A Statistical Month in Review

Posted on Oct 12, 2005

Today is the one month birthday of eHub. I started blogging here at emilychang.com on September 3. A week later, I made eHub as a resource to keep up with the rapid-fire development of new web apps, services, and social trends that I had already been following with a keen eye. I’ll post thoughts about the social and conceptual implications of this month’s growth, but for the moment, I’d like to share some quantitative data.

I launched eHub with 64 resources listed and in the last month, the number has grown to 241. I’ve received over 250 submissions and am still parsing through the queue and adding each day (in addition to other additions found through search, bookmarking sites, RSS and blogs). For eHub Interviews, which launched on October 5, Max and I received an amazing positive response rate of 75% from creators of Web 2.0 applications, services, and concepts. In the last week, 10 interviews have gone live and more than 40 more will be released in the next several months, and continuing steadily thereafter.

When I started emilychang.com, my Technorati rank was the default 771,696 (0 links from 0 sites). A month later, my site ranks 2,093 (633 links from 355 sites). See below for the actual numbers and dates.

Technorati Rank for emilychang.com:
Sept 6 – 771,696 (0 links from 0 sites)
Sept 11 – 229,177 (12 links from 8 sites)
Sept 13 – 175,258 (28 links from 11 sites)
Sept 14 – 151,172 (30 links from 13 sites)
Sept 15 – 78,642 (44 links from 25 sites)
Sept 17 – 30,782 (82 links from 56 sites)
Sept 18 – 27,656 (92 links from 61 sites)
Sept 23 – 21,638 (112 links from 74 sites)
Oct 2 – 5,276 (356 links from 194 sites)
Oct 3 – 4,277 (409 links from 224 sites)
Oct 5 – 3,028 (511 links from 279 sites)
Oct 8 – 2,436 (589 links from 323 sites)
Oct 11 – 2,093 (633 links from 355 sites)

Technorati Blog Search:
Current rank for emilychang.com as of today at 12:19 AM PST

#2 in blogs > ruby (Sam Ruby is #1!)
#5 in blogs > ajax (Jeffrey Veen is #4)
#8 in blogs > web+2.0 (Stowe Boyd is #6)
#10 in blogs > web
#11 in blogs > san+francisco
#14 in blogs > design
#20 in blogs > internet

eHub RSS feed traffic:
Sept 12 – 22 circulation and 118 hits
Oct 7 – 3147 circulation and 13741

eHub and the social web:
1796 users have bookmarked eHub at del.icio.us (that’s an average of 60 people a day for 30 days or 2.5 people an hour).

568 diggs at digg.com
99 members furled.
41 comments at Metafilter on Sept 30.
36 blinks at BlinkList.

Ranked web:
eHub ranked #5 on Daypop’s Top 40 on October 2.
eHub ranked #95 on PubSub’s Top 100 on October 3-4.

It’s been quite a month, to say the least. A blog’s success or the power of an idea can hardly be measured purely quantitatively, but what these numbers demonstrate is the true power of the viral, social, and networked web from a creator/blogger’s perspective.

3 comments

  1. Wally on October 12, 2005 at 07:44 AM:
    I subscribe to ehub and enjoy what you’ve done.  Good work.
  2. Mike on October 13, 2005 at 05:15 AM:
    Hi Emily,

    Congratulations!  Those are some impressive figures and I am really glad that you published them and shared them with your readers.  It is fascinating to see how rapidly your blog / resource center took off.  That is fantastic and you have done an excellent job and definitely filled a void at the right time.  Keep up the good work!  Mike

  3. Otis Gospodnetic on October 14, 2005 at 11:01 AM:
    Another place to keep track of your numbers, with a graph that shows the rate of popularity change:  eHub at Simpy.com

    I’m sure others have bookmarked your other pages.