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BikingToronto is 3 Years Old Today

Today is BikingToronto’s 3rd birthday. It started compiling all biking-related info about Toronto back on Jan. 12th 2006, and has grown hugely since then.

As I did a year ago, I thought I’d compare 2008 to 2007 to see how the site has grown:

How 2008 stacked up to 2007 and 2006:

Posts:
2007 over 2006: 100% increase
2008 over 2007: 171% increase

Posting went way up on the site. 2008 averaged 6.5 posts a day.

Unique Visitors:
2007 over 2006: 40% increase

2008 over 2007: 138% increase
Lots of people like BikingToronto. :)

Page Views:
2007 over 2006: 40% increase

2008 over 2007: 155% increase
Another big jump in viewing. Yay!

Search Visits:
2007 over 2006: 121% increase
2008 over 2007: 199% increase
Search engine visitors just about tripled from 2007 to 2008. Woah.

All these numbers are increasing, which means that you are enjoying what appears on BikingToronto. Feel free to leave any questions or concerns in the comments. I read every single one!

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Share Toronto

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EVENT: Sat, June 6 – McLeish Orlando’s Helmets On Kids

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Stripes

Source: Original photo – by Fryderyk Supinski on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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HELP: Do you know these alleged bike thieves?

The above is showing up on facebook tonight – a shot of two alleged bike thieves taking a bike off of a porch in Leslieville.  Let the poster know via the original post if you know anything. Please help us catch these bike thieves!! They stole my bike right off of our porch the afternoon of […]

FACEPALM: Old man yells at bicycles, and fish

It’s nice that the Toronto Sun has work programs for grumpy old men who like to bitch about everything. You can congratulate Mike Strobel on finding a job despite his challenges at @strobelsun They tell me the smelts are running up in Kagawong, so spring has finally sprung. Down here in the Big Smoke, we […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Always Bring a Spare

Source: Original photo – by cookedphotos on Flickr. Spotted on King Street. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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