We are still flaunting organized chaos and take fangirling seriously. A humble THANK YOU to our community is in order.
Hello folks, enjoy some fitting music while I give you a new-old news because this actually happened on Saturday, 26th October, 2013, morning, but that ‘counting’ covers it up. Yep, we have crossed another milestone in terms of counted views (don’t get me started on our raw numbers, I’ll let Will handle that), having passed 10,000,000 views! And this time, I was awake to catch the moment while it passed. It’s been two years since I compiled a commemorative post on 5 Million views and what do you know, Will was right in his prediction for multiplier effect. And mind you, this is after Google re-configured their search algorithm, specifically for images reducing our usual trend of media hits. Though, we have lessened the usage of images per post with time (due to high consumption of bandwidth), we still achieved this goal. Compared to the gallery/screenshots flaunting aniblogs, our actual reviews get more views, which is saying something.
Time sure flies fast but I still remember the fateful day when I inherited Metanorn and started this journey alone but soon acquired talented team members; some of whom are still around, while some parted ways mostly due to RL. Each and every one of them are brilliant in their own right, bringing varied content and diverse taste enriching every Metanorn post. So, a BIG THANK YOU goes out to the Metanornies. Overall, it’s been an amazing journey and all because of our wonderful community (readers/lurkers alike). A GIANT THANK YOU to Metanorn Community, regulars and lurkers alike, who have kept us motivated to share our opinions about seasonal animanga, games and miscellaneous content that caught our fancy. As we have celebrated our fifth year anniversary few months ago, I won’t be boring you with too much detail. But in terms of highlights, let me share some below:
- 10+ Million Page views
- 1.15+ Million Unique views
- 0.5TB bandwidth usage with around 8 million requests per month
- 4,000+ Posts
- 74,800+ Comments
- 5800+ Tags
- 4,230 Nicknames used while commenting
- 465 Categories
- 1.04M Spam blocked
(oh spammy, you monster…)
- Audience Analysis:
- 44% are returning visitors (spend on average 3:25 minutes ), while 56% are new (spend on average 1:25 minutes)
- Average time spent on site is 2:16 minutes
- 61% of the visitors fall under 15 to 34 age bracket
- Gender wise, 54% are male, while 46% are females
- Top five browsers that access Metanorn: Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari and Opera
- Top five Social networks sending visitors: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr
- Top five Countries accessing Metanorn: US, Canada, Philippines, Germany and Indonesia/France
- Top five Cities accessing Metanorn: Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, New York and Jakarta
It seems we have been around for ages and whatever the case maybe, we are not going anywhere anytime soon. So, stay tuned for our usual seasonal coverage along with the sporadic special posts. Now, let’s hear it from the rest of the Metanories!
8 figures. It’s something that I never would have dreamed of seeing when I started blogging those many, many years ago. This is the result of the work of many, many people, of course, and I truly feel blessed to be a part of of this team here at Metanorn, having seen about 4.1 million of that 10 million pass through during my 20 months here so far. Aniblogging is a labor of love, something I do for myself first and foremost, but I’m not ashamed to admit that having my words read and my opinions heard is also a huge part of it. Thank you to all of you, our readers, who made this milestone possible.
10 million!!! о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆ A very big thank you to all our lovely commenters, the Metanorn team and of course our awesome lady boss, Kyokai-sama for allowing us to come this far since we first started! ♡´･ᴗ･`♡ I’ve had a blast being part of this amazing aniblog, and I really think that the friendly, community-driven environment here is what we’ve been working towards, and what we have managed to achieve these few years. I’m really blessed to have followed Metanorn from 5 million, till now, when that number has doubled. For you, our lovely readers, Metanorn has always been my favorite aniblog, even before I started blogging here and I hope that it is or will be for you too from now onwards. ^A^
I don’t know if it’s something to be proud of, but I’m proud anyway to be a part of Metanorn’s reaching 10 million hits. Especially since I figure I’m good for at least 0.1% (maybe even 0.15%!) of those. Even though I still don’t have that much of an anime history, Metanorn’s been my favorite site for anime discussion since I started looking on the internet for anime. I’ve seen some great recommendations, and I hope that I’ve been able to pay back those great things that I’ve seen with making other people’s anime watching better, both with recommendations of shows they’ve liked and with lively discussion of those shows.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I am really glad that I’ve been part of the community here first as a commenter and now as a writer. I think this place is just the right size, with good, thoughtful comment threads, nice actual discussions with engaged people, and great ideas coming forth. I always love interacting with other people here, whether it’s on my posts or on other people’s posts, whether you’ve got 3000 or more comments or even just 3, and I hope that this will continue to be a place that all you great people keep coming back to for years.
To our readers throughout the world (221 countries/islands to be exact), THANK YOU and keep rocking with us! ^^
Artist credit for the main base image: へびつかい