Congratulations to all who have made the Baltimore Beatdown one of the top Baltimore Ravens blogs on the internet. This weekend, we went over a quarter of a million visits since I took over this blog in August 2007. Better than that, more than half of those visits have come in 2009 alone and we went over 50,000 visits for the first time ever this month and we still have a few days left!
In addition to the visits to the Beatdown, once someone is here and checks out other stories, makes comments, etc., it is called a Page View. In addition to the 250,000 visits, we've had over 428,000 pages views and along with the over 50,000 visits in April so far, we've received over 86,000 page views.
The quality and quantity of posting and comments are a huge reason that we have enjoyed this success. Lately, the agreements and relationship with Yahoo! Sports NFL team pages plus the link from SportsIllustrated.com has contibuted to the increased traffic at the Beatdown.
On behalf of everyone who puts this together over at SB Nation, I just want to thank you all for your posts, comments and great ball-busting banter. The time leading up to this past weekend's draft was full of insightful comments and we all certainly learned about the complexity and depth of knowledge that the Ravens must have within their resources.
The next few months of OTA's, Training Camp, Pre- and Regular Season games should be awesome as the Ravens try to repeat their surprising success and now have the full attention of the rest of the NFL.