With another year done and dusted, it’s interesting (well, it is for me at least) to look back on traffic stats on the site for the year. It’s been another amazing year in this respect with a 54% increase in hits recorded compared to 2012 (which itself saw a 97% rise relative to 2011), driving the annual hit count above the one million mark for the first time, as the chart above illustrates.
September, not surprisingly, accounted for the lion’s share of this traffic – just under 218,000 hits or 21% of the annual total were recorded that month. The busiest day was September 23rd, the day after the All-Ireland, where 13,555 hits were recorded over the course that mad, mournful 24-hour period. The quietest day all year was, predictably enough, Christmas Day, when the hit counter topped out at just 499.
In cumulative terms, the total hit count is now – as the graph above shows – closer to three million than two million, with the next significant milestone set to be reached at some point over the coming year. Providing, that is, that you lot keep swinging by this locality in the same kind of numbers.