Where We Come From, How We Arrive

Jason Priestas's picture
March 22, 2012 at 5:30p

February was a great month for Eleven Warriors. We recorded an all-time high of 2,369,510 pageviews for the month, which is the best single month in our history and good enough for an 714% increase over our February 2011 total of 291,075 pageviews1.

Recruiting -- and Alex taking our recruiting coverage to a new level -- is a big part of this and is highlighted by the nearly 200,000 pageviews we logged on National Signing Day (2/1).

In short, we're growing and having a lot of fun on the ride.

Since we're asking you to help us grow, I think it's important that we share growth updates with you guys2, so I put together a couple of charts breaking down various dimensions of our February traffic.

First up, the top 10 states that visit the site:

It's no surprise seeing Ohio at the top of the list. The Buckeye state sent us 48.35% of our traffic last month. Michigan at the #2 spot makes sense as well and I'd imagine Ohio would rank highly on MGoBlog. Keeping tabs on the enemy and all.

Next up, the top 10 cities in Ohio:

You might figure to see Columbus so well represented, but the fact that we get 26% of our pageviews from the epicenter of Buckeyeland always surprises me. Cincinnati, for all of the heat it takes for not being a Buckeye town actually checks in second with 3.16% of traffic, while Toledo (2.91%) edges Cleveland (2.60%) for third on the list.

Ashley (population 1,216!!) and Tallmadge (population 17,537), we see you. People of New Albany, yes, you can buy a membership to our board of directors.

Moving on, we have the browser breakdown:

IE, not dead yet. Which owes to the large number of you that visit the site from workplaces that don't give you the option to change your default browser.

Our Safari numbers are a little higher than what you'd see in global browser stats, but only because Google Analyitics groups Safari across all platforms (Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, etc.).

Which brings us to mobile device usage:

Apple's iOS, thanks to 26.12% of our mobile visitors accessing the site via an iPad does really well here. When you filter down to just phones, it's about 36.27% iPhone to 33.71% Android-based phones.


Hopefully some of you enjoyed this look into our numbers. I'll try to remember to do these every now and then going forward.

  • 1 To be fair, we had one extra day of business in February 2012.
  • 2 Our historical numbers are up on Quantcast for you to check out whenever curiosity strikes.

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BucksfanXC's picture

Sweet. I would like to see MGoBlog's, because I had no idea how much bigger than this site they were until they posted a fundraiser this week. They made $30k in less than a day, granted theirs was a give $15=get a pre-season book we are trying to fundraise for, so it was a bit different, but still.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Jason Priestas's picture

MGoBlog is about 2-3 times bigger than we are from a traffic perspective.

Their fundraising effort was impressive -- I think they hit their goal within 10 hours but as you said, having the lowest tier as a pre-order for a book no doubt helped.

ArTbkward's picture

I think this is really interesting.  I'm not quite sure how the counting works though, I probably open 11W 7-8 times a day (no judging) to check for new comments, articles etc.  Do all of those count as a pageview or does it just count once since it's from one IP address?


We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

Jason Priestas's picture

Those would all be counted as pageviews, which is essentially any time you load a page whether it's on one visit to the site or spread across many visits.

ArTbkward's picture


We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

JasonBuck's picture

This is all very interesting, but my questions is when can we buy stock in 11W??? Hey, had to ask, I'm in the "financial advising" business!

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Haha I was just going to ask when the IPO was going to be. Time to donate instead, I suppose. Awesome breakdown. Appreciate all the work you guys (and gal) do here.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

Tony's picture

Solid number of page views, guys.

What do the unique visits look like? I would think you get a lot of page views from the open threads, as users tend to just spam F5.