One of the main purposes for my writing in this space each Sunday is to keep Food Safety News readers informed about FSN.
Everyone on the production end of this venture is pretty happy with how things are going. The techies always have us looking at something they call “analytics.” They don’t measure “readers” per se, but rather something they call “unique visits” to our site. Then there are a couple thousand people who have signed up for our RSS feeds.
The way I look at it, Food Safety News is getting about 30,000 readers a week, and easily topping 100,000 a month. These numbers are growing nicely, and we’ve only been around since Sept. 14, 2009.
It is also worth noting that one out of four FSN readers hails from Washington D.C. We think it’s good that we have the federal government’s attention.
Where else in the world are FSN readers and where are they working? We can take a “slice in time” approach, looking at a typical three-day period earlier this month. It provides evidence of both a worldwide audience and a food safety community that cuts across government, industry, and non-profit worlds.
Oklahoma State University
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
United States Senate
State of Minnesota
Pepsi Cola Co/North America
State of Oregon
B & G foods Inc
House of Representatives
Washington State Department of Health
Ohio State University
University of Minnesota
State of Washington
Department of Homeland Security
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Guangdong Province (China)
New Mexico State University
Seattle Pacific University
Pew Charitable Trusts
Again these are just snapshots in time, but important feedback telling us that there is a food safety community out there, and you are all part of it. We do not just want you as a reader; we also invite your comments and contributed articles and opinions.
Until next week.
P.S. The top organization list includes only those who opt to make their networks identifiable for these sorts of counts. Most, including individuals, do not. Still, it is a little better than a finger in the wind.