Autocade reaches 34 million page views

Bisu T5

We crossed the 34 million page view mark at Autocade a few days ago, with the counter currently on 6,444,257. Add that to the 27,647,011 that we netted before the old server was decommissioned, that’s 34,091,268.

The site is sitting on 4,872 models, quite a few of which were uploaded while I put together the Autocade Yearbook. That’s a pretty healthy increase of 64 models since October, so no wonder we’ve had more visitors.

The IKCO Samand has come out of nowhere to get third place now (7,194 views), after the Ford Taunus 80 (which has a story in the Yearbook) and the Toyota Corolla (E210). As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the IKCO Dena and Soren have also rushed up the leaderboard, and I notice the Runna is now in 42nd of all the pages, or the 33rd model, shooting past the Peugeot Roa (or RD1600).

When I look at the leaderboard, I’m also happy to note that SUVs and crossovers don’t figure much. The Daewoo Winstorm may be fourth among the models, but there’s nothing till you get down to the Opel Antara in 22nd, the Mobius 2 in 28th, the Samsung QM5 in 30th, and the Ford Puma (BX726) in 32nd. People just aren’t looking for them as often as more traditional models.

Again, as proof that these milestone posts are not planned, the latest model entered is the Chinese minivan–crossover, the Bisu T5. It wasn’t even that successful in China, so if you haven’t heard of it, don’t be surprised.

Charting our progress:
March 2008: launch
April 2011: 1,000,000 (three years for first million)
March 2012: 2,000,000 (11 months for second million)
May 2013: 3,000,000 (14 months for third million)
January 2014: 4,000,000 (eight months for fourth million)
September 2014: 5,000,000 (eight months for fifth million)
May 2015: 6,000,000 (eight months for sixth million)
October 2015: 7,000,000 (five months for seventh million)
March 2016: 8,000,000 (five months for eighth million)
August 2016: 9,000,000 (five months for ninth million)
February 2017: 10,000,000 (six months for 10th million)
June 2017: 11,000,000 (four months for 11th million)
January 2018: 12,000,000 (seven months for 12th million)
May 2018: 13,000,000 (four months for 13th million)
September 2018: 14,000,000 (four months for 14th million)
February 2019: 15,000,000 (five months for 15th million)
June 2019: 16,000,000 (four months for 16th million)
October 2019: 17,000,000 (four months for 17th million)
December 2019: 18,000,000 (just under three months for 18th million)
April 2020: 19,000,000 (just over three months for 19th million)
July 2020: 20,000,000 (just over three-and-a-half months for 20th million)
October 2020: 21,000,000 (three months for 21st million)
January 2021: 22,000,000 (three months for 22nd million)
April 2021: 23,000,000 (three months for 23rd million)
June 2021: 24,000,000 (two months for 24th million)
August 2021: 25,000,000 (two months for 25th million)
October 2021: 26,000,000 (two months for 26th million)
January 2022: 27,000,000 (three months for 27th million)
April 2022: 28,000,000 (three months for 28th million)
August 2022: 29,000,000 (four months for 29th million)
December 2022: 30,000,000 (three months, 10 days for 30th million)
April 2023: 31,000,000 (four months for 31st million)
August 2023: 32,000,000 (four months for 32nd million)
October 2023: 33,000,000 (two months for 33rd million)
December 2023: 34,000,000 (two months for 34th million)

After a bit of a lull where we didn’t update the site much, we are very much back in action, with traffic to show for our efforts.

And US customers, you have been seen. We know there are a lot of Americans visiting the bookshop, but not everyone is making it past the checkout. (No, we aren’t tracking anyone’s movements: we are drawing this conclusion simply from geographic origin and which pages are getting hit more.) I imagine it’s down to the postage costs from the UK. Never fear, we have been working on a US-printed version and it’s almost ready to go. Wait till after Christmas and we’ll do some promos on it.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it. I might still blog away, but I’ll take a bit of a breather generally over the next few weeks. It’s been a tough year and we’ve earned some down time.

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