Happy New Year – 2011 Report Back

Welcome to 2012. I hope that you have all had a great start to the new year, even if it is only the second day of 2012. I just wanted to take the time to not only wish you all the best but to thank you for your support in 2011 and give some feedback on what happened in the past year. Of course 2011 was the first full year of the print edition of PhotoComment Magazine, however I want to share a little about the online progress we saw in 2011 in this particular post.

PhotoComment Online

South Africa continues to have our largest reader base, not only in print but online as well. Over 35% of the visitors to PhotoComment in 2011 came from South Africa according to Google Analytics.

The total number visits made and unique visitors to the site more than tripled compared to 2010. Again, thank you for that.

It is incredible to see how many more of you are visiting the site from iPads and iPhones. Android and Blackberry also saw a fair increase of use on the site but not the same amount of growth as Apple. In fact, there were almost as many Mac users on the site in 2011 as there were Windows users in 2010. The actual percentage change in mobile use for 2010 vs 2011 is 487.47%. With this in mind there will be some changes over this year to make your mobile – and desktop – experience of the site better.

Most Read Articles In 2011

1. Sony A77 Review

2. Lowepro Passport Sling Review

3. Fujifilm X100 Review

4. Nokia N8 vs Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

5. Glass Jar Photo Frames

Thanks Again

Let me take a moment again to thank all of you for your support in 2011. We have some great things lined up for 2012. I also wish to thank the advertisers who have supported us and continue to support us so that we can keep bringing you great content. Companies like Sony South Africa, Graham Robertson PhotographicVEGAFoto FirstNew Teltron (Distributors of Fujifilm and Pentax in South Africa), Singer Photographic (Manfrotto, Lowepro etc), GPB (Garry Fong, Nissin Flashes, Godox etc), EPSON South Africa, Wildman Photographic (B&W Outdoor Cases) College of Digital PhotographyWindbagKAMERAZLens RentalOutdoor Photo, Find the Model, Studio 22Fotacs (Photon, Vanguard), Samsung South Africa and ChilliPix.