Excerpt: “In the first seven months of the year, SFN has attracted almost 150,000 different visitors from around the world, generating just under 8 million hits and 2.5 million different page views of unique SFN material.
We couldn’t be more proud of the breadth and depth of our growing reach considering that we are just a homespun blog with an extremely narrow focus of topic. Additionally, SFN has never embarked on any campaign or strategy to drive traffic to the site for the purposes of increasing hit count; instead choosing to focus on the quality of our product through hard work, dedication and a passion for NC State.”
With the calendar turning from the 7th to the 8th month of 2006, StateFansNation wanted to take a quick look back at the blog’s evolution and tremendous growth thusfar this year.
After building a solid readership since our debut in November of 2004, the departure of Herb Sendek and NC State’s ensuing search for a coach provided the blog a platform and opportunity to expand our presence and recognition both in the “blogosphere” as well as with the “mainstream” media and fans.
After spending Saturday, April 1st, updating the blog, StateFansNation was the first to confirm Coach Sendek’s departure at 7:05pm that evening. During the coaching search, our work ultimately drew much appreciated attention from many newspapers, radio shows, and internet sites from around the country, including a link from the grandaddy of sports media, Sports Illustrated.
We wish that a more of you would take the time to drop us some comments every now and then. We know that you are out there! We know because StateFansNation currently has 936 users registered to our site. Think about that for a moment. Registering is NOT a pre-requisite to read the blog; anyone can read the blog without registering. This means that almost 1,000 (mostly Wolfpackers) have chosen to register here at SFN. Thank you so very much for choosing to spend your time with us!
Our statistics don’t stop there. We really wanted to share the following screen shot with the jack asses that dismiss our work and who think that their secret ID on a camouflaged message board thread really has some kind of an impact on the world as well as for the obsolete “leaders” that choose to fight the intangible “internet” instead of strategically embracing and mastering its capabilities. We really wanted to give some folks something on which to chew…and choke…and vomit.
The screen-shot below details the webstats that we have chosen to share for StateFansNation.com through the first seven months of 2006. We were ecstatic when we reviewed these numbers; and couldn’t have been more proud of the breadth and depth of our growing reach considering that we are just a homespun blog with an extremely narrow focus. Additionally, SFN has never embarked on any campaign or strategy to drive traffic to the site for the purposes of increasing hit count; instead choosing to focus on the quality of our product through hard work, dedication and a passion for NC State.
We just wanted our readers to see the amazing community that is evolving here and ask that you all continue to spread the word and don’t hesitate to be engaged with high-quality comments on the website.
In the first seven months of the year, SFN has attracted almost 150,000 different visitors from around the world, generating just under 8 million hits and 2.5 million different page views of unique SFN material.
So, the next time some ‘hater’ embarasses themselves with a derogatory comment about our blog – or “the internet” – please feel free to share this information with them. We know how many people are listening to us. How many folks are digesting our critics comments and thoughts?
We’d like to thank the following sites that link to StateFansNation and have referred over 1,000 visits to SFN thusfar this year:
* 850 The Buzz’s Blog
* News & Observer’s ACC Now Blog
* Pack Pride’s Message Boards
* Red and White From State
* The Wolf Web
* Sports Illustrated
* Duke Basketball Report
(All of these sites are linked from our Blogroll on the right side of the front page of SFN)