This has been a great year for Artiss.co.uk. It kicked off with a spanking new design, provided by Solostream and heavily modified by myself.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to mention my hosting company, Tsohost, who have been fantastic. They’re the first value-for-money host that I’ve come across that are actually any good. Their support is brilliant and I’ve hardly had any down-time.
Visitor rates are up, thanks particularly to the regular competitions that have been run. The buy cialis online competitions are run via my own software, and I’ve made some major changes to this in the last few months, keeping away from those pesky spammers but also ensuring accuracy of the information captured (there’s nothing worse than not being unable to get hold of a prize winner!).
There have been 155 published articles 2012 (at the time of writing this, and not including this one). That works out at 5 every 12 days – not bad, considering they were virtually all written by me 57 of those articles were reviews.
Top 5 Articles
The top 5 articles written in 2012 were…
- Installing CyanogenMod 7 on a Lenovo A1
- ProductTesting.uk.com and why you should avoid them
- How to Change the Samsung Galaxy S2′s Volume Settings
- The Problem with Samsung Kies
- Raspberry Pi Case Review
- Ecocamel Jetstorm Shower Head Review
The top 5 articles of 2012, but written before 2012, were…
- Samsung NP300E5A-A01DX Laptop Review
- How To Use the Android 4 Roboto Font On Your Website
- Creative WP-300 Bluetooth Headphones review
- Creative Zen Style M300 review
- Tracking Internet Usage on Android
For the last few years a new year has brought about another design change – for 2013 this won’t be the case as I’m more than happy with the site. However, that isn’t to say changes aren’t afoot.
My work with WordPress – in particular the plugins that I write – sit uneasily on the site alongside the product reviews. However, they bring in a lot of visitors to the site. Never-the-less, my mind has been made up – in 2013 they will be split. I’ll be launching a new, sister site soon that will house all my WordPress plugins, the matching support forum, etc. This will allow each site to target the appropriate audience (this site is mainly aimed at the UK, whereas my plugins are world-wide).
This will bring down visitor rates to this site and make it less attractive to advertisers. However, due to my restrictive conditions on advertising I doubt that will change much – companies are only interested in getting their product promoted, no matter what the cost to the site that does the promotion for them. This is not acceptable to me so I will continue to push people away unless it’s fair to all parties.
Artiss.co.uk will also get a spring clean once the appropriate WordPress sections of the site are moved – with lots of “tweaks” over the year a few bugs and visual issues have occurred on the site which will get resolved in one big go.
2013 will definitely see a review of the Nexus 4 (as mine is on order) and I’ll get around to reviewing my Nexus 7. But that’s about as much as I can guarantee, article wise.
So that’s my review of this year and a sneak preview as to what’s coming up. I hope everyone has a great 2013.