A few weeks ago I posted some numbers regarding the popularity of Perl. Among the numbers I published two graphs. The data collected by Google Analytics on Meta CPAN and on Perl Maven. (It became the most visited Perl-site after search.cpan.org, perl.org, Perlmonks, and Meta CPAN.)
Today I got access to the Google Analytics panel of blogs.perl.org as well.
It seems the Google Analytics code was added on March 1, 2013. So the stats start from there. This is the monthly visitor count:
It does not show the steady growth as the other two sites, instead it has some strange hills. Let's look at it in a more detailed view with weekly numbers:
There you go. These are peaks.
If we look at the daily data for January we can see the specific dates.
Looking at the details of the report it turned out that surge of visits was caused by this post with a large part of the visitors coming from Reddit.
In case you'd like to compare with the other two sites, the blogs.perl.org site had 44,195 visits in December 2013.
Please note: It seems the code to collect visitors count is missing from the front-page. It will be added later today, so we'll have more complete data in a bit.