Just How Big is 99Bitcoins as We Start 2017 (and a free Bitcoin t-shirt)

2016 has been an amazing year for Bitcoin. The currency started out at $430 and closed the year with a huge leap to $970. The growth in interest in Bitcoin also brought growth to 99Bitcoins, and 2016 has been the best year for our site to date. In this short post I want to give you a quick overview of just how much we’ve grown in the past year.

99Bitcoins started out officially on January 2014 (before that it was just a test website for some Bitcoin articles). My main focus has always been helping people get started with Bitcoin, so whenever a new wave of people come onboard like we had in the last couple of weeks, it’s always a good sign for the site.

99bitcoins users

As you can see from the Google Analytics snapshot above, 99Bitcoins served around 1.5 million readers in 2016, and it’s pretty obvious how the price affected the number of readers by the end of the year. This growth of users allowed the site to be ranked around #34,000 in the Alexa ranking algorithm of all websites.

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As you can see we started the year ranked around #58,000, dropped down to #78,000 and shot back up again to #34,000 right before the year ended.

The majority of our users are males between the ages of 25-34 and that pretty much correlates to a Coindesk research done lately about who exactly is the average Bitcoin user.

99Bitcoins user demographicsThe following graph shows the lifestyle of our readers (on the left) and their product and purchasing interests online (on the right).

99Bitcoins audience interest

Most of our readers are from the United States (36.1%), followed by India (5.1%) and then the UK (3.93%). Recently we’ve also integrated a Bitcoin faucet into the site so we have started receiving considerable traffic from eastern Europe, South Africa and Russia as well.

99Bitcoins user geo

Throughout the year we also got mentioned a lot in mainstream and financial media. Yahoo! , MSN, Newsweek, Gizmodo, Seeking Alpha and Coindesk are just some of the sites that linked to different articles on 99Bitcoins throughout the year. The most linked page was of course our Bitcoin Obituaries section showing how Bitcoin continues to rise from the dead time and time again. A big thanks to Jordan Tuwiner from BuyBitcoinWorldWide for creating this awesome concept.

Some of our most successful posts on the site this past year were:

Here’s your gift for being a great supporter of the site!

Our subscriber base has also grown to be pretty big and today we have almost 30,000 loyal subscribers. In order to celebrate this we’re giving away five 99Bitcoins t-shirts for free to whoever writes the most creative response below. It could be about Bitcoin, about the site, or anything else you think is relevant. Also, if you don’t want that specific 99Bitcoins t-shirt feel free to choose any other from the wide variety on the Bitcoin.com store.

Just write your poem in the comment section below and you’re in. Winners will be announced on January 7th through the comment section as well.

Thanks for being so awesome and here’s to an even better 2017!!!!

January 7th update – The winners have been chosen and were notified via their comment below. Thanks everyone for participating and being such an awesome audience.

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bitcoingear

Nice information. I like it.

Muhammad Bilal
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Muhammad Bilal

What one gets is the result of what he desires once.
So kept your dreams bigger to achieve big !!

alfred pierce
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alfred pierce

New 2 this whole digital currency is the bit coin maker a real bitcoin rotator that produces bitcoins . Could u suggest bitcoin producing rotators

christopher mulholland
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christopher mulholland

Bitcoin,s belong. belong to the masses can’t get them from bank but there grate for pool mining and thank,s for opening my eyes and filling my coffers there is no other offers like 99bitcoin.com offers for blogging to faucet it just awesome so class it is you just mustn’t pass it the blog is the best you can learn so much just don’t underestimate the admin as they may well be helpful and pleasant even in the face of arrogant peasant I am thankful for all that what you do. and could the millions of you just form an orderly… Read more »

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BitPoem2017
By Kai

Money

Many years

So much pain

A new thing

An idea
a vision

no money smell

Research.

Best site: 99bitcoins

It’s true.
The romance is real.

Thanks for the content.

…and one late submission.

Love,
Kai

Dmtr
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Dmtr

Good. Bitcoin victory

Henry Barton
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Henry Barton

Hey, Ofir. I shared my story of learning about Bitcoin and now I’d like to share my poem. I didn’t realize the contest was based on your timezone, because it’s still January 6 here in the US. I see that I can’t win a shirt, but I had fun writing up a poem and here it is: In the disaster of 2008, Nakamoto hoped to give us control of our dough, So the first cryptocurrency he did create, But sadly his name we don’t know A commodity like gold, Not bogus like greenbacks, In China heavily bought and sold, But… Read more »

Nathan
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Nathan

Before the grandeur of an internet emoji.
A man dedicated towards a cashless society
But not one with entrenched inequality.
He was wiser than that, the community’s beloved Satoshi

So his name became a symbol for a coin.
One which couldn’t be touched, only sought
By millions around the globe
The path to an exciting future they chose

Now here we are, groups of black, white’s and Asians.
Looking at the debate over blocksize limitations
But once we finish these hiccups
The bank managers will be the ones left to clean up

MICHAEL IHEANACHO OKA
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MICHAEL IHEANACHO OKA

i never knew about Bitcoin until i joined the best bitcoin community, 99Bitcoins.com where Bitcoin Educations are offered for free.

So therefore,with the awesome knowledge i have learn t here and used,the result is that i am also smiling just like my teacher, Mr Offir.

thanks sir for impacting my world.

wijdan aamir
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wijdan aamir

99bitcoins.com helped me understood the concept of a new form of currency and how to use it using the online wallet.

wish you all the best and lets start a cashless world:)