As is customary and traditional, we announce each new thousand members. Now we're at 13,000 members. Growth is continuing to accelerate. We now add an average of one new member every 70 minutes. Given the screening process to accept new members (they have to fill out an admission form and be approved by a moderator, a process that is designed to avoid spammers, which we've been quite good at keeping away), this is not bad at all. At the current rate, we'll break 1 million page views a month by Feb.

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Comment by Melih Karakelle on December 19, 2010 at 12:23am

The graphic's ramp looking very smooth and stable.  I hope we will be more than 20.000 members in next year

Congratulations

Comment by Paul Mather on December 19, 2010 at 7:18am

Very nice! Now where are the ad revenue numbers :) j/k....

 

Congrats!


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 19, 2010 at 8:53am

Happy: Google adsense revs are a a few hundred bucks a month, which pays for the Ning hosting fees and any development costs we have on new features here. To make a site an actual business based on advertising, you'd need ten times as much traffic as we have and a proper ad sales team (not just adsense).

Comment by Duane Brocious on December 19, 2010 at 11:15am

We already have more traffic and useful content than the AMA website. : )


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 19, 2010 at 11:22am

The first 100 was the hardest ;-) Things really have changed over the last few years. Its so simple now to get started. Wonder how long it will take to double this number. There are an awful lot of people out there that don't know they will be interested in UAS yet ;-)


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 19, 2010 at 11:29am

Duane: not quite, but we're getting there:

Comment by Duane Brocious on December 19, 2010 at 12:11pm

Let me rephrase:

We have almost half as much traffic as the AMA website and far more useful content than the AMA website. Not bad considering the AMA has ten times as many members.  :)

Comment by Ron Jacobs on December 19, 2010 at 9:48pm

That is great the adsense revenues are available to cover hosting fees and development. Onward.

Comment by david albert on December 22, 2010 at 9:13pm
Congrats!

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