Archiveofourown Review (August 2021)

An archive of our own, a project of the organization for transformative works

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What do we know about Archive of Our Own?

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Houston, United States


Archive of Our Own: An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works

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Alexa Ranking: 2954

What is Archive of Our Own's Revenue?

Archive of Our Own's estimated revenue for 2020 is $10M.

What does Archive of Our Own do?

The Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a noncommercial host for fanfiction/fanworks using open-source software. As of 2020 it hosts over 6 million works & nearly 3 million registered users from around the world. In 2019 it served over 12.7 billion page views and received a Hugo Award for Best Related Work. AO3 is a project of non-profit The Organization for Transformative Works, an all-volunteer, donor supported entity which manages five central projects focused on the preservation of fanworks and fan history.

What are the monthly traffic metrics for Archiveofourown?

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How fast is Archiveofourown growing?

Archiveofourown has grown by 9.8% in the last 6 months according to SimilarWeb.

How do people interact with Archiveofourown?

Last month, Archiveofourown received 367M visitors who spent an average of 17.3 minutes on the website and visited 7.0 different pages per session. Overall, 31% of people bounce on the first visit.

How do people find Archiveofourown?

263.1M people (72%) visit Archiveofourown directly. 52.4M (14%) people search for them in Google. Whereas, 33M (9%) discover Archiveofourown through Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube. 13.4M (4%) visitors come from Archiveofourown's email newsletters. Finally, 422.7k (0.1%) people come from affiliates and or paid referrals.

Who uses Archiveofourown?

Archiveofourown's top market is the United States and they receive 162.9M (44.4%) people.
Then the 2nd is United Kingdom with 22.6M (6.2%).
The 3rd is is Canada with 19.5M (5.3%).

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What technologies does Archiveofourown use?

What technologies does Archiveofourown use for its website?

Archiveofourown uses Google PageSpeed, Nginx, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, jQuery UI, Ruby and more in their tech stack.

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Kaur Sidrun

There is nothing better than this

Reviewed on 2019-10-11T20:23:22

This is the only website to read fanfiction on. It is very easy to use. You can search the work of your favorite fandom, relationship, characters and tags. If you don't have mobile internet, you can also download the chapters for later reading. There is a dark and low vision(bigger font) theme if you don't like the default black text on white background theme.