1,000 sites now featured on Sitejoy

Week 211 was posted by Charanjit Chana on 2021-11-08.

I launched Sitejoy back in May 2020 and wasn’t entirely sure how it would go. It was an idea almost a decade in the making. Would I be able to hit 100 sites with the web feeling so bloated?

It didn't actually take that long to find the first 100 sites, but the workload in auditing and populating the site is fairly time consuming so I scaled back in my efforts and try to get at least 1 site a day out there. That meant the march towards 500 and then 1,000 was a bit slower.

In all honesty, the auditing process is actually exhausting. I check the responsiveness, the page speed, the page weight (in transit) and the overall JavaScript footprint. I'd love to automate as much of this as I could, I just haven’t quite got around to doing that yet and it’s something I should look into more. At the very least, combining the submission process with calculating the PageSpeed score would be a massive win for me.

This month, I finally hit 1,000 sites featured on Sitejoy. That a huge milestone for me and certainly felt out of reach all the way back when the site was launched.

I’d love to hit 2,000 in the next 12 months. It means getting around 3 sites a day, or 20 sites a week posted and to do that would require automation to be in place. 1,500 is a more realistic number but I will be looking into automation in the near future and there's no harm in having a stretch goal to shoot for.

As well as automation, there are a few more things that I have on my list to make Sitejoy a little better:

So plenty to do, even just 18 months into the project. I haven't monetised it at all and I'll keep it that way for now as I think the niche focus on fast and responsive websites is more important.

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