Second Life statistics 2014 spring update

This is the spring 2014 Second Life statistics update blog post. I publish the spring, summer, autumn and winter updates during each year looking at the Second Life economy. My last Second Life statistics blog post was published on 2nd December 2013 for the winter update.

Total Regions

  • The total number of Main Grid regions is now 26, 165 - (down from 26, 403)
  • The total number of Private Estates is now 19, 181 –  (down from 19, 424)
  • The total number of Linden Owned is now 6, 984 - (up from 6, 979)

Since 2nd December 2013 the region count is still declining week on week and Tyche Shepherd published today that Private Estate Net loss for the year to date is 92 regions (0.5%). If rates continue then the total number of main grid regions will go under 26, 000 within the next few months. Private Estates will go under 19, 000 within the same time frame. 

Main Grid total regions

Private Estates Growth 

On 24th February 2014 private estates actually grew by 15 regions (net growth) which was welcomed I think. This marked the first growth for private estates of 2014 and marked the first time the grid grew week on week since 31st March 2013.

  • +30 regions on 24th June 2012
  • +13 regions on 31st March 2013
  • +15 regions on 23rd February 2014

These are positive signs indeed that there is interest again and growth for private estates in Second Life. It would be nice to see private estates growing on a monthly basis instead of slowly declining. The good news is that there is a slow down in net losses which is good and lets hope it continues to slow down. It would be nice to see growth in the total amount of regions in Second Life again.

Private Estates

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since December 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a maximum peak of 62, 000 on average and 29, 000 for the low peak. The median and mean daily concurrency seems to be steady around the 45, 000 mark.

Historical Daily Concurrency

New Signups 

As of today there are 37,524,063 total signups since Second Life first launched according to the Second Life Grid Survey. See the updated graph below showing resident signups to date and it appears there was more growth in signups from late 2011 onwards.  Hmm, interesting!

Total Signups

According to Dwell On It statistical graphs it appears that the rate of signups on a daily basis is now between 7, 000 to 14, 000. Within the next few years the total amount of signups will reach 40, 000, 000. I hope the daily signups rate will increase in the coming years to something like 15, 000 to 20, 000. I think that with more investment in new developments for Second Life that will happen at some point.


On 15th March 2014 Hypergrid Business reported that OpenSim regions drop on OSgrid’s spring cleanup. The top 40 OpenSim grids lost nearly 5, 000 regions during the last two months. 196 opensim grids reported stats last month and note that there are far more opensim grids out there but they didn’t share stats.

  • 28,684 regions
  • 359,351 registered users 
  • 21,461 active users

OpenSim grids

Top ten most popular grids by active users

Top ten most popular grids by regions

Next stats update

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be published in early July 2014. Check out my SL Metrics page for more interesting stats.





Reached 300, 000 blog views

Today my blog reached the 300, 000 blog hits record which i’m happy to announce today. Thank you all for the visiting my blog over the years. This is a great achievement today I think and I hope that more blog records will be reached in the coming years.

Views and Comments since 2007

My blog views has increased in the past few years as the graph shows below. Thanks so much for visiting! :)

Blog views since 2011

The plan now is to continue writing blog posts about Second Life and OpenSim for many more years to come sharing different aspects of the metaverse. I’ve now published 1, 894 blog posts so far and I’m looking forward to reaching the 2, 000 blog posts mark very soon. Woooot!!

4, 000 comments milestone reached

Today, my blog reached a new milestone of 4, 000 comments which is just incredible and I like to personally say thanks so much for commenting on my blog posts over the years. I really do appreciate it and I think reaching 5, 000 would be an amazing goal.

4, 000 comments since mid December 2007

4, 000 comments since mid December 2007

I’m watching the total views count on a regular basis because it’s nearly reached the 300, 000 views milestone. Again, thanks so much for visiting my blog and comments. :)

My SL blog 2013 in WordPress crunchy numbers

This is the last post of 2013 that I’ll be publishing. The stats helper monkeys have prepared my 2013 annual report and here are the final results. Wooooot!!!

Crunchy numbers for 2013

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 351 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,781 posts. There were 784 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 129 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 26th with710 views. The most popular post that day was Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes .

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:


Where did they come from?

That’s 171 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Germany were not far behind.

Who were they?

These were your 5 most active commenters:

2011 & 2012 annual reports

Wow and thanks so much to everyone that has viewed my blog this year. More great things to come in 2014. Happy New Year 2014! :)

Second Life year in review 2013 – The last six months

This is the second special post looking back at the last six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between July to December 2013.

There have been many Linden Lab announcements, big SL news stories and big events that shaped Second Life during the past six months of 2013.

See my first special post of my year in review from the first six months of 2013 in Second Life from January to June 2013. There are just five days left until the brand new year 2014.

July 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013


Big Improvements made to Second Life in 2013 which is worth mentioning…

  • Linden Lab added more than 3, 000 new entries added to the Second Life Destination Guide during 2013
  • Project Sunshine added faster and more reliable avatar loading speeds
  • Project Interesting reduced load times and the time to draw objects in regions
  • Materials support enabled everyone to create photorealistic textured objects inworld using normal and specular maps
  • The Fitted Mesh Project expanded the creative potential of mesh
  • CHUI introduced a new hub user interface to communicate inworld
  • SLShare introduced an opt-in feature to share inworld locations, photos, check-ins with Facebook

In 2014 I’m really excited about the following things…

  • Second Life on Mobile devices
  • Full integration of the Oculus Rift
  • And there is more!


Wow, so much has happened in Second Life during 2013 with many ups and downs. I wonder what 2014 has to offer ? and hopefully it will be a great year for everyone.

You can expect more blogging and more great snapshots in 2014 from me in Second Life/OpenSim grids. I’m excited for the new year ahead in Second Life.

Thanks so much for reading my blog posts and supporting me during 2013. *smiles* – Bring on 2014!

My blog stats for 2013

There are just five days left until the new year 2014 starts officially and now it’s time to look back at the stats on my blog during 2013. All the stats below are from my Site Stats page on the WordPress Dashboard page. I would like to say thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past year and there is more great blog posts to come next year. Woooot!!!

Most viewed blog posts on my blog during 2013

  1. Second Life statistics 2013 spring update - 2,677 views
  2. New mesh enabled InWorldz Beta Viewer - 1,707 views
  3. Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes - 984 views
  4. Second Life statistics 2013 autumn update - 830 views
  5. Second Life Extensions on Google Chrome - 760 views

Most clicked links on my blog during 2013

  1. Media - 1,197 clicks
  2. slurl.com1,193 clicks
  3. maps.secondlife.com973 clicks
  4. clicks
  5. inworldz.com715 clicks

Most commented blog posts during 2013

  1. Private Estates in Second Life drop under the 20, 000 regions mark - 26 comments
  2. Poll: Has Linden Lab Terms of Service affected you? - 24 comments
  3. Today marks my 7th Rezday in Second Life - 22 comments 

Most searched terms on my blog during 2013

  1. slcc results 2013 - 242 views
  2. second life app - 141 views
  3. daniel voyager - 138 views
  4. relay for life - 125 views
  5. inworldz - 120 views

Most views by Country during 2013 

  1. United States - 49,787 views
  2. United Kingdom - 10,691 views
  3. Germany - 6,874 views
  4. Canada - 5,153 views
  5. Netherlands - 2,967

Most referrers during 2013

  1. Search Engines - 48,026 views
  2. Twitter - 2,766 views
  3. Facebook - 2,222 views
  4. - 2,160 views
  5. Google+ - 1,220 views

Other interesting stats during 2013

  1. In 2013 my blog was viewed 109,458 times.
  2. In October 2013 my blog was viewed 11,230 times which is a new record. Also the average in the month was a new high of 362 views per day.
  3. There are now 391 blog followers following through wordpress and via email only.
  4. In total so far my blog has been viewed 263, 466 times since December 2007.
  5. In total so far there have been 3, 751 comments since December 2007.
  6. In total so far I’ve published 1,777 blog post since December 2007.

Top 10 most viewed posts of 2013 on my blog

Here are the most viewed blog posts on my blog during 2013 with the links and the amount of views for each. I hope that everyone had a great christmas and during the final week of 2013 I will be publishing more highlights of 2013 in Second Life.

  1. Second Life statistics 2013 spring update - 2,677 views
  2. New mesh enabled InWorldz Beta Viewer - 1,707 views
  3. Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes - 984 views
  4. Second Life statistics 2013 autumn update - 830 views
  5. Second Life Extensions on Google Chrome - 760 views
  6. Second Life statistics 2013 summer update - 759 views
  7. Trying out Metropolis Grid on OpenSim - 746 views
  8. New season of Relay For Life in Second Life 2013 - 714 views
  9. Linden Lab revamps new user experience – Social Island and Learning Island - 577 views
  10. Andrew Linden leaves Linden Lab - 566 views

Thanks so much for reading these most popular blog posts during 2013 and there is more to come in 2014.