500,000 Pageviews!

After a long journey of several years, QOT traffic finally managed to cross 500,000 pageviews this month; to make that sound grander, that is half a million pageviews!

500000 pageviews

Here are the sitemeter statistics. Looking back at the site traffic a year back in August 2007, we had 170,000 visitors and 260,000 pageviews. This August 2008, exactly a year later, we got 340,000 visitors and over 520,000 pageviews – that is a 100% growth rate in a year.

Some events that made this difference are the BBC feature, Indian Express feature, rare 9rules branding, the Quickpress wordpress theme launch, our new photoblog, crossing 15000 RSS reader landmark, and switch to full text feeds. We got the honor of featuring in some lists like the Top 25 blogs about blogging and Top 20 Wildly Sticky, Successful and Outstanding Blogs on Blogging, and top Uber blogs.

Considering social media, there is a regular stream of Stumbleupon users visiting the site, well above any other competitor. Google Pagerank has been on a roll, falling from PR6 to PR3, then zooming back to PR6, and falling again to PR5 in the last update, but the traffic kept coming.

Some tools like the powerful All-in-One SEO pack wordpress plugin helped optimize the site for WordPress SEO, Google sitemaps plugin sent search engines indexing deep inside the site, and WP-Super cache keeps the site up as the wonderful Dreamhost hosting keeps the site uptime in all kinds of traffic.

And of course its all thanks to the amazing QOT readers, commentors, guest bloggers, critics and subscribers who keep coming back to find useful content. 500,000 pageviews was a tough milestone to pass, but with all the QOT readers by the side, we were finally able to cross it… Thanks.


  1. Abhijeet Mukherjee says:

    Awesome achievement ! I’m sure it won’t be long before you cross a million page views a month. Well deserved and keep going !

  2. Donncha O Caoimh says:

    Nice stats, congrats! Glad WP Super Cache could play a part in delivering all those pages!

  3. Alex Atti says:

    Congratulations, you definitely deserve it!

  4. Madhur Kapoor says:

    Congrats on this achievement and best of luck for the future

  5. Blogsdna says:

    I am really happy to see india bloggers getting noticed world wide because of blogs like QOT.

    Congratulation for getting 500,000 mark.

    I can sense soon QOT going to hit 800,000 pageviews..

  6. Sumesh says:

    Congratulations, PCHere sir….500k is a big achievement. To many more, as they say.

    PS: There’s a bug in WPSuper Cache that causes SERP trouble. Check Donncha’s blog for the post about it. I’ve turned off Super Cache for the moment too.

  7. Keith Dsouza says:

    Great stats, this should definitely keep growing in future, best of luck and keep writing those great posts.

  8. DjFlush says:

    I was so close hehe. Sizlopedia got 450,000 for August :D

  9. Shankar Ganesh says:

    Quite a milestone.

    Congratulations :-)

  10. Chetan says:

    Great stats there :-)
    Mind sharing what percentage of traffic is sent by search engines?

  11. marhgil says:

    congrats! just a quick question. are you still using the standard Dreamhost shared web hosting plan? or did you upgrade to Dreamhost PS already? I haven’t reached that much visitors yet, and they are already recommending me to upgrade because they say that I’m hitting their memomy limit.

  12. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Thanks a lot for your wishes. I feel great to be part of this warm community.

    @Sumesh – the WP-Supercache latest version says this “Unfortunately since you installed this plugin a duplicate content bug has been found where URLs not ending in a ‘/’ end serve the same content as those with the ‘/’ and do not redirect to the proper URL. To fix, you must edit your .htaccess file and add these two rule”. I am working on it.

    @Chetan – Google sends in 80% traffic.

    @marghil – Still on Dreamhost shared plan. Shared host do not like spiky traffic since it compromises other sites on the server. Use WP-Supercache and the server load will be much quieter.

  13. Handsome says:

    WOW congratulations

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  15. Daniel Scocco says:

    Way to go PChere. Keep working as usual and you will be in 1 million page views soon enough.

  16. QuickOnlineTips says:

    @Daniel – a million pageviews would be a nice target. Lets hope it comes true one fine day.

  17. Ibrahim Rabbani says:

    Congratulations guys, you deserved it.

  18. Steven Finch says:

    This is a great achievement.. well done

  19. dre says:

    wow congrats! nice tips thanks

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