Category Archives: SL Dans Metrics

July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase


My last statistics blog post was published back in March 2015. This is a update on the latest stats for Second Life & OpenSim for July 2015.

Latest News on Second Life Active Users

Recently Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) was interviewed by Xconomy and Ebbe revealed some new stats on Second Life’s active users a month. Apparently there are more than 213 Linden employee’s Ebbe said. I would imagine this number will much higher in the years to come.

Second Life now hosts about 900,000 active users a month—a bit lower than its peak of about a million years ago. As a private company, Linden Lab doesn’t disclose its revenues. It had raised a total of about $30 million in equity financing by 2006.

Second Life Regions Count Update

Since 17th March 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions have dropped again and private Estates have too. Linden Owned regions have increased a bit since March 2015. See the stats from this time last year

4th January 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 611
  • Private Estates: 18, 579
  • Linden Owned: 7, 032

17th March 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 549 
  • Private Estates: 18, 535 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 014

As of 28th June 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 364 
  • Private Estates: 18, 330
  • Linden Owned: 7, 034

If rates continue then expect the total number of Main Grids to go under the 25, 000 mark before the summer. Private Estates will go under the 18, 000 mark before the summer if trends continue. I hope this doesn’t happen and I believe things can change for the better.

Second Life Daily Concurrency Update

The Daily Concurrency in Second Life now reaches a high peak of 52, 000 on average with the low peak of 27, 000 on average. The Median Daily Concurrency is reaching the 40, 000 mark at the moment. The Mean Daily Concurrency is reaching 39, 000 at the moment.

As you can tell in the graph below the numbers are declining more and more each year which is very alarming. The daily concurrency numbers were much higher many years ago. It will be interesting to see if the current numbers will decline, stay the same or increase before 2016.

Second Life Signups Update

  • Average of 10, 000 – 12, 500 new signups everyday for Second Life
  • 42, 522, 204 total signups so far for Second Life since the beginning

OpenSim Stats Update

According to Hypergrid Business latest monthly OpenSim statistics post made on 15th June 2015 regions grow, activity slows on OpenSim grids.

OpenSim’s land area hit a new high this month and more than 9,000 new users registered on the grids, but active user numbers slipped by 672 as we enter the summer months.

Summary of the latest stats from OpenSim

  • 9, 000 new users registered on registered grids
  • Active users dropped by 672
  • OpenSim grids increased by 1, 733
  • New total of 62, 995 regions
  • 31, 397 active users – 672 less than the previous month
  • InWorldz (7, 630), OSgrid (3, 488), Metropolis (3, 182)  and Craft World (1, 085) are the most popular active user grids
  • Virtual Worlds Grid (19, 636), OSgrid (9, 633), Kitely (8, 075) and Metropolis (7, 324) have the most regions
  • Hypergrid now accounts for 62% of all active users, closed grids counts for 38%. InWorldz has 24% of all active users with closed grids having 14% of the active user base

My next stats post will be published in September 2015 then a year look back in late December 2015.

500 follows milestone reached


Today my blog reached the 500 Follows milestone and I like to say thanks so much for following my blog over the years. Thanks for your support and it would be fantastic to reach the 1, 000 Follows milestone within the next few years.

Yay, 500 follows! 

Yay 500 Follows!

  • 100 Follows – 19th May 2012
  • 200 Follows – 30th April 2013
  • 500 Follows – 17th March 2015

Recently my blog reached the 400, 000 blog views milestone and that’s incredible I think. It would be great to reach the 500, 000 blog views milestone within the next year or two.

If you are a WordPress user then you can check out your Trophy Case to see what you have including follows, likes and anniversary’s.  Woooot! :D

I’ll keep everyone posted if I reach any other milestones in the near future for sure. :D

Reached the 400, 000 blog views milestone


I’m very happy to announce that today my blog reached the 400, 000 blog views milestone. Thanks so much for visiting my blog over the years because it means a lot to me. Yay!

400, 000 views

Later this year marks 8 years since I first started blogging in Second Life and it would be lovely to reach the 500, 000 blog views milestone someday.  :D

Thank you! :)

2015 Second Life grid statistics update


Tyche Shepherd over at SLUniverse Forums has just released the first Second Life grid statistics of 2015. Every Sunday new stats are published on the New SL Sims in past week thread via SLUniverse Forums. It’s worth checking it out during 2015 if you are into Second Life metrics.

2013 vs 2014 vs 2015 region counts comparison

On 6th January 2013 there were 28, 036 main grid regions. There were 20, 921 private estates and 7, 115 Linden owned regions. During 2013 private estates in Second Life decreased by 1, 719 regions which is a net loss of 8.2%.

This time last year on 5th January 2014 there were 26, 227 main grid regions with 19, 241 of those being private estates and 6, 986 being Linden owned regions. During 2014 private estates in Second Life decreased by 673 regions which is a net loss of 3.5 loss.

According to the first report of 2015 published on 4th January 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions in Second Life now stands at 25, 611 regions. From the total amount there are 18, 579 private estates and 7, 032 Linden owned regions.

The Future

I think it’s going to be interesting to see what happens during 2015 in terms of the grid numbers and I hope that things start improving somehow for Second Life. 2015 is going to be a challenging year for Second Life with the upcoming new virtual world in the works, advances in the oculus rift, High Fidelity and the OpenSim platform.

I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. I’ll continue to share the 2015 stats during the year so stay tuned for that.

What do you think will happen during 2015 in terms of grid numbers for Second Life ?

My SL blog 2014 in WordPress crunchy numbers


It’s been a great year of blogging for me and I have enjoyed the 2014 owl adventures this year too. I’ve enjoyed blogging about the biggest events/news of the year from Second Life and OpenSim grids. Thanks for all of your support this year.

I can’t wait to start my 2015 adventures and blog more about the latest happenings from the metaverse. Woooot!!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared my 2014 annual report for this blog and here are the results. See Full Report Here.

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

There were 615 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 130 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 1,859 views. The most popular post that day was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars .

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 295 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,082 posts.

Attractions in 2014

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. plus.google.com
  4. plurk.com
  5. community.secondlife.com

Where did they come from?

That’s 180 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. U.K. & Germany were not far behind.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2014 was Prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  1.  zzpearlbottom                  22 COMMENTS
  2.  James OReilly                   12 COMMENTS
  3.  Minethere Always            9 COMMENTS
  4.  caoimhelionheart            9 COMMENTS
  5.    5E.L                                  7 COMMENTS

See Full Report Here.

Second Life statistics 2014 autumn update


This is the autumn 2014 Second Life statistics blog post looking back at the past 3 months to see what’s been happening in terms of grid numbers. My last statistics blog post was made on 2nd July 2014 for the summer update. These are the very latest statistics for Second Life that are available today. My next statistics blog post will be published in late December 2014 with highlights of the year and predictions for the year ahead for 2015.

Key:

  • Red = decline
  • Green = increase

Total Regions

  • The total number of Main Grid regions is now 25, 836  – (down from 26, 120)
  • The total number of Private Estates is now 18, 824 –  (down from 19, 080)
  • The total number of Linden Owned is now 7, 012  – (down from 7, 040)
  • Numbers correct as of 28th September 2014

On 1st October 2013

  • Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
  • Total Private Estates: 19, 645
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 084

Since 2nd July 2014 the region count has been falling in all three key areas (Main Grid regions, Private Estates and Linden Owned regions). As of 21st September 2014 the year to date Private Estate losses are now 431 (2.2%). Back in July 2014 that number was 200 (1%). In April 2014 the decline rate was 0.5%. 

Private Estates Growth

Since 2nd July 2014 there have been a few peaks in private estates which is worth mentioning but it’s still not enough. There needs to be far more private estate growth in the coming months and something needs to be done to build up more interest in buying private estates in Second Life.

  • Net growth of 24 private estates – 24th August 2014
  • Net growth of 1 private estate – 21st September 2014

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since 2nd July 2014 the daily concurrency levels in Second Life have been reaching a maximum peak of 52, 000 (down from 56, 000) and a low peak of 28, 000 (down from 30, 000). Still the numbers are declining it seems and as many know the levels were much higher in previous years. I would imagine the concurrency levels will start to pick up again now we are heading into the winter months.

  • The median daily concurrency has dropped down to 41, 000 (down from 42, 000)
  • The mean daily concurrency is 40, 550

New Signups

The rate of daily signups has increased slightly during the past three months in general. Very soon Second Life will reach a new milestone of 40, 000, 000 registered accounts since the beginning of Second Life way back in 2002/2003.

  • Between 10, 000 – 13, 000 new accounts are being created every day for Second Life
  • In total so far there have been 39, 736, 544 registered signups for Second Life

Summary

In the past three months the grid has declined in grid size and the concurrency levels have dropped again. Private Estates saw some growth in the summer and the daily signup rate has started to pick up again. My predictions for the next three months is that there will be growth in the areas listed above and that Second Life will reach the 40 million mark for total registered accounts.

Useful Links For More SL Stats

New blog record of 1,780 for blog post views


On 16th May 2014 a new blog record was recorded for blog post views reaching a new high peak of 1,780 viewsThe blog post was that received the highest amount of views was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars and I would like to say thanks so much for viewing this blog post.  

New blog record

New blog record

Historical blog post records 

  • 1,780 views is now the new record set on 16th May 2014
  • 891 views was the last highest recorded on 6th November 2012
  • 778 views was the first highest for my blog back on 25th August 2011

Wooot!