I'm not sure when it happened, exactly, but at some point in time yesterday we received our six millionth visitor here at The Daily Norseman.
(Just ignore the bottom line there. . .we do have slightly more than 0 comments on the site, and the "Twitter followers" and "Facebook fans" thing are currently undergoing maintenance.)
Things have changed a lot since we first got started here at The Daily Norseman. Heck, things have changed a lot since we reached 5,000,000 hits a little more than three short months ago (back on August 1). Now we have people actively recruiting other people to troll this site for them, if you can believe that. (Seriously, I couldn't believe it either. . .although maybe it shouldn't have been that hard to believe.)
The remarkable thing about the way this site has grown is that, seemingly, the traffic has increased as the team has faced more adversity. Considering that this team went 6-10 last year and might have a hard time getting to that mark this year, that really goes to show what kind of folks we as Vikings fans are.
This site has really taken off, as has all of SB Nation. You can see that through the various sponsorships that have been garnered over the course of the season. . .cumbersome though they may be at times. But the folks that make those possible know who they're trying to reach, and they know that the best bang for their buck is to come to sites like this one, where they know they're going to get a lot of eyes on their product. The ads certainly have not detracted from the quality of the site or anything like that, in my opinion, as our staff right now is the best it ever has been, and we're giving you more of the good stuff.
We also have no reason to think that things won't continue to travel in a positive direction. . .there's a very good chance we'll have folks at the draft party again this year, and hopefully at training camp as well as we work to become an even bigger part of your Minnesota Vikings coverage as time goes by.
As always, when it comes to this site, it's not about myself or the rest of the staff. . .it's about all of you out there, stopping by and commenting and posting FanPosts or FanShots or whatever else the case may be. You all make this site "go," and now we've gone over the six million hit mark in a very short amount of time.
Here's to the next million, and many millions more after that, folks. Thank you very, very much for making us a part of your Vikings' experience, and your internet experience as a whole.
10 July 2006 - Daily Norseman goes live
1 July 2009 - Daily Norseman reaches 1 million hits
26 January 2010 - Daily Norseman reaches 2 million hits
26 September 2010 (approximately) - Daily Norseman reaches 3 million hits
24 January 2011 (approximately) - Daily Norseman reaches 4 million hits
1 August 2011 - Daily Norseman reaches 5 million hits
9 November 2011 - Daily Norseman reaches 6 million hits