Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moroccan Blog hits the Million Mark !


Photo: Gerard Chemit

Regular readers of The View from Fez will be aware that in October this year we celebrate our 5th birthday. We had also been anticipating passing the one millionth page view at the same time. However, while our attention was firmly on the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, the milestone came a little early and passed us by, unnoticed. It is little wonder, when Google Analytics figures (below) for the festival period were so healthy and 317% higher than the internet benchmark. Although we post in English, it was interesting to note that during the festival our visitors came from all over the world and spoke 75 languages !

The number of visitors to our festival coverage was extraordinary

So today we would like to thank our readers for their loyalty (67% are returning visitors) and post a reminder that we will be having a big party in October. The photography competition winner will be announced at our birthday party with some wonderful prizes, including a very generous accommodation package donated by the good folks at Dar El Menia, a sumptuous meal for two at Cafe Clock as well as a luxury hammam and other goodies to be announced.


7 comments:

Tales From Bradistan said...

Congratulations, this is a great blog and you are doing a brilliant job.

Maybury said...

Gotta agree with Brad (love your work too, Brad). In the Blogoma, TVFF is a legend. Far and away the best new and views. Your work on the Fez Festival was better than any other coverage, anywhere in the world. Long live citizens' media!

Driss said...

You guys are so cool! All my Moroccan friends read you and like the way you respect our culture. Shukran bizef to the brothers and sisters on your team.

Sandy McCutcheon said...

Thank you for the kind words. The View from Fez is a team effort, with four hard workers, a huge number of folks who feed us tips and stories, some great photographers and wonderful sponsors.

Also we should thank the hundreds of blog followers, twitter and Facebook readers and our syndication partners, Global Post, Lonely Planet, Agrovox and the Arabic Toot network.

Des said...

Incredible amount of dedicated work, Sandy and team. Congrats!

Michael & Jo said...

Keep up the good work, it's good to get the daily fix from Fez. When does the Purple Circle next convene?

Paul said...

Simply the best blog in Morocco. You set a professional standard that others have tried to copy and failed. All power to you. Rock on!