December 8, 2006 - We Count Ourselves
People like to hear compliments. And the dedicated staff of edhat.com is no exception in that regard. It's been very gratifying to receive all of the positive feedback from subscribers who have emailed in recent months. And when we meet people on the street and at parties, it's great to hear in person that people enjoy our online magazine and that it has become an important part of their daily routine.
When we talk to people, however, the talk inevitably turns to the Edhat business model – that top-secret plan for long-term financial sustainability that Ed has not even shared with the dedicated staff. The questions start, and the dedicated staff mumbles, yeah that's what WE'd like to know. Even the dog wants a heads up on the plan.
Well, Ed's not talking - at least not yet.
People also ask us how many hits our web site gets. That we do know. We share it with the people who ask, so we might as well share it with everyone.
For the first week of December, the Edhat website received 56,853 hits (page views). In addition, we sent out 17,922 newsletters.
As you know, Edhat provides links to news articles on other websites. These links were clicked on 7,928 times last week. In case you are curious, the top 10 news links were (in order):
|1||Starshine Roshell urges us to consider much-maligned Montecito resident Rob Lowe's experience as a cautionary tale and to remember: Nudity and home movies don't mix.||link here|
|2||George reports on a chance spotting of Arthur von Wiesenberger and Wendy McCaw at Lazy Acres.||link here|
|3||On Wednesday, News-Press employees, former employees, and supports walked the block around the News-Press building chanting for Wendy McCaw to obey the law. Edhat was there taking pictures of the event.||link here|
|4||A 78-year-old Santa Barbara man spends Thanksgiving night in jail, arrested for committing a serious felony. The police now admit they got the wrong man.||link here|
|5||What happened at Wednesday's News-Press rally and Rob Lowe takes his neighbor to court.||link here|
|6||A Santa Barbara Superior Court judge denies a motion by Rob Lowe's wife, Sheryl Berkoff, for a preliminary injunction against their neighbors on Padaro Lane. ||link here|
|7||Craig Smith compares the News-Press of a year ago to the News-Press of today.||link here|
|8||George takes a further look at the News-Press ad looking for a City Hall reporter who only needs attitude, no experience or education.||link here|
|9||With its Mission-style downtown and picture-postcard setting between sparkling beaches and towering green mountains that turn purple at sunset, it's only natural that Santa Barbara is where the Hollywood film industry got started. Now you can see where many famous movies were made by taking the Santa Barbara Film Tour||link here|
|10||Just six days after it became a publicly traded company, Jamba Juice, which started right here on the Central Coast, issues a public health alert.||link here|
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