Three Million Served

Outside the Beltway went past the 3,000,000 unique visit mark as calculated by Site Meter earlier this evening. It’s taken slightly over two years to pass this milestone, with the counter being installed February 4, 2003.

Thanks to all those who’ve visited the site.

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.


  1. Tom Royce says:

    Congratulations James. You have done an excellent job!

  2. Congrats. Great work. You provide a wonderful service to the blogosphere.

  3. Great job, James and the gang! At my current rate, I’ll hit 3 million visitors somewhere around the heat death of the universe…

  4. bryan says:

    I’m right behind you, Chris.

    Congrats, as well, James.

  5. Jon Henke says:

    More importantly, thanks to all who have produced the site.

  6. McGehee says:

    I’ll second Jon. Three million uniques doesn’t just happen. Excellent work, James and company.

  7. Err… Congratulations on the three million hits, but you might want to check your math. February 2002 to the present is three years.

    Math errors aside, it’s a great blog and you deserve the hits. 😉

  8. James Joyner says:

    Thanks, all.

    Russell–Thanks for the head’s up. The math was right, just my recollection of the year was faulty. The site started in 2003.

  9. Huzzah and kudos: James edition
    Congrats to James of The Dead Parrot Society for getting tenure and to James of Outside the Beltway for getting their 3 millionth hit.

  10. Congrats to OTB
    Congrats tyo James Joyner and the gang over at Outside The Beltway for hitting the three million mark on the sitemeter in just over two years of existence.

    Literally from 0 to 3,000,000 in less than 25 months!

  11. Rodney Dill says:

    Congrats, I was watching it get closer then forgot to check back to see when is would roll over.

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