The year 2010 has just ended and I think it’s been a great year for YugaTech. I’d like to share some site updates and plans we’ve been cooking up since late last year in preparation for this year as well as some relevant stats reports I’ve been doing every end of the year.
One of my biggest goals from last year was to hit 1 million pageviews per month. I think I first hit that 1-million-a-month mark in October with November being the highest month at 1.3 million pageviews. We were hitting more than half a million unique visitors a month by then.
Total traffic for 2010 reached 10.78 million, up from 6.3 million the previous year by 71%. Total reach is 3.8 million unique visitors for the entire year.
Our RSS subscriber base has also increased, majority of which via email sign-ups, and is now around 25,500 from 16,600 a year ago (a 54% increase). With the popularity of Twitter and Facebook, I think fewer people rely on RSS and email alerts.
We’ve also been fortunate to have a number of major advertisers in 2010 with Smart, PLDT, Red Mobile, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Logitech, Asus, MCDonalds, Citibank, PC Trends, Rising Sun Computers, APTech, Digital Media Exchange, Vertito and Norton as well as several sponsors like Globe, Western Digital, RIM/BlackBerry and Lenovo.
YugaTech is also available on the iPhone and the Ovi store. However, the update to iOS4 broke our iPhone app and our 3rd party developer has not fixed that yet (and no word from them too). I have been contemplating on having a new one created by it might be in conflict with the existing one which most probably be denied by Apple in the iTunes App Store.
As of today, we have about 2,500 YugaTech iPhone App users and an additional 900 on Ovi. I’m really eager to finally finding a solution on that crashing iPhone app.
This month, we should also be able to finish the new logo for YugaTech as well a complete re-design of the blog. Target date for the relaunch is by end of January. Once that’s out, we’ll follow suit with more apps for Android and probably BlackBerry or Windows Phone 7.