Thanks to ALL of you, Steemit is still alive, stabilizing and preparing for the next Bull Run !
We reached 13.19 mn visits in May 2019!
There is an important difference between total visitors to a site and unique ones. In this case the 13.19mn 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 7,69mn (vs c.7mn last month) !
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…
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 improving (stabilizing would be more accurate) since January 2018 !
Steemit website is ranked 5,316 worldwide. In April, it was sitting at 5,325.
Steemit kept on deteriorating its ranking as it ranked 1400+ last year.
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 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 Venezuela with +9.75% 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), eSteem (mobile app), Busy.org, SteepShot (Instagram), Zappl (Twitter like), utopian-io…, TIMM 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 65,6% 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.
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 represents 30,7% 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 33.1% 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?
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
My assumptions for May 2019
- Total visits to Steemit.com: 13,19mn
- Assumption of Total unique visitors in January: 6.7-7.2mn
- Total Daily visitors: 380-400k
- Assumption of Total Daily Unique visitors: 240-280k
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 release (app coming sooooon :D)
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 !
What do you think of this Steemit Big Data Update? Please let me know in the comment section
Next BigData Analysis coming on @Steemmonsters @drugwars and other cool projects !
Sources: Alexa, SimilarWeb, Google Trends…