Bike Hub: 2018 Year in Review

It's that time of the year again. We've dusted off the calculator and spruced up our spreadsheets to take a look back at some of the numbers and trends on Bike Hub in 2018.

Take a run through the headline numbers, classifieds statistics, most read articles, the top contributors, most viewed and discussed topics... it's all here along with a few extras.

 

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Website Stats - Visitors


In 2018 we saw a healthy jump in Unique Vistors and Sessions while Page Views and Session duration decreased slightly as more users opted to log on via mobile devices vs. desktop.

 

Unique visitors
1 965 682
+11.15%

Pageviews
52 749 706
-1.28%

Sessions
7 030 306
+7.05%

Average visit duration (minutes)
06:53
-11.33%

 

South African User Split


50.19% Gauteng
31.99% Western Cape
9.98% Kwazulu Natal
3.44% Eastern Cape
1.30% Free State

1.07% Mpumalanga
0.89% Limpopo
0.82% North West
0.31% Northern Cape

 

International User Split


46.95% South Africa
12.69% United States
5.24% United Kingdom
4.69% France
2.52% Australia

1.98% Canada
1.95% Germany
1.40% Spain
1.39% Italy
1.25% Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

All stats for the period 12 December 2017 - 11 December 2018 (and compared to the same period for 2017).

 

Thanks to all our regular, and not-so-regular Bike Hubbers for playing your part in a successful 2018.

 

Here's to many happy and safe kilometres on your bikes in 2019. The Bike Hub Team






68 Comments

Benjamin, Dec 18 2018 03:12

Gen , you beat Patch. Sweet

Zatopek, Dec 18 2018 03:22

Gen , you beat Patch. Sweet

I would like to see what percentage of that is where they reply to each other  :clap:

gummibear, Dec 18 2018 03:23

So what started out as an SA Forum now has only 47% local users.

 

Thanks for the stats admin

Odinson, Dec 18 2018 03:26

So many Yanks on here. Must be folks coming to get lessons in US politics from Patch, Eldron and Delarey. 

Odinson, Dec 18 2018 03:27

So what started out as an SA Forum now has only 47% local users.

 

Thanks for the stats admin

 

Dey terk er tredz. 

Admin, Dec 18 2018 03:33

So what started out as an SA Forum now has only 47% local users.
 
Thanks for the stats admin


In terms of page views or the depth of engagement, South Africans are still the most active users by a long way. 

 

Page views (from SA): 47,260,352 (92.69%)
Sessions (from SA): 5,537,077(78.76%)

We are seeing a growing international audience in part due to the many expats around the globe, but mostly as a result of content that is internationally relevant (e.g. how-tos, event-related, reviews, etc.)

 

Sepia, Dec 18 2018 03:41

Gen , you beat Patch. Sweet

Flip, who would have thought :drool:

Next year Patch, next year! 

Good reading both of your stuff.

RocknRolla, Dec 18 2018 03:51

Not being in the top 10 posters lists is an achievement in my books.
(Personally speaking)

Thor Buttox, Dec 18 2018 04:00

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi

ratherberidin', Dec 18 2018 04:01

Awesome website. Congrats manne.

Stretch, Dec 18 2018 04:17

Glad to see our running thread is still holding strong

 

I would also like to see a breakdown of the non cycling threads. 

 

My guess is....

Hot off the press

Lady Pros

Time to get the hell out of here

I have an idea of a new thread

song

movie

tv 

remember when

ouzo, Dec 18 2018 04:19

In terms of page views or the depth of engagement, South Africans are still the most active users by a long way. 

 

Page views (from SA): 47,260,352 (92.69%)
Sessions (from SA): 5,537,077(78.76%)

We are seeing a growing international audience in part due to the many expats around the globe, but mostly as a result of content that is internationally relevant (e.g. how-tos, event-related, reviews, etc.)

 

could this also not be from more folk using VPNs and therefore it looks like there reside somewhere else ?

Admin, Dec 18 2018 04:24

could this also not be from more folk using VPNs and therefore it looks like there reside somewhere else ?

That would definitely play some part, but the major contributor here is organic search traffic from other countries.

Patchelicious, Dec 18 2018 05:38

Gen , you beat Patch. Sweet


It was part of my contribution to inequality correction to not win. Jeez guys stop with the institutionalised patriarchy 🙄

Mntboy, Dec 18 2018 06:37

I would like to see what percentage of that is where they reply to each other :clap:

That would be an interesting one.

However far more interesting, I think, would be what percentage of Cav's posts are made up of photos of the various races he comments on. Those photos also certianly helps his post count along rather nicely!

Kalahari Vegmot, Dec 18 2018 07:12

I don't see my name anywhere! Good thing though I suppose....

m-squared, Dec 18 2018 07:15

Very interesting stats.  I love the site.  First and last thing I check every day!

Patchelicious, Dec 18 2018 07:31

I would like to see what percentage of that is where they reply to each other :clap:


If people didn’t post so much nonsense, I wouldn’t need to keep posting corrective rebuttals. It’s a balance thing.

mecheng89, Dec 18 2018 08:03

Wow. I got a podium. Should really spend more time on the bike.. 

Frosty, Dec 18 2018 08:16

Not being in the top 10 posters lists is an achievement in my books.
(Personally speaking)

I don't see my name anywhere! Good thing though I suppose....

Ditto... ;)

Cav', Dec 18 2018 08:49

That would be an interesting one.

However far more interesting, I think, would be what percentage of Cav's posts are made up of photos of the various races he comments on. Those photos also certianly helps his post count along rather nicely!

Probably 80%

Swift&Aero, Dec 18 2018 08:51

Much better material this Year In Review than the lame "personalized" Facebook videos of the same title.

Finally made the list on one of the topics. In unrelated news, time to turn down the Hub time for 2019 me thinks, might then actually have a shot at achieving our product delivery milestones ;)

Mntboy, Dec 18 2018 08:57

Probably 80%

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That's a lot of photos. Fortunately for us it usually brings a smile to our face! Always enjoy the Spring Classics ones, in particular those from RVV and PR!

Dirt Tracker, Dec 18 2018 11:00

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi

 

Oh you didn't! Well considering Perth is closer fo Jakata than any city back home i think bagus, bagus, bagus should be the call! :)

SwissVan, Dec 18 2018 11:10

It was part of my contribution to inequality correction to not win. Jeez guys stop with the institutionalised patriarchy

 

I luvit when you type with big words