yesterday, may 10, 2010, election day was the busiest day in the history of this blog , with 41,529 hits in a day.
this blog took in large numbers of readers from twitter, facebook, some pinoy bulletin boards and individual blogs. with new readers, we also saw a surge in the number of comments with new and old readers reacting to posts and exchanging comments with each other.
thank you for all the readers and the authors for making this possible.
we think a large part of the success of this blog is due to its readers who post comments in this blog. to-date, a huge 5,982 comments were made across 514 posts or articles in the blog. posting comments mean its readers are passionate about their beliefs and they enjoy the exchange of ideas and comments here.
aside from those who comment, the number of active subscribers have grown exponentially as well. that means there is a large number of readers who receive posts and comments made in this blog through e-mail. these are readers who enjoy reading the posts and comments made in this blog.
we expect we will reach half a million hits in the next few months ahead.
sometime during the day, manila time of january 1, 2010, this log reached 200,000 hits, a new milestone for the blog.
we like to thank all the readers and authors of this blog for their continued patronage of the blog.
we are expecting to hit the half a million mark by election time in 5 month’s time.
november is this blog’s anniversary month. when we started, not a lot of internet space was given to the 2010 presidential elections. just the same, we thought it was time to get a blog up for the election.
we were quite early in doing so. we were very early that we were able to register the name “2010 Presidentiables”. the internet world takes kindly to good naming practices. it’s not a very popular discipline in marketing and advertising but it is very lucrative for the practitioners and quite important for the owners of the brand. in fact for the internet it is very critical. there are hundreds of millions of users of the iternet and quite literally many more number of names registered to users. getting the right name is key in the itnernet.
as of this writing, this blog has gotten 132,369 hits. we like to thank all the authors and specially the readers for making this blog a continuing success.
some trivia – a look back and to celebrate this blog’s 1st year anniversary, we like to share with you the top 5 posts ever in this blog.
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s State Of The Nation Address 2009 (SONA 2009)- the true state of the nation in today’s PDI - 9,135 hits
- Presidentiables Reactions To Arroyo’s SONA 2009 - 6,328 hits
- villanueva lead drops in presidentiable poll, escudero surges at 2nd - 2,345 hits
- > Full Transcript Of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s SONA 2009- 2,336 hits
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s SONA 2009 a failure – half of the truth said, the other half unsaid – no categorical statement she will step down in 2010 - 2,298 hits
again thank you to the authors and readers of this blog.
the 2010 Presidentiables Blog as of this writing has 96,000 hits and on track to reach a new milestone of 105,000 hits within the next 2 weeks (100,000 hits within the week). this is a new milestone for the blog.
hitting 105,000 hits is an important milestone as it will mean this blog’s hits would have tripled since the last time we marked a milestone last july 2009. on july 27, the blog reached 35,000 hits and hitting the new milestone will mean this blog will more than triple in hits in just 2 month’s time.
a monitoring of the growth of this blog shows significant increases coming from facebook account users, twitter and an aggressively growing number of other blogs and websites quoting and providing links to this blog on the topic of the 2010 presidential election. among other things, the presidentiables poll we started in april 29, 2009 has become a strong magnet to readers.
thank you to the readers and authors of this blog for making 2010 Presidentiables Blog a continuing success.
read other milestones:
september 18 – the 2010 Presidentiables Blog reached 100,000 hits!
september 25, 2009 – 105,000 hits reached, 2010 Presidentiables has tripled in hits since last milestone in july.
the 2010 Presidentiables blog will soon reach a first important milestone of 25,000 hits. it now stands at 24,500 and will hit that new milestone of 25,000 most probably
within the week.
the growth of this blog has been phenomenal specially in the last 3 to 4 months. from a top hit of 900 a month at the end of 2008, it grew to 2,000 hits by start of this year or +122%.
the growth continued to peak in march at 2,400 hits growing more than twice from the beginning of the year. starting in may, the hits more than doubled month to month and has now peaked to 7,300 hits as of today. that is a staggering +265% from the start of the year and a phenomenal +711% since end of 2008.
the phenomenal growth of this blog is due to a significantly growing and widening reader base. the addition of two new authors, alexangelph who writes for loren legarda and shenbrood who writes for nicanor perlas have also contributed significantly with their highly informative pieces on the presidentiables they support.
the efforts of these two new authors is not only helping the candidates they support, they are pulling in new readers.
another contributing factor to the growth of this blog is the natural seasonal pull of philippine election fever as the country approaches closer to the may 2010 elections and as the candidates and traditional media populate the minds of the electorate with election related topics.
more importantly, we think the branding or naming of this blog, the use the word “presidentiables” in the URL makes it a natural and strong magnet for searches on the topic.
it is a lesson in marketing 101 and something that we had planned and strategized from the very beginning. this blog was the first the use the word “presidentiables” in wordpress and in twitter. naming and branding is key in the very vast world of the internet where viewership is almost totally dependent on the words we type in our searches.
our projection is that this blog will continue to grow exponentially in the coming months specially as we get closer to the election.
and on that note, we like to once again invite supporters of presidentiables to become authors here in 2010 Presidentiables. this blog is already delivering the audience and that can only grow exponentially in the coming months. not only will you be able to help the presidentiable you support, it will also help bring in readership.
we like to thank all the readers, old and new who visit this blog for pushing this blog to reach a new milestone. many thanks to the authors in this blog, specially the blog’s new authors – alexangelph and shenbrood who have significantly helped this blog expand and reach more readers.
update: today, july 22, 2009 at close to 8:00 pm, 2010 Presidentiables reached the 25,000 hits mark. thank you to all the readers.