Whip Ass Gaming Statistics

For those of you curious as to how other people are viewing WAG, and the net in general, I've decided to start posting a few of the site's basic statistics here. These statistics are, pretty much,
from the beginning of the site's redesign. Up until then I was using a counter from WebTrends Live, basically just brought the no. of hits over, but had no way of transferring the actual stats...it doesn't really matter though, there were very few hits in the beginning. NOTE: I have set my hit counter to only count *unique* hits to the site.

Last Updated: Sunday, July 9, 2017 3:09 PM (CST)

Monitor Resolution:
Whip Ass Gaming across the resolutions...
     

240-480px - 17.6%
640-768px - 5.9%
911-911px - 0.4%
1024-1152px - 3.6%
1280-1366px - 55.7%
1440-1440px - 2%
1600-1680px - 4.9%
1821-1821px - 0.2%
1920-5760px - 9.7%

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows
Linux
Mac OS
Unix
MSN TV(Web TV)
Amiga OS

Win10 - 36.4%
Win8.1 - 23.6%
Mobile - 18.2%
Win7 - 10.6%
iOS (iPad) - 5.6%
Unknown - 2.8%
OS X - 0.8%
Win8 - 0.6%
Android (tablet) - 0.6%
Chrome OS - 0.2%
Nintendo - 0.2%
WinXP - 0.2%
WinVista - 0.2%

Browser:
Internet Explorer
Firefox
Safari
Opera
Netscape
Konqueror

Chrome - 38.4%
Internet Explorer - 22.8%
Mobile Browsers - 18.4%
Firefox - 9%
Tablets iPad - 6.2%
Web Crawlers - 1.6%
Edge - 1%
Safari - 0.6%
Opera - 0.6%
Yandex Browser - 0.4%
Other - 1%


Whip Ass Gaming Yearly Stats:

2002 - 2,316 Total Visitors:
WAG's initial year of publication. Officially launched April 7th, the site was a sad, sad display of jumbled ideas that were poorly implemented. The Old School Sega Section was nothing but a gallery for my crappy box scans, PowerSlave was just getting started and (attempting)Mac Classic Gaming was still in progress. The House of Renders was just starting out and had, maybe, 2 or 3 pages done. It was a sad beginning, and got the amount of attention it deserved.

2003 - 84,544 Total Visitors:
Things do change though, don't they? Late in 2002 WAG got a complete overhaul, graphically and design-wise. Almost every section saw a huge amount of new content: The Old School Sega Section had turned from a gallery of scans to an actual decent amount of reviews, the House of Renders jumped from 3 pages to a whopping 10 and we saw the addition of the Big, Heavy-ass Xbox section. My Tribute to the Women of VideoGaming was finished and posted to high praise, which was much appreciated. Unfortunately, we also saw the retirement of three sections of the site(DVD Reviews, A Day in the Life... and Commercial Hate); these can still be visited via the "Old Dead Sections" link on every page. Though it's not done, the new Neo Geo: Hardcore section was started in late 2003, and should be up in early 2004.

2004 - 775,001 Total Visitors:
Wow, almost a million hits for the year! The new Neo Geo section had started strong with five game reviews, a hardware review and the start of my Load Times FAQ, but sadly, died off pretty quickly due to the selling off of my Neo Geo CD; hopefully I can get a CDZ sometime soon and get back to it. In the meantime, I had started two new sections up: PSX Classics and Dirt-Cheap PC Gaming. Though I didn't get nearly the amount of content into them that I had hoped, they are still coming along. The fan-favorite House of Renders saw the addition of another 6 whopping pages, bringing the total amount of pieces displayed to 2,400. This year also saw an incredible number of artists, from all over the world, sending in new pieces to be shown; thanks guys! (attempting)Mac Classic Gaming saw a decent amount of work this year, and I've continued to build on that. The Old School Sega Section didn't see quite as much work as in 2003, but this was mainly due to another project I had briefly worked on. Don't worry, it'll be back in full force in 2005. Speaking of coming back, we also saw the return of the WAG Forums, complete with a new server and a lot of returning members. Finally, in late 2004(around Nov) the actual location of the site moved. Though it was a long and tedious process, in the end it was worth it. Gradually, more and more of the viewers we lost during the move are finding their way back...

2005 - 539,279 Total Visitors:
A year filled with a lot of positive exposure for the site, and also a lot of downtime due to constant hosting issues. The biggest news of the year had to be when G4TV featured my Sega Logo Fun! Project on their program "Attack of the Show". It was quite a kick to see WAG talked about on TV! Speaking of exposure, the blogs managed to find the House of Renders(again), so a flurry of hits came out of that...of course, the sex sites followed suit shortly there after(again). To their credit, there was much to look at as the House gained another 4 pages throughout the year. To that end, I decided to add a Google Search to the site, to help people find their favorite pieces in that section, as well as various other info across the site. A new section, Sound{e}Scapes, was opened this year to house my personal videogame music collection, which was something I had been wanting to do for a long, long time. The Dirt-Cheap PC Gaming section saw a lot of work this year, due to my switching over from the Mac to the PC as my primary computer. In the Forums, we've managed to jump up to a whopping 45 members...even seeing a few various cats joining in(including WAG's new kitty, Sister). Finally, I added a Credits section to the site due to the amount of emails I was getting asking how I'm doing some of the stuff featured in the various sections.

Now, unfortunately, with the good comes the bad; here’s a quick rundown of what wasn’t so great for WAG in 2005. (attempting)Mac Classic Gaming caught a heavy loss with my selling off of the iBook...past that, a lot of Mac games I had were traded in for their PC counterparts. There are still quite a few Mac games left though, so not all hope is lost! The Xbox and PSX review sections didn’t see a lot of work this year either, something I regret; I’m hoping to ramp both of them up in 2006. The shortlived Cubed Gaming section was launched, then taken down due to my disgust with the machine...we did manage to get one review out of it though. Neo Geo: Hardcore is just hanging on by a thread, will most likely be pitched into "Old Dead Sections" when I start up the new SNES review section. The Old School Sega Section saw only a moderate amount of reviews, but this was due to the various Sega related projects I had been working on(Sega Logo Fun, the MK Fatality Demos, Eternal Champions CD demo, etc)....and I will finish the damn Action 52 review this year!!!

2006 - 1,603,959 Total Visitors:
1.6 *million* hits for the year! That beats 2004 and more than doubles 2005! Not a lot happened this year with the site, despite the huge amount of hits it was receiving. I mostly just plugged more content into the sections I already had built: The Sega, PSX and PC sections saw a decent amount of new quick reviews...the House of Renders kept going strong. Sound{e}Scapes saw the most work, with three more "Tapes" and whopping 62 new pieces. The Old School Sega Section also saw the opening of what I called "Special Sega Projects" which was built to house all the...well, special Sega-related things I had done. One big feature of that was the new Game Genie section for both the Genesis and Game Gear systems....my hands still hurt from all the work that went into both of those. Towards the end of the year I was almost done with a few projects that will launch in early 2007, stuff like the Prometheus and Bob section(another thing I'd been wanting to add to the site for a long, long time). Past that...well, that's about all I can remember...2006 just sort of flew by me. Oh yeah, I still haven't finished that damn Action 52 review....man that game sucks...

2007 - 924,320 Total Visitors:
The fifth year of WAG started off pretty strong with the site hitting its three millionth unique visitor just five days in to it. Shortly after, I started up the "The Big, Heavy-Ass Xbox Game Library Documentation Project" which was an effort to catalog the specs of virtually any and every Xbox game I could get my hands on. Sadly, I had bitten off *way* more than I could chew and the project didn't get very far(only forty titles were documented). Speaking of failed attempts, I finally got around to dropping all of my Prometheus and Bob VHS recordings to the PC, I then converted them to the Divx format and started up a section so that everyone could see these hilarious pieces of work. Unfortunately, as soon as it went up, it went right back down when Viacom swung the hammer and sued YouTube for every episode they had on their server(as well as any other Viacom properties). Sufficed to say, if YouTube couldn't manage to get away with hosting the videos, I didn't have a chance in fuck. I didn't, however, give up on videos all together and actually hit it hard with a whopping 73 recordings from Mortal Kombat Gold. After pumping out quite a few more assorted videos, I figured that a new section was warranted to house these puppies...thus "Whip Ass Videos" was born(and bumped Neo Geo: Hardcore in to the "Old Dead Sections" part of the site). In an effort to share these videos with more than just the site's visitors, I started up an account with both Divx Stage 6 and YouTube, both hosting every video on the site as well as Stage 6 housing my HD DVD channel. Right about this time(October) I started getting really burnt out on the site, just had less than no interest in doing anything, and the few things I had wanted to do, the drive just wasn't there. Thankfully, WAG Forum member "Drkstlkr7" picked up some of the slack by contributing three reviews to the Old School Sega Section, which actually helped me get back in to the groove of it all in late December. I did more work on the site at the end of the year(literally, like the last two weeks of Dec) than I did in previous two months. WAG finished the year just short of hitting four million visitors(by only around 100,000).

2008 - 354,519 Total Visitors:
With the AC adapter for my laptop dying around the first of the year, things didn't get off to a great start...and virtually nothing got done in January due to that little issue. Whip Ass Videos saw most of the work this year with over 100 new videos posted, mostly from the Xbox and Saturn. In fact, it was so many videos that even after the site hit a total size of 8 gigs in April, it ended up at 15 gigs by the end of the year. Though internally everything was going well with the videos, offsite one of WAG’s main mirrors, Divx Stage 6, was scheduled to be shut down at the end of February. Not only did I have to find a new, secondary place for WAG’s videos but I also had to say goodbye to my HD DVD Channel, which was the *number one channel on the site*(I beat porn!). I thought I had found a suitable replacement in Vimeo, a site that provided extremely high quality Flash-based video. Unfortunately, just six months after I had started uploading videos to the site these assholes decided that they were not only going to stop accepting "gaming videos", but would actively be going back and deleting all existing gaming videos and channels. This lead to the third mirror for WAG’s Videos: Yahoo! Video. I managed to get everything uploaded(over 400 videos) by the very end of the year...and I do mean the *very* end, the final upload took place on the night of December 31st.

As for the other sections, some work was put in to them but not nearly as much as had been done in previous years(something I still regret). I did manage, however, to launch a new section dedicated to my trek through the wild world of MAME, "Whip Ass MAMEing". Officially posted on July 2nd, it launched with my quick review for Marvel Super Heroes...(attempting)Mac Classic Gaming was shut down that same day, in order to make room. Finally, in terms of exposure, the site hit four million visitors on the morning of May 1st.

2009 - 447,765 Total Visitors:
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2010 - 543,956 Total Visitors:
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2011 - 309,543 Total Visitors:
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2012 - 199,863 Total Visitors:
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2013 - 132,766 Total Visitors:
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2014 - 94,596 Total Visitors:
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2015 - 56,679 Total Visitors:
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2016 - 42,326 Total Visitors:
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Whip Ass Gaming Stats: Month to Month

2002
Whip Ass Gaming was launched in April of 2002
April
532 visitors
May
146
visitors
June
81 visitors
July
145
visitors
August
164
visitors
September
216
visitors
October
358
visitors
November
311
visitors
December
363
visitors

2003
January
4888
visitors
February
577 visitors
March
537 visitors
April
562
visitors
May
567
visitors
June
1162
visitors
July
1051
visitors
August
1002
visitors
September
1018
visitors
October
1016
visitors
November
47,687
visitors
December
24,477
visitors

2004
January
22,242 visitors
February
33,021
visitors
March
37,193
visitors
April
35,529 visitors
May
41,230
visitors
June
42,991
visitors
July
57,904
visitors
August
99,299
visitors
September
106,199 visitors
October
209,644 visitors
November
55,136 visitors
December
34,613 visitors

2005
January
37,272 visitors
February
32,955 visitors
March
32,972 visitors
April
73,647 visitors
May
54,062 visitors
June
19,857 visitors
July
16,398 visitors
August
14,434 visitors
September
14,070 visitors
October
40,029 visitors
November
63,345 visitors
December
140,238 visitors

2006
January
104,299 visitors
February
97,042 visitors
March
106,341 visitors
April
138,246 visitors
May
188,071 visitors
June
190,434 visitors
July
110,115 visitors
August
51,476 visitors
September
50,494 visitors
October
148,729 visitors
November
221,594 visitors
December
197,118 visitors

2007
January
194,148 visitors
February
148,762 visitors
March
171,196 visitors
April
71,238 visitors
May
43,822 visitors
June
48,060 visitors
July
47,826 visitors
August
38,730 visitors
September
36,477 visitors
October
40,515 visitors
November
38,758
visitors
December
44,788 visitors

2008
January
26,729 visitors
February
28,179 visitors
March
28,371 visitors
April
24,420 visitors
May
27,641 visitors
June
28,839 visitors
July
35,275 visitors
August
32,884 visitors
September
27,886 visitors
October
30,265 visitors
November
30,183 visitors
December
33,847 visitors

2009
January
62,266 visitors
February
32,051 visitors
March
33,029 visitors
April
38,203 visitors
May
37,922 visitors
June
31,112 visitors
July
33,073 visitors
August
30,501 visitors
September
28,058 visitors
October
31,073 visitors
November
52,442 visitors
December
38,035 visitors

2010
January
46,310 visitors
February
48,529 visitors
March
39,219 visitors
April
40,441 visitors
May
47,514 visitors
June
49,184 visitors
July
46,800 visitors
August
44,090 visitors
September
56,655 visitors
October
54,117 visitors
November
37,313 visitors
December
33,784 visitors

2011
January
37,797 visitors
February
28,115 visitors
March
29,395 visitors
April
28,269 visitors
May
31,238 visitors
June
26,725 visitors
July
25,568 visitors
August
26,747 visitors
September
20,829 visitors
October
23,086 visitors
November
15,663 visitors
December
16,102 visitors

2012
January
16,716 visitors
February
15,066 visitors
March
16,589 visitors
April
15,346 visitors
May
15,658 visitors
June
13,487 visitors
July
13,913 visitors
August
20,596 visitors
September
18,620 visitors
October
18,382 visitors
November
17,732 visitors
December
17,758 visitors

2013
January
17,545 visitors
February
11,302 visitors
March
12,957 visitors
April
11,193 visitors
May
10,684 visitors
June
10,750 visitors
July
11,042 visitors
August
9,758 visitors
September
8,873 visitors
October
10,038 visitors
November
8,744 visitors
December
9,880 visitors

2014
January
9,267 visitors
February
8,149 visitors
March
9,190 visitors
April
8,821 visitors
May
8,189 visitors
June
7,712 visitors
July
8,343 visitors
August
7,382 visitors
September
7,780 visitors
October
6,837 visitors
November
7,052 visitors
December
5,874 visitors

2015
January
6,646 visitors
February
5,668 visitors
March
4,796 visitors
April
4,256 visitors
May
5,451 visitors
June
5,476 visitors
July
4,849 visitors
August
4,351 visitors
September
3,359 visitors
October
3,913 visitors
November
3,741 visitors
December
4,173 visitors

2016
January
3,757 visitors
February
3,711 visitors
March
4,675 visitors
April
3,597 visitors
May
3,229 visitors
June
3,987 visitors
July
3,476 visitors
August
3,511 visitors
September
3,510 visitors
October
2,903 visitors
November
2,756 visitors
December
2,733 visitors

2017
January
2,373 visitors
February
2,358 visitors
March
3,795 visitors
April
3,149 visitors
May
2,562 visitors
June
2,291 visitors
July
August
September
October
November
December

Whip Ass Gaming Fun Facts

(Note: No actual fun included nor implied)
WAG receives around 1,000 to 9,000 hits a day.
The site's bandwidth usage is around 200 to 400 gigs per month.
Sundays and Wednesdays see the most hits, oddly enough.
The most hits, per hour, come from 10am to 6pm(with 2pm to 4pm being the highest of the range)....which leads me to believe I've got a lot of people viewing the site at work...when bored and have nothing better to do.
Google eclipses the nearest leading search engine, on sending people to the site, by nearly 3 times!
Webcrawler.com has sent a whole 1 person over to the site. Awesome!
The most number of hits the site has ever seen in a month was in November of 2006: The site received 221,594 hits.
The least number of hits the site has ever seen in a month was in June of 2002: A measly 81 hits. Good times...
In terms of total hits, for their time periods over the years that WAG has been up and running, October, November, December and January have always dominated the other months for some reason.
IE browsers make up 60+% of the sites visitors...yet I *still* don't test for IE, nor even look at the site that much in it.
The most visitors the site has ever seen in a single day was on October 24, 2004: The site saw a whopping 53,335 people!
Every year around Nov, the same fucking blogs and porn sites rediscover the HoR and give me a huge boost in hits before the year is out. EVERY YEAR.
WAG was actually talked about on the radio at one point.
The Sega Logo Project was featured on G4TV's "Attack of the Show".
Japan comes in at 3% in the list of domains referring hits to the site, Mexico immediately follows them with 2% which closes the top 5 domains hitting the site(.net, .com and "unknown" make up the top 3).
The domains of Turkmenistan(.tm), Kuwait(.kw), Guadeloupe(.gp), Rwanda(.rw), Togo(.tg), East Timor(.tp), Suriname(.sr), Sao Tome/Principe(.st), Burundi(.bi) and Guinea(.gn) have sent exactly *1* person(each) to the site.
3 whole people have hit the site using Netscape *1.0*, 92 have foolishly done it in IE 3.0.
10,000+ people have visited my site using Windows 3.X(sweet Jesus, kill me now).
There have been 99 people who have viewed the site in 4-bit color.
"Apple in the ass pictures" and "Cock sucking grannies" are two of my favorite search terms that have, somehow, lead people to the site. More amusing search terms that have brought up the site can be found here(near the bottom of the page).
Even when the site is down, it *still* somehow manages to get anywhere from 700 to 1300 hits a day. I have no idea how this happens...maybe Google page caches?
The number of Total Hits generally comes out to be around 3 times as much as the Unique Hits(which is what I set The Counter to count).
The Wayback Machine has quite a few archives of the WAG index page(where updates are listed). The site originally started out on a 300 meg user account with an ISP known as EV1.net, click here for that archive. Eventually I bought the domain name for WAG and moved it to a real server(actually I moved it to quite a few before finally finding one that didn't keep fucking me). Click here for those archives. This stuff takes me back, makes me cringe and has me smiling all at the same time...
Do you make more than $100k+ a year? Me either, but apparently some visitors do. Ever wonder how many WAG visitors have a college education? Yeah, it's never even crossed my mind. Quantcast is brimming with incessantly inane stats like that...
Alexa has also been tracking WAG...
 

  In late October of 2003, Whip Ass Gaming reached 10,000 visitors...the following was JD's response when he heard the news: