As we bid adieu to 2006, I wanted to thank each one of you for reading DI and your continuous feedback and support.

The year was full of excitement and very satisfying overall. Here's a quick look at some of our blog metrics:

» DI made it to the Technorati Top 100 Favorited Blogs in 2006 - Current Rank is 50 based on 139 Technorati members who have added this blog as their favorite.

» We had ~12 million page views in 2006. Search engines and Digg were responsible for most of the traffic but the interesting part is that 7% visits were direct (from bookmarks, desktop shortcuts or directly typing the blog URL)



» Feedburner says that we have some ~6600 RSS subscribers. Alexa Rank varies every single day and today it says 3,082.

Feedburner Stats

» Most of the traffic originates from US, India, UK, Canada and Australia.



» Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser among our blog readers. Firefox comes a distant second followed by Opera and Safari.


» Though Google Adsense was responsible for most of the blog income, Feedburner has delivered some amazing results in the last three months. See the earnings graphs for 2006 from (a) Adsense and (b) Feedburner.

Blog Earnings from Google Adsense for 2006 Earnings from feedburner for 2006

What's next ?

• Planning to start a video podcast at DI but not sure how soon will that happen.

• Highlight blog posts from new or lesser known bloggers.

• A dedicated Q & A series to solve the techie problems of non-techies.

What else would you like to read here in 2007 ?