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OTT: VG247 breaks 1.1 million monthly unique users

Monday, 1st October 2012 09:22 GMT By Staff

We did it. And so did you. VG247 has moved past the million monthly user mark, recording more than 1.1 million unique visitors and 3 million page views in September.

VG247, Britain’s first and only 24-hour games news site, passed a major traffic milestone in September by recording 1,105,782 unique visitors.

The page view count for the month was 3,078,455. The metrics are internal, taken from Google Analytics.

Said editor Patrick Garratt: “When we launched in 2008, 1 million monthly unique users was our target. Achieving our primary goal has been the result of hard work from an incredible team, the members of which have nothing but my utmost respect and thanks.

“But we’d be nothing without our readers, and I can’t express my gratitude to our audience enough. If the crowd engaging with us on a daily basis were any more ‘core,’ I think we’d have a lava issue.”

VG247 launched in February 2008, and provides round-the-clock games news reporting from editors in the UK, America, Australia and France.

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  1. Joe Anderson

    Congrats guys. You’re hot, like lava.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    Congrats!
    There are of course still areas that require improvement, but this is still a great achievement ^^

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Oshry

    Congrats gang. All of my <3

    Nice header image btw. Glass cases of emotion all around!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks!

    @2 – Yep, we’re working on “stuff”. Hope to be able to share some details soon.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Karooo

    Congratz guys. Brenna and Pat forever.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Colin Gallacher

    GLASS CAGE OF EMOTION!

    Congratulations guys and gals, fully deserved I’d say!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Pytox

    that’s good! although that makes the troll level go up ofcourse :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Or, moved PAST a million, even.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Chockster

    Great work. Keep it up – onwards and upwards!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    @8 – ‘Fraid not, buddy ;)

    http://www.dailywritingtips.com/passed-vs-past/

    #10 2 years ago
  11. BraveArse

    Excellent work Pat! And the rest of the team of course. Congrats!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    BOOM!

    Congrats guys!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. digmouse

    Hats off to you guys, impressive work!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @10

    Erm, read it more carefully? The link you just posted bears out my contention exactly. That you can have PASSED something, but you cannot move PASSED something. You move PAST something. That’s what it says. Which is what I said.

    The example it gives is thus:

    “The ball sped past the goalkeeper.”

    Something moving past something else is always ‘past’. You cannot ‘move passed’ anything. Ever. It’s not correct English.

    Congrats, by the way.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Telepathic.Geometry

    Good job VG24/7! I’m glad that my 700,000 dummy accounts worked out for ya. ;D

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Telepathic.Geometry

    I also think it’s past as well, but whatever…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. KrazyKraut

    Congratz from Germany ! ! !

    VG247 ist die beste Vollzeit Videospiel Nachrichtenseite der Welt. Lutschi Lutschi, Zehn Euro? Lieben Dich ganz lange!

    The only thing I want that u allow folks from outside the UK to enter your rare, but nice competitions.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    @14, 16 – Yeah, you’re right. I definitely did not get that wrong or change it after the fact.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @18

    Sorry, Pat. I’m not a grammar Nazi, honest. Okay, maybe a bit.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Deacon

    Fantastic news! – congrats guys >_<

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    Thanks for the feedback guys, we try our best to make the site as awesome as we can for you. We couldn’t have done this without you :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. CycloneFox

    Congrats! ^^

    You are my first adress, when it comes to gaming-news.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. sonny

    @22 +1

    Outstanding site with a great community!
    Keep up the good work.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    Awesome news! I just hope community remains as good as it is now.
    @Dave,
    Did any progress happen on that japanese editor thing. I know its not the most popular demand but would definitely provide more readers and make site better place for news overall imho.

    Keep up the good work!!!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    How many of those were spammers?

    :D

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Giskard

    Does 1 million users mean we can get a mobile version that doesn’t make phones explode? Please? :D

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dave Cook

    @24 no word just yet as Gematsu has stepped in and is filling the void left by Andriasang. We’re always open to new ideas though. Keep watching this space.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Yoshi

    Congrats, I’m glad I can help :P Keep up the awesome work.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. KrazyKraut

    @27 my phone works fine, but yeah…there is good mobile support by wordpress when you have the right theme.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. hypeb147

    Congrats! One of the best sites on the entire internet, hands down!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. davidkenobi

    Impressive work, great new team, great itw and video… Félicitations ;)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    People come for the articles, they stay for the forums ;-)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Golden

    Great work gang.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. ManuOtaku

    Maybe this will lead to spread to another topics, perhaps like anime, just my inner fandom talking here ;)
    p.s congratulations to the site, and keep it guys, and i mean all of us the members, moderators, and staff.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Dave Cook

    Thanks again for the feedback guys, it’s been hard work but worth it to see you enjoying the site :)

    What have you guys made of our increase in features, impressions and interviews?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Karooo

    @Dave, I’m not really a fan of your titles, but you are an asset to VG247. No doubt about it. Keep up the good work!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ManuOtaku

    #36 great all around Dave, really well done, especially the “disguised” reviews

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Dave Cook

    @37-38 thanks guys, good to know. Karooo, do you mean my feature titles or my news headlines? When it comes to news I’m still experimenting with how to make the site more visible on Google, while shaking off old habits that came with my old job. Hopefully they’ll get better over time :)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. wheezal

    hoo-ray!

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Fin

    @37@39

    Yeah I’d agree – the news headlines can be a bit sensationalist at times. Occasionally something will be taken out of context or given an improper skew (I’m not talking about you in particular Dave, it’s a site-wide thing).
    Once or twice I’ve spotted (hastily removed) duplicate articles, reporting on news already covered.

    Still my favourite gaming website though!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Chockster

    TRUEFACT: Over nine hundred and eighty seven thousand of these visitors came here for Pat’s Borderlands piece.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DSB

    Let the stories speak for themselves Dave. Once you put “Faliszek” and “Kickstarter” in the title, it’s already big news google wise.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Dave Cook

    @43 I’ll admit man that it’s a bad habit I picked up at my old job. They were so forceful making you sensationalise that it was actually depressing to work there.

    Just as long people know I don’t do these things purely for traffic. That’s one of the main reasons I left my old job.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OrbitMonkey

    @44, But surely that’s why Pat employed you!

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Dave Cook

    @45 nah man not purely. There’s ways of using keywords and such that aren’t cheap, and for the best part we do that, I sometimes slip due to those old habits, it annoys me as much as it does you when I do it, trust me.

    Plus, I was hired for more than that dude ;)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Da Man

    How many of those are the same person?

    You know it’s true.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Dave Cook

    @47 none of them are. That 1.1 million figure are all individuals. We have tools that track the site stats.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. OrbitMonkey

    @46, Well it wasn’t for your looks!

    *Bazinga!!*

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Dave Cook

    @49 OK, that was good :P

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Lounds

    I love at your site daily, me love you long time.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. aleph31

    I do not post very often, but I follow your news every day, imho the best place to get’em in the whole Internet. I also get a lot of fun from the community (even though I don’t see Erth posting as much as before, a shame because the PC/console flame wars are really funny).

    Definitely kudos to you all guys.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @51 Thank you :)

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Kuwabara

    Keep up the good work.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. sh4dow

    You know… I don’t want to dampen your enthusiasm too much but… unless Google Analytics uses tracking cookies (which I don’t think it does), you probably have more like 100K unique users thanks to dynamic IPs.

    And IF you had 1.1M unique users and 3M page views… 3 page views per user? No. The average for the regular user is much higher. Which would mean that you have hundreds of thousands of people who look at your site and never come back.

    Maybe it means more to you to attract 1M people, no matter whether they actually USE your site but I would prefer 10K who actually care what I publish. Of course… I suppose that would not help you with ads. Oh well…

    #54 2 years ago