Sunday, January 26, 2020

Significant Milestone for the Blog

This weekend, BooksInq passed 5,000,000 pageviews. This is a significant milestone for any site, but especially one focused on literary culture. First and foremost, congratulations to Frank Wilson, the blog's founder, manager, and most consistent contributor. This truly does deserve a "tip of the hat."

For those who are interested, I did a bit more digging: over the years, about half of the blog's views have come from the United States (some 2.7M). That's followed by France and Germany, with 570K and 220K respectively. Most unexpected for me: there have been 35K visits from Portugal and 81K from Ukraine. It seems the blog has a following in Kiev. 

More than 70% of people who read and post to the blog are using a Windows device; this compared with only 17% on Apple. Firefox is the most common browser, with 47% of visits processed that way. Finally, Google is the site most commonly used to discover the blog: indeed, there have been almost 10,000 searches for Frank's name alone -- and most of these, since his retirement, have redirected to the site. 

All of this is to say: congratulations to Frank and to all the various contributors over the years. For my part, I've been posting and writing on the blog since 2008, and it's been a great pleasure throughout. 

Here's to the next million views! 


  1. Thank you, Jesse, for your very kind words (and for the research). I would also like to the indefatigable Dave Lull, and Rus Bowden, Virginia Kerr, Tim Davis, and so many others who continue to alert me to things worth posting.

  2. Congratulations, Frank et al ovus! Congratulations, Frank!

  3. Congratulations, Frank – BooksInq is invaluable. Long may it last.

  4. Holey moley. Glad you're all still here doing your thing.

  5. Better later than never. Millions of congratulations are in order as your blog is over million years old in Internet age ... So many started a so few managed to cover literary landscape as you did ... Many many more