Yesterday morning, I made it possible for us to be able to view our page view stats from the Des Moines Amplified web site. Tonight, I clicked in to see how it was coming and saw that we were about to turn 11,000 page views in less than two days. Also, we had 32 viewers watching our channel. So I took a picture as it rolled over.
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There are newspapers that would love to see 11,000 page views in two days. Hell, they might be happy with that much activity in two weeks. And of course, these stats don't consider the content generated and uploaded by our hosts to YouTube, blip.tv, Podbean, etc. We don't track those stats.
So let's compare that to some online newspapers.
Assuming Des Moines Amplified's rate of about 6,000 page views per day, that's 180,000 in a month, which translates into over 2 million page views in a year. And that number puts little old us squarely in league with some of the nation's largest newspaper outlets.
Are we onto something? You betcha. And we're just getting started.