Thanks for a Successful 2014

Just as I did last year, I would like to thank the readership for another successful year.

We had 202,688 views in 2014, up from 155,432 last year. The daily average has gone from 322 in 2012 and 426 in 2013, to 555 in 2014. I don’t have a readout on this, but that is a daily average of about 220 individual visitors.

There were 208 new posts this year, some of the most viewed were published in previous years.The most viewed posts in 2014 were:

  1. OPV to OPC (2012)
  2. The Navy’s New Patrol Boat (2012)
  3.  What Does It Take to Sink a Ship? (2011)
  4.  Preliminary and Contract Design Contract Winners for OPC Announced (2014)
  5.  Offshore Patrol Cutter Concepts (2013)

I am told we had visitors from 169 countries. Some of these could have been spammers, but 35 Countries had more than 200 views. Top five following the US were the UK, Philippines, Canada, Netherlands, and Australia.

The busiest day of the year was November 4th with 2,037 views. The most popular post that day was Philippine CG to Get an “MEC” and Four “PBs” from France.

Frequently the site will get a bump from a mention on another blog or source. I would like to give a tip of the hat to these. Top sources for referrals were:

  1. http://www.timawa.net/
  2.  http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/
  3. Facebook, which might be from my own page, https://www.facebook.com/chuckhhill, or from either Warships of the World or Historic Ship Geek where I probably spend too much time.
  4. http://cimsec.org/
  5. http://www.eaglespeak.us/

We had over 8,300 comments. Top Commenters (other than myself) were Bill Smith, James WF, x, Bill Wells, and Nicky.

I would also like to thank Lee for his many leads and suggestions. Unfortunately Tim Colton has terminated his blog, his commentary will be missed.

Again, thanks for the interest, contributions, and comments.

4 thoughts on “Thanks for a Successful 2014

  1. Thank you Chuck for everything!

    I look forward to my daily visit to your site to see what new in the maritime world. It’s great to have an informative place on the web where people can have an intelligent discussion of the issues at hand without the usual negative banter that is so commonplace on most sites.

  2. Chuck, Thanks for hat tip, and I promise to send you more in 2015 (it just may be down my New Years resolutions list – LOL)

  3. Pingback: Thanks for a Successful 2015 | Chuck Hill's CG Blog

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