I came across an interesting post by finkployd on BloggingBeirut‘s blog and found the content of the post quite unreasonable and fake.
I’ve followed this blog since ever and always and still enjoy the posts, but allow me to very skeptical of it being the most popular, most visited, oldest continuously active blog not just in Lebanon but in the Levant!
Oldest continuously active Blog in Lebanon / Levant
February 2005 to Present Day = 5.5 years, that’s like 50 in Internet years
1- BloggingBeirut is indeed one of the oldest blogs, along with BeirutSpring, Ouwet.com, Plus961, The InnerCircle and some others but it has not been continuously active as i recall weeks, sometimes months passing by without one single post, similarly to other blogs just to be fair.
Highest number of blog posts / comments in Lebanon / Levant
1440 blog posts – over 5000 comments
2- Claiming to have the highest Number of blog posts and comments is absurd. BlogBaladi has had 2000+ comments in just 6 months and if it keeps doing well, it would have surpassed the 5000 comments by the mid of next year. BeirutSpring passed this number a long time ago, so did QifaNabki, that averages over 100 comments per post, or Ouwet.com, that has over 3000 posts, and maybe as well plus961.com who has been here for quite a long time and Maya’s Amalgam that receives a decent number of comments.
Most visited / popular Blog in Lebanon / Levant
over 80 million hits
over 20 million pageviews
over 4 million unique IPs
over 5 terabytes of data served
3- Last but not least, alexa.com seems to disagree with the charts and graphs posted. plus961 has a more page views, reach and is much better ranked than BloggingBeirut globally and in Lebanon.
Here’s a list of few selected blogs and their rankings:
Alexa Traffic Rank
1- Plus961 450,649
2- BeirutSpring 456,197
3- BloggingBeirut 845,852
4- BlogBaladi 1,115,896
Rank in Lebanon
1- Plus961 409
2- BeirutSpring 872
3- BloggingBeirut 1,439
4- BlogBaladi 1,606
Those are few stats for few selected blogs in Lebanon and not for all the Levant. I am not trying to prove anything here, but i really was surprised to see such non-credible and unrealistic stats without any reference to any source whatsoever. Maybe this is a fun post but i don’t see the joke in it.
agreed. Samer Karam is a bullshitter. Last month already he was bragging about getting 40’000 unique visitors a day on bloggingbeirut in communicate magazine.
He’s a spoiled kid and can’t get over the fact that there are people who are doing better than him. too bad for him.
ouwet.com has 3,136 posts and 59,359 comments. Alexa traffic rank for Lebanon is 1,341
Just saw this post, I’d say you guys did well for getting these stats and only within 6 months!
Haha hayda el sabeh mfakkar helo la2eta, Ma ma3o khabar shi men shi w mfakkar Eno el 3alam mhebil taysad2oo. Bass gholtan 🙂
Funny part is that he is not clearing any comments that critisize his post.
tub kint mashiloyeha lool
Looks like you are quite the detective in your spare time Najib! Congrats on your stats!
Interesting… especially the Lebanon ranking.
Great clarification and stats!
Najib, I love the way you’ve analyzed that ! BRAVO !
lol, amusing post. I saw the 80 million hits thing and I was a little dubious, shall we say.
What’s the difference between a hit and a pageview?
A pageview is each time a visitor views a page on your website, regardless of how many hits are generated. Pages are comprised of files. Every image in a page is a separate file. When a visitor looks at a page (a pageview), they may see numerous images, graphics, pictures etc. and generate multiple hits.
Ahhh, ok. Thanks. I hearby announce that in the past 2 years, we have generated 80 trillion page views, 150 gazillion hits, and 11,400 comments.
Lol. Good for you 🙂
I hope http://www.lebanonspring.com will be in the ranks sooner or later 🙂