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The Visitors: 2 million and counting | 20 September 2013

On 18 September 2013 at exactly 12.53 PM visitor number 2 million traveled to ABBA Plaza. A very humbling experience. When I started keeping track of visitor statistics in 2002, I never knew that there would eventually be so many visitors.

In 2002 I started with a daily number of 40 people who found ABBA Plaza a fun place to be. That number has climbed until 2010 with a small decline afterwards. The last couple of weeks there have been 700 people on my site every day.

Here's some other visitor trivia of ABBA Plaza:

Most successful day: 8 August 2011 - 2156 visitors. Month: July 2010 - 1150 visitors daily, year: 2010 - 838 visitors daily

Least successful day: 9 June 2002 - 30 visitors. Month: June 2002 - 42 visitors daily, year: 2002 - 75 visitors daily

It took the site eight years to attract its first million visitors and only four more to double that number.

ABBA Plaza has no real peak hours, which must mean that the site is visited by people from around the globe and not from Europe alone. Most people (exactly 5,01 %) come to ABBA Plaza between 8 and 9 PM. The quiet hours are between 3 and 4 AM when 3,31 % of the daily visitors arrive. So most visitors come from Europe, but there's a substantial number from Australia, America and Japan.

Tuesday is the most popular day of the week and Saturday the least popular day. But here the percentages are even closer: the high is 14,49 percent, the low is 14,06 percent.

Some interesting peaks in popularity can be found when something spectacular happens. For instance, the Mamma Mia festivities in February 2005 in Stockholm or the premiere of the Mamma Mia Movie in July 2008 boosted the number of visitors tremendously. There were twice as many people as on a regular day. Also in the early days of May 2013 there was a high demand for ABBA when the official museum opened its doors and visitor numbers of ABBA Plaza were again much higher than normal.

And of course when it is quiet on the ABBA front, ABBA Plaza is also at ease.

The other day when people started discussing the contents of my editorial about Agnetha's A album on the Facebook pages of ABBA Talk, I also noticed a sudden increase of visitors. So thank you all for that :)

And more importantly: THANK YOU for your continuous loyal visits.

I will expand the site with some interesting pages in the next few months. And I will be writing more editorials than I have done in the past months. Which should make it even more fun to visit this place.

So please feel free to come back. Any time, any day.
         

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