Tag Archives: google analytics

Latest site stats – Alexa rank and visitor stats

It’s now over a week since I got a spike in traffic  from the RPi Foundation’s Facebook and Google+ pages.  Google Analytics now shows that Raspberry Web Server has served 33,000 visitors in the last 30 days, and it’s served a total of 65,000 in that time.

The average time on page is 2 minutes, 23 seconds, and the average number of pages per visit is 1.99.  My site’s Alexa rank is still improving.  The global Alexa rank for my site is 241,000.

The amount of traffic that I’m getting from Google search is increasing steadily, so I need to make sure that my server can handle the traffic.   My server still has plenty of spare capacity, so this shouldn’t be a problem.  

I’ve been writing some articles about Linux basics, which you may find useful if you’re new to Linux.  I’ll be adding more articles in this category over the next few days/weeks.

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My site got a spike in traffic from Facebook and Google+

In the week before last I added four more Pi servers to my cluster.  My site had served 45,000 pages in the last 30 days, so I decided to add some more horsepower.   Here’s a picture of my new cluster with new racks:

A Raspberry Pi server cluster with eight nodes

Eight node Raspberry Pi server cluster

You can see some note on how I extended the cluster here: http://raspberrywebserver.com/raspberrypicluster/adding-more-nodes-to-the-cluster.html

Since then the Raspberry Pi Foundation posted a link to my site on their Facebook page and their Google+ page.   This caused a huge spike in traffic.  I got over 1,000 hits in the first hour:

My site served over a 1,000 page views in one hour

Over 1,000 hits in one hour

I got almost 8,000 hits that day:

My site served over almost 8,000 hits on one day

8,000 page views in one day

That was about a week ago, and my cluster has now served over 64,000 page views in the last 30 days.  My site’s Alexa rank has gone down to 241,405.