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  • Number of hits

    Month

    Year

    Number
    of Hits

    January

    1995

    155

    February

    1995

    116

    March

    1995

    1,035

    April

    1995

    2,132

    May

    1995

    2,695

    June

    1995

    2,603

    July

    1995

    2,698

    August

    1995

    2,891

    September

    1995

    4,715

    October

    1995

    7,092

    November

    1995

    15,702

    December

    1995

    18,341

    January

    1996

    17,748

    February

    1996

    33,437

    March

    1996

    23,455

    April

    1996

    22,347

    May

    1996

    22,938

    June

    1996

    27,698

    July

    1996

    35,733

    August

    1996

    44,144

    September

    1996

    50,282

    October

    1996

    66,202

    November

    1996

    84,910

    December

    1996

    92,249

    January

    1997

    101,268

    February

    1997

    93,395

    March

    1997

    108,821

    April

    1997

    125,139

    May

    1997

    159,783

    June

    1997

    150,431

    July

    1997

    158,320

    August

    1997

    155,441

    September

    1997

    147,110

    October

    1997

    153,973

    November

    1997

    134,039

    December

    1997

    176,937

    January

    1998

    215,860

    February

    1998

    209,455

    March

    1998

    215,977

    April

    1998

    206,725

    May

    1998

    237,501

    June

    1998

    199,924

    July

    1998

    230,328

    August

    1998

    237,227

    September

    1998

    248,650

    October1998

    239,133

    November1998

    265,238

    December1998

    300,584

    January1999

    329,179

    February1999

    327,269

    March1999

    3701,63

    April1999

    436,576

    May1999

    422,701

    June1999

    392,297

    July1999

    392,297

    Total number of hits up to June 1999: over 7 million!

    Up to July 1999, the website was stored on the server of the Department of Computer Science, Utrecht University. In August 1999, the files were transferred to our new location at www.chessvariants.com.

    This totals the number of files downloaded: HTML-, GIF-, JPG-, program- and font-files. Actually, the numbers are a little imprecise: they include some (but not all) of the hits to my other WWW pages, e.g., those on origami or on my scientific research, but exclude a few of the hits to the chess variant pages (before September 1998). Overall, the numbers come close to being accurate.

    There are a few notable moments where the number of hits increased, some having a clear explanation: the increase in the fall of 1995 was partly due to a heavier use of graphics, thus the downloading of a text on a variant gave multiple hits instead of one. In February 1996, the page was mentioned on the list of links on the site of the first Kasparov - Deep Blue match: this explains the larger number of hits in that month. In the fall of 1996, the page was mentioned on a number of places, which may explain the increase then. The increase in November 1996 is partly due to my mentioning of the pages on the font and the rules of chess on Yahoo. May 1997 was the time of the second Kasparov - Deep Blue match, and I guess more surfers were out for chess related files than in other months. In June 1997, the hits stabilized at a 5000 per day. November 1997 shows a smaller number of hits due to a server crash. In January 1998, it seems that the hits went up to around 7000 per day, with a further increase in the end of 1998 and beginning of 1999 till about 12000 per day.

    Beginning August 1999, we moved to chessvariants.com.

    Month Year Hits chessvariants.com Hits `old site' Total hits Pageviews chessvariants.com
    August1999

    253,940

    239,480

    493,420

    57,754

    September1999

    295,109

    175,466

    470,575

    68,503

    October1999

    357,187

    165,148

    522,335

    77,239

    November1999

    332,842

    115777

    448,619

    75,088

    December1999

    354,974

    104,018

    448,619

    82,405

    Above, you see the number of hits to the chessvariants.com location, to the old location, the sum of these two numbers, and the number of page-views (amount of webpages that were looked at). The hits to the old site include hits to my other webpages, and pages that were viewed but automatically forwarded the reader to the chessvariants.com website. Starting January 2000, we only count hits to chessvariants.com, as hits to the old site are mainly either hits to different webpages or redirections to the new site now.

    Month Year Hits chessvariants.com Pageviews chessvariants.com
    January2000

    383,868

    91,194

    February2000

    358,238

    81,322

    March2000

    405,542

    90,034

    April2000

    399,141

    98,904

    May2000

    494,938

    111,875

    June2000

    411,964

    80,821

    July2000

    528,460

    109,564

    August2000

    554,058

    110,336

    September2000

    583,144

    116,718

    October2000

    563,565

    146,658

    November2000

    737,425

    176,061

    December2000

    738,295

    144,035

    January2001

    756,423

    145,221

    February2001

    648,853

    140,192

    March2001

    732,021

    141,481

    April2001

    699,322

    145,764

    May2001

    698,744

    143,630

    June2001

    716,227

    147,650

    July2001

    834,053

    187,796

    August2001

    880,076

    210,479

    September2001

    892,962

    180,227

    October2001

    1,171,323

    243,116

    November2001

    1,177,720

    174,893

    December2001

    1,150,829

    177,358

    In October 2000, due to the fact that the site moved to a different server, a day or five are missing from the statistics, so the real numbers for October 2000 are a little higher. Some of the increase in fall 2002 may be due to a more intensive indexing of the website by some search engines.

    Month Year Hits chessvariants.com Pageviews chessvariants.com Visits chessvariants.com
    January2002

    1,677,349

    358,435

    53125

    February2002

    1,411,889

    225,532

    52793

    March2002

    1,790,346

    227,858

    59567

    April2002

    1,748,271

    188,715

    61994

    May2002

    1,936,906

    201,298

    70779

    June2002

    1,292,466

    135,927

    47142

    July2002

    1,603,039

    171,983

    56223

    August2002

    1,425,618

    138,300

    41694

    September2002

    1,953,484

    212,731

    65175

    October2002

    2,021,241

    225,400

    66165

    November2002

    2,116,677

    212,906

    70798

    December2002

    2,460,571

    262,961

    83128

    January2003

    2,643,151

    274,092

    88596

    February2003

    2,823,655

    761,554

    73904

    March2003

    144,146

    34,513

    4218

    April2003

    2,991,522

    827,303

    84357

    May2003

    2,404,395

    230,814

    90691

    June2003

    2,439,990

    233,002

    81458

    July2003

    2,556,436

    225,097

    80848

    August2003

    2,413,806

    211,416

    76667

    September2003

    2,748,229

    229,038

    87856

    October2003

    3,723,409

    255,106

    93751

    November2003

    3,490,815

    266,836

    99916

    December2003

    3,249,238

    266,763

    99546

    January2004

    273,847

    21,079

    9162

    February2004

    3,376,162

    243,760

    90675

    March2004

    3,702,370

    266,135

    99644

    April2004

    3,950,052

    267,988

    96240

    May2004

    3,304,152

    236,876

    89872

    In January 2002, about 300,000 hits were caused by one search engine that downloaded much of the site. June 2002 had fewer hits, which partially is due to server problems, which also appeared July 2002. August 2002 had 8 days of statistics missing; March 2003 29 days, January 2004 28 days. It is not clear what the large numbers in pageviews in February and April 2003 mean: it might be a different way of counting things by the system. Many hits in October 2003 were due to a visit of a search engine.

    The total of all hits up to end May 2004 is over 94 million, the number of visits (counted starting January 2001) up to May 2004 is over 2.5 million, and the number of pageviews up to end of May 2004 is over 11 million.


    Written and maintained by Hans Bodlaender.
    WWW page created: 1996 or 1997.

    For author and/or inventor information on this item see: this item's information page.
    Created on: 1997. Last modified on: June 07, 2004.

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