|Posted on January 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM|
I've completed my overhaul of the homepage (I think). Some of the ramblings have been taken off and put onto a new "About" page. The plan is that the home page gets straight to the point with a brief summary of the project as a whole, leaving detail and discussion to the relevant pages.
One thing I've noticed though is, looking at the traffic stats, many of the hits I get come from search engines, mainly Google. I dropped Subbuteo from the domain name so as to avoid any copyright infringement, but I'm definitely keeping the word in the site description and homepage since that is the term that is almost always used in searches linking to my site. I'm starting to see the importance of striking images on the site too. Many of the hits come from image searches rather than text searches, so obviously some people see the picture and are intrigued enough to click.
When I see the number of hits my site receives and how far around the world they come from, I'm in complete shock sometimes. When I started this whole thing, I was just doing it for myself as a hobby and never considered the thought that anyone outside my close circle of friends and family would have any interest in the project. And while I know that no-one leaves comments on the blog and not many people send me emails, it is very humbling to see how much of an interest, however passing, is being taken in what I'm doing.
So to whoever you are that is reading this, whether you are a friend / family member or stumbled across this site by accident, go raibh míle, míle maith agat. You are giving me the encouragement to go on and complete this project, and make it the bast i can.