Site Review, Jul 2009
We have seen some more increases in traffic this month which is always good to see. Last month we saw a total of 24,655 unique visitors for the month, averaging 822, whereas this month that figure has increased to 29,964 unique visitors, averaging 967 per day.
It is good to see the returning visitor average up from 4,360 to 5,640 as well.
RSS numbers are still increasingly strongly for the main site feed, currently at just under 2,000 subscribers. Twitter Followers have broken 16,000. I am following everyone back who follows me at the moment. Not sure if that is still the correct way to do things, but will see what happens to Twitter in the future.
FireFox is still leading the preferred browser race, but I did notice when visiting a friend that some pages of the site wouldn’t open on IE because of a security problem. Is anyone else seeing this issue?
I added the new Feature Photo section recently and the photos have had a lot of traffic. Thanks to everyone for hitting the ‘digg’, ‘reddit’ and ‘stumbleupon’ buttons. Much appreciated.
A ‘Favorites Video’ section was also started and this has been popular as well. I am still thinking about how best to show the image of the video as a thumbnail on the front page of the site. Anyone got any ideas?
Twitter Followers are going strong and it is always great to get some ReTweet support. Thanks to everyone who has been tweeting with me.
A lot of people have mentioned they would like to buy some magazines or Rilakkuma, Mameshiba products I have talked about on the site. I am looking into how that could be done and will try to find a solution this month.
I am also trying to improve the ‘logged in’ comments section and give a better all-round experience for those who become members of the site. This will involve some giveaways, contests and quizzes as well. Look out for these over the coming months.
As always, if you have any ideas and comments for the design, layout or content for the site, let me know. Thanks to you all for another good month.