Year in Review: Website statistics 2019

We wish you a happy New Year and the very best for 2020! Now 2019 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look at website traffic of the past year. 

In 2019 we have received the most visitors on this website since its start in 2014. This is worth mentioning because in the past year no (Youth) Olympic Games took place.

Pageviews; 2019 compared to previous years Olympic Games + Youth Olympic Games
2014 +318% Sochi 2014 + Nanjing 2014
2015 +339% x
2016 +80% Rio 2016 + Lillehammer 2016
2017 +109% x
2018 +43% PyeongChang 2018 + Buenos Aires 2018

Thank you all for visiting Architecture of the Games!

General (in comparison with 2018)

  • Page views: +43%
  • Median growth: +106%
  • Visitors: +53%
  • Number of articles: 284 (-7%)
  • Followers*: +15%
  • Day with the most visitors: 5 May 2019
  • Day with the least visitors: 1 January 2019

*Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter combined

Where our visitors came from

Number of countries: 197

  1. United States (25%)
  2. United Kingdom (11%)
  3. Switzerland (4%)
  4. Australia (4%)
  5. India (4%)
  6. Japan (4%)
  7. Canada (4%)
  8. Italy (3%)
  9. Germany (3%)
  10. France (2%)

Most read articles in 2019

  1. London 2012; London Stadium seating map MLB
  2. Tokyo 2020; Tickets: Price list and seat map guide
  3. Tokyo 2020: Timelapse: Transformation of the Sapporo Dome from baseball stadium to football stadium
  4. Tokyo 2020; Mascot Images Representing Olympic & Paralympic Sports
  5. Barcelona 1992; The Olympic Cauldron

Most visited pages in 2019

  1. List of Olympic Host Cities
  2. Beijing 2022
  3. Paris 2024
  4. Tokyo 2020
  5. Tokyo 2020 Venues

Architecture of the Games – User survey 2019-2020

For the past 5 years we have conducted an annual user survey. We are continuously striving to improve Architecture of the Games and your feedback will help us to find out what we need to do better. We also would like to give you the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

(Smartphone users: Run the survey in a new tab)

 

Architecture of the Games Magazine #2 – February 2019

This is the second edition of ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’. This magazine is available to read for free via electronic publishing platform Issuu. ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ is a non-commercial, educational project and all contributors have offered their work on a voluntary basis.

Exactly one year ago the XXIII Olympic Winter Games took place in the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang 2018 will go down in history for multiple reasons; not only because of the participation of North Korea and the many memorable sporting achievements, but also because of the excellent organization of the event and the South Korean hospitality.

During the first week of the Games I stayed in Gangneung and visited events in both the ‘Coastal Cluster’ as ‘Mountain Cluster’. The photo essay in this magazine documents my visit. I wanted to capture the entire Olympic visitor experience; showing the part of the Games that is often hidden to viewers at home.

 

 

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Year in Review: Website statistics 2018

AotG turns 5 today! We would like to thank all our readers for their continued support. We wish you a happy New Year and the very best for 2019!

Now 2018 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look at website traffic of the past year.

General (in comparison with 2017)

  • Page views: +47%
  • Median growth: +4%
  • Number of articles: 307 (-30%)
  • Followers*: +26%
  • Day with the most visitors: 9 February 2018 ( Day of the opening ceremony of PyeongChang 2018. Also the most visitors in one day since the start of this blog in 2014.)
  • Day with the least visitors: 26 May 2018

*Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter combined

Where our visitors came from

  1. United States 31%
  2. Switzerland 7%
  3. United Kingdom 6%
  4. Canada 6%
  5. Germany 4%
  6. South Korea 4%
  7. Japan 3%
  8. Netherlands 3%
  9. Italy 3%
  10. Australia 3%

Most read articles in 2018

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Olympic venues in Google Maps
  2. PyeongChang 2018; Map Gangneung Olympic Park
  3. PyeongChang 2018; Current weather and snow conditions Alpensia & Yongpyong
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Draft Competition Schedule
  5. Tokyo 2020; New renders Olympic Stadium unveiled

Most visited pages in 2018

  1. Tokyo 2020
  2. PyeongChang2018_Venues
  3. PyeongChang 2018_Introduction + Venue Map
  4. Beijing 2022
  5. Publications

Milestones in 2018

  • January: The publication of AotG magazine #1.
  • February: Our PyeongChang 2018 Venue Map in Google Earth attracted more than 250,000 visitors.
  • October: For the first time AotG paid attention to the Youth Olympic Games. A special section for these Games has been added to the website.
  • October: New home page

Architecture of the Games – User survey 2019

For the past 4 years we have conducted an annual user survey. We are continuously striving to improve Architecture of the Games and your feedback will help us to find out what we need to do better. We also would like to give you the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

(Run the survey on mobile device or in a new tab)

 

New: Architecture of the Games Magazine #1 – January 2018

Today, Architecture of the Games announces the release of the first edition of ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’. This bilingual magazine is available to read for free via electronic publishing platform Issuu. ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ is a non-commercial, educational project and all contributors have offered their work on a voluntary basis.

In ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ we take a look at the Olympic Games from the perspective of the designer. We will be paying special attention to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Other topics include Rio 2016, the new Candidature Process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and the Olympic Legacy of Barcelona 1992 and London 2012. In the last section you will find a report of our visit to ‘Olympic Capital’ Lausanne.

 

 

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