Reader numbers hit record high in May

According to the latest Google Analytics report, the number of unique monthly readers on Hypergrid Business passed 19,000 this month.

Readership normally goes up and down a bit every month, depending on the season, breaking stories, and how much time I have to spend on the site, but typically hovers between 12,000 and 15,000 unique visitors a month.

This month, our readership hit a record high 19,587, with 49,333 pageviews.

Monthly visitors to Hypergrid Business. (Chart via Google Analytics.)

Monthly visitors to Hypergrid Business. (Chart via Google Analytics.)


Since we launched five years ago, Hypergrid Business has seen 495,000 visitors visit more than 1.5 million pages.

Oculus-related stories top the charts

The most-visited inside page this month was 7 Tips for Using Oculus Rift at Your Next Trade Show, which knocked the perennial favorite, Where to get content for OpenSim, to second place.

In third place was VR hardware moving along three separate paths,

The Active Grids page was in fourth place, followed by a story from 2011 which still, for some reason, is still being read: 5 reasons not to rush to Unity. And everyone seems motivated to point out that the article is out of date and missing the point about Unity, that’s a platform, not a world. Then why does everyone keep linking it to it? Link instead to the companion article that ran right before it, 5 reasons to rush to Unity 3D — which has almost no comments on it.

Another oldie-but-goodie that made the top ten list this month was 8 signs your business partner is out to get you, which was the eighth most-visited page.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

4 Responses

  1.' Mircea Kitsune says:

    Glad to hear that! This is good news for Opensim and virtual reality in general. I should be one of those readers too from now on, since I have a RSS feed on a widget I check often, which is how I’m sticking around right now.

  2.' Han Held says:

    drama sells; that’s why “if it bleeds, it leads”.

  3. Congratulations Maria, I enjoy looking here every couple of days for new stories and updates – so I visit a few times a week. You hooked us, so now we keep coming back for more.