Happy new year everyone!
I was bored today, so I checked out all the hitchwiki statistics and thought I
should let everyone know how awesome hitchwiki is, thanks to all our
In 2012, we had a little more than 630 000 visitors, which is roughly an average
of 1750 per day.
Here is how the number of visitors evolved in the last years:
2009: 211 066
2010: 283 757 (+34%)
2011: 444 401 (+56%)
2012: 630 000 (+41%)
No surprise, the most busy months are July and August every year.
About 3% of our visitors are accessing hitchwiki from their mobile phones.
Where do our visitor come from?
Top 5 countries:
Let's have a look at the content.
At the moment, there are about 5100 articles in total. 2700 of that in English,
1200 in German, 279 in French and 263 in Spanish. Let's see how the (total)
2007: 1000 (+227%)
2008: 1900 (+90%)
2009: 2400 (+26%)
2010: 3000 (+25%)
2011: 4000 (+33%)
2012: 5100 (+28%)
We are most likely the biggest hitchhiking website in the world. A google search
for hitchhiking usually shows hitchwiki somewhere in the top 5 and we have a
pagerank of 5/10, which is very high for a non-commercial site.
Let's assume we'll continue growing at a rate of 25% per year and compare this
to wikitravel, which has around 62000 articles, but only a growth rate of 4.4%
per year. This means, we will probably overtake wikitravel in 2026, when both
of us will have about 120 000 articles.
Of course, I also did the same calculation for wikipedia, which currently has
around 24 000 000, and a growth rate of 16% per year. This means, we will
overtake wikipedia about 100 years later than wikitravel. In 2126, both sites
will have around 569 261 000 000 000 Articles. Yes, that is more than half a
Looks like we are on a good way :)
If you are interested in more statistics:
Statistics about articles and editors and everything can be found here:
Visitor statistics are not public, but I am happy to give the link to anyone who
is interested. Just drop me a line.
Any more numbers you want to see? Email me, and I'll see what I can do.
Hope you enjoyed it,