Happy New Year everybody!
Thanks for a wonderful 2018. I want to send special “thank you’s” to Agent Poyo for his Poyo’s Specs and Drecks, Mel V. for his Mel’s Variant Picks, Blind Adam for his Hidden Gems, Shawn B. for his One Year Later posts, Louie M. and Cruzzer for their con coverage, and everyone else who contributes, sends tips, reads, comments, and otherwise visits the site. Also big thank you’s to everyone who contributed books for our free comic Wednesdays. We did a ton of great giveaways in 2018 and look forward to doing more in 2019.
We have been doing a summary of the year at the beginning of the new year. There is a lot to get into. Now it is time to talk about the year in general. Here is what our year looked like:
It was an incredible year of growth for CHU. We were up over 10% year over year for site views. The site was viewed 2,674,668 times from 316,754 different readers from 175 different countries. That is an average of 7,327 views a day (or over 5 views per minute averaged for the entire year.)
The 10 most popular stories for the year were all spoilers, here is the top 10 stories of the year:
1. Spoilers: Amazing Spiderman #800 The End of the Era
2. Spoilers: Amazing Spider-man #1, A New Menace for Spidey
3. Spoilers: Venom #4 The first True Appearance of The God of the Symbiotes
4. Spoilers: Infinity Wars Prime #1, Who Dies and What is Destroyed
5. Leak: 7-11 Stores to Have Exclusive Deadpool 2 Funko Pop
6. Spoilers: Thanos #16, I am not Worthy!
7. Spoilers: Amazing Spider-Man #796, What Will Red Goblin Be?
8. Spoilers: Amazing Spiderman #798, Red Goblin Arrives
9. Spoilers: Venom #1 This is Going to be Big
10. Spoilers: Batman Damned #2 Channeling The Killing Joke
The Top Non-Spoiler posts:
1. Alana’s Black Panther Movie Spoilers
2. Red Goblin to First Appear in Amazing Spiderman #798, Here are the Covers
3. Mel’s guide to selling Funko Pops
4. Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 7/18/18
5. Could Cosmic Ghost Rider Have Appeared Before Thanos #13?
The most popular country for visitors for the site was:
United States 2,107,843
United Kingdom 121,600
Here is a break down of where our traffic is referred from:
Search Engines 279,829
Wordpress App 26,633
Blow Out Cards Forum 852
We had a total of 20,760 comments this past year, with the top commenters being as follows:
So, 2018 was a huge year for us. I cannot thank you all enough for supporting the site. It is an awesome experience running this little site and seeing how much it has grown. We will be switching hosts for the site this year and making a lot of tweaks, so stay tuned for that. Here is to a happy and prosperous 2019!