Get the hint?Â The numbers for Spartan Nation and all of our properties are in for 2011 and frankly we just caught our breath.Â We had yet again another amazing year of growth.Â Here are our reasons for being so thankful for you.
The actual website great by 18% this year which is an amazing number.Â Never in our wildest dreams when we formulated our business plan over a decade ago would we have thought growth would be at such a high number in 2011.Â The credit goes to you.Â Remember please that this is an independent site.Â We donâ€™t get traffic sent our way from a network of other sites or a national site we are affiliated with.Â We are a stand-alone entity.
The continued growth of the site has been great, but our message board is literally bursting at the seams.Â We have grown 204% since 2009 and 66% in the last year.Â Many of you know that it wasnâ€™t exactly my greatest wish to add a message board, but you asked and we delivered.
As with all of our ventures it is 100% FREE.Â That has been difficult, especially in the last few months because of the growth.Â Other free boards at times of high traffic go only for those who pay or donate.Â Since we donâ€™t actively seek out donations or a monthly fee we are trying to work on a plan for what to do in high traffic times.Â We are working on it I assure you.
I am not real sure why this happened (other than we put a lot more video/audio up now) but our amount of listening/watching of video is up an astounding 60%.Â Again thank you so much.
The magazine growth is also astounding.Â In 2011 we increased subscriptions by 71%.Â 71%!Â That couldnâ€™t happen if you werenâ€™t telling your friends and passing it on!
So we thank you and I ask you (OK if I have to beg you I will) to use our sponsors.Â This site, magazine, message board and all we do are free because of them.Â Thanks everyone!