Strike up the marching band and break out the kazoos! Saturday night, Building the Ergonomic Guitar served its 500,000th page since moving to its own domain in April 2007.
Cause for Celebration
All kidding aside, I realize that compared to mainstream sites, it’s a drop in the bucket. But let’s put this into perspective. We’re talking about a niche subject – a guitar blog (niche) about guitar building (niche within a niche) covering ergonomic guitars (a niche within a niche within a niche).
From this vantage point, a half million page views in just over a year is impressive. Now contrast Year 1′s 75,000 total page views to Year 2′s 500,000 and it really starts to tell a story. Clearly, folks want to know about ergonomic guitar options, word is getting out and increasing numbers are coming to find out more.
Thank You For Making It Possible
Thanks to all of BTEG’s readers for the site’s success and special thanks to the growing community of regular commenters who help drive the exchange of fresh ideas.
And thanks to everyone who has generously provided subject matter for articles. Whether it’s a guitar player on a newly commissioned instrument, a professional builder sharing a new design or interesting links and resources sent by readers, the site depends on you for its continued growth.
Finally, I thank my wonderful wife for supporting my obsession commitment to BTEG. More than anyone, she knows how much time and effort I spend researching content, corresponding with folks and tweaking the site – all to provide readers with the latest on ergonomic guitars.
Help Get the Word Out
The more people know about them, the greater the demand there’ll be for these unique designs and approaches so here are several easy ways to spread the word:
- Link to an article on your favorite guitar forum.
- Drop an email to a friend telling them about an interesting article on BTEG.
- If you’re a guitar blogger, write about what we’re doing here.
- Give a favorite article a thumbs up on Stumbleupon.
- Bookmark articles on a social bookmarking site like del.icio.us.
And if you’d like to show your support by buying me a coffee, I won’t fight you on that either.
Good question. What do you think? Do you have ideas for new content? Does the site’s design serve you well? What would you like to see covered? Let me know.
Now… on to 1,000,000 page views!