Neocities.org

Neocities Site Statistics

Why our growth statistics and finances are open

Neocities is an Open Company startup, and are committed to openness as a defining element in how we create value.

In the past, companies would not open source their software because they considered it dangerous to their business to do so. It took a long time to convince companies to use open source software, but today virtually all companies adopt and use open source software for building their infrastructure, and that's good for everybody.

Despite this, most companies today still treat their backend infrastructure and business operations as proprietary. The result is an erosion of user trust, where users become dependant on proprietary services that have bugs they can't help fix, financial sustainability problems they can't discover, and limitations they can't understand. We believe this is the biggest problem facing startups today.

We do not feel that opening of our finances is as risky as is currently believed, and that the increased trust we gain from doing it more than makes up for the risk. So we have decided to open our growth statistics and finances.

We believe the trust relationship we build with our users from being honest and accountable in our operations is better for us in the long-term than being proprietary and secretive. So we invite our users to share in our failings and successes. It is our hope that this will help to improve Neocities as a service, and that it inspires other startups to share this information in the future, for their own benefit and the benefit of their users.

Note that we do not disclose everything publicly. For example, we do not currently reveal the locations of our servers, the identities of our users, investors (if they choose to be anonymous) or any salaries or dividends (in our case, member ownership percentages) we choose to issue. There are very legitimate security and privacy considerations to consider when providing open data, and we understand and respect that.

If you have any questions regarding our finances or ideas for improving our business model, please don't hesitate to contact us.

General Stats

Total Hits (sites hosted on Neocities) 89,665,716
Total Views (sites hosted on Neocities) 44,776,494
Total Sites 51605
Total Unbanned Sites 48018
Total Banned Sites 3587
Total NSFW Sites 1461
Total Unbanned NSFW Sites 1437
Total Banned NSFW Sites 24

Monthly Statistics

Year Month Sites Created Change Total Supporters
2013 June 10328 10328 13
2013 July 2741 -73.46% 13069 22
2013 August 895 -67.35% 13964 26
2013 September 623 -30.39% 14587 28
2013 October 697 11.88% 15284 28
2013 November 591 -15.21% 15875 28
2013 December 418 -29.27% 16293 29
2014 January 463 10.77% 16756 29
2014 February 585 26.35% 17341 29
2014 March 1039 77.61% 18380 30
2014 April 910 -12.42% 19290 34
2014 May 1899 108.68% 21189 50
2014 June 977 -48.55% 22166 56
2014 July 976 -0.1% 23142 61
2014 August 1239 26.95% 24381 65
2014 September 1166 -5.89% 25547 69
2014 October 1449 24.27% 26996 75
2014 November 1931 33.26% 28927 81
2014 December 1279 -33.76% 30206 97
2015 January 2875 124.78% 33081 119
2015 February 6617 130.16% 39698 137
2015 March 2361 -64.32% 42059 148
2015 April 2083 -11.77% 44142 169
2015 May 2002 -3.89% 46144 192
2015 June 1643 -17.93% 47787 211
2015 July 1823 10.96% 49610 236
2015 August 1717 -5.81% 51327 247
2015 September current 278 51605 247

Supporters

Current Recurring Monthly Revenue (after fees): $131.95 ($1583.40/year)
Active Supporters: 29
Cancelled: 5

Burn Rate

Approximate server expenses (burn rate): $300.00/mo

Revenue Goals

Neocities pays for itself:

43.98% of goal ($131.95 / $300.00)

Neocities earnings rise above US poverty threshold:

10.19% of goal ($131.95 / ($11945.00 / 12 months + $300.0)) * 100

Neocities earns average US developer salary:

1.63% of goal ($131.95 / ($93280.00 / 12 months + $300.0)) * 100