500,000

Some time early in the 8:00 hour*, OTB had its 500,000th unique visit as calculated by Site Meter since I installed the counter on February 4, 2003.

I was on pace to hit that milestone by the end of the month; the recent trafffic surge accelerated it. Indeed, it’s not inconceivable that I’ll hit 600,000 before the day is out.

*SiteMeter crashed and continues to have a several hour lag in reporting. For some reason, the “Total” figure is stuck on 497,050 even though the hourly figures have showed 50,000 plus hits since that point. I hope it’ll clear up. SiteMeter isn’t very accurate but it’s at least handy as a cumulative and comparative baseline.

Previous milestones:

  • 300,00 – February 17, 2004
  • 250,000 – January 17, 2004
  • 200,000 – November 14, 2003
  • 150,000 – October 17, 2003
  • 100,000 – August 14, 2003
  • 50,000 – May 19, 2003
  • 25,000 – March 30, 2003
  • 10,000 – March 22, 2003
  • 5,000 – March 21, 2003
  • 1,000 – March 4, 2003
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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. bryan says:

    Congratulations!

    And to think {sniff} I knew you when..