It was a defining year for engineering.com. Incredible progress happened and we had our best year ever, thanks to you! As the leading voice informing and inspiring engineering minds around the World, our mission continues to connect and mobilize the best problem solvers in the new shared economy. As we get ready for an impactful 2019, let's take a look back and reflect on how far we’ve come.
We produced great stories
The engineering and technology world is advancing fast, and we covered many of those important stories. Some stories were trends and some were requested by our customers, and thanks to our very talented and passionate team, we produced nearly 200 sponsored stories and over 2000 informing and inspiring stories!
Our audience is growing
Overall visitor traffic is up 18% with a total of 22 million unique users this year. Key sectors saw significant growth with design software up 59%, advanced manufacturing up 68% growth, and our forums up 16%.
Our customers are amazing
We are grateful for the marketers who drive us forward. Digital marketing is changing before our eyes, and our customers have worked hand-in-hand with us to push the envelope on new ways to connect their brand stories with technical users. Their keen curiosity, their reliance on data, and their willingness to try new things, all made this past year fascinating.
We invested in our community
This year, we tested a new experience for our engineering community to better explore and participate in engineering content. It's current form can be found by downloading the engineering.com app for mobile & tablet devices.
Within the new experience, our community interact through three types of Boards:
StoryBoards: Create articles & videos about topics that interest you, or browse 1000’s that already exist.
DiscussionBoards: Q&A about things you're curious about.
ProjectBoards: Take action on ideas you care about.
Each Board is equipped with the ability to comment, add images, create whiteboards and more, so you have the tools to engage effectively!
We introduced "Boards"
Our vision for 2019 is clear and strong. It's a year where we as content creators and our community need to come together to tell better stories, discuss, share and solve problems to make the World better.
A great big thanks to all again as we move forward into what will be an exciting future.