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Oct 31 2013


Category: General InfoLori @ 2:35 pm Comments (5)

I don’t usually post twice in one day, but I wanted to share today’s stats (so far).  Zombies are obviously a very popular topic!

Stats through 10-31-13

I love that the spikes represent such a varied group of posts…

  • 10/7/2010 – The day that my daughter had surgery and SO MANY people came to see if I had posted an update (I was touched!).
  • 8/14/2012 – When I wrote about UL’s bulletin regarding fire doors <32″ wide.
  • 9/7/2012 – My post about a local mother dying of cancer and the efforts to help (Kris passed away last spring).
  • 1/17/2013 – The hazards of traditional wired glass and current code requirements.
  • 10/31/2013 – Today’s post about Specifying Zombie-Resistant Door Openings!

It’s clear from the graph that the site has experienced steady growth from the beginning – who would have thought there are over 145,000 people on Earth who were interested in hardware??  Of course, a few of them may have found their way here accidentally, like the guy who Googled “naked ladies with no cover ups” and was directed to my post on LCN’s snap-on cover (for naked closers).  But the majority of visitors came on purpose.  In addition to some variation of “i hate hardware”, “i dig hardware”, or “Lori Greene hardware blog”, the top search terms that brought people to the site are:

  • smoke door
  • UL 1784
  • astragal
  • NFPA 80
  • when is panic hardware required
  • smoke compartment
  • double egress pair
  • open back strike
  • history of LCN closers
  • wicket door

The site has had visitors from 186 countries!  The most frequent visitors are:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • US MapUnited Kingdom
  • India
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Philippines

In the US, the states with the most visitors are:

  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • California
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania

There are almost 900 published posts on the site, more than 4,000 comments, and 3,600 photos!  I’m very proud of the resource that this site has become, and would like to thank you all for engaging, sharing, and improving the hardware industry, the safety of buildings, and the hardware knowledge of those in related industries.  Thank you!!

5 Responses to “Stats”

  1. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Thanks Lori for a great site!

    I always find the posts and responses entertaining and useful.

    Its a great way to share info and stay up with new hardware and changes.

  2. Khozema Kazi, AHC/FDAI says:

    Day by each day, this site became reservoir or useful resource both for hardware professionals and novices. It is a great platform for all to acquire & share varied experiences. Excellent initiative, Lori. And well supported by IR. Wish you the best.

    • Lori says:

      Thank you! It has been very rewarding to see it grow from my “little project” that some people thought would turn out to be a waste of time, into such a great way for all of us to connect and share information.

  3. Eric Hirning says:

    Thanks for what you do Lori. I know this is a lot of work, but the information is invaluable!

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