SnookerHQ hit a mammoth milestone last week as the website exceeded one million page views in a calendar year for the first time.
It’s a remarkable number and the kind of figure that I couldn’t really have envisaged reaching when I began the website more than eight years ago.
To put it into some context, SnookerHQ was launched in May of 2011 and for the remainder of that year accumulated just 11,000 hits.
Around that time, excellent sites like Snooker Scene Blog, ProSnookerBlog, and Snookerbacker were at the forefront of the online scene.
The first full calendar year in 2012 generated 30,000, while it wasn’t until 2016 when 100,000 came under threat.
In October of 2017, I remember tweeting my delight at surpassing 200,000 for the first time.
Bit of a milestone for the site today. Just ticked passed 200,000 pageviews for 2017. Always thankful for the support out there! #Cheers
— David Caulfield (@SnookerHQ) October 21, 2017
It’s incredible how far the website has come and with more than one million page views, 2019 has obviously turned out to be the best ever period.
Without you, the reader, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible.
To each of you who visit the site, and especially to those who land on one of my posts on a regular basis, I offer my sincere thanks.
This year, 211 countries and territories have been reached – from the UK, which is the most popular destination by far, to the likes of Greenland and Guadeloupe, which have contributed one page view each.
And hey, they all count.
A decade of SnookerHQ is next on the horizon and it will be very interesting to see how the site is holding up by the time May in 2021 rolls by.
What I can promise in the meantime is a continued dedication to publish as many articles of the highest quality as possible and to keep you all readily informed on the merry-go-round of each snooker campaign.
With your help, there’ll be even greater milestones reached on SnookerHQ.