The WordPress.com prepared a 2014 annual report for DNA-eXplained.com. I found the results quite interesting. However, the stats don’t take into account the nearly 5000 subscribers who receive this blog via e-mail, and those who subscribe via RSS feed.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 970,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 42 days for that many people to see it. Thank goodness, no standing in line here!
I also realized that I have published just shy of 450 articles. My goal has been two per week, and given that this blog began mid 2012, so roughly 130 weeks ago, I think I’ve reached my goal, hands down. Thank you one and all!
Attractions in 2014
These are the posts that you liked best, the ones that received the most views in 2014.
- 1 Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA
- 2 Ethnicity Results – True or Not?
- 3 The Warrior Gene
- 4 X Marks the Spot
- 5 4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy
I must admit, some of these were a surprise to me, in particular, the “Warrior Gene” article. However, I’ve known the “Proving Native Ancestry” article has been extremely popular since I wrote it, and the “4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy” is a staple. It’s also interesting that these articles were all written prior to 2014 – so these seems to be ones most useful over time.
It’s also interesting to see where the blog visitors came from – a total of 212 countries. That’s pretty amazing!