On The Gay Recluse Board Report: February 2008

01Mar08

In which The Gay Recluse makes a monthly report to the Board of Directors.

I. Summary
February was an outstanding month for The Gay Recluse. A combination of organic growth, continued linkage from Curbed and Queerty and several new links from Gawker all contributed to record numbers of visitors and page views.

II. Traffic Metrix
WordPress
Total Views February: 6545
Grand Total Number of Views: 19803
Monthly Breakdown

  • September: 68
  • October: 1959
  • November: 3528
  • December: 3112
  • January: 4591
  • February: 6545

SiteMeter
February Visitors: 4553
February Page Views: 7212

Monthly Traffic Charts

Daily Traffic Charts

Technorati (As of February 29, 2008)
Rank: 231,062 (up from 263,682)
Authority: 35 (up from 31)
Comments: For whatever reason, our links from “Top 100” blog Gawker (Authority=7,982) were not counted as official “reactions.” (This made us hate Technorati.)

III. Feed Stats
Feedburner
February 29: 37 subscribers (from 33 on January 31)

Bloglines
February 29: 9 subscribers (from 5 on January 31)

IV. Major Links

V. Forecast
February was marked by a (relatively) stunning increase in traffic, primarily thanks to Gawker and Curbed. While this kind of “linkage growth” is likely to prove unsustainable in the short term, we will continue to focus on organic growth with the continuation of several new “features” and dispatches from “correspondents,” including The London Eye. We have also launched an impressionistic version of The Gay Recluse at Tumblr, mostly because it’s refreshingly easy to use (and look at).

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