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Looking Back at 2007, Looking Forward to 2008

Tomorrow, January 12th, is the 2nd birthday of BikingToronto. From it’s small beginnings to what it is today, it’s been online for 2 years.

This works out well for those looking at statistics – comparing 2006 (year 1) to 2007 (year 2) as we begin our 3rd year (2008).

How 2007 stacked up to 2006:

Posts: +100%
(yup, there were exactly two times as many posts in 2007 as in 2006… it wasn’t planned that way or anything…)

Unique Visitors: +40%
(Visits, which counts you as one person if you visit, leave and then visit again)

Page Views: +40%
(The average visitor viewed 2 pages on BikingToronto)

Search Visits: +121%
(People who got here after searching for something on Google, Yahoo, etc.)

All these numbers are increasing, which means that you are enjoying what I post on BikingToronto – which leads me to plans for 2008…

Since tomorrow is the 2nd birthday of the site, we’re celebrating by improving the site – you’ll start to see visual changes when you visit next week, and as time goes on you’ll see a bunch of new sections and features on the site that have been planned and thought out over the past couple of months.

I don’t want to be too mysterious, so I’ll tell you to expect more of everything you expect from BikingToronto, with more ways to search and find all that content. :)

Happy Birthday everyone.

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