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Eye on Spain 2011 – A year in numbers, oh, and Feliz Año Nuevo!
30 December 2011 @ 18:08

SORRY if you received the email about this twice. We messed up somewhere!!

Well, we've nearly reached the end of 2011 and before we start stuffing grapes and cava down our throats to welcome in the New Year, we thought we'd share with you some statistics about the site during 2011.

It's been another year of growth for Eye on Spain and this is how it translates into numbers:

Eye on Spain members

5,214 new people joined the site in 2011.

This brings the total number of registered users up to 54,259.

Eye on Spain visitors

2,743,141 people visited the website in 2011.

They managed to make their way through a total of 9,139,165 pages.

56% of visitors came from the UK, 20% from Spain, 5% from USA, 4% from Ireland and the remaining 15% from many other parts of the world.

Eye on Spain forums

2,888 new threads were started on the Spain discussions forums in 2011.

This yielded a total of 17,784 posts being made to the forum.

Eye on Spain community forums

4,238 new threads were added to the community forums in 2011.

This yielded a total of 15,627 posts being made in the community forums overall.

As well as typing away, community forum users also uploaded a total of 1,152 photos.

Eye on Spain blogs

237 new blogs were started on the site in 2011.

And EOS bloggers wrote a total of 1,797 new blog posts.

Whilst EOS blog readers posted a total of 2,625 comments across the various blog posts.

Eye on Spain enquiries

The rentals listings on the site generated a total of 6,752 enquiries for their owners in 2011.

Whilst the property for sale listings generated a total of 2,621 enquiries.

A clear sign of the current way the market is today!

Eye on Spain mobile access

Here's one for the geeks out there

2011 saw a big jump in people accessing the website via mobile devices and tablets, such as the iPad.

7% of visitors are now coming to the site via a mobile device.

An astonishing 318% more people were using mobile devices at the end of the year compared to the beginning.

The trend looks set to continue in 2012.

Happy new year

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Graham said:
30 December 2011 @ 17:14

Interesting mobile numbers. I am actually surprised they are so low. My sites are at over 20% from mobile

Justin said:
30 December 2011 @ 17:45

Graham, it's to do with the type of users you are getting to your sites. I assume we'll be hitting the 20% mark in 2012.

Steve Hall said:
31 December 2011 @ 03:02

Justin, IMPRESSIVE numbers. What you deserve after all the years of consistent work. Congratulations

Seasons Greetings from all at ThisIsSpain

(That means me!)

Andy said:
31 December 2011 @ 03:47

A great success, congratulations! Always good to reflect before starting another year, I hope it brings you further growth. Happy New Year!

Karen said:
31 December 2011 @ 05:48

Well done Justin for sticking it out I am sure 2012 will be a better year for all in Spain. Thank you.

richard clark said:
31 December 2011 @ 08:14

Good work but the add new development feature still doesnt work even after about a year?

michael said:
31 December 2011 @ 08:42

Wow! Well done..... teamwork works! :o)

Tove Brook said:
31 December 2011 @ 08:46

Happy new year Justin, from cold and dark Norway :))

Lisa said:
31 December 2011 @ 09:21

Congratulations! Impressive figures for an impressive site & forum. Here's to an even more exciting & successful 2012.
: )

peter scott said:
31 December 2011 @ 09:54

If the Spanish SOLVED THE ILLEGAL BUILD situation- this would stop the bad publicity & you may get better interest

Steve Varney said:
31 December 2011 @ 10:02

Hi Justin

Well done, great numbers - be interesting to see what happens in 2012
All the best

David W said:
31 December 2011 @ 10:22

Justin impressive stats
And hope the figures you post has turned into
Sad that the forum itself is not what it was in
terms of quality of posts and depth of knowledge
Some form of moderation needed as do al good
Best for 2013

LindsayinSpain said:
31 December 2011 @ 10:25

Well done, great stats & a great site, long may it continue!

cathy said:
31 December 2011 @ 10:41

Well done. I enjoy your site. Joined 2010. Keep the information coming. Hoping to be renting in spain and working next year on the costa del sol and all information is of good help. Keep it coming. All the best for 2012

Mike Turnpenny said:
31 December 2011 @ 11:28

Hi Justin,

The Stats just demonstrate how hard Work, Enterprise and being very Pleasant can reap great Success. Hope you and Susan do even better in 2012!!!

"HAPPY NEW YEAR" from Mike T, Veronika and Nina x

Paul said:
31 December 2011 @ 11:31

Your site is what expats depend on for up to date information on Spain, Thank you for your time and research. well done.

Paul said:
31 December 2011 @ 11:32

Your site is what expats depend on for up to date information on Spain, Thank you for your time and research. well done.

gillian acton said:
31 December 2011 @ 11:33

would love to blog on your site but not sure how to do it!

Claire T said:
31 December 2011 @ 11:45

Hi Justin and congrats on another successful year.
I have been a member for many years and the forum has guided me through relocating and settling into life in Spain, as well as keeping me informed of the continuing issues for the expat community. Let´s hope life gets easier for us all in 2012!

jim K said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:02

Good website Justin, it's my number one, keep up the excellent work Happy new year.

Barrie Eveleigh said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:13

Eye on Spain is an invaluable source of information for anyone who have or are thinking of living or working in Spain.

Well done & thank you.

Christopher Gamble said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:33

Sounds like you are pleased so congratulations. EON has an enviable online established brand and value. The statistics apart from the trends indicated are just numbers. To become information and knowledge the pertinence of the trends over time in terms of benefits and otherwise need expanation and some charts and graphics maybe relating to market and strategy. Besides all your hard work and intuition are the real story to be revealed as wisdom. Great work Justin.

Francis Nugent said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:35

I have been reading your eye on spain for a number of years and made it to its birthday party a couple of years ago there is some great imformation on it
Keep it up.

theresa said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:39

Have always found the site informative, keep up the good work. Theresa

Roberto said:
31 December 2011 @ 12:46

Congratulations on surviving what has surely been a tough year for everyone, and all the very best for 2012.

Justin said:
31 December 2011 @ 13:41

Thanks for all the lovely comments. And yes Roberto, this has definitely been the toughest year so far!

Victoria Twead said:
31 December 2011 @ 13:45

Well done, Justin! EOS still my favourite Spanish expat site and rarely a day goes by when I don't check in just to see what's going on.

Victoria :)

31 December 2011 @ 14:25



Val Hogg said:
31 December 2011 @ 15:05

Don't remember how I stumbled accross your site, but glad I did. Very informative and helpful for someone visiting Spain regularly. Happy Hogmanay to all,from a wet and balmy (10C) Scotland.

Val Hogg said:
31 December 2011 @ 15:05

Don't remember how I stumbled accross your site, but glad I did. Very informative and helpful for someone visiting Spain regularly. Happy Hogmanay to all,from a wet and balmy (10C) Scotland.

Pete said:
31 December 2011 @ 15:15

Well done Justin with all your efforts - all the best for the new year!! Best wishes

mo anthony said:
31 December 2011 @ 15:16

fantastic site...keep up the good work...look forward to reading

Barry Bentley said:
31 December 2011 @ 18:08

Best of luck to all at 'eyeonspain' for 2012. Justin you have earnt you place in the hall of fame on the coast for you unstoppable website that just seems to grow and grow with good content. Feliz Año Nuevo.

Pam said:
31 December 2011 @ 19:10

Thanks for all your hard work Justin and keeping us up to date with current problems and solutions and good stories

Jane Hills said:
31 December 2011 @ 19:43

Great read as always , keep up the good work, Happy new year xxx

Jools said:
31 December 2011 @ 19:59

Hi Justin,

Fab stats, and congratulations, it's not easy to set up a business in another foreign speaking country, as I also know, been there done that and continue to grow each year even during the recession.

My resolution for the new Year is to write an article about our area in Aragon, and maybe it will be good enough to put on your website, I do hope so.

A wonderful healthy, prosperous New Year to all of your readers and ours.

Going to get ready now for the festivities, because in Spain we just dont let recessions, crisis or anything else sway us from a good night out.

Warmest regards,

Maria said:
01 January 2012 @ 13:25

Congratulations on so deserved results!
Best for the 2012!

Tony said:
01 January 2012 @ 18:27

From all at HomeCareontheWeb - well done

omo tu quieres :) said:
02 January 2012 @ 15:17

Feliz año nuevo Justin y tu Famila, Aquí está la esperanza 2012 te trae todo lo que usted desea y puede ser sano, feliz y próspera.

Gracias ..Increible !! buen,buen noticia. buen suerte a 2012.

Dave Davies said:
03 January 2012 @ 19:51

It is nice to see someone/ a business being positive about 2011. Happy new year to you all

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