After believing I was close to hitting the One Million mark for unique visitors to this blog I started crunching the numbers.
I use 3 different metrics systems on this site to gauge it and don’t want to count any false hits, spiders, etc. but I can now confidently say I did it last night.
Since I converted this site to a personal blog in September 2006 I have now received 1,000,000 unique visits!
It was sloooooow ramping up while I figured out (as if I fully have) what I’d be doing here but it really took off this year.
I started out talking about some seo, but mostly branding and image for companies as they relate to the internet. The traffic was low and I really wasted my good stuff on just a few eyeballs back then.
Now, there are few reasons I hit the million number, so I am thanking them here, not in order of importance but as I write freely.
Eric Bramlett – an seo and Austin real estate guy opened my world up to social marketing on the internet. Through his examples and quietly watching his techniques I’ve finally graduated to understanding that part of the web. Thank you Eric Bramlet.
Morgan Carey – the original seo guy, was one of my mentors and he didn’t know it. Studying his forums, websites, his clients and competition for years I realized he provided a model of success. He doesn’t hide his knowledge and is open to anyone who earnestly desires to study the art. Morgan, it was great to finally meet you.
Eric Blackwell – Eric has ethics. He’s creative and does everything in an honest way or he doesn’t engage. Truly remarkable in this industry. Eric’s a good guy and understands (and teaches) that SEO is a team sport and while social networking is important on the internet, PHYSICAL social networking is just as powerful.
Zack Katz is a local Denver seo competitor. Though silly to link out and shout out his skill, I am. I’ve met him several times and teamed up as well and consider him my only competitor in Denver. (Not Boulder, Brett;) Why do I thank Zack? He’s humbled me and caused me to work harder – I may have become cocky complacent. Darn you Zack, and thanks.
Finally – the large group of visitor are Apple and iPhone fans. YOU have really helped me out and I will try to thank you with a version 2 of the template system and some other utilities like the LCD fix.
Note to self – post about Compete only taking data from U.S. isp’s cuz half my traffic is outside.. I digress.
I do thank all of you who come by. I will try not to be such a nazi with moderation. I have received a lot of email saying I “never approve comments”. That’s almost true, I’ve been stingy with it and will loosen up. I’ve built a few new sites for my articles over the last few months and now that they’re finished, I now have time to write! See you around.