3 Million Hits Are Predicted In March 2013 For THE GOOD WORD!
THE GOOD WORD is poised for an explosion of goodness. 1 year in the making, THE GOOD WORD was registered in April of 2012, it was an after thought to GreenFest. ”We simply needed a playbill for the concert and it evolved from there”, said publisher Steve Schappert. Traffic started very slowly as the site took shape for the concert usually 5 views a day up until July when we printed the playbill. We received 360 views at our peak on July 24th.
“Plagued with setbacks, the site out grew WordPress.com in September as we started using 3rd party advertisers, which began the slow, painful migration to Bluehost.com traffic started to increase, problems would arise and knock us back down, but we kept moving forward” said Schappert.
Persistence: Schappert has 16 years of web development experience and he just kept kicking it until it worked. This past week all server issues have been addressed and the site sits on it’s own server, previously it had been sharing a server with 32 other of Schappert’s sites. ”We are ready for take off! After a year of playing with a basic idea THE GOOD WORD is now ready to take the global stage as a major force in the battle between good and evil“, said Schappert. You become what you think of and THE GOOD WORD will promote the good things people do to be successful while helping other people and the planet.
How do the numbers look? In the last 5 days we received 66,456 hits that tracks at about 400,000 hits a month. There are 2 reasons for the anticipated surge:
#1 Quality Content: Each visitor visits our site 2.3 times a day, and views 8.46 pages for an average of 15 hits per person. While the majority stop in for 30 seconds or less to view a quote or short story an amazing 7.5% of our visitors spend over an hour on THE GOOD WORD. 11.6% of the visitors to THE GOOD WORD spend between 5 minutes to an hour on the site.
#2 Contracts: Now that the server has stabilized and the navigation menu has been redesigned to reflect the top 15 search items on the web, Schappert says, “it is time to turn up the volume” Schappert has purchased traffic packages that will increase the traffic to five times its current level or 10,000 visitors in the next 7 days. The Month of March will see another five fold increase bringing the traffic to 3 million hits a month from average of 200,00 vistitors That’s alot of good!
Where are they coming from? THE GOOD WORD has a fan base in 69 countries registering views from The United States, Japan, Ireland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Great Britain, France, Russian Federation, China, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Israel, Canada, India, Turkey, Mexico, Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, Venezuela, Georgia, Philippines, Indonesia, Belgium, Singapore, Portugal, Denmark, Jamaica, European country, Tanzania, Moldova, Pakistan, Uganda, Costa Rica, Albania, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, Iran, Chile, and Vietnam.
|Unique visitors||Number of visits||Pages||Hits||Bandwidth|
(2.3 Visits per visitor)
(8.46 Pages viewed per visit)
(15.01 Hits per visit)