Meta: The State Of Linux Tips #16

This is going to be published on a Sunday, so it’s a fine day to do a simple meta article. It’s an article about the state of Linux tips. Basically, it’s a lazy article for me, where I just share some stats with you.  If you’re interested in that sort of thing, read on…

There will be another meta article coming up, as we’re soon going to cross the two-year mark. So far, so good… We’ve managed to have an article every other day, which is nice. But, we’ll talk about that in a few articles down the road.

This is just a recap of what last month was like, more than anything else. At least that’s how I’ve done the majority of these things, though I never really know what I’ll write in one of these.

Meta Stuff:

So, the CDN I used raised its prices. I now pay double what I used to pay. You can donate to the right. If people do not donate, the site’s going to stay up and running. I’ll do it without your help if I’ve gotta.

This of course coincided with the site getting the most amount of traffic it has ever had. We used a combined 35 GB of traffic – which isn’t much for many larger sites but is pretty insane for this site. We had more traffic in March than we had in February and more traffic in February than we had in January. (There’s a bit of a pattern there.)

Speaking of patterns, this month appears to be getting slightly less traffic than was seen in March. That’s unusual. The site has experienced fairly consistent growth, but this month appears to be ever so slightly less active. I do not know why and, frankly, don’t feel like trying to figure out why. 

There are bound to be some times when we don’t experience growth and the site is still getting a lot of traffic – meaning we’re helping a lot of people. We’re helping thousands and thousands of people every month. That’s a great thing and it far exceeds what I expected when I started this out.

Some Stats:

So, things are a bit different this month. @BrickWizard would appreciate knowing this, I think. These are the most popular pages:

Find Out Which Display-Manager You’re Using
How To: Disable Sleep And Hibernation on Ubuntu Server
How Do I Install Linux (A General Guide)

The most popular browsers:

Chrome 82.5%
Unknown 14.5%
Firefox 2.2%

(Firefox is struggling in the market perhaps?)

The most popular operating systems: 

Linux 94.4%
Windows 3.2%
Macintosh 1.5%

Other Stuff:

More than 13,000 people visited.
They visited about 19,000 times.
They mostly visited on Monday and Wednesday.
They mostly visited from 15:00 to 22:00 GMT.
Most traffic came from Google searches.


So, there you have it, it’s another meta article that lets you know the state of Linux-Tips. I try to remember to do this every month, but I don’t always manage to do so. They’re not very interesting articles from a search engine perspective, but that’s okay. I might as well share the information as they’re generally well-read articles.

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Author: KGIII

Retired mathematician, residing in the mountains of Maine. I may be old and wise, but I am not infallible. Please point out any errors. And, as always, thanks again for reading.

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