2014 in Review for DNA-eXplained

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.

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!

2014 blog world visitors



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17 thoughts on “2014 in Review for DNA-eXplained

  1. Thanks for your faithfulness in posting these articles. I don’t always have time to read them all, and my old mind does not remember very well, but I figure every little bit of information I can get will help me to understand DNA a bit better.;)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the DNA educational articles that many of us are learning from and the heartwarming family and pet articles as well.

  3. Roberta
    I went back to read these favorite articles. No wonder they are favorites – well written!
    One question : Of course I went back to Gedmatch to do with my sons what you had done with your mother regarding inheritance of native ancestry – using Gedmatch and chromosome painting. Why did you use MDLP and not Eurogenes K15 to generate the paintings?

    • Truthfully, I don’t remember what was available at the time. I believe there were 7 different choices and I actually utilized every one of them in the analysis. There are a lot more choices available today.

  4. Huuummmm! Very interesting, “no readers from Iceland, he thought”. I’ve been hearing a little about how they approach such things up there, sounds like perhaps one too many Vikings, those pesky rascals!!! Send them our way.

  5. Roberta, Thanks for all the knowledge you share, and the directness and clarity of your writing. I can not imagine how fast you type…

  6. Another great year Roberta! I really enjoyed your pictures and commentary about your UK genealogy trip and the articles about your 52 ancestors. For 2015 I wish for you to “live long and prosper”.

  7. Congratulations, Roberta! Amazing … before you know it, you will have as many visitors as the Louvre :-)!

  8. I would actually rather read your blog than go to the Louvre (she says, very quietly, cowering under the table — ssshhhh, I’m in France at the moment and such a statement is tantamount to heresy!)

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