Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
Reddit has announced that in 2012 it served an impressive 37 billion page views and 400 million unique visitors. Additionally, the company has shared that it saw 30 million posts, and received a total of 4 billion votes over the past year — roughly 133 votes per post.
Reddit first hit 1 billion monthly page views back in February 2011, and in December of 2011, the company more than doubled that figure. The service then saw 3.8 billion page views in October 2012, and went on to rack up 4.4 million page views and 1.6 million uniques in one day during Obama’s AMA.
Unsurprisingly, that Obama AMA “post” set records and became Reddit’s #1 post of the year, bringing in more than 5.5 million page views all on its own. The second and third most popular posts were What’s your “picture you can’t see without laughing”? (2.4m page views) and What’s your favorite picture on the whole Internet? (2.1m page views), respectively.
These stats reflect Reddit’s record growth; a little math shows that the site averaged more than 3 billion monthly page views per month during 2012 — not too surprising for those whom have watched the service grow, but nonetheless noteworthy.
For more on Reddit’s top posts of 2012 and the Best of 2012 Awards, head here.
Image credit: Thinkstock / Ciaran Griffin
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