Page views for the RenewEconomy web site topped one million for a calendar month for the first time in August, as interest grew along with the exciting developments in renewables and storage in Australia and across the world, and amid the political and policy upheavals in Canberra.
In August, total page views totalled 1.05 million – which is a whopping 66 per cent jump from the same month a year earlier. In 2018 so far, total page views are running 35 per cent ahead of last year. Total unique visitors for the month of August were 310,000.
So far in 2018, each month has recorded an increase in page views over the same month the previous year, as it has on all but four occasions for the 78 months since the launch of Australia’s only website focused on renewables and climate policy in 2012.
The latest jump in readership and page views also coincided with a re-design and new logo, and improvements to the usability of the mobile site in particular.
Readership is also growing at One Step Off the Grid, the sister site focused on installations at households, business and community level, reflecting the growing adoption of self-generation and the lift in business and industrial “pro-sumers” across the country.
And, of course, we have just launched a new website focused on electric vehicles – www.thedriven.io – providing news and analysis about the EV sector, but also focusing on what the consumer wants – stories about road trips, conversions, reviews and frequently asked questions.
The RenewEconomy Podcast series are also growing, with more than 250,000 downloads for the two existing podcasts – Energy Insiders and Solar Insiders – and a very solid number tuning in to our first The Driven podcast, our interview with Tony Seba on the future of electric vehicles.
RenewEconomy would like to thank all its supporters – readers, advertisers, donors and other partners – for their continued engagement.