Hopefully 2013 went well for everyone. As the financial institutions put together the year end summary, we thought we would take a look at the dojo locator network too. We are now past 29,000 school's across all of the Website currently active (dojolocator.com, dojos.ca, dojolocator.co.uk, dojos.com.au and dojos.co.nz). Monthly unique visitors approaching 200,000. We are also seeing a larger number of Email leads being generated through our Website. It's probably partly due to people getting more used to communicating on the Web.
Here is the summary of various activity on the dojo locator network in 2013:
- New Schools: 2,279
- School updates: 1,866
- Reviews Submitted: 3,840
- School views: 3,766,743
- School Map views: 261,566
- Direction Lookups: 20,345
- Total Searches: 3,786,862
Total searches is the number of Cities, Counties, Zip codes etc. where searched for school's by the site visitors during 2013.
Clearly, there is a lot of online activity in the Martial Arts Industry especially when it comes to looking for a suitable school or class near you. We can also say with confidence that dojo locator is being recognized and used by the industry a great extent. That's exactly why we chose to build it.
For 2014, we have a huge number of updates and enhancements ahead. We have acquired dojos.info and sometime this year we will switch to this shorter and more relevant domain name. We have also acquired many other country specific domain names, dojos.in (India), dojos.co.za (South Africa), dojos.ph (Filipines), dojos.jp (Japan), dojos.es (Spain), dojos.it (Italy) and a few others. We hope to release each of these Websites during 2014.
We are also working on a better Administration area for school owners, and a lot of enhancements to their school information pages.
This will be the 10th year of service for dojolocator.com, and we would like to thank you for being a part of it.