Worldometers.info Gets 1 Billion Visits in April 2020

May 19, 2020 | Posted by Bobby in Bobby Voicu's Playground

With all the pressure put on the business environment by the quarantine we’ve been into, due to COVID-19, there are some businesses, though, that saw amazing growth.

Still, a statistics site wouldn’t have been one I would’ve thought about before the pandemic. But Worldometers.info saw a growth to 1 billion visits in April. And not even that, but 70% of those visits are now direct. This, compared to 80% of the visits being from Google prior to February 2020.

If you make a “back of napkin” calculation, you see that they generated a revenue of at least $1M just in April 2020.

That’s not bad for a statistics website, right?

By the numbers: Worldometers.info was the #28 most-trafficked website worldwide this month, according to data and analysis from SimilarWeb.

That’s up 20.6% in traffic from March and up 36,928% from April 2019.

More details here.

Of course, this is not the only site with COVID related numbers that made the news recently.

A 17 year old student made a coronavirus tracking website, as well, and he refused $8,000,000 to allow ads on it. As opposed to worldometers, which already existed and had ads on it, nCoV2019.live doesn’t make money and, apparently, doesn’t intend to.

The dashboard is really popular, with about 30 million visitors a day, and 700 million total so far, so it’s unsurprising that Schiffmann has gotten offers to put ads on the website. One offer in particular would have contracted Schiffmann to keep up the site for $8 million, which he turned down, and he says he likely could have made over $30 million if he’d put up his own ads, but he says that’s not the goal of the site.

More details here.

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