There are many ways to track interest in your efforts when you go online with a website. There are the subjective commentaries of friends and families (not they are biased of course), there is the feedback coming to the inbox (but how many websites do you visit in a day and don’t send an email to comment on it to the host?) and then there are the tools available to the host for purchase or online tools such as Alexa.
Since ChemSpider has only been online since March 27th what I was interested in is the type of growth that has been shown in the past few months. The graphic below from a couple of days ago tells a nice story.
It appears that we are well on our way to entering the ranks of the top 100,000 websites. With the recent introduction of patent searching, spectral viewing, and ongoing expansion of the database we expect to see an increase in the visitors in coming months.