I've noticed the visitors per day has been starting to creep up bit by bit and as I write, it is now at 309 visitors/day. Check out the Quantcast stats and under the graph select 3m or 6m for the date range, and you'll see the trend.

And we're averaging more than 1 new user a day. You can see that from the New Users report order by creation date.

This is very good, and I don't think we're doing any extra work to make it happen, other than the good quality questions and answers that we've helped with. It's obviously the search engines that are bringing the people here, which is what is wanted by the Stack Exchange gang.

If this trend continues, it will be noticed, and we'll be on our way towards getting to our critical mass that can sustain itself and allow us to qualify for getting out of beta. It may still take a year or two, but now I'm optimistic again.

Keep those good Q&A's coming!

p.s. For anyone coming here who is new: This post is on the "meta" site. The actual Genealogy & Family History Q&A site you'll want to go to is at: http://genealogy.stackexchange.com/

It's so exciting to see our hard work finally paying off! :D – American Luke Oct 13 '13 at 0:52
I think topicality helps. The q&a on the Canada 1921 census street index, for example, covers something that people are looking for right now. It's already the second-most viewed question on the site (search for views:1000 to see others) and likely bringing in some of those new visitors. But very few of them are hanging around to sign up, so something is still not appealing to a wide enough range of genealogists. More questions on things that are being searched for by general/dabbling genealogists rather than specialists might help (the most popular question: family crests, like it or not!). – Rob Hoare Oct 14 '13 at 2:09
@RobHoare Seriously, family crests? Ha ha, that's hilarious! Thanks for the info. Food for fodder. – Canadian Girl Scout Oct 19 '13 at 14:53
It's interesting to see, in the Quantcast stats, that current traffic is larger and steadier than when the site launched and had lots of activity. It's especially surprising since we hardly have any new questions these days. – user47 Nov 4 '13 at 15:01

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