I don't think we could put up those kinds of numbers anymore like that E:D thread. I think the lack of mobile optimization/SEO is slowly killing the BBS here, not sure about the actual traffic numbers for the rest of the site. We're not even in the top10 results anymore for PC gaming news and similar search terms. I can't remember when Google started Amp but it seems like around that time and they eventually started pushing it hard in 2017 with preferential placement. I personally check the site a lot less than I used to - busier with work/family than when I was younger and I do a lot of browsing on the go now with my phone and its much more cumbersome. I suspect others are in the same boat.
But who knows, maybe one day Star Citizen will ship and we'll explode
Playing: Wildermyth, Mass Effect Legendary, Returnal
Watching: Deadwood, Dune, Evil