On Monday, November 7, it was the official fourth anniversary for my blog. I am kind of shocked that I buy so much stuff at Costco that I can keep filling up the posts of this blog. And really, it’s impressive that Costco still has so much new stuff year after year that I want to buy too. The move to London has made it a little bit more difficult to keep my love affair with Costco going, but I’m dedicated. So, despite the longer drive to Costco (and driving on the other side of the road, at that) and the much decreased storage space in our flat, I still love going to Costco in the UK and seeing all the different things that they stock.
Of course, my blog wouldn’t be anything but a weird obsession if it weren’t for all of my fabulous readers (that’s you)! Thanks to the contributions from my readers I’ve had some excellent guest posts and lots and lots of fabulous and helpful comments. Not to mention, there have been so many people that have helped me continue to post the Costco Coupon Books. Of course, I’m sure the $25.00 Costco Cash Card bribe has something to do with that too.
So, now a few statistics about my blog:
- I have made 569 posts in the last four years ( I didn’t include the post/repost from earlier this week). That’s an average of 142.25 per year and 2.74 posts on average per week. I try really hard to get 3 posts published per week, but sometimes I’m sick or out of town so I don’t always get that done.
- I have written about and published 29 different Costco Coupon Books in the last year from the US and UK. In the last year I have given out fifteen $25.00 Costco Cash Cards for copies of the Costco US coupon books for a total of $375.00 in gift cards. I have also given out fourteen ‘rewards’ (they don’t sell Costco Cash Cards in the UK) of £25.00 for copies of the Costco UK coupon books for a total of £350.00.
- In the last four years, there have been a total of 6,458 comments by lots of different readers and myself, with 1,783 of those comments in the last year. That’s an average of 11.35 comments per post, which is respectable I think. Of course, I know that isn’t how it works, because there are some posts that generate way more than their fair share of comments, like the Costco Locations page. That page alone has generated 826 comments.
And now for a bit about you, my visitors and fellow Costco fans:
- In the last year I have had 1,109,114 visits which is an increase of 48.87% over the previous year!
- Those visits were made by 864,526 unique visitors in the last year, which is up by 50.17% from the previous year. And, all those different visitors represent 185 different countries or territories.
- And those visitors looked at 1,899,301 pages, up 46.58% from the previous year.
- On average people viewed 1.71 pages per visit, which is actually down ever so slightly by 1.54%.
- The most viewed pages on my blog in the last year were:
- 149,281 visitors came directly to AddictedToCostco.com, the rest came from referral links or searches. The number of direct visits is up by 13.46% in the last year though.
- Searches sent 888,648 total visits from 22 different sources using 391,471 keywords. The most popular search terms that people used to get to my site, included:
- “Addicted To Costco” for 32,162 visits
- “Costco Coupons” for 27,214 visits
- “Costco Coupon Book” for 19,647 visits
- “Costco Coupon” for 8,224 visits
- “Costco Pizza Calories” for 5,455 visits
- Referring sites sent 70,375 visits via 2,706 different sites. The most popular referring sites:
- Google.com for 22,709 visits
- Finance.Yahoo.com for 8,367 visits
- Facebook.com for 2,818 visits
- Forums.Moneysavingexpert.com for 2,373 visits
- CostcoCusisine.Blogspot.com for 2,217 visits
- To date, there are 1,180 users that have subscribed to receive my blog feed.
- Currently, I have 554 people that ‘like’ my AddictedToCostco.com page on Facebook.
As always, I want to say a huge “thank you” to everyone that reads my blog and contributes their thoughts and opinions. I appreciate all of the sharing, weather through comments, guest posts, or sending me copies of the coupon books. And naturally, I feel compelled to say thank you to Costco for stocking so many products that I can keep being impressed with year after year. None of us would love them quite so much if they didn’t have exceptional value with the best customer service and experience ever that we have all grown to appreciate and count on over the years. Thanks, Costco, you rock!