Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is the first anniversary of this blog. According to the counter below, we've had 22,300 visits in year one. According to Google AdWords analytics, we've had nearly 15,000 visits by 11,100 visitors. We are told by those in the know that our tool is more accurate. Based on the lower number, we've averaged 41 visits a day by 30 visitors a day. Judging by the on-site counter, we are visited 430 times a week, which is how often the typical visitor drops in. We thank each of you for stopping by.

Among the 155 items we posted, our favorite, most-valuable and most-prescient was a link to a roller-coaster video demonstrating the ups-and-downs of the real-estate market over the past decades and making a strong suggestion, based on research by Yale economist Robert Shiller, that, nationwide, we were in for a steep decline in prices. Who knew? Among others, Shiller did.

We would especially like to thank our friend Peg Corwin for helping us launch the blog, Joe Zekas for allowing us to draw on the reporting of his staff at YoChicago.com for our weekly New-Construction updates and all of you who have contributed to our blog.

We look forward to serving you in the coming year.

1 comment:

Joe Zekas said...

Happy anniversary, Ric.

Your counter is more accurate.

Google Analytics relies on javascript and some people have javascript disabled in their browser. That's just one of the reasons for Analytics' undercounting. You can find quite a bit of lore on this subject on the Web.

We always see discrepancies between our server logs - which are extremely accurate - and the counts in Google Analytics.