On July 22, The Digital Theater will have been on the net for 1 year. According to the stats, it is in the top half million sites in the world, and in the top 50,000 sites in the Netherlands. That is pretty amazing. The site has even been linked to from Forbes.com – something I never thought would happen.
In preparation for the next year I have been thinking about making improvements. One of the things I want to do is to speed up the time it takes to post new content, and streamline the workflow. There is a lot of steps involved in converting from ProRes to H264, removing leaders, muxing tracks, mixing tracks, quality assurance, etc, and those steps will not go away. But I think I can do something to improve how I get the files uploaded and linked on the site.
I spent a lot of time on search engine optimization (SEO) over the past year, and I think I was successful in my efforts – appearing ahead of youtube and others in search results is impressive. The balancing act will be to streamline without negatively impacting the SEO.
With a new year comes new costs. It will cost about $235 to keep the domain hosted for the next year. You can help reduce the costs by donating to the site using this link. Thank you all for visiting and providing feedback over the past 11 months. I am looking forward to the year ahead.