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Welcome to The State of TechRaptor, where I’ll break down the previous month’s accomplishments and look to the future, so that everyone who reads TechRaptor can be informed of what we have going on!

The purpose of this is to really get our readers involved in our development, so that you’re with us every step of the way as we grow. Your input is INCREDIBLY important to us as we grow, because we want TechRaptor to be a site for everyone.

Check out the video, and full breakdown, below!

 

Here’s the breakdown of the video:

Pageviews and Social Media

November 2013 Pageviews: 26,921 (83 posts)

November 2014 Pageviews: 355,603 (285 Articles)

We beat last month’s pageviews by about 1,800 too! That may be small, but it’s growth!

Twitter grew by 2,500 followers and we had over 5,000 retweets and favorites!

Podcast

We’ve continued our weekly episodes of The Weekly Respawn – and launched our new logo!! Every Tuesday, you can continue to expect a new episode hosted by myself or Travis (we switch off), which will be posted both on our site and on Soundcloud!

Weekly Respawn Banner Template

Apparel

Apparel is coming!!!! We have designs in the works based on our logo, the Weekly Respawn logo, potentially something with the State of TechRaptor banner (Suggest ideas/words!) – as well as some custom designs coming too! We’ll make another post when it is live!

Advertising

We’re now advertising on Twitter! Most of the money that we are getting from advertising is going right back into the site in order to grow!  That brings us to a break-even/deficit budget, but we feel that it’s the best way to grow the site over time. We’re also looking into other places of advertisement!

On our site, you’ll see 4 new ads at the bottom of every page. These are CPM-based ads, and we earn revenue from people visiting the page. This has allowed us to double pay for our writers this month! As always, thanks for not using AdBlock!

Raptor Radio

Micah Curtis has started a new weekly video/stream series called Raptor Radio! Each week (usually Saturday), he’ll be talking about news items in the Tech and Gaming industries with a guest (or two!) Check out the most recent one here!

Looking to December

We have some awesome things coming this month!!!

Unboxings

LootCrate and Geek Fuel have started sending us crates! You’ll see the first video up in a few days, with the next after that! Make sure to follow us on YouTube!

Apparel

Like above, APPAREL IS COMING!!

Patreon

Easily our biggest announcement for this video. Our Patreon is launching tomorrow, December 6th, and we really hope that you’ll like it!

 

Thank you!

Again, thank you for reading TechRaptor – we love interacting with you all, and can’t wait to keep growing! We’re working to change things every month, in an effort to better ourselves for you all! We’re here for you, and because of you!


Rutledge Daugette

Founder & CEO

Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for quality content.