First month of the Negonation Blog

The Negonation Blog’s inaugural post was on 27 May. However, we began to seriously post on 20 June. In other words, the Negonation Blog has been running for one month. I would like to take advantage of this occasion to share some data with you.

100 RSS subscribers

One hundred people have decided to add the Negonation Blog’s RSS feed to their feeds aggregator and the number remains stable. This is clearly the datum that we are most proud of. At the conference of The Next Web, Michael Arrington stated with conviction that the number of RSS subscribers was the only datum to which he paid attention: “Those are the loyal ones“. If you are one of the first 100 loyal ones, “Thanks with all my heart“.

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8,100 visits

The Negonation Blog had a superb debut.

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The graphic shows three visitors’ peaks:

  • The first peak was on 21 June when Diego decided to tell in his blog that he worked at Tractis. As a result, we received over 600 visits through that way alone during the next 4 days and put the Negonation Blog (known only to the negonators until then) on many people’s radar map.
  • The second peak was on 26 June. Enrique Dans was watching the project closely from WebDosBeta. When he knew that we were going to post regularly, he announced it on his blog, he included us in his blogroll and wrote a wonderful post here, becoming our first guest blogger; 400 people visited our site. However, the best was yet to come. On the day after Enrique’s post, we were listed on Menéame. Manuel Santos debuted in the blog with a very funny post, “If you can’t write, sign with an “X” mark“, which ended up on the cover of Menéame. In a few hours, we received around 1,100 visits. Since then, Manolo wanders around murmuring “I’ll never achieve that again, I’ll never achieve that again…”:D
  • Things returned to normal…until we published a page with a list of links on getting started with Ruby on Rails. Getting started with Ruby on Rails ended up on the cover itself of popular and was responsible for the third peak.

In the first few days, several blogs heard about the project. My favorite posts are as follows (they’re all in Spanish):

As a personal note, I loved the fact that Nacho from Microsiervos made the first comment on our (Spanish) blog. A very nice gesture. A few years ago I tried to make Nacho become a negonator. Although I was unsuccessful and he started Internality, I’m glad that he is on our trail ;) . Nacho was the first person who told me about The Cluetrain Manifesto.

1,000 people subscribe to Tractis Beta

In reality there are 952 but we expect to reach 1,000 soon.

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Many people who visit the Negonation Blog end up visiting Tractis. There are two versions of If the browser’s language is in Spanish, the visitor is redirected to the Spanish site. The rest are redirected to the English version. We maintain the two subscription lists separate. Subscribers are distributed 50:50 in the two lists. I think that this is good news since Tractis not only raises interest in the Spanish-speaking Internet world but also at worldwide level.

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Some of you will smile and think that the numbers are small compared to…but it’s our first month!! :) A little patience…

Software used: For the graphics and statistics we used MeasureMap and Google Analytics. For the mailing lists we used CampaignMonitor.

By David Blanco
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