John Chow dot Com Blog Stats for 2010

Everyone loves stats so I figure I would post some stats from my blog. The nice thing about WordPress is it gives you a Right Now box in the the control panel that tells you how many posts, pages, categories, tags and comments your blog has since it started.

Since this blog started on December 1, 2005, I have done 3,738 posts for an average of two blog posts per day for five years. This blog also averaged 101 approved comments per day, which I find pretty amazing. The big number is the spam comments. Akismet has protected my blog from 947,297 spam comments so far. That’s over 500 spam comments per day. However, the actually number is higher than that because I was using another spam filter when the blog started and didn’t switch to Akismet until almost two years later.

For 2011, I expect to break 4,000 blog posts and I look forward to Akismet killing off spam comment number 1 million. That should happen in the next 100 days.

John Chow dot Com Stats

65 thoughts on “John Chow dot Com Blog Stats for 2010”

  1. depromote says:

    Wow… 2 post per day is awesome..

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, it takes me forever to get one post out 😛
      what about traffic stats?

      1. Yeah, I think what John does great is to mix his post length up. Not every article is a 1,000 word bookmark post. Helps to churn them out faster…

        1. Hey John,

          Interesting stats and Akismet is doing a pretty good job.

          I wonder if you bother to retrieve the good comments that Akismet accidentally places in spam folder.

          It does happen perhaps one per cent of the time.

          1. Hey D3so,

            I think that John will reveal only the stats that aren’t hard to deduce anyway.

            He may not want to reveal all the stats.

            I wish to be wrong on this one as I’d like more detailed numbers too.

          2. John Chow says:

            Yes I do recover all the incorrect spam that Akismet captures.

          3. What a pain to have to go through 500 spam comments a day, no?

          4. PPC Ian says:

            I agree! It takes me forever to do 1 post! I’m impressed with that 2 posts/day for 5 years! Awesome stuff! 🙂

          5. d3so says:

            It’s tougher for us because we have jobs. Your posts are also a good length.

          6. d3so says:

            I wonder how long that takes you.
            Sometimes I have a tough time deciding whether a comment is truly spam or not.

          7. Approve it, then see if and what their future comments are. If your comments are set to NoFollow and it contributes to the convo then I say let it stay. Just my two cents.

          8. d3so says:

            Askimet used to label my comments as spam. I’m glad that was resolved.

      2. Kirk Taylor says:

        I’ve really kicked it in and started doing two posts a day as well. You can’t argue with John’s numbers.

        If your passionate about what your writing about, a blog post comes easier, IMHO…..

        Now the question is can I kick it up to three posts a day? I’m totally committed and am doing this full time plus.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          That’s awesome! Looking forward to watching your progress.

        2. Max says:

          3 Posts a day, my wife is an avid Perez Hilton reader, and that guy must be popping out 10 a day. I am not saying anything for his quality though – but he sure gets a lot of readership.

    2. dotCOMreport says:

      John understands the power of consistency and it’s paying off…

      1. Harshad says:

        Absolutely. Keeping the blog fresh with posts is important and John does that very well.

    3. Two articles daily is Average, but it’s hard to maintain the quality of content.

    4. Very awesome. I have trouble posting one post per month!

    5. ikki says:

      right now im doing more than 15 daily posts, but in average im did 10

    6. ibnujusup says:

      wow… u are damn consistent…kudos 🙂

  2. elie palima says:

    awesome stats! O_O thanks for giving us an inside look to your wp-dashboard john!

  3. Jimvesting says:

    Your production is amazing, I honestly can’t believe that you continue to work at such a pace. 100 comments per day is commendable, especially because I have noticed that almost all of yours are of high quality. Keep up the good work!

    1. elie palima says:

      you’re absolutely right! 🙂

  4. You’re stats are amazing! I didn’t know those numbers could get that high. You are truly an inspiration to all of us trying to make it in the blogging world. I have taken on the challenge of 2 blog posts per day as well. Maybe one day someone will know my name.

    1. Kirk Taylor says:

      Keep at it, you’ll get known. You’re already on your way. We know your name…

  5. That is freaking amazing. I can’t believe you have almost 4,000 posts. That’s a lot of love for the google bot.

  6. Andy says:

    262 more blog posts to go! Pretty remarkable stats John! Keep on truckin!

  7. 2 post per day is crazy John!

    I only post once a week on my blog and it is hard 😉


  8. Always nice to see stats thanks John

  9. Thanks for share the numbers :

    I love the part of 2 posts per day, nice !

  10. Hello John, My friend. It has been a while since I posted here, but for the sheer power of averaging 2 posts a day for 5 years, I have to post a big “Well Done!”

    Keep the good stuff coming 🙂

  11. WTF News says:

    Great results John.. looks like Akismet has done a great job too!

  12. ikki says:

    nice stats john, i have 1400 posts

  13. Aaron says:

    That’s awesome but there is no way I could write that much – not with a full time job and a family. I tried once and burned out in a month. I’m in slow and steady mode now.

  14. Sam Patwegar says:

    Amazing Stats John, would be interesting to compare you with other well known bloggers

  15. Killing it man. Great job.

    1. d3so says:

      I think it’s overkill but it’s worth it since this blog generates tons of revenue.

  16. Strong stats John I am at only 700 spots.

  17. Impressive posts number. No wonder the blog is such an authority, with that huge amount of content.

  18. Devon Brown says:

    Very impressive! It’s no wonder though because you give great content!

  19. Dean Saliba says:

    I miss the monthly reports you used to do. Why did you stop doing them?

    1. John Chow says:

      Accountant told me to stop plus advertisers didn’t want me revealing what they were paying me.

  20. Dave says:

    Hi John,

    Have you checked out wp-stats-dashboard for more awesome wp stats:



  21. Harshad says:

    Great stuff John. Expecting same happen till 2020. 😀

  22. Great Stats there, You will surely hit the 4000 posts marks

  23. fas says:

    What about the most important question? Revenue?

  24. Luke says:

    Pretty impressive John! Hitting 4k this year should be easy 🙂

  25. I am also planning to post two articles on the daily basis so that my blog readers have enough to read if they visits daily, and yeah I also on the target of spammers and that’s why installed the Akismet recently.

  26. How on earth do u get 0 spam?! lol

    1. ikki says:

      hahaa, cause john uses akismet

  27. Hmm… so that’s what makes the difference between your blog and mine! 🙂

    Your theme (check the snapshot) shows 0 widgets… how come?

    1. John Chow says:

      My theme is custom coded. No need for widgets.

      1. ikki says:

        nice john, did u develepop this wordpress theme ?

        1. Harshad says:

          It’s done by Unique Blog Designs… see the linka t bottom.

  28. Garen says:

    Wow, that is kind of sad that of all the comments you have gotten nearly half of them are just spam. You can thank all these blog commenting programs for that!

  29. Garen says:

    Also, I forgot to ask you. Do you know of a plugin that you can do an IP ban if someone is always leaving spam on your blog?

  30. Constantine says:

    Two posts per day is a job well done. My goal for 2010 is to write two posts per day. You are my inspiration.

  31. Amazing how many posts you put out. Inspiring. I am going to use your technique for scheduling. Thanks!

  32. dainty says:

    Hi Jhon ,thank you for the ebook.I am so interested to know more about blogging.My friend recomended me this site.I am new and I don’t have much knowledge about word press and many things about blogging.Thank you for the tips.I will try to follow to increase the traffics in my site.

  33. GTA 5 says:

    Your stats for 2010 are awesome!! But I am more impressed about your number of posts since 2005, it’s amazing.. congrats John 😀

  34. Jimmy says:

    wow nice stats best of luck for 4000 posts………owesum blogging………

  35. One of the reasons why John Chow blog is one of the most famous and still well read, is that the consistent posting of good posts. Average of 2 posts per day for 4 years is nothing small. You worked really hard for it.

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