Goodbye 2004

By Deane Barker on December 31, 2004

Well, this will probably be the last entry of 2004. This year we posted 1,530 entries and you posted 2,962 (!) comments. As the comment count should verify, Gadgetopia went buckwild this year.

According to Google Adsense, we push about 100,000 page views a month to the HTML version (and they have to parse JavaScript to register with AdSense, so all of those are likely human visitors), and God only knows how many visits to the RSS feed. Last time I did some informal stats, RSS got 75% of the traffic, so figure 300,000 RSS requests.

Search engine saturation has remained accidentally fantastic. We get visited by the Googlebot something on the order of 300 times every day. Thanks to everyone who has contribued to our PageRank (we bumped from a five to a six sometime this year — how far can seven be?)

At any rate, thanks for a great year. The goal has always been 5,000 posts, and we’re about 70% of the way there, so stay tuned.

My New Years resolution for Gadgetopia? A new design. Jonathan has graciously offered to share his, and I may take him up on it.