June 1st 2010 marks the beginning of our SIXTH year of operations after a long journey of 1826 days or 260 weeks, since the day of June 1st 2005, when we published the first issue of Steel Trade Today. We are proud to state that we have kept our promise by publishing it in last 365 days without even one day interruption with full access at NO COST to readers.
Thank you for trusting us to give you the kind of service you have needed for so long
Without your confidence in our services, our story would not have been so successful in these 5 years of operations. Through the years, we have continued to appreciate the goodwill of readers such as you. We want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the valued readers who have expressed confidence in us. You have read our news, at times corrected us, shared your concerns and your needs with us and passed our name on to your friends and colleagues. How could we ask for more? And for that, we owe you a great deal of appreciation.
Thank you so much for contributing to our success
As we move into next year, it seems appropriate to take a pause and reflect.
We started this portal with the idea that information flow in global steel and related industries had reached a new stage in its evolution, an age of information, after the age of information technology. And therefore free flow of information of general nature, without any charge, was the need of the hour to keep persons in the industry abreast with happening and developments in the industry. And we have been quite successful in achieving this
We declare, with great pride, that, www.steelguru.com continues to maintain its NUMBER ONE position among all the English based steel, metals and mining portal in the world, with more than THREE MILLION page hits per month (About 100,000 per day).
We would like to list some of the major milestones achieved in last 12 months as well as some of the new initiatives take by us to serve you better.
1. The number of articles in our data base has swelled to 141,256 as against 90,808 as of May 31st 2009 as we published 50,448 articles during this period at an average rate of 138.2 per day including Saturdays and Sundays.
2. The circulation of our flagship E mail based daily news letter Steel Trade Today (STT), being published in 8 flavors, has increased to more than 52,000 subscribers spread across 184 countries, as we added more than 12,000 new readers during this period.
3. We added several features like On Line Poll, Interviews, Featured Articles, CSR Corner, Technology Tales etc to keep you updated in these areas.
But most importantly, as we have to move in tandem with changing trends on internet, sharing of information by you with total ease using popular tools like Face Book, MySpace, Twitter, Digg, Google Bookmarks, Yahoo Bookmarks and many more became pivotal for us and thus we incorporated them. In addition, after remaining an electronic copy of a printed news letter on internet for so long, we wanted to give you better and brighter interface using flexibility offered by the electronic media. All these factors galvanized us to redo the front end as well as back end, optimize our database, write smarter queries, use lighter but cleaner images, use high end servers and many more. We launched news look, highly functional and greatly optimized, www.steelguru.com by changing the User Interface (UI) for easy accessibility of various features in December 2009.
Last but not the least, our paid services for reporting domestic prices for steel products and iron ore in India & China on daily basis and Middle East & Europe on weekly basis as well as FOB levels at Black Sea, China, Turkey, India and Rotterdam became an essential tool for a large number of market players globally to optimize their operations. We would like to thank our subscribers for relying on our services and taking our prices as independent & unbiased benchmark to know real time levels as well as draw trends. You can also avail this opportunity by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
As all this requires some serious cash flow, without our advertisers, we would not have found the resources to improve. We would like to thank them for their continued support and also hope that you would also utilize the unparallel reach of our platform to spread your message to steel and mining industry worldwide.
But as we believe that there is still plenty of room to grow, we plan to keep on listening to your needs, as we will never forget that your ideas and business have helped keep us on target. We pledge to you our continued efforts to improve our service to you. That is our commitment to your interest and support.
We do hope that you continue to enjoy www.steelguru.com and Steel Trade Today.
Should you have any comments or suggestions, you can always get in touch with us at email@example.com
Thanks to you once again!
With your support, we plan to keep on growing to serve you betterâ€¦
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