It appears that the Second Life resident signups API data has returned on the Second Life Grid Survey, SL Stats and the API Second Life page. The newest data started to come in from 15th March 2022 up to 4th April 2022 on the Second Life Grid Survey. For some reason between late October 2020 to mid March 2022 the data stopped.
There have been roughly 2 million resident signups since 21st October 2020 if this data this correct. If this trend continues then Second Life would reach 70 million resident signups by 2025/2026.
4th April 2022: 66, 568, 939
21st October 2020: 64, 687, 961
4th December 2009: 17, 456, 832 (first data published)
I just wonder how long the data will be keep on being published and I hope that it stays switched on for historical purposes. I will check it from time to time to see if the data api is running and will report back later in the year.
Second Life Grid Survey – As of 4th April 2022
SL Stats – As of 6th April 2022
Second Life API – As of 6th April 2022
Do you think this data is correct from the sources above ? Let me know in comments below.
This is the spring update on the latest Second Life grid statistics looking back at the past three months of 2022. My last stats blog post was made on 2nd January 2022 where I reported that 2021 was a good strong year for Second Life growth. Interest overall was up for residents buying their own private estates around the grid and Linden Owned regions showed positive growth trends through 2021.
As we approach the start of April 2022 it’s time to look at what’s been happening over the past three months in terms of regions, daily concurrency, registered signups and the Second Life website traffic stats. My next grid statistics blog posts will be published at the end of June, September and December 2022. I will blog if any big changes do happen of course during the year.
Second Life Regions
Since early January 2022 the Second Life grid has showed steady positive growth (+172 regions). This is really good news to see more regions being added on the Second Life grid and I really hope this positive regions trend continues for the rest of the year. There might be something in the upcoming Premium Plus package where interest for new regions will go up even further or if the lab announce any land price reductions.
Most of the growth during the past three months has again come from Linden Owned regions where most of which have been added to the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. There is at least another few Linden Home themes still yet to be announced and be released on the grid. I would expect the Linden Owned regions will triple over the next 10 months or so. It’s going to be close to 28, 000 by 2023 hopefully if more growth happens.
Main Grid Size as of 27th March 2022 – (vs 2nd January 2022)
Total: 27, 403 – (up from 27, 231)
Private Estates: 18, 339 – (up from 18, 332)
Linden Owned: 9, 064 – (up from 8, 909)
Total Area: 1795.88KM – (up from 1784.61KM)
Second Life Daily User Concurrency
At the end of December 2021 I reported that the Second Life user concurrency remained stable through 2021 which was good to see happening. The highest peak for 2021 was 57, 746 on 23rd March 2021 and since it’s been averaging around 51, 000 to 55, 000 since start of 2022.
March 2022 Daily Concurrency Levels
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 48, 000 to 53, 000 (average)
Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 28, 000 to 33, 000 (average)
The green line above marks the start of 2022 for reference and as you can see there has already been some noticeable drops in daily user concurrency on 25th January, 8th February and 15th February. It’s not really gone above the 56, 000 mark (at max) so far in 2022 but hopefully there will be high peaks again soon.
We will have to see if the trends continue like this or get better when I published my next stats blog post in June 2022.
Second Life Registered Signups
On 29th March 2022 the SL Stats graphs showed that there have been 66, 557, 066 registered Second Life signups since the launch back in 2003. Data resumed from 15th March 2022 and it’s not clear if these are correct figures or if there has been a mix up somewhere. Back at SL18B the official figure’s from the lab was 70+ million registered accounts as of mid June 2021.
Here are the latest Second Life website traffic stats for the past three months via similarweb which tracks secondlife.com traffic. These are pretty interesting statistics when you scroll down the page from the global rank, average visit duration, pages per visit, bounce rate and more.
Employees: 201 – 500
Revenue: $10.0M – $15.0M
Global Rank: 3, 730 / Country Rank: 1, 405 (US)
Total Visits Last 3 Months – (it’s a month behind)
December 2021: 12.1 million
January 2022: 11.4 million
February 2022: 10.3 million
March 2022: Should be published at some point in April 2022
Top Countries – Based on geographic location of a site’s core audience over the past month. Here are the countries sending the most traffic to secondlife.com in order.
United Stats: 48.70%
United Kingdom: 5.55%
Marketing Channels Overview – Digital marketing channels driving traffic to secondlife.com
Keyword Search Traffic – List of top paid and organic keywords driving traffic to secondlife.com
Organic: 99.97% / Paid: 0.03%
Total Keywords: 16.8k
secondlife – 14.43%
sl marketplace – 3.69%
secondlife – 3.28%
Social Network Distribution – Top social media networks directing traffic to secondlife.com
I hope these grid and website statistics are useful for everybody. Feel free to blog about it and spread the word. Thanks.
On 2nd January 2022 the Second Life Grid Survey region data updated with the latest grid region statistics for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. It shows how many General, Moderate, Adult, Offline regions there are including the total area (KM).
2021 overall was a good strong year for Second Life growth in terms of regions on the grid which now equals to 1784.61 KM. Private Estates showed net growth through 2021 which is good news and Linden Owned regions grew further once again. I believe region losses for 2021 were much lower compared with previous years.
Interest for regions were on up during 2021 and hopefully these positive trends will continue in the right direction during 2022. I will blog again in April, August and December to see what’s going on with the latest grid statistics.
The Second Life user concurrency levels have remained mostly stable through 2021 which is good to see. At the start of 2021 there was slightly more residents online reaching almost up to 58, 000 at max on a daily average in Second Life. In the summer months the Second Life user concurrency levels dropped which is normally the usual trends every year. Since September 2021 the user concurrency levels have gone up a bit averaging around 53, 000 to 55, 000 at max every day as of December 2021.
December 2021 Daily Concurrency Levels
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 53, 000 to 55, 000 (average)
Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 41, 000 (average)
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 29, 000 to 32, 000 (average)
During 2021 there have been some rather sharp dips in the user concurrency which is most likely during various grid outages which do happen from time to time. The big dips were on 30th March, 31st August and 14th December. In 2020 it was the same amount more or less.
Last year there was a max peak of 60, 068 on 13th April 2020 and this year the max peak was 57, 746 on 23rd March 2021. During the past year it’s not surpassed 61, 000 or anything like in previous years going over the 70, 000-80, 000 mark.
It will be interesting to see if the first half of 2022 will follow the usual trends which is likely to happen. It would be good to see the user concurrency levels rise higher next year due to more Second Life media coverage.
My next Second Life user concurrency report will be published in April 2022.
On Sunday 5th December the statistics were updated on the Second Life Grid Survey showing the current main grid size of Second Life. The small table at the top of the main page normally gets updated at the end of each week. This is a great resource to keep track on the latest Second Life metrics.
The good news is that 2021 overall has been a very good year for region growth in Second Life and the net losses has not been that bad for at least a few years or so now. Yay! 🙂
Most of the net growth has come from the Private Estates (over 1, 000 regions added in 2021) and the growth of the Bellisseria continent (over 300 regions added in 2021). The total area of Second Life is now 1786.64 km. I hope this upward trend continues throughout 2022 and into 2023.
I would expect the expansion of the Bellisseria continent will continue for at least another few years at least as more Linden home themes are planned to be released. Maybe another 200 to 500 Linden home regions before 2023. I would hope there will be further increases in Private Estates throughout 2022 along with improvements made to Second Life.
Over 80 regions were offline at the time of this latest update on the SL Grid Survey page. We will have to wait and see if the numbers change much in the last three weeks of 2021.
Here is the Main Grid size as of 5th December 2021…
Here is the Main Grid size at the start of January 2021…
One thing is for sure interest for Second Life is continuing to show positive signs of growth once again. I will post another update at the end of December 2021 to report on any recent changes that may occur.
Here are the latest Second Life grid statistics as of Sunday 26th September 2021 via the Second Life Grid Survey. Since early July 2021 Second Life is still showing strong positive growth in new Private Estates and new Linden Owned regions. This is very good news and hopefully this positive upward trend will continue for many more months to come.
It’s gone from 24, 147 total main grid regions on 20th January 2020 to 27, 220 on 26th September 2021. Wow! 🙂
Most of the recent region growth has come from the new Fantasy sub continent which opened in early August 2021 where hundreds of new regions were added on the grid. It’s expected hundreds of more Linden home regions (new themes) will be added within the next 12 months or so.
If the total main grid regions count surpasses 28, 000 then it would be like 2012/2013 levels again which would be great to see. If it reaches 29, 000 or 30, 000 then that would be amazing.
September 2021 Region Stats
Total Area (km)
As of 26th September 2021
Second Life Grid Statistics on 4th July 2021
Total: 26, 946 – (up from 26, 504 on 11th April 2021)
Private Estates: 18, 316 – (up from 17, 864 on 11th April 2021)
Linden Owned: 8, 630 – (down from 8, 640 on 11th April 2021)
Total Area (KM): 1765.93 – (up from 1736.97 on 11th April 2021)
My next Second Life Grid Statistics blog post will be published in late October 2021.
It appears that the Second Life daily concurrency levels have declined slightly since mid May 2021 in terms of the maximum number of daily online users and the average online users every day has dropped a few points. The Second Life daily concurrency levels have not reached or gone above the 60, 000 mark so far in 2021. The highest peak so far in 2021 was 57, 767 on 29th March 2021. Back in 2020 the highest peak was 60, 068 recorded on 13th April 2020.
At the start of 2021 the daily Second Life user concurrency was doing alright averaging between 55, 000 to 57, 000 at peak times. So far in August 2021 its averaging 51, 000 to 52, 000 at peak times.
August 2021 Daily Concurrency Levels
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 51, 000 to 52, 000 (average)
Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 39, 000 (average)
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 000 to 29, 000 (average)
There have been some noticeable losses in the minimum user concurrency levels on 13th January (25, 282), 10th February (24, 100) and 31st March (19, 842). Since June 2021 the grid has been showing good stability for grid outrages.
The road ahead
I would imagine this current user concurrency trend will remain this way until Autumn/Winter kicks in when the levels should start increasing again slowly (55k then 60k etc). It will be interesting to see if the gacha ban will have any impact or not on the overall user concurrency numbers starting 1st September 2021+.
I think it would be good to see the Second Life user concurrency levels rise again (above 60k) towards the end of the year into 2022. At the moment there is no need to panic as this trend normally happens annually.
My next update on the Second Life daily user concurrency levels and the overall grid statistics will be published in late October 2021.
For most now in the community it’s been very frustrating not being able to see updated map tiles on the world map in Second Life. From what I am hearing from various sources this is turning out to be a complex issue.
There is some good news though as there are two alternatives to view the world map. New improvements are being made on a regular basis.
Still no ETA from Linden Lab on when we can expect a possible fix.
Update – We are continuing to work on a fix for this issue. We appreciate your continued patience! Apr 2, 08:05 PDT
Update – Now that Uplift has finished we are working to restore the map tile functionality. We still do not have an ETA, but please follow this blog for updates and thank you for your patience! Jan 21, 11:23 PST
Identified – We have identified the issue and will be implementing a fix, but not not have an ETA for the resolution. Please note the map tile issue also affects new region owners as well as current owners. Thank you very much for your patience, and watch this blog for updates. Nov 19, 06:49 PST
Investigating – We are aware that currently inworld map tiles are not updating, and we are working on the issue. We appreciate your patience. Please watch this blog for further updates. Nov 18, 16:10 PST
We are now four months into 2021 and it’s time to look at the latest Second Life grid statistics to see what’s going on.
New: Traffic Lights
Green: Stats showing positive growth
Orange: Stats remaining stable / possible rise soon
Red: Decline in the stats / data stopped
Second Life Regions
Good news is that the Second Life grid is showing positive net growth at the moment. Most of the growth is coming from the expansion of the Bellisseria continent with new Linden owned regions being added. As many know already the lab connected the Bellisseria continent with Satori continent.
The Second Life land store is open which is making a positive difference now to the grid numbers overall. There has been more interest in private estates since the end of 2020 which is fantastic news. Let’s hope this positive trend will continue for the rest of 2021 and into 2022.
The Second Life grid size as of 11th April 2021
Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 504
Private Estates: 17, 864
Linden Owned: 8, 640
Total Area: 1736.97 (KM)
As of 28th February 2021
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 729
Private Estates: 17, 302
Linden Owned: 8, 427
Back on 27th December 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 614
Private Estates: 17, 084
Linden Owned: 8, 531
Second Life Daily Concurrency
The Second Life daily concurrency levels have remained steady since the start of 2021. There have not been any huge peaks in the maximum daily concurrency yet. The highest recorded so far for 2021 was on 29th March 2021 with 57, 767 residents online.
It would be nice to see the daily concurrency surpass 60, 000 in the months ahead. Between March 2020 and May 2020 the daily average maximum Second Life user concurrency stayed around the 60, 000 mark.
April 2021 Daily Concurrency Stats
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 51, 000 to 57, 000
Median Daily Concurrency: 41, 000 to 45, 000
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 31, 000 to 34, 000
Second Life Signups
It seems that the Second Life Grid Survey no longer publishes daily metrics for Resident Signups to date. The last update was made on 21st October 2020 with 64, 687, 961 total residents.
This was a useful metric to see the population growth in Second Life and hopefully the data feeds will resume soon.
Second Life Website Traffic
It appears that during February 2021 SecondLife.com traffic dropped to 9.4 million visits. Back in December 2020 it peaked at 12.7 million visits. During March 2021 the website traffic increased to 11 million visits. I would imagine the website traffic will increase in the months ahead.
I have been looking back at the historical Second Life concurrency chart that Tyche Shepherd shared back on 3rd March 2020 via the Second Life Forums in this thread called A look into the health of the Second Life Grid. The chart below shows the maximum, median and minimum daily concurrency levels from 5th December 2009 to 29th January 2020.
As you can see below since December 2009 the Second Life user concurrency levels have been on a slow decline especially with the maximum and median daily concurrency figures until 2020 where the levels have balanced out a bit. In the bottom chart of this blog post throughout 2020 the maximum user concurrency has mostly stayed around the 50. 000 – 60, 000 mark. The maximum user concurrency so far in 2021 seems to be averaging between 50, 000 to 57, 000.
Hopefully during 2021 and 2022 the Second Life daily user concurrency levels will go up again.
The maximum daily concurrency peaked between March 2020 and May 2020. The levels calmed down until August 2020 where the levels started to go up again. The daily maximum user concurrency has been steadily going up towards the 60, 000 mark again during the first few months of 2021.
The median daily concurrency was high between March 2020 and April 2020 then it went up from August 2020.
It would be great to see the Second Life daily maximum concurrency average between 60, 000 to 65, 000+ in the months ahead. It would be good to see the average of online users (median) in Second Life go up again like it did during 2020.
The Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd who still keeps on-going statistics relating to the daily user concurrency levels in Second Life which can be found here. Check out the drop down menus for the latest grid numbers. Most of the graphs no longer publish new data.
I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. I will blog again about the user concurrency levels later this year to see whats happening.