2009 Statistics

Bekhsoos.com was relaunched on September 7, 2009.

Since that date and till the end of 2009, it published 15 issues with a total of 168 stories.

On any given day, 52 different Bekhsoos stories are read – in English, Arabic, and French.

We had 756 comments on our stories. That’s an average of 4.5 comments per story.

2 editors and 17 authors wrote & reported for Bekhsoos, in addition to 48 one-time contributors.

Bekhsoos visitors were from 165 countries.

Bekhsoos articles were read over 57,000 unique times and over 369,000 times in total.

The number 1 searched term that led to the Bekhsoos website was “sexuality in lebanon” (585 times).

Our most-read story was I’m Changing My Sex at 3,892 unique visits.

We have 378 fans on Facebook and 468 followers on Twitter.

WordPress fans will be happy to know we have 17 active plugins running our site.

Finally, and just for kicks, we filtered 1,519 spam comments :)

We can’t tell you how much fun we’ve had bringing you Bekhsoos every Monday morning in 2009. Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more from the Arab world’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender communities in 2010.