Today marks the first anniversary of the re-launch of Counting On Currency! We are particularly proud of the loyalty our small but dedicated readership has shown to this humble on-line publication. We are currently reaching over 4,000 unique readers in 108 counties who have amassed well over 35,000 page views in the past 12 months. Many people continue to ask how much money we are collecting with such a narrow audience and niche subject matter. The answer is (and will remain for the foreseeable future) – nothing! This is truly a labor of love for all the contributors. Ok, so maybe that makes us a little eccentric, but in truth we all have a passion for the business of currency, it’s use in society and the control of it by regulatory agencies.
On a related note (and with some sadness) it has been decided that the original Counting On Currency, which can be found on the Google Blogger service will be shutdown permanently in the next few days. We have been waiting for the traffic to that site to fall to zero and last week it reached that lowest of benchmarks. In our humble opinion this is the result of combining dedicated hosting with the power of WordPress as a content management system. Further, we are in technical awe of the power and flexibility of the “theme” we have chosen to construct this site. It is call Thesis and is authored by a company called Do It Yourself Themes (DIYThemes). The unique and robust search engine optimization (SEO) functionality contained within Thesis and WordPress delivers amazing results in generating traffic, which is not necessarily our main goal but means that anyone searching for currency related items on the web will certainly find Counting On Currency.
Brendan, Dan, Nicole and Astrid are looking forward to many more months and years of providing you with wholesome and interesting currency stories and news items. We encourage you to submit any ideas you may have that we can turn into valuable content and should the muse move you, we are always open to guest postings! Lastly, we wish to thank the staff and management of ICCOS, IACA, The Currency Conference,Â Currency News and Currency Research for their continued and invaluable support of Counting On Currency.