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Reddit Hits 2 Billion Page Views & 35 Million Unique Visitors Per Month
Reddit seems to be having the time of its corporate life since it got taken over by publishing giant, Conde Naste. A blog post detailing the magnificent year the social news site has had was posted recently, and I must say, “Wow!”
According to the blog post, Reddit served over 2 billion page views for the month of December 2011. This was achieved with around 35 million unique visitors who spent an average of 16 minutes on the site each time. There was even greater news for community stats, with Reddit recording over 100,000 subreddits. Of those, 8,400 attracted more than 100 subscribers.
In less than 12 months Reddit has seen tremendous growth overall, with traffic numbers more than doubling. The blog post was quick to point out that the main engine for this growth has been the development of subreddits across multiple platforms and channels. The biggest of which have been city, university, tv shows and video games subreddits. All this growth has left many hardcore ‘redditors’ feeling that their space is now being invaded by people who don’t understand the ‘true’ meaning of what Reddit is all about.
But like it or not, reddit will continue to grow—Conde Naste demands it, especially since its made such a big investment.
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