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fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Topic Author's Original Post - May 23, 2019 - 01:09pm PT
At its peak, what sort of daily/monthly utilization did you guys see for this forum?



RJ Spurrier

SuperTopo staff member
May 23, 2019 - 01:57pm PT
Traffic peaked in 2015 with 20 million page views and 1.2 million people visiting the site (source: Google Analytics). Traffic has been slowly declining over the last 4 years. In 2018 was 13 million page views from 0.9 million people.

To give you a sense of monthly load, June 2015 was 1.6 million page views.

Key challenges to keep in mind are dealing with spikes in traffic which occur from time to time, such as when Todd Skinner died on Leaning Tower when traffic rose 100x for a sustained period of time. Another challenge to think through is dealing with full-text searches once you get over 1 million posts. Modern web systems provide lots of ways to elegantly handle these challenges, which are really quite modest scale problems in the big picture, but most low-cost web solutions are likely to struggle at even these modest numbers.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
May 23, 2019 - 02:42pm PT
Locker alone accounted for 500k page views/month. Losing him put a dent in traffic.
Bobbleseth

Trad climber
Utah
May 23, 2019 - 02:50pm PT



All that and a bag of chips...

Almost certain that I go down as the major poster of posters...

My numbers were up there...

LOL!!!...

:-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 23, 2019 - 02:52pm PT
Utah? Did Crack Annie follow you or was it vice versa? 😉
Bobbleseth

Trad climber
Utah
May 23, 2019 - 02:55pm PT

You do realize that the photo and location are...(For the record: I took the photo of one of my climbing partners and own the rights to it)

uh...

FAKE???...

LOL!!!...

I'm still out here in...

"the Catbox"...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 23, 2019 - 03:02pm PT
That’s comforting to know. At first I feared you’d gone Momo.
You know what they say:

“Once you go Momo you never go back!”
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 23, 2019 - 05:09pm PT
Interesting stats, RJ .

I would have never guessed it that high. I wonder how clicks are accounted for though. 1000 people x 1000 clicks and you get to 1 million pretty fast. But I guess it would have to be measured from independent ISPs to be valid. That’s a lot of visitors.

Some fun trivia:
I remember RJ telling me, when I asked him to delete all my posts around 2011, that the deletion crashed ST. RJ got much better at it though 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
JLP

Social climber
The internet
May 23, 2019 - 07:04pm PT
That’s post Dawn Wall and as I recall commentary on this site was cited as source in a few international news outlets. #1 search term: “Honnlove”
zBrown

Ice climber
May 23, 2019 - 07:36pm PT
Shoulda asked for a penny per visit, Pennywhistle

Doodah d math

At twenty million 🦋

$200,000



apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 23, 2019 - 07:42pm PT
That's very useful information to anyone who is truly savvy enough to consider creating some kind of alternative to ST. There have been many ad hoc solutions suggested, but I'm dubious of whether the well-intended people who have thrown them out there truly understand the scope of what it means to run a forum like this.
monolith

climber
state of being
May 23, 2019 - 08:37pm PT
Why wasn't member to member e-mail fixed or the 'send email' button removed?
burnin' vernon

climber
May 23, 2019 - 08:53pm PT
Yo RJ:

Traffic peaked in 2015 with 20 million page views and 1.2 million people visiting the site (source: Google Analytics). Traffic has been slowly declining over the last 4 years. In 2018 was 13 million page views from 0.9 million people.

To give you a sense of monthly load, June 2015 was 1.6 million page views.

Seems like you may be have been the geek behind this operation. Traffic hits per hour/day/week are interesting but what I personally would _really_ appreciate is your monthly bandwitdth usage (preferably broken out to just forums, if possible). I have the infra to scale the rest of it no worries but bandwitdth costs..... suck balls! Aye, I long for the olden days when pipes were sold by size alone and not size plus an additional premium for actually _using_ that bandwidth.

TIA-- MPK
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 23, 2019 - 09:23pm PT

RJ, it appears that the figures that you posted above are for the entire ST website as a whole, rather than specifically just the Forum. Is that correct? Of the total number of page views on the site per given month/year, do you have a percentage breakdown of Forum vs. the rest of the site? Just curious.
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