I started the geoengineer.org/bimrocks website in 2008 and this bimrocks website in 2010. Since 2008 I have rarely looked at the website traffic statistics collected on my Statcounter account. So I today reviewed in detail surprising lifetime statistics for the two websites:
bimrocks.com (August 2010 to March 2023): 25,670 page visits; 12,340 unique visits; 10,940 first-time visits; 1,400 returning visits; and, 2230 downloads of documents.
geoengineer.org/bimrocks (Aug 2008 to March 2023): 31, 140 page visits; 18,330 unique visits; 16,520 first-time visits; and, 1,810 returning visits. There are no current download statistics, but based on a few observations over the years, I estimate that the download total is about the same as for bimrocks.com.
And, ResearchGate reports that I have had over 20,000 reads of my papers and other research-related material. (ResearchGate defines a “read” as: “… counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.”)
Yikes! Big surprise! Tens of thousands of website visits, 4,000 downloads of documents since 2008, and thousands of people searching ResearchGate for bimrock information means that my original goal of providing access for bimrocks resources has been successful. Yay! for the success of my original idea!
So what are people doing with the information? I have no idea.
I have received about five enquiries over the years regarding content of the websites, and one or two project-related questions.
Presumably visitors have found what they are looking for – or, because the sites are so clunky, people given up and gone looking elsewhere for help on bimrocks. I hope not. I created the sites to provide easy access for sometimes hard-to-find information on bimrocks and bimsoils.
Feel free to Comment or send an email to me with your feedback or complaints or generous offers of money because the information you have learned from the websites has helped you solve your research or consulting problems!
BTW: The bimrock site(s) are a labor of love (more likely: obsessions). I pay all expenses for the bimrocks website and earn no money from it.
Dr. Ed Medley, March 28 2023 (updated April 22, 2023)