Wow – another year has passed and we have now entered into 2014.
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED – 2014 REACHED
This August will mark the 19th year this website has been around in some form or another. It has grown a lot from that first page full of links centered down the page at GeoCities and I continue to get a great deal of enjoyment in serving up the content to everyone.
In 2013 we exceeded the previous years traffic and visitors which was my goal. I appreciate everyone who stops in to read our content and listen to the Observed Tech PODCAST.
Here is a look back on 2013 for WindowsObserver.com.
Visitor and Bandwidth
- Total Unique Visitors – 430K
- Total Visitors – 1.3 million
- Total Pages – 5.8 million
- Total Hits – 9.9 million
- Total Bandwidth – 2000GB
Top 3 Operating Systems Used by Visitors
- Windows (68.5%)
- Mac (7.3%)
- Linux (2.8%)
Top 3 Web Browsers Used by Visitors
- Internet Explorer (39.3%)
- Google Chrome (13.4%)
- Firefox (11.7%)
Top 3 Referrers (Search Engines)
Top 3 Countries of Visitors
- United States
- Great Britain
Top 3 Posts
- Apple Buys HopStop and Immediately Drops Windows Phone Support (19 July 2013)
- Microsoft Does Not Automatically Call You When Your PC Is Supposedly Having A Problem (02 March 2013)
- Y2K All Over Again as Windows XP Approaches End of Support (09 September 2013)
Top 3 Observed Tech PODCAST Episodes
- Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 86 (11 April 2013)
- In today’s show we discuss XP’s final year of official support and what that means along with firmware updates for Surface, Microsoft Accounts getting two-factor authentication, Windows Store stats on the App Annie Blog, what Microsoft Blue really is about, Microsoft sells off their IPTV Mediaroom and Roku selling over 5 million devices.
- Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 80 (14 February 2013)
- Amongst those stories we mention tips for up and coming app developers, comparing storage space between a 128GB Surface Pro and 128GB MacBook Air and the latest big name app to arrive on Windows Phone – Spotify. There is also word of some significant issues discovered this week with the new iOS 6.12 update that was released to Apple users and a couple of very popular Reddit Ask Me Anything with SpaceX and Bill Gates.
- Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 84 (21 March 2013)
- Google Reader is still shutting down and I will share with you how I have already left it behind to continue putting out tech links to all of you. We wish Twitter a Happy 7th Birthday, talk about the latest airline to announce in-flight WiFi services and share some practical tips for all of you using WordPress as the engine behind your website.
Top 3 Windows Theme Downloads
- Bing Homepage Images for 2013 (Wallpapers) (21 December 2013)
- Bing Homepage Images for 2013 (Windows 8 DeskThemepack) (21 December 2013)
- NatGeo Best Wallpapers of 2012 (Windows 8 DeskThemepack) (02 January 2013)
Top 3 Non-Theme Downloads
- System Power Shortcuts for Windows 8 (12 January 2013)
- Surface Pro Display Four Tile Rows Tweak (10 February 2013)
- Surface Pro Display Five Tile Rows Tweak (10 February 2013)
Once again – thanks for visiting the site and being engaged as part of the community.
Let’s rock 2014!