Statistics Page

January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

Since its launch in June 1999 theLuminous Landscapehas grown to become one of the Net’s most popular photography sites. Though by no means the busiest, it likely is the largest and most comprehensive non-commercial site on the Internet devoted to the art, techniques and technology of photography.

I collect and analyze site statistics for several reasons. One is strictly technical; I need to know usage patterns and monitor growth so that the server on which this site operates can be configured properly to meet demand. Secondly, by knowing where readers are from, what computer and operating systems they use, and what their interests and preferences are I am better able to provide appropriate content and system performance. Thirdly, the general web stat information may be of interest to other site operators who lack comprehensive statistics gathering capability of their own. Finally, knowing this stuff is just plain interesting. Through this summary page I hope to share some of this information with those who may find it of interest.

‚ Michael

Usage Statistics

Average number of site visitors per day

8,500 Total number of site visitors per month

256,000 Total number of unique visitors per month

220 ,000  Average number of pages read per visit

5 Average length of each visit in minutes

10 minutes Average number of visitors online at any time

50 % of regular visitors returning at least once per week

90 % Most popular article this month

Canon 1Ds Field Report

Site Statistics

Total monthly bandwidth used (excluding video clips)

6 0 Gb Current site disk space used

350 Mb Approximate number of pages currently on the site


Where Visitors are From
(Top 10 Countries)

United States

74% Canada

3 % United Kingdom

3 % Australia

3% Netherlands

1 % Germany

1 % France

1 % Singapore

1% Italy

1% Sweden

1% Other Countries Combined

11% Total Numbers of Countries


Browsers Used By Site Visitors

Microsoft Internet Explorer

84% Mozilla

12% Netscape

3 % Opera


Operating Systems Used By Site Visitors


85% Mac OS

12% Linux

1% Others Combined

2 %

Screen Resolutions Used By Site Visitors

1024 X 768

44% 800 X 600

18 % 1280 X 1024

15% 1152 X 864

7% 1600 X 1200

5 % 1400 X 1050

1% 640 X 480

.5% 960 X 780

.2% Other Combined

9 %

Please Note
Totals may not add up to exactly 100% due to rounding

Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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