March report for Opensource.com

Highlights and editor's picks: March 2015 report

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February was a solid month for Opensource.com with 547,663 page views and 322,326 unique visits. We had our best month in terms of page views per day, with an average of 19,538 views/day, and we were on pace to break a new monthly record if we had had a full 31-day month. We published 74 articles, including 12 posts during our Beginners to Open Source week and six articles for our SCALE 13X Speaker Interview Series.

Highlights

We had 62% of the content published on the site come from the open source community, continuing our trend of over 60% of our contributions from the community for the fourth month in a row. We had 25 new authors and 23 previous contributors (staff included) in February.

Our What is open source? page maintained the #1 position in organic search results and generated 19,191 page views.

For the thirteenth month in a row, the top article was Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014 written by one of our community moderators. It continues to get steady search traffic and was the most visited page on the site with more than 36,000 page views. We published a new version for top open source project management tools in 2015 that brought in almost 8,000 views.

Our community moderators contributed 14 articles this month (19% of our published content) as well of lots of great social media support and syndication efforts. We have 13 Community Moderators in the program.

Get involved

Share your story and see our 2015 editorial calendar for writing opportunities—including ways to contribute to recurring columns (like Apache projects, DevOps, open hardware, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS), content management, and more) and themes (like, Open Source in Education, speaker interview series, and more). You never know, your project or open source contribution could be in next month's top ten list!

Editor's Pick 6

It was great to see our SCALE 13X Speaker Interview Series bring in more than 18,000 page views. But we had lots of other amazing topics this month including DevOps, Blockly, Humanitarian FOSS, open hardware, and more. I've selected six articles from February that I think you'll enjoy.

Top 10 articles published in February 2015

  1. A beginner's guide to GitHub - by Aleksandar Todorović | 19,302 page views
  2. The current state of video editing for Linux - by Chris Long (Red Hat) | 8,874 page views
  3. Introducing the Raspberry Pi 2, and a new resource - by Opensource.com (Red Hat) | 8,119 page views
  4. 5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair - by Joshua Allen Holm | 8,117 page views
  5. What the Ubuntu phone could mean for open source - by Jono Bacon | 7,293 page views
  6. Redesigning the Linux video system from the ground up - by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) | 5,250 page views
  7. OnePlus ditches CyanogenMod, Raspberry Pi 2 powered robots, and more - by Scott Nesbitt | 4,687 page views
  8. NGINX: The secret heart of the modern web - by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) | 4,266 page views
  9. How the 9 major tenets of the Linux philosophy affect you - by David Both | 4,255 page views
  10. Where do we stand 30 years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation? - by Don Watkins | 3,770 page views

Top 10 articles overall in February 2015

  1. Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014 - by Robin Muilwijk | 36,336 page views
  2. A beginner's guide to GitHub - by Aleksandar Todorović | 19,302 page views
  3. Top 3 open source business intelligence and reporting tools - by Robin Muilwijk | 13,436 page views
  4. Top 5 open source customer relationship management tools - by Scott Nesbitt | 10,353 page views
  5. The current state of video editing for Linux - by Chris Long (Red Hat) | 8,874 page views
  6. Introducing the Raspberry Pi 2, and a new resource - by Opensource.com (Red Hat) | 8,119 page views
  7. 5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair - by Joshua Allen Holm | 8,117 page views
  8. Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 - by Robin Muilwijk | 7,673 page views
  9. What the Ubuntu phone could mean for open source - by Jono Bacon | 7,293 page views
  10. Why now is the time to learn R - by David Smith | 6,585 page views

Stats

  • Opensource.com homepage: 29,626 page views (last month: 37,452 page views)
  • What is open source? resource page: 19,191 page views (last month: 21,954 page views)
  • What is OpenStack? resource page: 10,865 page views (last month: 9,802 page views)
  • Articles published: 74

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com. He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and other)...