Regular readers will know that change is afoot at Andrew’s Trains. Content change, overall direction change and a focus on small railroad layout design is coming in 2020. At the start of the new year it’s time to look at the direction I’ve set to see if I’m on target.
Overall 2019 was the best year yet in regards to total views. Visitor numbers were down a little bit. But I’m expecting things to get better this year with the focus changing to better meet what you want to see.
So at the end of 2019 here were our main numbers were:
- Total Views: 33425
- Total Visitors: 6431
- For an average of 5 views per visitor
Views by Nationality (Top 10)
And a big shout out to the individuals from:
- Costa Rica
- Isle of Man
To each of you who dropped by this year: I hope you took something away of use , and I hope to see you more often in 2020.
Who referred you to Andrew’s Trains
Most people were referred through Google searches. Followed by Facebook, Pinterest, Bing, TheRailwire.net and model-railway-hobbyist.com.
The top 10 looked like this:
Most popular sections
- Small Layouts – 2,128
- Brett – a great small layout you can model – 731
- Layout Designs – 477
- Kendallville Terminal Railway Co (Kendallville, IN) – 372
- Corio 2016 GWR Micro Layout – 361
- Layout Ideas – 289
- Medium Layouts – 250
- Track Plan Ideas – 211
By far the biggest items on the list in all categories are small and micro layout designs, build reports and reviews. This backs up what I’ve been seeing from the currently running survey. If you’ve not taken part in the survey would you mind helping me out and providing me with answers to some simple questions. It takes about 3 minutes of your time and will help me make this site better suited to what you want. Click here to go to the survey
What’s happening in 2020
First off all the unrelated content, that is not layout design and build related, has been removed from the site. It will be appearing on my personal site and will be available there in dribs and drabs as I get to it. Mainly this is the modelling and image gallery pages. More on that here once I get all of the pages and the content uploaded and setup the way I prefer.
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