinda hoping to hit 3 million visits for 2011.

 
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someone who is new to Permaculture farming
and has a predominately clay soil

is known as a<<<< new "Clay" er  >>>>

and that is also how you pronounce that radioactive
word that George Bush had marbles in his mouth trying to pronounce.

ALSO:  >>>   AYE, AYE Commander Wheaton

  Steady at the HELM

We Await your Next Command Sir   
 
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sep: 323,003 visits  2,307,357 pageviews

total through september:  2,048,486 visits 15,077,230 pageviews

These are the stats just for permies.com.  this does not include richsoil.com, direct podcast downloads or my videos.

 
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Just checked Alexa, permies.com is ranked
US 11468
global 56774

permaculture.org.au is ranked #110242 in the world
Smoked em!
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:
Just checked Alexa, permies.com is ranked
US 11468
global 56774



So even though the site is much bigger, alexa thinks it is smaller.  interesting.

 
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Alexa measures traffic, not size
 
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I think "size" is traffic. 

If I make 500,000 web pages, but the site gets 10 people per month, that's a small site. 

If I make 1 web page, the site gets a million people per month, that's a big site.

 
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I have no interest in debating. 
Looking at the trend, the number of visitors has doubled in the last 9 months, and page views is off the chart.  At what point does server bandwidth become an issue?
 
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Alexia is a rating site putting websites in order from most visited to least the rating means that worldwide there are about 50k sites that eat up more of peoples free time than permies.com

not bad for a special interest site Paul

more useful metrics on alexia
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/permies.com
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:
I have no interest in debating. 
Looking at the trend, the number of visitors has doubled in the last 9 months, and page views is off the chart.  At what point does server bandwidth become an issue?



It was a big issue a year ago when my crappy host shut permies down for getting too much traffic in one day. 

My current host, evolutionhosting.com is what I've been using for ten years for my freaky big site:  javaranch.com.  JavaRanch gets about 3.6 million visits and 26 million pageviews per month, so evolution can easily handle the load.
 
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Alexia is a rating site putting websites in order from most visited to least the rating means that worldwide there are about 50k sites that eat up more of peoples free time than permies.com

not bad for a special interest site Paul

more useful metrics on alexia
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/permies.com



Oooooo .... shiny ...
 
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thought you might like that Paul
 
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current pace:

permies:  12,000 visits and 110,000 pageviews per day
richsoil: 3,000 visits and 7,000 pageviews per day
youtube: 4,000 visits and 6,000 views per day
podcasts:  crappy metrics.  guessing 800 regulars and 400 noobs per month, so 1200 per month which is about 40 visits per day.

year end stats if we coast:

permies:  3.1 million visits
richsoil: 1.0 million visits
youtube: 1.5 million visits
podcasts:  ~0.02 million visits

total: 5.6 million visits

hard work, lots of new content and some good luck:

permies:  4.0 million visits
richsoil: 1.5 million visits
youtube: 2.0 million visits
podcasts:  0.1 million visits

total: 7.6 million visits



 
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An interesting tid-bit from Alexa:

Average Load Time for Permies.com

Fast (0.82 Seconds), 78% of sites are slower.


 
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John Polk wrote:
An interesting tid-bit from Alexa:



That's cool.  I didn't know that.  Thanks!
 
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Sounds like you have a good server/hosting company.
 
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My previous host for permies shut us down one day for getting too much traffic.  They didn't email me and say "hey, today's traffic is about 9% higher than yesterday and high enough that we think we should charge you more."  Nope.  Just everything shut down.  I had to go through their super slow motion "customer support" which eventually let me in the loop "oh yeah, we turned it off because of too much traffic."  Apparently, the didn't compare my traffic to my previous days - they compared my traffic to other sites and saw a difference.

My current host is the same as my freaky big site (javaranch).  Their response time for anything is usually under a minute.  And when we have had attacks, they were fixing it before we ever noticed.  With the recent attack on permies, they put a block on something that the spammers were using, thus causing a 1% inconvenience rather than bringing the whole site down.  Then when we got something else in place, they removed the block in seconds.

http://www.evolutionhosting.com

These guys are first class.

 
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sep: 323,003 visits  2,307,357 pageviews

total through september:  2,048,486 visits 15,077,230 pageviews

These are the stats just for permies.com.  this does not include richsoil.com, direct podcast downloads or my videos.



oct:  469,366 visits  3,418,732 pageviews

total through october:  2,517,852 visits 18,495,962 pageviews

alexa: 49,708
 
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oct:  469,366 visits  3,418,732 pageviews

total through october:  2,517,852 visits 18,495,962 pageviews

alexa: 49,708


Damn! Now that's an impressive increase.
 
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I think a lot of it is, unfortunately, gonna be all the spammers we've been nailed with recently.  So it is sort of an empty win.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:
I think a lot of it is, unfortunately, gonna be all the spammers we've been nailed with recently.  So it is sort of an empty win.


Yeah, I did hear 6000 a day in the podcast, but now that the numbers of them are being whittled down you should see more accurate results.

I still think the interest and increase in traffic will be on the upside, month to month.
 
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nov: 449,981 visits 4,699,005 pageviews

total through november: 2,967,833 visits 23,194,967 pageviews

alexa: 47,543

it is now december the 5th and permies.com has already passed 3 million for 2011. Richsoil has over a million for 2011. My youtube channel has almost 2 million (1,971,518 ) for 2011. So, right now, my permaculture empire has touched more than 6 million people in 2011. I suppose it is possible to reach 7 million by Dec 31.
 
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I just figured out that for november, my permaculture empire reached 820,000 people. We have a chance of hitting 1 million people for december, bringing the 2011 total to 7 million.
 
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dec: 443,357 visits 5,505,505 pageviews

total for 2011: 3,405,321 visits 28,700,472 pageviews

richsoil for dec: 151,328 visits 356,441 pageviews

richsoil for 2011: 1,223,365 visits 3,011,280 pageviews

youtube for dec: 300,840 views ("unique viewers" appears to be about half that)

youtube for 2011: 2,242,943 views

alexa: 52,952
 
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Total for permaculture empire

dec: 745,105 visits 6,162,786 views

2011: 5,750,157 visits 33,954,695 views

(total traffic for CodeRanch empire: about 40 million visitors in 2011)


 
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january 2012

permies: 507,524 visits, 5,562,338 pageviews
richsoil: 173,180 visits, 558,322 pageviews
youtube: ~240,000 visits, 398,781 views

total: ~920,000 visits, 6,519,441 views


alexa 53,225

 
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february 2012

permies: 484,890 visits, 5,303,320 pageviews
richsoil: 149,008 visits, 439,237 pageviews
youtube: ~200,000 visits, 348,135 views

total: ~840,000 visits, 6,090,692 views

alexa: 50,852

 
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march 2012

permies: 522,987 visits 5,273,731 pageviews
richsoil: 198,388 visits 473,788 pageviews
youtube: ~200,000 visits 319,241 views

total: ~920,000 visits 6,066,760 views

alexa: 43,547
 
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I believe this info tells us where the spam comes from:

permies.com Rank By Country

United States 74.4%
India 6.1%
United Kingdom 4.0%
Canada ` 3.3%
Australia 1.6%
Bulgaria 0.8%

 
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april 2012

permies: 530,434 visits 3,261,302 pageviews
richsoil: 227,256 visits 532,182 pageviews
youtube: ~200,000 visits 289,823 views

total: ~957,690 visits 4,083,307 views

alexa: 41,039

 
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