CleanTechnica has been around, and a world leader in cleantech coverage and commentary, since early 2008. However, it has switched hands 2-3 times, and, in the midst of the last switch, some changes were made to the stats services we use that essentially reset our ‘lifetime’ site stats to 0. The stats I keep an eye on daily via the site backend (where I write posts) start on Aug 31/Sept 1, 2010, just a little over a year and a half ago.
With that probably uninteresting background now in place for you, here’s some fun news: I just noticed that CleanTechnica’s ‘lifetime’ views passed 5 million today, sometime in the past couple hours or so. Thought that was a fun and interesting stat to share, but it also gives me the opportunity, again, to thank you all, our tremendous readers. Of course, I’m not only thanking you for reading what we think are important stories, but also for sharing these stories with friends and social networks (helping to educate who knows how many people on important societal topics), using the knowledge you gain to help the world in other ways, and even dropping comments on posts from time to time to add to the story and discussion (or to correct errors or typos — they happen).
I know it’s quite cliche to say this, but, truthfully, I think you have know idea how much you mean to us.
Thanks for all the support! And hopefully it won’t take us too long to hit another 5 million. (At a little less than 500K views a month now, it shouldn’t!)
I'm the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular clean energy website in the world, and Planetsave, a leading green and science news site. I've been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and I've been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, bicycling, and wind energy for the past few years. You can also find my work on Scientific American, Reuters, Think Progress, GE's ecomagination site, several sites in the Important Media network, & many other places. To connect on some of your favorite social networks, go to zacharyshahan.com or click on some of the links below.