[MSU] Msupdate 2012: The Year In Review
It’s been such a fantastic year for me and I hope for everyone else. My work life has been incredibly busy but also just as fun. It is my hope that 2013 will be less busy and I can get back to being more active in my hobbies, including my regularly scheduled releases on this blog. You’ll see that starting in the next couple of days with my recap of 2012 in Global MapleStory.
As of 6:07pm PT on the final day of the year, The Msupdate Blog (TMB) received 646,812 views in 2012, down 24% from last year. There were 225 new posts this year, down 40.5% from 378 posts in 2011. Over 2,600 new comments of which Robbin (nightcodex/rakahs), Joey (gijoey/nexonupdate) and I accounted for over 90%. Most visitors came from the United States with Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia and Israel also contributing greatly. In all I received visitors from 155 different countries. Dragon Nest continued to help out my viewership numbers with the most viewed post for the second year in a row being Dragon Nest Class Guide. Google search continued to bring me traffic with referrals from fansites falling off significantly in the second half of the year. Probably due to nothing relevant being posted in the last 6 months. The AsiaSoft official forums though are full of referrals.
In 2013 I hope to resume the “Most Updated” and “Fastest Updating” rankings, This Month In Our Past (TMIOP), NX giveaways and update my Top Lists. I hope. Seriously though, I genuinely hope I’ll get off my lazy butt and do it.