10,000 Hits

一万祝 - Sankaku Complex Reaches Initial Milestone

Sankaku Complex has reached what seems to be taken as one of the traditional first landmarks in a site’s history – 10,000 hits, according to Google Analytics, having been reached from the site going live some 24 days ago.

Whilst this is an arbitrary number, one which I must admit I do not place a great deal of trust in (unique daily visitors and so forth are more informative), what I really wanted to do is take the opportunity to express my gratitude to those who contributed to Sankaku Complex’s fledgling success: the site visitors foremost, as well as those kind enough to link here (special mention must go to Danny-sama & Caleb-sama), or to graciously contribute their thoughts by way of a comment.

I suppose I ought also to reluctantly thank Mrs Wide Open for her eminently entertaining antics, as she has contributed to an embarrassing proportion of the traffic this site receives.

Since the sample size is so small, I don’t think it is really appropriate to analyse the site statistics, and so I will spare you any dubious details. It will suffice to say that visitors have generally hailed from the eminently esteemable nations of North America, South-East Asia, and Western Europe, not a surprising demographic.

My thoughts are that building on this first success likely has three initial elements: improving and expanding the content offered, improving the site itself, and improving discoverability (both in terms of being navigated to and in terms of internal navigation); probably the hardest of these at the moment is the external discoverability aspect, since I have no control over being linked to or being added to aggregators (this in particular is taking time).

Cultivating a community of readers/site users is probably a consequence of these three elements, rather than an objective which can be independently pursued at this stage, but I certainly intend to pursue this.

I am committed to improving and expanding the site in whatever way I can, as well as providing quality news and articles, and it has been my pleasure to introduce a variety of new features recently, which I intend to continue extending. Hopefully, better news and articles will also be forthcoming as I gain experience and resources.

Should you have any comments or suggestion on any aspect of this site, I would be delighted to receive them either as comments, or as emails – thank you very much for reading.

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    Comment by AnimeRookie
    07:16 04/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This may come late, but from a former fan of anime from the 80's (Mecha & sentai shows rock), who's now in the midst of rediscovering his love for the art & industry of what we know as anime & J-Games..

    I wish you success now & in the near (& far) future =)

    May you provide quality news & articles (love your reviews of H-artists) for us to enjoy & devour to our endless hunger for all things popular from Japan 8-D.

    PS: are you gonna expand your articles from non-H- artits/illustrators to cutting-edge artists or games (console/PC) from Japan ?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Thank you for your encouraging words.
    On the game front, I will definitely be providing more reviews, but at the moment I am limited by what is coming out and what I manage to finish (only managed Valkyria Chronicles & Recettear so far, I will review Disgaea 3 when I get round to finishing it).
    Actually, I started on H mangaka because they are relatively easy to review, and of course they go down well. I intend to branch out more later...

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    Comment by albert_2mb
    18:11 02/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keep up the great work!

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    Comment by Artefact

    Thank you! Will be time for the 100,000 hit celebratory post soon...

    Comment by ron~
    11:35 14/05/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    congrats :) now target for 1 million :D

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    Thank you, I will be about that forthwith.

    Comment by gordon
    21:41 14/05/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Omedetou gozaimasu
    Congrats! ^^

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    Comment by Artefact

    Thank you very much.

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