How My Readership Changed In 2013 + What Do You Want To See In 2014?

The first month of 2014 is almost over and time is flying! As with most years I am always trying to look at tweaks and changes I can make in my business and my life to make the year ahead even better. My blog has always been heavily influenced by reader feedback, which makes a lot of sense for a blog since I’m not writing this to myself!

In 2013 my blog blog readership changed quite a bit. From 2007 – 2012 I would say my audience was about 90% domain name investors. Fast forward to today and it has become a pretty clear 50/50 split between domain investors and startup founders. It has been great to see so many new people find-out about my blog through some of my articles on Medium.


If you don’t know about Medium, you should, along with being the source for many of my new readers last year it’s also a site that I probably now read the most out of any site on the Internet. If you want to learn more about Medium and Ev’s view on the future of media I highly recommend you check-out this article on TechCrunch.

Okay so enough about last year, let’s talk about this year!

I will, as always continue to write articles about domain investing and startups but there have been some other topics that did very well last year that I thought about layering in. One of those is eCommerce, and in fact my most-read post of 2013 was an eCommerce Showdown I did between Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce.

Here are a few topics I’m thinking of adding into the mix:

  • eCommerce
  • Growth Hacking
  • A/B Testing
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Blogging/How To Start + Grow A Blog

Right now all the topics above might get covered a couple times a year but they aren’t a regular topic on the blog. Let me know if you’d like to see more focus on any of these and of course feel free to share anything else you’d like about how to make the best that it can be in 2014!

Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Nick January 27, 2014, 2:23 pm

    How about building parked domains into an affiliate powerhouse? Enough with piddly PPC. How about articles on how to take several very good domains and turn them into real good money makers using Affiliate programs like CJ, Clickbank, Amazon, or Ebay to name a few…

  • Nick January 27, 2014, 2:27 pm

    How about building parked domains into an affiliate powerhouse? Enough with piddly PPC. How about articles on how to take several very good domains and turn them into real good money makers using Affiliate programs like CJ, Clickbank, Amazon, or Ebay to name a few…

  • Joe January 27, 2014, 3:30 pm

    Hacía tiempo que no haber escrito un comentario en este blog, donde aprender de los post de tí y también de los comentarios de inversores de dominios y startups que ser la forma de empezar a ser lo que uno o su equipo desea con su objetivo llegar lejos sin stop en el duro camino de cualquier mercado y industria, en este en particular. . Todo lo que exponer para hacer tus escritos estar muy bien. Con los meses que faltan pude haber alguna otra que salir nueva y tu poder comentar, a las solicitudes de nosotros los cambios en cualquier asunto en este mercado son impredicibles. Los días pasan rapido y este primer mes 2014 acabar pronto es verdad demasiado deprisa. El año pasado yo leer que tu dar aviso que antes de comprar un nombre de dominio tener que ir a visitar, hacer una búsqueda de si existe una trademark registrada, con el nombre de dominio que alguno de nosotros estar interesados en comprar antes de tener problemas. Cuando tu escribir “domain o domain name Brand” en uno de tus post es por que tu usar este nombre de dominio en tu propio país USA, pero si usarlo para un domain parking tu registrar como trademark ó no hacer este paso seguir como un Brand sin salir de USA, es así como funcionar para no tener problemas de leyes legales? Hoy al mediodia ver mejor lo de Medium, TechCrunch, ahora voy a dormir ya que ayer terminar un examen final a las 5:00 am.
    I had not have commented on this blog, where you learn from the post to you and also comments domain investors and startups to be the way to start being what you or your team want to get away with their target not stop on the hard path of any market and industry, this in particular. .

    All you expose your writing to be just fine.

    With the missing months could be another to leave your new posting, to requests for changes us in any matter in this market are unpredictable.

    The days go fast and this first month is true 2014 end soon too fast.

    Last year I read that you give notice before buying a domain name have to go visit, do a search if there is a registered trademark with the domain name any of us be interested in buying before you have problems.

    When you write “domain or domain name Brand” in one of your post is that you use this domain name in your own country USA, but if you use it for a domain parking your registration as trademark or not do this step to continue as a Brand without leaving USA, so as not to run into problems of legal laws?

    Today at noon to see better what Medium, TechCrunch, now go to sleep since yesterday to complete a final exam at 5:00 am.

  • Steve R January 27, 2014, 3:45 pm

    I think eCommerce is growing rapidly. Sears had just announced recently their store in Chicago was shutting down as well as other major retail stores shutting down and focusing more online.

    I think it would do your readers good to hear more about how they can grow their online business with the best tools in order to stay competitive with the competition. I am talking about new and future trends as well as little understood ways to better influence your customers by showing us how to show value.

    Discuss subjects such as Content Delivery Networks and Cloud so that it educates your readers to be better online business owners. This kind of stuff brings real value to us domainers who are looking for more in depth discussion of real business tactics.

    There is a lot of information on the net already about ppc and affiliate programs. What I personally want to learn about is how to have a successful online business; ie. How to determine product marketability, how to test your product first without spending a lot on stock, how to attract more customers, how to obtain VC, etc.

    You already do this and are a pro at this stuff, teach what you know and I feel that your readership will double by the end of this year. You said it yourself above that more start-up founders are reading your blog. In my opinion go with the flow and you will bring real value to us all.

    Thank you for all that you do.


  • Aaron Strong January 27, 2014, 3:55 pm

    “Here are a few topics I’m thinking of adding into the mix.”……………………….I can’t wait, sign me up!

  • Nick January 28, 2014, 8:19 pm

    I would also like to see audited parking companies with full transparency as I have little to no trust in any of them. Same goes for Google, et al.


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