The readership of Analyst Equity rose by a quarter this year, with the number of unique visitors up from 22,000 in 2006 to 27,500 so far this year.
Growth was especially sharp in the first half of the year, and hit a new high.
What’s interesting is that some of our best-read articles this year have been ‘classics’ from earlier years, such as:
- On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B, from 2005
- Gartner Curries the Magic Quadrant, also from 2005, and one the posts I like the most,
- Vendors name rising analysts, from early 2006
- Ovum: a smart buy that needs careful handling, from late 2006
- Internet underpins analyst influence on mid-market, which generated a lot of discussion,
- and Share of Voice: Useful, Often Vital, which underpins our Analyst Index service.
It’s especially interesting to see what domains visitors to the site come from. The 25 domains from which the most visits come include those associated with leading vendors, analyst houses, and one of our competitors. Near the top of the list, just above Gartner.com, is a domain being used only to investigate IP addresses (if you have a hypothesis about that, do let us know).
Considering the growing number of sources of opinion about analyst relations, the strong growth in our readership is much appreciated. It’s deeply satisfying to know that this blog continues to win the interest of a growing number of new and old readers.