Ruth, with our friend Andrei at the Orheiul Vechi Historical Complex at Trebujeni, Moldova. Photo taken December 2, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Friday, May 30, 2014

1,000,000 Unique Viewers

Sometime within the next hour, the unique view counter on this blog will cross the 1 million mark!

Even though we've been chronicling our travels since October of 2007, we've only been using this blog platform since June of 2008. So the counters that log our reader statistics only date back to that month.

If you scroll down just a little bit, you can see the counters on the right side of this page. There's one for "Pageviews" and there's one for "Unique viewers".

The pageview one counts every page every viewer looks at. For example, during your current visit here, reading this blog post counts as one pageview. If you then look at something we wrote last week, it counts as another pageview. If you come back this afternoon and read something else, it counts as another. And so on.

But the Unique viewer counter will only log your visit one time per day, even if you read a dozen blog posts and return here three times. It counts each day separately, so the 1 million mark reached today is the cumulative total of unique viewers daily since June of 2008.

Here's what it looked like a few minutes ago.

It took us over four years to reach the 500,000 mark. But only just over two years to reach a million. Our readership has been growing steadily, but especially over the last two years. We currently log between 1,000 and 1,500 unique viewers per day.

Thank you all for following along...I wish we could figure out how to give a prize to the one millionth reader!

Edit: There it is! Let the bells ring out and the banners fly...




24 comments:

  1. Your blog is unique - that's why you have lots of viewers! You take us places where some of us will never get to go - so THANK YOU - we do so appreciate it!!

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    1. Thank you Connie and Barry for being such faithful followers and for tagging along on our many adventures. We hope that we can continue to keep you entertained.

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    1. Didn't take long to get past that!

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  3. Oop. I think we're now way over. Cool. Perfectly understandable. You've been to some "unique" places. Keep on truckin'!

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    1. Thanks Bob, we will keep on as long as we can or until we get tired of it and I don't see that happening any time soon.

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  4. You post consistently, and always provide great info, facts and details. How could you NOT reach this "unique" status?! Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you Dianne for that vote of confidence. We try to let people know how we travel and give as much info as we can so that they can so if they wish to visit a certain place they will know more or less what to expect.

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  5. Soooooooooooooo cool!

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  6. Congratulations, I was 10000202 !

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  7. I remember your old journal, started following that one first. Wow, it's been that long?
    Congrats on the milestone, many more to come for sure.
    Can't wait till your next adventure!!!!.....

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    1. Wow, that seems so long ago now. Thanks for sticking it out with us Karen and for continuing to be a loyal reader. You only have to wait 4 more months and then we will be off to South Korea.

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  8. I took a pic at 999999 if you want it!

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    1. No, it's OK Kent, but thank you for doing that.

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  9. Friday night in PA, USA, at 10:33PM, it is showing 1000722 - that is freaking awesome!!!!!!

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    1. Kevin did say that we consistently get over a 1000 readers a day, I guess this goes to show you that we pretty much do. Thanks again Connie and Barry.

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  10. Congratulations to you both! It's a great life you are living and lots of people are enjoying it with you. Love today's header picture.

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    1. Thank you Sherry and you and Dave are living a great life to doing what you love to do. Glad that you are back on the road and able to explore again.

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  11. We have travelled much of Mexico with you through your wonderful blog. Makes my day!!

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    1. Thank you Barry and Lorrie, so happy that you have been able to travel along with us through our blog.

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