SQLAuthority News – 2500 Blog Posts, 2 Million Views per month, 62 Million Total Views

Today, I am very happy as the journey I started almost 6.5 years ago has very important milestone. I have stopped blogging about my milestone for a long time as I believe that was just taking up the space in my blog and was not providing any useful information. However, today is a special day. This is my 2500th blog post and now the next 2500th blog post will come after many years.

When I started this blog I had no idea that I will be blogging after more than 6 years and I will ever reach to 2500th blog post. It was all just started as my personal bookmark. I was expecting that I will be a single reader of this blog and had no idea for a long time that even other people can read my blog as well. Once the very first comment appeared everything was just new world for me.

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I never thought I would be able to engage with so many people from all over the world. I initially thought my blog will be majorly read by Indians as India has largest population but I am delighted to see that there is a balance among continents. As of today, this blog is the most read in USA and second place is India. Thank you readers from all over the world to support me  in spreading the knowledge.

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Another interesting and important detail is that I have been receiving over 2,000,000 views per month consistently every month. I never thought so many IT Professional would be reading this blog. When I see this 2 million number, I wonder often about readers.

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If you are my blog reader, I would like to know you, would you please tell me who you are and why do you visit this blog? I encourage all you to leave a comment in the comments section. On this 2500th blog post, I will select random 10 readers and will send them surprise educational gift.

Online Course on how to Build a Successful Blog

I am often asked what are the best practices to build a successful blog. I have built a video course on the topic of How to build a successful blog. 

Watch the teaser of this course.

Here are few of the topics which I am covering in the course:

  • Blogging – Concepts, Ideas And Motives
  • Getting Started With Blogging
  • Writing An Interesting Blog
  • Blogging Rules, Ethics And Etiquette
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Checklist For Building Successful Blog

Reference:  Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

123 thoughts on “SQLAuthority News – 2500 Blog Posts, 2 Million Views per month, 62 Million Total Views

  1. Congratulations Pinal for your landmark achievement. I have been following for last 2 years and credit you for generating interest in Sql Server Technologies. Your blogs are informative and give a balanced view on emerging technologies.

    I wish to learn from you for long time to come.


  2. Congrats sir.I am following your blog for last 2.5 years.Now a days when i search any thing for learning SQL server i directly search in your blog.I really love this blog and i learn lot of things from your blog.


  3. Actually I am oracle guy,
    But as per my company’s requirement Its need to work on both database oracle as well as Sql Server

    I have started to work in Sql Server just more than one year ago, but because of your blog I can work like well experienced person in Sql Server.

    Thanks you so much…!!!


  4. Congratulations sir. I have been following this blog for last 2.5 years and learn lot of thing from you. Now a day in morning I just wait for your post, I really love the way you share the content.


  5. Congratulations Pinal. I have been reading your blog since lase one year . it gave me lot of confidence to improve my sql skill.


    I like you blogs very very much. Your explanation of each and every point is very simple and with example so it is very easy to understand.
    You really deserve this huge success. Hope next time when your posts will be 3000 then you will post as below :)

    3000 POSTS
    62,000,000 VIEWS/MONTH
    62,000,000000… TOTAL VIEWS


  7. Sir I love SQL..
    And u are the biggest reason for it
    every blog of ur’s work like a catalyst..
    It encourages me to Do more,Learn more,Share more
    although i m a novoice in sql server…But I m dreaming big…
    Thanx for this lovely blog
    All the best


  8. Congratulations Pinal,

    Your blog is a wealth of technical information that allows me to increase my skill and allowing me to solve a wide range of problems. Whether you are a beginner or experienced DBA, your blog helps to become better.

    Philippe Deltour


  9. Wow this is great sir..:).. Cheers.. You are an inspiration in many ways for me. I started blogging seeing your blogs. First it all started with learning on your blog and now its almost an addiction. The day starts with learning from your blog and Vinod sirs blog. Thanks a lot for blogging and motivating people like us.

    Cheers once again.

    Best Regards,
    Anish Shenoy


  10. Congratulations Pinal,

    I started reading your blog from year 2010. It allows me to increase my SQL knowlodge. It is my one of the daily activity.

    My most happiest moment is, when i got books from you as a winner of “Contest Win Joes 2 Pros Combo ” in 2012.

    Thank you So much.
    Keep posting you blogs.

    With Regards,
    Satyanarayana Raju Pakalapati


  11. Congrats Pinal…….

    Not sure if you already know it “YOU ARE AN AMAZING TEACHER”!!!

    And your blogs are nothing but your eagerness to share your wisdom to all who may find it useful.

    Happy for your milestone…..



  12. Congratulation sir ji….
    truly say i am not so good in sql but i read your blogs because
    not only your explanation but also your words are precious
    those words of you encourage me….


  13. Congratulation Pinal Dave from Ireland. Your blog articles have been a great source for SQL development for me since 2008. Best of luck with future articles and blog growth.


  14. Congratulations my friend! Everyone that works with T-SQL and SQL Server has read your blog posts at some point.

    Thanks for spreading knowledge and being a big part of the SQL community. I look forward to the next 2,500th blog post.


  15. Hats up Sir, Believe your blog is the first and accurate web reference for any SQL server lover. Actually I guess this blog act like a family doctor for all SQL server users. I able solved around 99% technical issues by referring this. Congratulations!


  16. Congrats! I visit your blog because you always have concise, easy to understand examples, and most of your posts can either be directly applied to my job, or at least get me thinking about some problems a little different.

    Thanks for the hard work!


  17. Congratulations on reaching a great milestone. Every time I do a search for something SQL Server related, your blog invariably comes up in the results. That is something in which you should take pride! Your contribution to the SQL Server community cannot be denied.

    I hope to continue reading your blog for many years as I continue to learn about SQL Server.


  18. Congratulations Pinal for your greatest success. I have been following for last 3.5 years and gain lots more things about sql server and bookmarked RSS and salute to your dedication.


  19. Hi pinal , I have been following your blog since 4 years . I am habituated with this blog in such a way that I will just start my day looking to your blog first in the morning and then continue the other things …my hearty congratulations to your achievement and I wish you all the best . Keep rocking !


  20. Many congrats to your great success Pinal. I just follow you last several months and I find your blogs are very entertaintment, useful, and easy to learn. Thank you for your dedication, time, and experiences to others.


  21. Congrats Pinal!

    What I like about your website over others is that you break it down into simple examples. It is so much easier to learn the simple version and then add more complexity than it is to jump in and understand a complex example from the start.

    I also like that you provide the info so that we can create our own data and to the queries with you. So many times people show how to do something but you don’t have their data and it makes it harder.


  22. Congratulations Sir…!!!!

    Thanks for being a part of SQL Community and your devotion and hard work towards it. It feels great when someone knows that there are more than 2 billion peoples get benefited from the knowledge one sharing. Really a huge milestone. I wish this continues and someday i am congratulating you for your 5000, 7500,10000 posts.. :)

    And yes i started following you and learning from you 4 years back and rest is history. :)


  23. @ Pinal

    2500 Posts, If I do the Maths right, it take 6 years and almost 8 months to write 2500 Posts, considering one post per day. You have redefined the word “Commitment”.

    I Truly appreciate your effort and time you have put in to help SQL community. I am sure everyone is aware that maintaining this blog is not your full time job, you do this just to help SQL community. But you do this with full commitment despite being a full time employee, full time husband, full time father and full time son.

    You are a great source to refer /great teacher to learn from.

    Keep the spirit alive !!! You simple Rock.


  24. pinal deva i want favour from u plzz help me on heterogeneous Repliaction with oracle step by step process on sql server 2012 . And one more thing how to Create the Oracle Publisher total step by step explain on screen shot or text



  25. I am the new of Sql server DBA ,I created Linked server is DB2 after creating Linked server i got this message

    TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

    The test connection to the linked server failed.


    An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


    The OLE DB provider “IBMDADB2.DB2COPY1” for linked server “DB2” reported an error. Authentication failed.
    Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider “IBMDADB2.DB2COPY1” for linked server “DB2”.
    OLE DB provider “IBMDADB2.DB2COPY1” for linked server “DB2″ returned message ” SQL1013N The database alias name or database name ” ” could not be found. SQLSTATE=42705
    “. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 7399)

    For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&ProdVer=11.00.3128&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=7399&LinkId=20476


    so please help to me [email removed]


  26. Don’t exactly know why I read your blog. But whenever I am searching for any issues with SQL Server, Google says I do not know ask ‘Pinal Dave…’

    Congratulations. You are an inspiration for lazy professionals like myself who have hardly blogged.


  27. Congratulations Pinal.. Salute your dedication and passion to write every day for past 6.5 yrs (be it ur marriage or daughter born), and share useful sql server knowledge to community worldwide.. i have not followed your blog daily but any of my sql server question leads to your blog and i am always certain that I will find answer through ur blog.


  28. Congratulation Pinal, I am following your blog since last 4 years, It is really very very inspiring, I know you are very busy with your work but you decided to write everyday for SQL Community and you never failed.. Appreciate you dedication for this humble motive…

    Pravin Patel.


  29. Congrats Pinal for your achievement, You are guide and inspiration to me. I have been with your blog since I started to learn Sql Server. Every day for every issue if I google your blog will come into picture.

    I hope to continue reading your blog for many years as I continue to learn about SQL Server.

    Kudos to your dedication….


  30. Congratulations Pinal,

    Your always amazing, inspirational and your posts are really helpful to us. Keep sharing. Thanks.

    Viral Shah


  31. Congratulations Pinal.
    I am a regular reader from Portugal, and when i need to clarify something about any doubt i have, your blog is one of the first sites that i search to be clarified.
    Keep your amazing work. :)


  32. Hi Pinal, just sent you following LinkedIn message…

    I was trying to practice Microsoft course-ware for WCF Development (Course #10263). The Labs are meant to be run on Virtual Machines during the course but I want to practice them on my local machine.

    For this I need the TicketingOffice sample database which is used throughout the courseware. AdventureWorks database is very easily available on the net but…

    Do you have any idea where I can download TicketingOffice sample database from?

    Your help is highly appreciated.



  33. First of all many many Congratulations to you on your great achievement.

    Frequently when i feel any issues related to SQL Server, i always referring to your blog for quick and simple solution.

    I also read your experienced SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers, that helps me a lot. Thanks a lot for that also.

    Your blog is really so helpful and inspirational one to all IT people.

    Keep sharing amazing ideas/tips/work/solutions and keep inspiring to us.
    Really so happy for your this huge achievement.

    Just Salute to your dedication.
    Have a great journey ahead… :) :) :)

    Rajesh Panchal
    Ahmedabad – INDIA


  34. Congratulations from Florida, US. You have provided an unprecedented source of knowledge for everyone from Junior Developers to DBA’s and beyond. I have also heard your lessons on PluralSight.

    Looking forward to more in the years to come!


  35. I am in the SQL Server word for about 1,5 years. Before this, I know nothing. I work with 3 DBA’s that know a lot about it and I am learning from books that my boss (DBA) have on our workspace and Internet free courses. One of the DBAs that works with me show me your blog, and says that I can learn more from you than from books. So I started to read it everyday (about 1,5 years too), even if I don’t understand.

    Leonardo João
    Campo Grande/MS


  36. I am a programmer from Hong Kong who are interested in writing SQL queries. Your blog posts have taught me a lot of helpful SQL skills. Thank you so much!


  37. Hi Ponal,
    Thanks for this wonderful blog, I love your way of explanation and cover all areas in SQL. All your examples are very simple but more effective.
    All the best for your wonderful work…
    Thank you my Master :-)


  38. Hi Pinal,

    Congratz for crossing this milestone. I am Nagaraj from Coimbatore-TN. I have been visiting your blog for the last 3 years. Since 2012 new year, i have taken a resolution to visit your blog regularly, so as a result your blog has been my first book mark in both office system as well as my own pc.

    Every day after checking my mail, my first job is to check your blog as well as your friend Vinod’s blog with full curiosity as like glancing daily newspaper.
    After attending your session in BLR in DEC last year @ Koenig solutions,
    I got confident that i could able to able to enter and work in big companies.

    Here i request you to please write a blog for “Beginners” who wanted to achieve more knowledge in SQL(especially those who have started their career in small companies like me).


  39. Congrats! I’ve been reading your blogs for almost three years and frankly yours post helped me a lot. Yours way of blogging is very interesting and easy to understand. I wish all the best and good luck to post many more useful articles and share your knowledge with SQL server lovers.
    ~ Udara Rushan from Sri Lanka


  40. Many Congrats Pinal ,
    I come to your site atleast once a day Some times to find solution to my problems and most of the times to learn new things and your blogs always helps me in one or another way …so keep the good work going on and best of luck for the future :)


  41. Congratulations Pinal.
    I am following your blog for last 3.5 years.When I search any thing for learning SQL server I directly search in your blog.I learn lot of things from your blog.


  42. Congratulations Pinal,Many more to come…Your blog is my first priority for me to learn any concept in SQL.I have been following your blog since 1 year,as a fresher I used to have a lot of doubts in many topics which were clarified through many posts from ur blog.I wish you continue this :-) All The Best


  43. Hey Pinal Dave,

    I just waned to add my thanks for everything you do. You’re a constant source of inspiration to me.

    Will, Bradford, UK


  44. I get 2000 hits a month and I thought that was great! Wow amazing. There is lots of beneficial information on your site so I’m not surprised by the number of people that visit. Keep up the good work.


  45. Congratulatons Pinal….. This is Amazing!!!
    I have read Blogs! from many sites. But, If i read your blog! I don’t just stop at one!!! It automatically takes me to all the related Blogs even during Busy Times.
    You really give the story, and i can imagine the real picture…

    Keep going!!! One suggestion. Can you flag the Blogs as Beginner, Advanced and Expert so the new users can use the blogs more effectuively.


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  47. Congratulations Pinal,I am following your blog for last 2 years,Yours way of blogging is very interesting and easy to understand,I wish all the best and good luck


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