In which The Gay Recluse makes a monthly report
on traffic whoring to the Board of Directors.
A combination of organic growth,
traffic whoring and links from Curbed, Gothamist, Towleroad, Slog and others contributed to record numbers of visitors and page views in March.
Total Views March: 15,033
Grand Total Number of Views: 34,836
- September: 68
- October: 1959
- November: 3528
- December: 3112
- January: 4591
- February: 6545
- March: 15,033
March Visitors: 10, 195
March Page Views: 15,151
Technorati (As of March 31, 2008)
Whoring Rank: 129,395 (up from 231,062)
Whoring Authority: 58 (up from 35)
III. Feed Stats
50 subscribers (up from 37)
11 subscribers (up from 9)
IV. Major Links
March was marked by another (relatively) stunning increase in traffic
whoring, thanks to strong linkage and the introduction of several new features, including the George Washington Bridge Project and the Hot Gay Statue Contest. March was the first month in which we opened up the site to comments, which is expected to help expand our reach. Going forward we will continue to introduce new features and add correspondents — in addition to The London Eye, we recently introduced The Blind Architect — to expand the breadth of whoring coverage. We continue to maintain an impressionistic version of The Gay Recluse at Tumblr — i.e., just photos — mostly because it’s refreshingly easy to use (and look at).