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News Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

Discussion in 'TAG News' started by TAG Manager, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. TAG Manager

    TAG Management

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    We hope that this message finds you well in the new year of 2017!

    Let me start off by referring you to our year-end message from 2015 going into 2016:
    https://tokyoadultguide.com/threads/12-28-2015-2016-and-looking-forward.9868/

    Now, looking ahead to 2017 we are hoping for another productive year with both TAG and any other ventures our members may be working on this year. There really isn't too much to say from our side, other than we really appreciate every single one of you who have stuck with us through the rough patches and helped grow our little community into something even more meaningful!

    Our target for 2017 is to further normalize the topics of adult discussions and help remove some of the stigma some of you feel by being a member here or being a lurker like you, who's reading this and has yet to join in! Time and time again, we get requests from people that are overly paranoid about reading our site or maybe they have used a member name that they have used somewhere else (despite the warnings on our registration page) and start panicking about who may find them on our site.

    We deeply understand that adult discussions such as those found on TAG may not be socially suitable in a number of cultures, countries, cities or families. However, this is Japan and we are lucky enough to have a country with a deep sense of culture that does not impede on human desires. Even moreso is the fact that we do have a wide range of services in Japan that are completely normal in Japanese society that may be completely illegal or frowned upon or even may get you KILLED in another country!

    A lot of us walk a tightrope when it comes to enjoying our time on TAG and keeping it separate from our professional or personal lives where it could have a negative impact. Let's be honest though, adult topics are not really appropriate topics for the office right? So it makes sense to keep some of that isolated.

    Anyway, one of our goals here at TAG this year is to try and further make TAG more normalized and help bring in some new members through a social effort to let people know we exist. At the time of this writing, TAG has not done any self-promotion -- all of you are here by organic methods. Search engines, referrals, links from other sites where someone has posted about us or just simply finding us at random. We elected NOT to spend advertising yen and spam our name across the world. While growth has been slow, we are very pleased to say that our growth has come naturally. Thank you to all of you for making this possible!

    In closing, I would like to briefly touch on some basic stats about TAG's performance during the year 2016.

    During 2016 there were 50.1 Million Pages Served* across 97.1 Million Hits*, Reaching approximately 1.2 Million Viewers*. Our bounce rate for visitors reached an astonishing low of 10.58% compared to the 2015 figure of 15.18% a 30% decrease! Average time spent on on TAG per visitor, rose 29% to an average of 8 minutes 42 seconds.

    *Stats above have been processed with our best effort to weed out bots and other non-human viewers. Stats are statistically analyzed using raw log files from our DWH and data collected in our analytics software package.
     
  2. TAG Manager

    TAG Management

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    As a follow-up, I'd like to share these graphs with you. These cover TAG's entire life since its inception.

    2011 was a very dark year due to the earthquake and losing the hardware that ran TAG. (not connected, interestingly enough...) We had not put together a back-up plan at that timing since TAG was very small and not nearly as active as what it is today. The latter part of 2012 and most of 2013 is when things really began to pick-up steam. For those of you here since the beginning (members with numbers under 500) thank you for sticking around. Regardless, all of you, who have joined us, thank you for your contributions and and support!

    TAG_2016_Stats_NewMembers.JPG

    TAG_2016_Stats_PC.JPG

    TAG_2016_Stats_Posts.JPG

    TAG_2016_Stats_Threads.JPG
     

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