WUWT at 200 Million Views

200million_viewsWhile the WUWT counter number on the right sidebar will likely hit this mark while I’m sleeping, I just wanted to give a short notice to everyone that we’ve reached this milestone. This post is automatically publishing at a time that is my “best safe guess” (4AM PDT) for when we’ll have reached that number. If it hasn’t yet, it soon will. For those who might have been refreshing the page to see if you can capture it at 200 million, you won’t; the counter display only updates every 15 minutes to save resources, and doesn’t update in real time, though it does track every “hit” (but does not count reloads).

I wish to thank everyone who has helped make this possible, the readers, the contributors, the moderators, and most importantly my long suffering family who has dealt with dad being distracted in his study far more than he should be.

For all of my detractors, who send hate mail, publish snide attack pieces, have attempted to dig through my trash, shouted “denier” in my ear on the telephone (and then hung up like the cowards they are), launched Twitter attacks, claimed I “have sex with farm animals” (thanks Mike Roddy), or ruminated rants from their parent’s basement, I thank you too. Because love it or hate it, you all read WUWT anyway and are part of the success.

My sincere thanks to all of you for making WUWT “…the world’s most viewed climate website” – Anthony Watts

P.S. The recent site upgrades I have made have resulted in significant increases in views – thanks to everyone who made suggestions for improvements and for being patient while we worked out the kinks in the new format.

P.P.S The next big thing here will be announced in a couple of days, watch for it.

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September 10, 2014 4:03 am

Yes, it’s just ticked over to 200,000,000 plus, Fantastic Success!!

September 10, 2014 4:04 am

Yea, the counter is already 5,815 over 200mil! At 7:04am EDT (about the time you posted this).
Congratulations!

September 10, 2014 4:05 am

WUWT is a world asset.
Thanks to all involved.

Barbara Skolaut
Reply to  jdseanjd
September 10, 2014 9:52 am

What jd said!
Thank you, Anthony, et al.

Jimmy Haigh.
September 10, 2014 4:06 am

Well done Anthony. It’s a superb achievement.

JamesS
September 10, 2014 4:07 am

Congratulations, Anthony!

richardscourtney
September 10, 2014 4:08 am

Well done.
Congratulations! It is well deserved. Thanks to our host and all his helpers.
Especial thanks to the Moderators who have applied our host’s rules which make WUWT what it is.
Richard

Tez
September 10, 2014 4:09 am

200 million views is testament that this Climate site is the best there is. (Jo Novas site is pretty good too)
Congratulations to AW and the team 🙂

September 10, 2014 4:11 am

Good on ya, Anthony.

Greg
September 10, 2014 4:15 am

Congratulations and thanks for all the effort.
This is probably more significant than the 400 ppm “threshold” in that it will only happen once 😉
.. and it matters.

JRM
September 10, 2014 4:17 am

Gratz on a job well done….

José Tomás
September 10, 2014 4:19 am

Congratulations from a daily reading Brazilian lurker! 🙂

willnitschke
September 10, 2014 4:25 am

Wow congratulations !

beng
September 10, 2014 4:25 am

Congrats, WUWT. I think I got a million of those views meself.

Admin
September 10, 2014 4:26 am

Thanks for all the time you put into WUWT Anthony – the world is a better place thanks to your efforts.

lonetown
September 10, 2014 4:30 am

It demonstrates that a quality product draws an audience.

JohnWho
September 10, 2014 4:30 am

Wow! Way over 200 million by the time I got here this morning (Florida time).
Congrats Anthony. Evidentially, once you built it, we came.

Bob_L
September 10, 2014 4:31 am

This is quite an accomplishment. I greatly appreciate the years I have used this site to have sanity brought to this argument.
Thank you Anthony!

September 10, 2014 4:31 am

An amazing accomplishment in only 7 years. When WUWT started, 2 – 3 comments were normal. Many times there were none. Now, a MILLION reader comments! And the 3-time winner of the internet’s Best Science & Technology website. Awesome!
Congratulations, Anthony. You make this site what it is: most excellent.

Leon Brozyna
September 10, 2014 4:31 am

Not too shabby and just think, with another fifty million it’ll be a quarter billion.

Billy Liar
Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 10, 2014 12:02 pm

Maths warning!!

Billy Liar
Reply to  Billy Liar
September 10, 2014 12:03 pm

Yeah – my maths!

AussieBear
September 10, 2014 4:32 am

Well its 21:30 Wednesday 10, Sept here in Canberra. A big congratulations from Australia. Must admit I am a WUWT junkie. Check it out first thing in the morning before my run, at work during lunch and when I get home. Absolutely the best.

Hilton Gray
September 10, 2014 4:32 am

A superb milestone for a superb site and author, well done Ant!!!

Bloke down the pub
September 10, 2014 4:35 am

Congratulations Anthony. If you’re still coming to Bristol for the Cook chinwag , I’ll stand you a beer to celebrate.

Luke Warmist
September 10, 2014 4:35 am

Congrats Mr. W. Well done.

September 10, 2014 4:36 am

Congratulations Anthony. Great job!

Mick
September 10, 2014 4:40 am

Thank you Anthony and your family, friends, mods …. thank you all.

Twobob
September 10, 2014 4:41 am

We of the 2 million salute you.
Well at least I do.
Thanks.

Geoff Connolly
September 10, 2014 4:42 am

Congrats Anthony and all that have contributed over the journey.
Remember, 97% of all Climate sites.. aren’t a rounding error compared to WUWT visitor numbers!

Bair Polaire
September 10, 2014 4:43 am

399,14 ppm of those 200 million page views from my computer… Well, not exactly, that would have been more than 36 page views per day since Climategate broke. I guess some people here might approach that number. They are to WUWT what CO2 is to the atmosphere…
Congratulations!

Matt
September 10, 2014 4:44 am

At 0842 hours in the Chilean morning: 200,007,904 views – and counting. Congrats to you, Anthony. Great work – you have created a unique ressource! All the best,
Matt

September 10, 2014 4:47 am

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Adam
September 10, 2014 4:48 am

So what counts as a “view”? I check this site nearly every day, so I must have racked up well over a thousand views myself – correct?

Editor
Reply to  Adam
September 10, 2014 5:04 am

Every time you look at a new page or reload an old one counts as one view.

beckleybud@gmail.com
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 10, 2014 10:52 am

WoodPress does not send a cookie when viewing a page.
Therefore relaods count as a “hit”

PiperPaul
Reply to  Adam
September 10, 2014 8:03 am

Watch out for “hits”. Some shady operators like to use that metric. 25 “hits” can be one page view plus 24 1×1 px transparent pixels.

September 10, 2014 4:49 am

I can absolutely relate to this.
“…and most importantly my long suffering family who has dealt with dad being distracted in his study far more than he should be.”

September 10, 2014 4:51 am

Not a day goes by without me visiting your site, and I learn something new every time I do. Thanks again to you and all the other excellent contributors.

Steve Keohane
September 10, 2014 4:54 am

Congratulations Anthony!

luvthefacts
September 10, 2014 4:56 am

Congratulations! This is certainly one site on which I can happily post that its been a beautiful day today in Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia. Probably 25c where I live and that’s just the start of another great warm year.
Fortunately for us we are half a world away from your cold crazys over there. Here you can almost plant a broomstick & when it grows it will give you mangoes, custard apples, mandarins or papaya depending upon the season.
WUWT is a site that allows people to give expression to the joy that feel for living in a naturally warm world. Thank you for giving so much voice to those who so strongly reject the CAGW nonsence/non-science.

September 10, 2014 4:57 am

I first encountered WUWT in 2009, probably via a link in another forum, and first commented on 18Feb09: “I’ve just spent way too much time reading through this extraordinary thread. . .” I’ve continued to spend “way too much time” here (I’m sure my wife thinks so, looking at all the chores put off), but it’s been worth it, even (or especially) when some topics are way over my head. WUWT provides an education for anyone willing to read, and its open (but moderated) Comments are a model that other blogs should emulate.
Congratulations on the 200-million milestone, and thanks for standing up for scientific integrity in a world seemingly captured by an increasingly nasty form of Lysenkoism, under the rubric of “climate change.”
/Mr Lynn

Tom in Florida
September 10, 2014 4:58 am

Not only a fantastic climate resource but a window into peoples of other countries and parts of the world.

Editor
September 10, 2014 4:59 am

Congratulations Anthony, well deserved success!

MarkW
September 10, 2014 5:07 am

1 billion or bust

Cheshirered
September 10, 2014 5:10 am

A stunning success that would be impossible without such high quality content. Congratulations.

Editor
September 10, 2014 5:11 am

Thank you sir!
(Now 200,012,743 views …. at 5:10 AM Pacific Time. Funny, the Pause has continued, as the “Reads” keep increasing……)

September 10, 2014 5:14 am

Couldn’t happen to a better site, or a nicer guy. Thanks for all that you do – keep up the good work!!!
– Phil

Wu
September 10, 2014 5:17 am

Nearly 13k visits over one hour. Nice.

Charles Nelson
September 10, 2014 5:17 am

Is two hundred million like…a consensus?

ConTrari
September 10, 2014 5:18 am

Proud to have accounted for some of the 200 millions. Thanks, this website has made history.

UK Marcus
September 10, 2014 5:18 am

Thank you Anthony and your family.
Also your great team of mods and contributors, especially Willis and Lord M.
200 million and counting! You deserve to feel very proud.
You are a classic example of ‘work like you dont need the money’.

Proud Skeptic
September 10, 2014 5:19 am

Congratulations, Anthony! Keep it up! I visit WUWT every day.

Gary
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 10, 2014 6:19 am

Thanks, Ric. I was wondering about the rate of change. And now “To infinity and beyond!”

Dire Wolf
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 10, 2014 8:44 am

And the greatest thing about these milestones… no one can homogenize them to “correct” the exponential slope.

Editor
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 11, 2014 4:37 am

Oops – my monthly Tables of Content pages have the latest date first.
The first post got three responses, on three different days, so I should have said:
1: 2006 Nov 18, http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/17/welcome-to-watts-up-with-that/

PaulH
September 10, 2014 5:22 am

I check in here every day. There’s always something worth reading.

David
September 10, 2014 5:27 am

We need to gather together and have a global warming BS march

sierra117
September 10, 2014 5:34 am

You have almost single-handedly brought the AGW alarmists to their knees. Congratulations on your success. This is a truly remarkable achievement.

September 10, 2014 5:34 am

This place feeds the quirky questioning nerd in me. The weather nut. Sea hag. Star gazer. Loaded toter. Trout taker. Data diva. Devil’s advocator (Got a theory? Prove it.). Have hit the counter a few times myself. Thanks Anth***, moderators, guest posters, and commentators. Keep dishing it up.

September 10, 2014 5:38 am

Heartiest congratulations to you, your long-suffering family and your dedicated band of helpers and contributors who make this site the go-to site for Climate Science. It is revealing that no warmist site has an audience anywhere near your numbers. What was started as a candle in the Darkness is now a blazing beacon shedding the enlightenment of real science across the World. Long may it continue.
My funds are flung. 🙂

September 10, 2014 5:38 am

Memo to all those alarmist bloggers secretly reading this:
WUWT is successful for all the reasons above, but most of all, because uncomfortable comments are NOT deleted. Whereas ALL of you “purify” your blogs by deleting any difficult questions, any unfortunate facts etc. And readers know it, so you have a small coven of friends and gullible fools still reading – yes, even those of you with government-funded blogs and big dollars.
But I would ask: why? Why delete the difficult comments? If you believe your story, then you should be confident that you can answer them. The fact that none of you do tells me that you all know in your hearts that you are wrong. So why are you still pushing a falsehood? Come on, save your integrity while you can, before the world wises up and you are held in contempt in the judgement of history.

starzmom
September 10, 2014 5:39 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! I know I have contributed more than a few of those views myself, and learned something every time.

David Schofield
September 10, 2014 5:40 am

It owes a lot to the excellent design and hard work of the host. Many of us visit several times a day. Congratulations.

csanborn
September 10, 2014 5:50 am

Thanks Anthony. Your and this site’s successes have saved, well, the climate.

LewSkannen
September 10, 2014 5:51 am

SkS and RC will be pleased….. since most of their traffic comes from spillover from here.

NoFixedAddress
September 10, 2014 6:03 am

Well done Anthony and everyone that makes WUWT ‘happen’.
A truly outstanding achievement.
“And they said it wouldn’t last”… LOL

Samuel C Cogar
September 10, 2014 6:08 am

I no can see sidebar …. or counter thereon.
Do I hafta “click” somewhere to see said?

Brian H
Reply to  Samuel C Cogar
September 10, 2014 8:47 pm

Upper right, just below the Search box.

Nylo
September 10, 2014 6:12 am

Congratulations !!!!!

Stacy Pearson
September 10, 2014 6:17 am

Thank you Anthony from the bottom of my heart, for giving me a place to assuage my anxiety that no one is succeeding in pushing back on the insanity that is climate alarmism. I have lost some of my best old friends over this argument. Sometimes I think of this as a kind of civil war we are fighting. The clarity and energy you bring to the battle keep us encouraged enough to battle on. Thanks again.

Jørgen F.
September 10, 2014 6:18 am

Congratulations !

nielszoo
September 10, 2014 6:20 am

Thanks to Anthony, his long suffering family and the moderators for promoting truth!

Ethan Brand
September 10, 2014 6:21 am

Congratulations. WUWT is an island of sanity in a sea of intellectual chaos.

Stargazer
September 10, 2014 6:21 am

Finally! After my 199,999,999 views, somebody else viewed the site.

richard
September 10, 2014 6:23 am

I am astounded at the amount of articles that come out of this website- magnificent.
200,020,815 views as i write from the UK.

ossqss
September 10, 2014 6:29 am

To commemorate this historic date and achievement, everyone should send a link to their favorite article here to at least one person in their address book. Don’t be stingy! Share the wealth of knowledge here with everyone you can!
Great Job and continued success to you Mr. Watts!

Venter
September 10, 2014 6:32 am

Well done, congratulations. It’s a wonderful achievement.

HGW xx/7
September 10, 2014 6:32 am

Forget my girlfriend; you’re my rock, A-tho-y. 🙂
In all seriousness, you are built of remarkable strength, courage, and fortitude. I salute you and this remarkable site. You have brought me, and millions of others, sanity. Thank you 200 million times over. 🙂

Dave
September 10, 2014 6:33 am

This just in… Gavin issued a press release. It seems that Realclimate broke all usage records this past week too… 15 people accessed the site.
Congrats Anthony… I hope your family is as proud of you as we are!
It is quite rare that a single individual with limited resources can have such a tremendous impact on so many. I especially like how you invite everyone to the party, including those on the AGW bandwagon. Even though their comments can be maddening, you always seem to entertain dialog with them… unlike Gavin and little Mikey Mann. Taking the high road in this debate reflects positively on you and I believe is at least partially responsible for the success that you’ve achieved.
Bravo Zulu!

Caleb
September 10, 2014 6:34 am

Congratulations!
I can remember way-back-when.
Now is when you say, “If I had a penny for every…”

Kenneth Simmons
September 10, 2014 6:34 am

Thanks for providing a place to view ideas on climate. On a daily basis I visit the site to read the articles and comments. Keep up the good work!!

Mike T
September 10, 2014 6:41 am

Well done, and thanks for all your hard work, Anthony.

Steve (Paris)
September 10, 2014 6:52 am

Sadly there will be no time for Anthony to rest on his laurels with the UN organising a meeting later this month ahead of the 2015 ’21st Climate Summit’ in Paris next year. Happy to help out with travel tips if anyone connected with this site is thinking of attending (like volunteering to have a tooth pulled…) and would be delighted to host a drinks night.

Frank O'Flynn
September 10, 2014 7:01 am

Congratulations, and thank you for bringing some sanity to this crazy world!

M
September 10, 2014 7:11 am

Congratulations. Thank you for all the effort and for creating a wonderful resource while always maintaining an open, polite and constructive environment. I have learnt a great deal about climate science and fruitful debate. Thank you.

george e. smith
September 10, 2014 7:18 am

Wonderful milestone Anthony. A lot of interesting subjects covered, just like you header says.
Congratulations.
George

September 10, 2014 7:19 am

Fact Center aka Wattsupwiththat. Truth is life.
Thank all who make it possible.
Nice weather fact this morning.
Snow on the trees in Glaicer Park, see the Two Medicine web cam for the best view.

ShrNfr
September 10, 2014 7:22 am

Thank you for all your time and effort in maintaining this site.

dipchip
September 10, 2014 7:25 am

Thanks to WUWT, perhaps much of the annual change in this poll is due to this Blog.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/168620/one-four-solidly-skeptical-global-warming.aspx
The poll also seems to indicate that most of the subject of CC is based on Politics.

September 10, 2014 7:26 am
Steve P
September 10, 2014 7:28 am

Congratulations, and best wishes for continuing success! It is the quality of the articles – along with the beautiful typefaces – that makes WUWT my daily first call, rather than any number on the view counter.
I was already a skeptic before I found WUWT. In addition to gaining new knowledge, sometimes it is nice just to hear the choir sing!
200,029,073

noaaprogrammer
September 10, 2014 7:31 am

Let’s see,… (0.97)(x) = 200,000,000 so x = 200,000,000 / 0.97 = 206,185,567 so we have just a little over 6 million AGW trolls needing to understand science! /missapp off

DaveF
September 10, 2014 7:33 am

Seems only yesterday that WUWT reached the then-heady total of ten million views, Many thanks to all concerned, and best wishes. Dave.

September 10, 2014 7:34 am

Congratulations, Anthony et al.
You built WUWT!
Thanks.

September 10, 2014 7:37 am

Good.

Luca
September 10, 2014 7:50 am

Sincere congratulations!! I will be coming back daily until the onset of the next ice age! 🙂

AB
September 10, 2014 7:53 am

A real tribute to you, Anthony.

September 10, 2014 7:55 am

Kool & The Gang – Celebration: http://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M

John Whitman
September 10, 2014 7:56 am

Congratulations.
On this blog there is a highly vigorous and wonderfully argumentative marketplace for open and free ideas . . .
A poem for you.

Where are you going, once little blog, once little blog,
Where are you going, my favorite blog?
Turn around and you’ve views 100 mil
Turn around and you’ve views 200 mil
Turn around and you’re the best blog on the hill
Turn around, turn around,
Turn around and many of your viewers start blogs of their own
(apologies to song writer Malvina Reynolds)

John

William Astley
September 10, 2014 7:59 am

Congratulations and best wishes to Anthony and your moderators. This is a great site. Perfect mix of science, climate policy issues, and climate war shenanigans (with a little humor mixed in now and then).

September 10, 2014 8:02 am

Congrats Anthony … as a “weather nerd” who recently discovered your site (at the recommendation of a close friend), I have learned SO MUCH from you… Cheers.

Janice Moore
September 10, 2014 8:14 am

WAY — TO — GO, ANTHONY!!!

You are fighting on the front lines for TRUTH and LIBERTY.
The world needs you. So grateful for you.
Keep up the great work!
Warm regards,
Janice
#200,037,720
#(:))

Shano
September 10, 2014 8:16 am

Congrats AW. I’ve been a daily viewer since 2007 after reading “State of Fear” by Crichton. May sanity win out, Cheers!

Harry Passfield
September 10, 2014 8:22 am

Well done Mrs Watts!! And thanks for Anthony.

hunter
September 10, 2014 8:24 am

Congratulations on a great achievement!
Your work has made a real, positive difference.

Editor
September 10, 2014 8:28 am

YAY!!!!!!!!! 200 Million.

Dire Wolf
September 10, 2014 8:39 am

The success was well (and I suspect) hard earned. Congratulations and enduring thanks to you for assisting an honest conversation regarding climate science.
Regarding the changes to the website, they have vastly improved the readability of the sight from good to outstanding. You honor us with your dedication and the following you have simply shows the value you give to the public.

September 10, 2014 8:58 am

Thank you, Anthony, for give us 200,000,000 examples of how to run a blog worth reading. it is impossible to count the number of things I have learned here.

H.R.
September 10, 2014 8:59 am

200,000,000 views? OK, that sounds about right for me, plus or minus a handful. How many views for everyone else? ;o)
Congratulations to Anthony and The Mods(Doo-wop, do-waaaah…). Here’s to the next 100,000,000.

Dave in Canmore
September 10, 2014 9:05 am

Thanks Anthony and thanks to the moderators, contributors and readers who make WUWT a great place to learn!

MJPenny
September 10, 2014 9:19 am

Congratulations Anthony. A big thanks to you and the moderators. I got turned on to your surface stations project when you had less than 100 stations and have been a regular reader but seldom commentator since then.
MJPenny

September 10, 2014 9:39 am

Re pps:
But there is one more thing…
The climate watch?

Reply to  Hans Erren
September 10, 2014 9:41 am

Please bring back my gravatar

September 10, 2014 9:41 am

Congratulations. My earliest memory of WUWT was when it passed 5 million (I think that was the first milestone I remember).

September 10, 2014 9:41 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well deserved!

Victoria
September 10, 2014 9:42 am

Great job Anthony, I’m so glad I found this site. I knew those money-grabbing alarmists were up to no good and this just proves it! Thanks!

John Whitman
September 10, 2014 10:05 am

Anthony,
Yours is the blog where those climate activists who are unconvincible can expect the unceasing spotlight of open dialog.
I hope your energy level is keeping up with all that you did and are doing.
John

Richard deSousa
September 10, 2014 10:16 am

Congratulations, Anthony!! Keep annoying the corrupt climate change knuckle heads!!!

eyesonu
Reply to  Anthony Watts
September 10, 2014 10:15 pm

Challenge them at their own game? You have been beating them at it for a long time now!
Congratulations.

Michael C. Roberts
September 10, 2014 10:19 am

Mr. Watts. Congratulations are definitely in order! Should I have the power, I would also nominate you for the next round of Nobel Peace Prize. In my estimation you are much more deserving of the honor than those that have been “given” the award in the recent past. Personally, I have found your site a welcome outlet for my internal views on the subject of the politization of the climate issue, that given my work location I may not always be able to openly express. Your work we openly see here as well as behind the scenes has allowed the opening of many eyes through this site (including my own), and the value-added brought to the subject of CAGW/Climate Disruption/Insert Lastest Warmist Word Here and for the future of our democratic way of life cannot be underestimated. Please convey my (our collective?) thanks to your family for thier patience as you continue to work dilligently into the wee hours to provide this outlet to the masses. I come along to read the posts at least daily, and find your site a diurnal neccessity.
Again, Congratulations!
Michael C. Roberts

Brian H
Reply to  Michael C. Roberts
September 10, 2014 8:57 pm

Pay more attention to your spell-checker! You’ll look more informed.
politicization
Latest
their
necessity
and the appropriate expression here is “cannot be overestimated”.

September 10, 2014 10:31 am

Climategate brought me here – and I’ve never left. I prodded a local newspaper columnist to come here to understand the skeptical side – he did, and now no longer files rabid alarmist posts.
You’ve flung a stone into the “pond” of climate science and the ripples continue to spread to an unknowable extent.
I thank you!
Murray

Rick K
September 10, 2014 10:45 am

Just a note to help it bump to 300 mil.
Anthony, thank you. The site is wonderful and the changes are great. WUWT is an oasis of insight and information in a desert of inanity.
Special thanks to the Watts family for loaning us Anthony while he truly… “saves the planet.”

Mark Bofill
September 10, 2014 11:07 am

P.P.S The next big thing here will be announced in a couple of days, watch for it.

and
A

A.W. (abbreviated to avoid automatic filtering)
September 10, 2014 at 11:02 am
Soon, I hope to do far more than annoy them. I plan to challenge them at their own game.

You have piqued my curiosity. Waiting with great interest!

John Whitman
Reply to  Mark Bofill
September 10, 2014 11:41 am

. . . and piqued mine too . . .
John

krischel
September 10, 2014 11:22 am

Not to disparage you anthony, or any of your posters, but I’d like to give a shout out to your commenters – the reason why *I* started watching this space was because the discussions here are vastly superior to the other heavily censored and poorly moderated comment spaces in warmist websites.
That being said, congratulations, anthony, for providing a space for a diverse, vibrant, intelligent community that nobody else has been able to match 🙂

Editor
Reply to  krischel
September 10, 2014 2:21 pm

I can think of a few commenters that needed to be shouted at. 🙂

September 10, 2014 11:49 am

Congratulations. Now to billion.

Reply to  Igor Karlić
September 10, 2014 11:54 am

Gangnam style!

phlogiston
September 10, 2014 12:30 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that we passed 100 million. Looks like its going exponential.
Well done Dr Watts!

Bruce Andrews
September 10, 2014 12:36 pm

Congratulations Anthony.
More importantly – thanks to you, the moderators & contributors for providing this excellent forum for the presentation and discussion of these important scientific issues.

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)
September 10, 2014 1:06 pm

Been following your blog more or less since… 2006? Hope to watch you for at least another 8 years!

September 10, 2014 1:44 pm

200 million !
Bárðarbunga Bing,
Bárðarbunga Boom !

Gunga Din
September 10, 2014 1:49 pm

That many “looks” don’t happen if its not worth it.
Thanks.

TRM
September 10, 2014 2:12 pm

“P.P.S The next big thing here will be announced in a couple of days, watch for it.”
You tease!!
Oh well I’ll manage to wait. Like I have a choice?
Anyway congrats on the 200 million hits and onwards to “1 beeeleon”

Keith
September 10, 2014 2:32 pm

Yes, echo the congratulations to Antony, all the contributors, moderators and commenters. Fantastic site – well played all.

1sky1
September 10, 2014 3:05 pm

Presenting the 2-millionth WUWT viewer with a rain gauge filled to the brim with BV Private Reserve would have been a nice gesture.

September 10, 2014 3:38 pm

A great milestone for a great blog! Congrats Anthony.

Admin
September 10, 2014 4:14 pm

That’s a whole lot of flights on United. (Inside joke for Anthony).

September 10, 2014 4:42 pm

Anthony, and the whole gang at WUWT, CONGRATS. You guys and gals are THE voice of reason in the whole global warming scam. Thank you for having a GREAT site.

bit chilly
September 10, 2014 4:43 pm

congratulations , a well deserved reward for all the hard work you put into the site and the huge effort in sorting the wheat from the chaff in the climate debate.

Chip Javert
September 10, 2014 5:06 pm

Congratulations Anthony. Just a great job.

BallBounces
September 10, 2014 5:13 pm

“P.P.S The next big thing here will be announced in a couple of days, watch for it.”
Seriously??
Following today’s announcement by Apple, this can only mean one thing: The WUWT planet-saving CO2-powered bio-watch!!!

Brian H
Reply to  BallBounces
September 10, 2014 9:22 pm

Correction: WUWT plant-saving CO2-generating bio-watch!

xyzzy11
September 10, 2014 5:18 pm

200,112,394 views now – gonna hit 250,000,000 sooner than expected.
Congrats from (a sunny, warm – for now) down underer.

Brian H
Reply to  xyzzy11
September 10, 2014 9:14 pm

See below; projects to about the end of 2015 at the moment.

Mike Bryant
September 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Congratulations to Anthony and team. You’ve made a difference. Thanks, Mike

Robin.W.
September 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Well done Anthony. I couldn’t go a single day without my wattsupwithat fix. Thank you from here in the Australian tropics….Cairns.

September 10, 2014 8:15 pm

WUWT actually looks pretty good – and it’s all thanks to our huge whinge binge about the font, and our whining and complaining about the top graphic! (; Just messing with you all. Thank you for a wonderful 5 years.

uk(us)
September 10, 2014 8:37 pm

Our island of sanity, in the confused seas.

Brian H
September 10, 2014 9:11 pm

From Rick Werme’s timing list:
Time per 50,000,000 views – to the nearest month.
3 yrs, 7 months
1 yr, 6 months
1 yr, 3 months
1 yr, 5 months

Editor
Reply to  Brian H
September 11, 2014 5:11 am

I mentally figured that out and nearly commented in a reply to someone who referred to exponential growth. However, Alexa seemed interested in giving me the site rank over the last year, so I passed. IIRC, WUWT grew exponentially once it settled into its climate skeptic focus, and flattened out for a while. After a big spike for Climategate, WUWT’s rank stayed significantly higher. I think Climategate brought a huge increase in climate skepticism and likely is a significant part in the public’s lost of concern over climates change. (Of course, failure to meet the doomsday scenarios must be the major reason.)
Ideally, WUWT readership will decline over time as more people and more news media realize it just isn’t happening. Then maybe it will pick back up as we enter a new Maunder Minimum if that brings a new Little Ice Age. 🙂
It looks like the new continuous lengthening home page is bringing more views to older posts and has produced a new step up in the view rate. It will be interesting to see how that settles out.

noaaprogrammer
September 10, 2014 9:36 pm

Who was the first person to comment on WUWT on day one?

Editor
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
September 11, 2014 4:44 am

The first post was http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/17/welcome-to-watts-up-with-that/ . The first comment was the next day, so no one commented on day one. While there was a post on the 18th, it’s first comment was on the 20th.
See http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/toc_2006_11.html for more about that calendar month.

John Whitman
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 11, 2014 6:59 am

Ric Werme,
That was nostalgic and great info.
John

MarkV
September 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Congratulations on a great site and the wonderful effort of being polite and constructive in debate.

Non Nomen
September 10, 2014 10:47 pm

Congratulations! I hope that WUWT will soon join the ‘billionaire’s club of views’.

Old Ranga
September 11, 2014 2:12 am

If WUWT wasn’t worth it, we wouldn’t keep coming. 200 million views speaks for itself.
Beauty bonzer, Anthony – all the way from Down Under.

TimC
September 11, 2014 2:43 am

Like many other commenters above, may I send sincere congratulations (both to yourself and the Mods) on reaching the 200 million count. This is a tremendous achievement, which I am sure represents many years’ hard work (perhaps should I say daily grind!) in establishing what is now the go-to “Team B” forum for alternative views and arguments to the climate science GAGW “consensus view” (whatever this actually means), so widely reflected in the political arena as well. All this – and a lot of plain good sense and humour too!
I sent through a modest donation earlier today – please accept with my grateful thanks for the truly invaluable (and worldwide) resource that WUWT has become. And I am sure we all hope to hear from you soon as to your forthcoming visit to this side of the pond …

September 11, 2014 3:11 am

Oh Well done you. Thanks for all the info. Keep up the good work.

Mark
September 11, 2014 3:47 am

Great effort. I remember when it hit the 1 million total! Much has changed since then.
Well done Anthony.

Editor
September 11, 2014 4:48 am

Hey! I just realized that during WUWT’s existence, no major hurricane has hit the United States.
Is there any limit to the power and influence of WUWT?

John Whitman
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 11, 2014 7:11 am

Ric Werme,
Last one was Katrina that hit New Orleans in 2005.
John

John Whitman
Reply to  John Whitman
September 11, 2014 8:41 am

Anthony Watts on September 11, 2014 at 7:16 am
– – – – – – –
Anthony,
I appreciate the quick correction.
John

Werner Brozek
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 11, 2014 9:38 am

We know about the Gore effect. Would this be the Anthony effect?

Reply to  Werner Brozek
September 12, 2014 10:28 am

Equivalent to Industrial Strength can of Whoop-a$$

Faye Busch
September 11, 2014 5:56 am

Thank You and Congratulations, Anthony. You have earned every bit of it. I say to my husband… “If we get truly angry and depressed about climate change propaganda being pushed by rotten lying academics and politicians, how must people like Anthony and Joanne feel?”

Samuel C Cogar
September 11, 2014 6:58 am

@ Brian H: September 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm
Upper right, just below the Search box.
——————
Thank you Brian, ….. but, ….. not on my monitor …. via this url: http://wattsupwiththat.com/
Ever since the “update”, ….. no “sidebar” data …. or said counter is visible to me.
But I did find it, ….. at the lower-left bottom of this page …. below the “Leave A Reply” text box.
So, the server software must insert it at the bottom of each “article” page, also.

Will Nelson
September 11, 2014 12:37 pm

Congratulations. WUWT is neither 1:1000 nor 1:1,000,000, but 1:All. Thanks for every minute.

Mr. Jones
September 11, 2014 2:10 pm

I nominate Anthony to be first recipient of the soon-to-be-created ‘John Paul Jones Award’!

eyesonu
September 11, 2014 2:26 pm

As I write this there are now over a quarter of a million additional views 200,251,411) on WUWT.
Are we coming out from the woodwork in mass as an army of ones? You better believe it!

Eamon Butler
September 11, 2014 3:21 pm

Always a great site to visit for a bit of sanity. Appreciate all the effort and sacrifice to present the volumes of interesting articles. Sincerely, Congratulations to everyone involved. Onwards and upwards.,

gregole
September 11, 2014 5:34 pm

Anthony,
Congratulations to you and your crew! Been hanging out here just about every day since I discovered WUWT after Climategate 1.0.
And when I first got here, I didn’t really know the topology of Skeptic Blog Land at all, but I remember thinking to myself, “this must be the work of a very dedicated grad student” because my first impression was a blog powered by youthful enthusiasm for science and truth, and just a vivacious, freshness. I was surprised, delighted, and I have been coming back ever since.
Keep it up!

elrica
September 12, 2014 1:49 am

Wowsa…it’s gonna be 200 mill 500 thou in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, as somebody used to say.

Samuel C Cogar
September 12, 2014 7:03 am

I like Forums that display an “activity counter” because it permits me to “estimate” the number of individuals that are potentially reading my posted commentary.
It is the ole ….. “Be careful what you say …. because the walls have ears” ….. and they will remember if you are not (scientifically) honest and truthful in all of your posted commentary.

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