Hiya, sorry for the amount of non scene related posts recently but the site has been going through some significant changes and i thought we would bring you up to speed!
Well first and foremost i think the most obvious thing is the recent addition of ads. In the two and a half years we have been running scnsrc we have kept the site clean of ads but as we grew in popularity, donations were few and far between and the site costs rose higher and higher the day when we would need to make more money than what we could pay out of our own pocket was seemingly inevitable. So the choice was either shutdown scnsrc or run advertisements. We started scnsrc because we were sick and tired of other rls blogs overkill with ads, that were either malware, pornographic or just plain annoying. Although we have finally had to embrace advertisements we are still committed to our core principles of no annoying ads, no malware, no scams, no pornography, to keep them as minimal as possible and to keep them relevant to our users. We don’t profit from this site in fact quite the opposite it is loss generating and has been for over 2 years. All we hope these ads can do is break us even, no more no less. As can be seen now on the site our first affiliation is with Leechpack.com, It’s a really great service that should interest a lot of you, if you like what you see please try them out!
Moving on a bit to more exciting news, that we hit over 60k unique users on Monday. More specifically 63,184 unique hits, making it our highest ever! We now regularly get between 50,000 to 60,000 unique hits a day. Something we could never of dreamed of when we first started out 2 long years ago. Last month we recorded Â 446,936 unique hits and 4,535,463 total page views! Since we started recoding our hits in Feb â€™09 we have hadÂ Â 43,838,065 total page views and 4,394,726 unique hits! I know its clichÃ©d but really none of this would of been possible without you guys, without you we are nothing. Thank you so much we hope we can continue to grow and continue to provide you with the latest and greatest scene news!
Below are some pics of our analytics, thought some of you might be interested in them
In duller news our Twitter feed is down at the moment due to Twitter deciding to change the way it authorizes web applications, buggering our plugin. So until that gets fixed it will remain down. sadface. Still you can follow us using our RSS feed, become BFF’s on our facebook page, chat to us on IRC and drop us an email! Still plenty of ways to stay in the loop and get in touch! If you have an suggestions or anything please dont hesitate to get in touch.
As for the fate of dup3.me and trac3.me. They are still going to be down a while longer as we figure out how best to bring them back online. Unfortuantly we have no estimated time scale for this. Just sit tight.
Anyway since im starting to go on a bit i will finish by again saying a massive thanks to everyone out there who has supported us! You should see a few new features in the future! See yah next time.