It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 90,000 members!

A few observations on this milestone:

  • It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It's a marathon, not a sprint
  • Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself, with a few volunteers moderating), it's one of the largest robotics communities in the world.
  • Growth has slowed as the drones world has become more Off The Shelf and less Do It Yourself, but we still get a quarter-million pageviews a month. That's not bad!
  • One of the good things about having been so prominent in drones for more than a decade is that our search-engine authority is great. That's why 80% of our visits are from new users -- they're coming via search. 

Once we hit 100k I'm probably going to have to find a better way to celebrate ;-)

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Comment by Cala on April 8, 2019 at 7:55pm
That thrue, at my club there are less people with diy drones ( actually me near alone ) we werw 4 or 5 rc pilots eight yeats ago building our oun drones. But still an impressive number for this times, congrats Chris :)
Comment by Charles Blouin on April 8, 2019 at 8:28pm

Congrats!

Comment by Laser Developer on April 8, 2019 at 10:46pm

Well done Chris! As you say, this is a marathon, not a sprint...

Comment by Bernt Christian Egeland on April 15, 2019 at 10:14am

Looking forward to the 100k suprise...  :)   Well done.

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