Many of us have been curious how overall traffic to the website has changed recently. So, using old URLs and piecing together various bits of information from the website, I created a graph illustrating the number of ratings on Ratebeer by month since 2010.
It seems like 2019 sees us a little below the 2014 monthly average, after which things flatlined, until a slight uptick in 2018.
Note: I had to delete one month (Nov. 2017) because it showed a million ratings, which doesn’t seem trustworthy given how much of an outlier that’d be compared to other months (~10 times the monthly average prior to it).
Method: the way I did this was to use the old rating page, find a beer I rated on the 1st of each month, and click the “Delete Rating” button which then brings you to the page that tells you the rating number from the whole site that that beer constitutes. Thanks to @fiulijn for the tip off on how to navigate this.