Hope you are all refreshed after the weekend Here at WAYN HQ, just as the spring sun pushes through the winter clouds, the whole WAYN team refocuses its energies on site refinements such as navigation, positive user experience and bug elimination.
Indeed, all the hard work of the past few months is paying off handsomely. We’re pleased to say, and Alexa Internet (www.alexa.com) confirms, that daily traffic on the site continues its upward trajectory since WAYN’s re-launch. Check out the graph taken from Alexa Internet last Friday (18 February 2011) comparing the daily traffic ranks of wayn.com, lonelyplanet.com, tripit.com, bebo.com and tripadvisor.com.
As you can see from the graph (the blue worm above), since January’s site re-launch, there has been an unmistakable upward growth in WAYN’s daily traffic rank, culminating- we are pleased to say, in a ranking of 967 on Alexa on Friday.
This is certainly then a resounding vote of confidence from WAYN users in the efforts we are making to streamline the site. But of course our work is never complete, and the challenge now is keeping our traffic high by improving our product through innovation and consistency. But we have trained our sights on tripadvisor now, and with this momentum, we say ‘anything is possible’.
On other matters, last week we were pleased to announce our partnership with one of the premier travel search engines in the business- Momondo.com. We are especially excited about this partnership because it means that Momondo’s industry leading technology will help bring our members one step closer to realizing their travel dreams. Further, its innovative product means that Momondo can even recommend destinations for you depending on the colour of your mood! Check out the Momondo profile here.
And the news of the coming together of two significant players in the travel tech sphere has certainly created some buzz around the industry, a leading article in tnooz this morning attesting to this.
Finally, on to more social matters, we were pleased to see a number of our loyal members at our Valentines Party Friday before last. It really was great to hear meet and greet the faithful who make WAYN what it is today, many of who regaled us with tales of travels throughout the world. Check out some of the pics on our Facebook page, with more on the way.
So as we savour the rewards of our hard work, its back to the grindstone again. As always, there is still more to come, so stay tuned!
The WAYN Founders