Steemit Statistics & Big Data: 🚀 End of July 2019 Update 🚀

Thanks to ALL of you, Steemit is still alive, stabilizing and preparing for the next Bull Run !

We reached 12.2 mn visits in July 2019!

There is an important difference between total visitors to a site and unique ones. In this case the 12.2mn include the multiple times a person visited the website.

Therefore, as a good Steemian you probably connect everyday which will make you count for a total of 30 visits.

Therefore, how many “unique users” does Steemit has?

This is a very important question that I will try to answer later on. According to the Beta Analysis from the website I use to compile these datas, it is around 7mn (vs c.7.39mn in June) !

One quick word about the Methodology

  • Datas can come from multiple sources listed in the end of this post
  • These sources get their raw datas from companies working with them and sharing their datas in order to get access to competitor’s ones, browsers add-ons, in-app softwares which allow the Big Data to have a very large panel of users (north of 20mn) in order to statistically have the number of users/visits…
  • I use these raw datas to make excels tables, graphs…

I] Traffic

Daily Steemit Traffic

In January 2018, we experienced the best daily numbers at 1.5mn+; they decreased a little under 1.5mn in February.
Unfortunately the daily traffic on Steemit slowed down to c.400 000 in December 2018. Let’s hope it is just a little setback


In April 2019, the average daily traffic was closer to 450k per day. In May it increased a little more.

Another, explanation could be that people spend more time on apps (Partiko, Steepshot, Dtube, Steemmonster, eSteem…) which are not accounted in this analysis.

Numbers are still low BUT it is stabilizing would be more accurate since January 2018 !

Steemit website is ranked 5,461 worldwide. In June, it was sitting at 5,316.
Steemit kept on deteriorating its ranking as it ranked 1400+ last year.

Google Trends

Google Trend is an Indice based on 100, which means that 100 represents the week when most people searched for “Steemit” on Google.

Google Trends are still very low but there is hope as Bitcoin Google Trend is increasing slowly again, maybe more crypto users joining decentralized platforms?

Bitcoin Google Trend Graph

Steemit Traffic share by country

In the Top 5, the strongest traffic increase came from United-Kingdom with +5.07% visits!

Mobile Traffic is increasing compared to last month as it represents 50.1% of the total

This is increasing as it was only c.42% in January 2019


This is useful to know how people use the Steem platform. Initiatives like @partiko (mobile app), @esteemapp (mobile app), @busy.org , @appics (Instagram), @actifit , @steemhunt , @utopian-io … will probably help the community to grow on mobile phones.

Be Careful with the Number of Visits

Also, remember that if you connect from a different device (home/work computer, mobile phone, tablet) you will count as a “new visitor” on each of these devices.

So as an example, let’s say you connected at home, at work and in the subway. You would represent 3 visits out of these 1mn+ Daily Visits.

II] Marketing Mix

Organic Search is once again improving and represents 67,3% of the incoming Traffic.

Organic search is when people research on Google. As the number of quality bloggers on Steemit increase, our content has a higher probability of being listed in Google’s Top results.

Different Channels:

Direct: When you type in you Web browser www.steemit.com
Mail: When you connect to steemit.com through an e-mail link
Referrals: When you connect to steemit.com through a link found on another website (github…)
Social: When you connect to Steemit through a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… page or link
Organic Search: When you type a search term like “Crypto” on Google and you click on one of the following steemit link proposed to you

Traffic Share Evolution since inception of this analysis

The Organic Search Strategy which means the Content Strategy is working as people come across Steemit looking for Crypto, Blog, Travel, etc… related articles.

Referring Social Pages

Youtube represented 35% of all the social platform incoming traffic. Reddit is also a strong source of new visits on the Steemit Platform. Last month, Facebook was the first Social Media to bring traffic to Steemit.com with a 32.4% contribution.

5 most searched terms on Google that leads to Steemit.com

To be honest, I don’t really get how some of these requests lead you to Steem but… it does.

What are Steemians main interests?

Gender Demographics

Age Distribution

III] Steemit website metrics

You feel a bit confused about these 3 metrics? Let me explain.

  • Bounce Rate is the % of people that leave the Website after just navigating on a single Webpage. The lower, the Better
  • Daily Pageviews per Visitor is the average number of pages a visitor opens. The Higher, the Better
  • Daily Time on Site is the full time a visitor spend on the website before closing the internet Webpage. The Higher the Better

Metrics improved a lot compared to last month, especially the Bounce rate and pageviews per visitor. I dot not really know how to explain it but it is quite positive. It means we have a sticky Steemian userbase that just WILL not let go ! 😀

My assumptions for July 2019

  • Total visits to Steemit.com: 12,2mn
  • Assumption of Total unique visitors in July: 6.5-7mn
  • Total Daily visitors: 350-370k
  • Assumption of Total Daily Unique visitors: 220-250k

This is a collective achievement and I would like to congratulate all of us! We need to do better and get back to the January 2018’s type of numbers.

This monthly report makes me very optimistic about STEEM’s future !

As you probably all followed, we have a new communication strategy. We have Steemit Inc. delivering on numerous fronts (including HF21). The community is continuing to build. Just look at our dapps ecosystem and the latest @steemmonsters guild release (app coming sooooon :D) or @actifit @steem-engine token !

We have so many projects that have matured, such an amazing Community and with Crypto prices bouncing we might have a chance to attract new users very soon!

Bring your friends, engage with fellow Steemians and make little Tribes !

Next BigData Analysis coming on @steemmonsters @drugwars and other cool projects !

Sources: Alexa, SimilarWeb, Google Trends…

The Time vs. Money Decision

One of the fun decision dilemmas in life….
Time vs. Money
Here’s the thing, we all look at money with a sense of value. X amount of dollars get us X amount of services/goods in return. So when it comes to money, many of us want to save some of it by doing a few extra things ourselves.
This makes complete sense, get less services/goods spend less money.
Or does it?
The Value of Your Time
How come we do not think about how much our time is worth? Some of us do, but the majority of us don’t quantify this. However, that’s exactly what we

ScaredyCatGuide’s Personal Finance Allocation Tip

A personal finance tip for how to allocate income, the buckets I use and the percentages that go toward each.
It’s a video I did some time back, here is what I lay out:
Income Allocation
55% towards living expenses (mortgage, food, utilities, etc.)
20% toward long-term savings/rainy day fund (for emergencies or replacement of large ticket items)
10% for investing/passive income creation (investing in and acquiring income producing assets)
10% for fun time money (pure discretionary income to spend on anything you like!)
5% for learning and getting better (taking a class or a course, i.e, learning something new)

(^ awesome t-shirt, right?)
This is a ratio I

Investing Mantras I Live By

Investing mantras to live by.  These are something I like to share now and again and since it’s been close to a year it’s time to chat about them again.
Investing Mantras I live by:

If something more than doubles in price in one day – SELL HALF
Buy the dips, sell the rips!
Remember, nothing HAS to happen
You cannot be grateful and angry at the same time

Let’s quickly dig into these one by one….
If somethings doubles in price in one day (or even a few) selling half always makes sense.  Yeah, there are instances where something will triple or more, but there are

The value of a piece of paper…

Finally, after many months of study, exam preparation, training at the office, I don’t know how many liters of coffee ingested, failing one exam three months ago and affecting all my private environment and family… today, I have passed the PMP certification exam…

And the results have been surprising for me since I get a result far above the target which is outstanding taking into account that after failing the exam on February, when I thought I was very well prepared, I did not have so much good expectations this time…

Honestly, if I would have failed this time I don’t think I would do it again…it has been a complete “odyssey ” for my already overloaded old brain… and the examination fees are a little bit so high.

The money has not been a problem despite it is not cheap nor the exam fees neither the training documentation…The worst has been the invested time. I have studied every time I could, on the planes and airports, at the hotels, at the waiting rooms or even at the bathrooms…

I had to reject many appointments and activities during the last weeks because I spent the remaining hours after working and almost the whole weekend studying at the Public Library because at home, with two children fighting, was totally impossible to get focussed… Poor kids… also my attention on them has been lowered these days…

Now I am a “Certified Project Manager” which, it does not tell you so much about but it is very appreciated in the field where I work since 20 years ago already, engineering, besides that… Project Management is almost a philosophy of life, an orderly way of planning and doing things which I like…

From today I can resume my daily routine, be more with the family, plan for more social events and increase my Running activities which I have reduced a lot.

Do not forget: Perseverance and Determination are the keys of success.

@toofasteddie

Plagiarism! … or not?

Almost five years ago I participated together with my wife and my daughter on a competition called “The Family Run”. It consisted on a race among families on which, at that time, we finished the 2nds…

The thing is that now, they are organizing another one and they prepared all the advertisements and stuff in order to promote the event… the funny thing is that my wife found in one of the posters of the race someone familiar….

Yes! the guy of the right who is holding the hand of a child is MYSELF! I am famous!!!!

But, wait, this boy is not my daughter… and neither the lady is my wife!!!! WTF!!!

By one side is always good to see yourself in these kind of things… it is not the first time it happened to me, 3 years ago the organizers of Spanish Marathon Championship use my pic (FYI, which is the one of my profile…) in order to put it on the cover of their magazine… Frankly, I did not complaint at all…

But now, it is different, they modified my picture not only adding some effects but also removing my wife and daughter from the original…

I don’t remember if I signed anything regarding images rights there but… I think they should told me before, shouldn’t them?

@toofasteddie

Busy Weekend on my Airbnb Business

We are starting the Easter weekend called “Semana Santa” in Mexico and both of my Airbnb units are full of people. It’s wonderful to meet new people, yes, it can be very stressing and the work accumulates. Only this past week we have hosted seven groups and it can turn very demanding if you host one group after another.

At the moment Gris and I are in charge of the cleaning, my mom also helps if she has time and my dad is in charge of cleaning the pool. We are doing very good and winning extra money definitely is worth the extra effort. In the near future we would like to hire a person that can help us with the cleaning, that would be great we would only be in charge of the administration.

Today we welcomed to groups that will stay until Sunday. Next week we have three groups confirmed and that will make April a wonderful month. We are winning more money that the one we would win if we were renting the house on the traditional way, almost the double.

Let me share some photos of the Bungalow we are renting:


We are enjoying this Airbnb adventure, it’s not something that I would like to do all my life and Steem is my main project but at the moment this activity is paying us more and it’s a great way to save money to invest it on Steem Power.

One of those busy days. //

Been busy all day failing to catch up on my daily Whaleshares, Steemit replies. Didnt write my daily post which im doing right now. (The topic is apparently nothing lol) Need to do the daily Steem Monsters dailies and click things on Drug Wars to take more STEEM from crazy rich guys that threw hundreds if not thousands of STEEM at the game without thinking it through.
Just wanted to tell those folks:

Thank you for giving the rest of us free money.

hahaha. Enough already with the roasts and the told you so. lol
Im sure to piss some whale off eventually. haha

What else… Uhm..

Theres a steemian some of you folks know that might be coming back to Steem soon. Not sure when but i think once the weather gets better it might happen. Those are the immediate news.
Ill be busy the next few days so im not sure if ill be able to catch everything that is happening. Trying to complete a state exam so i can finally open my travel agency. Its actually 4 exams and i had one today already. Should pass it pretty easily..

Thats about it. Not much else to write about. I need to find another cause to support and another villain to yell at..

DAMN YOU CENTRALIZED EXCHANGES!!!

https://media.giphy.com/media/b93MGBJuQKoAo/200.gif

Need another target. Im starting to be repetitive. lol.

Ill see you around. 😉

The Time vs. Money Conundrum

I’ve talked many times before about the value of time vs. money.  Still I find myself at times falling into a trap and thinking, what the heck am I doing right now?
Property Turnover
Anytime I need to turnover a property to either get it rent ready for a new tenant or spruced up enough to list and sell I call my contractor.
He’s pretty decent and is a jack of all trades.  Problem is he is a one man wrecking crew, which means only one thing can be done at a time.
This is where I come in.  I decide to convert myself

RIP: The American Hustle

Has the American hustle died?  That is what made this country great.  Immigrants coming to create a land of better freedoms and opportunities.
However, after being settled as a country for some time now, you know post industrial revolution and now post tech revolution (the first one atleast) it seems we may not be falling into the land of the complacency.
Being on the grind is what made this country great.  No one expected anything, they went out and got it themselves.
Nowadays it seems there is quite a bit of the former.
Like I Owe You Something?
This is just a random example and