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How Many Visitors Do You Get On Your Blog? – Poll Results

Posted By Darren Rowse 7th of October 2007 Reader Questions 0 Comments

Last week I asked ProBlogger readers this question:

How Many Unique Visitors Does Your Biggest Blog Get Per Day?

Considering that a previous poll found that over 50% of my readers have been blogging for less than a year the following results don’t surprise me (as it generally takes 2-3 years to build a blog to it’s potential).

2144 readers responded and 35% of respondents get less than 100 visitors a day.


Here’s the percentage breakdown for each category:

0 – 100 – 35%
101 – 250 – 16%
251 – 500 – 12%
501 – 1000 – 10%
1001 – 2500 – 10%
2501 – 5000 – 6%
5001 – 10000 – 3%
10001 – 20000 – 2%
20001+ – 5%

While these statistics may be a little depressing – I think they are very worthwhile knowing for a number of reasons:

1. If you’re a PreBlogger (or a new one) – it’s worth knowing that building a blog with thousands of readers is not something that is as simple as signing up for a free blog tool, writing a few posts and expecting people to show up. Blogging takes work – time on a daily basis and time in terms of months/years of consistent blogging.

2. If you’re a blogger who is feeling discouraged by blogging and having a lack of readership – you’re not alone. Many (if not most) bloggers struggle to grow a blog’s readership.

3. There is hope – 5% of you have blogs with over 20,001 daily visitors. While this is a relatively small group when compared with other categories – it can be done.

One Last Thought

As I look over the above chart it strikes me that together as a community we have an enormous reach. I just quickly calculated an estimate of our combined readership by multiplying the number of recipients voting in each category by the mid point of that category (and by multiplying the 117 form the top category by the minimum value).

Using this calculation we have a combined Daily Visitor reach of 4,846,375. Considering that this blog is read by considerably more than the 2144 people who actually voted in this poll (we have about 15 times that many RSS subscribers) the numbers of who we reach each day is quite staggering.

I’m not sure what to do with that knowledge – but it does make me think that we should be working together more to support and build up one another in our readership. Food for thought.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Well I just bought my own domain and hosting at bluehost. I’ve been blogging for about a year on the free host blogging sites but am finaly deciding to switch over to at least make some revenue and add another degree of proffesionalism to my blog.

    The most uers I had on a good day was just under 100 so even compared to a lot of the newer folks here my numbers suck horribly. Just discovered this blog a few days ago and am hoping I can find those tidbits of information to boost my numbers and revenue.

    For now I’ll be happy knowing at least some people care about what I write even if it is only a few.

  2. Hey I started my blog at the start of this month (Oct 07) and have been blogging pretty frantically. I only get 0-10 people a day though.
    I’m not listed on google yet, how long does it usually take?
    Darren are there any secrets to getting a blog up quickly so it creates readership within the first few weeks?

  3. I don’t know how many visitors i have had. How to I know?

  4. Tina, sign up for Google Analytics (not that this is the only service like this) and then you’ll be able to see how many visitors you get, where they come from (both the countries and in terms of how they found your site), and loads of other cool stuff.

    I’m getting about 20 visitors per day right now after 3 months with my site – and I got almost 50 one day last week…woohoo!

    Good luck to everyone here – I look forward to joining you all for a glass of champagne once our Adwords widgets starts bringing in more than a dollar a month! :-)

  5. I’m getting around 45 a day average with a high of 275 when one of my articles got stumbled upon.

    Indexed in google and all that, however the majority of my blog is through direct traffic even though I haven’t advertised my blog name anywhere.

  6. It seems to me that straight visits counts can be misleading. I want visitors at my site (which is more of a content site) for the long haul. It would be interesting to see a poll of quality of referral sources rather than just raw hits. I would much rather have 1 google referal with a visit time of 2 minutes who will return, than 100 stumbleupon one -time hits with a visit time of .01 seconds.

  7. Well, I started off by capitalizing on one keyword and one service with my blog and like you said, in about 2 years, it has grown to 17,000 visitors a month. Based off of that one word, I’m now diversifying the content, and google automatically gives other articles on my blog more credibility than it otherwise would have.

  8. Well for two months there was nearly nothing on the web site. I think the key is consistency and doing and blogging what you really enjoy. The rest is up to time.

  9. After about a month im up to 25 visits a day. I write and post an article on it once every other day and hope that il start getting a few more hits from the search engines soon. I guess its just quantity of good articles so people will want to come back and read more another time

  10. I write a blog on emergency preparedness and survival, and get over 100 readers a day. My hope is to get people prepared for a disaster, and that message seems to be getting out.

  11. I started my blog less than two months ago and I get about 150 visitors a day right now.

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