Sunday, January 06, 2013


2012 Statistics for BENBEST.COM

I am becoming pretty demoralized as well as disinterested in my website statistics. GOOGLE ANALYTICS reported that my website got about 800,000 unique visitors in both 2010 and 2011, but in 2012 that number  dropped to just over 400,000. My 2012 world ranking on ALEXA.COM has dropped to below the one million mark -- half the ranking I had in 2011 (which was about 500,000). My USA ranking with ALEXA was about 260,000 in 2012.

In 2012 I have not spent as much time working on my website as I had previously, and I expect to be spending even less time working on my website in 2013. Some of the scientific material is embarrassingly dated. I expect most web-browsers have found websites from which to get such information that provides more assurance of being authoritative than a person webpage. As I have mentioned before, I believe I have lost a lot of readers to Wikipedia. My pages show up much less these days on Google searches and searches by other search engines.

I will continue to write on my website as a means of self-expression, and I hope other people can benefit from what I write. Frankly, much of my writing has been for my own benefit, anyway. I cannot remember everything I have learned and put on my website, so looking at my website is a good way to refresh my memory. If I have gone into a subject in depth and written about it, it is very helpful for me to return to my webpage on the subject years later. 

I just came from your website, I enjoy reading from it from time to time.

There is something about personal web pages that I prefer, perhaps it is just nostalgia. Regardless, I was happy to see you still have it up.
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