PVC soft-launched on February 1, 2008. Our first month ended with 34,000 visits. Not bad considering it was all word of mouth. March grew to 50,000 visits, and as April closes out today, we finish the month with over 60,000 visits, and it’s still been only word of mouth.
The goal was to grow 25% every month for the first 6 months beginning in February. (Yeah, aggressive huh?!!). Then 14% through December bringing PVC to close at approx. 200,000 visits per month. That is a lofty goal for a new site and to be frank, we’re likely aiming too high, but that’s what goals are for.
By this metric, the goal was to finish April with 53,000 visits. We’re 13% ahead of our goal in traffic so far, and have grown the site by over 75% in traffic in only two months! In addition, PVC has added several new writers since launch; Richard Harrington, Terence Curren, Steve Martin, Brian Gary, Mark Spencer, Art Adams, and Bruce A. Johnson.
This is only the beginning and you can expect several major announcements in the coming weeks/months. It’s going to be a fun ride!