November 24, 2012
Happy New Year! Due to all of you, our community, we have had a very successful year. All of us at Unofficial Royalty wish you and your families a very happy and healthy 2014.
One year anniversary: A year ago, we moved Unofficial Royalty to this website. Since we started keeping track of website statistics in April, we have had more than 1,900,000 views. What began as a simple news site in 1995 by Geraldine Voost, evolved into the site we have today where we have averaged approximately 7,000 views per day from April – December of 2013. On Monday, July 22, 2013, the day Prince George of Cambridge was born, Unofficial Royalty had 13, 205 views, our highest number of views for a day so far.
A bit of history about Unofficial Royalty: Geraldine began posting royal news articles and was soon inundated with questions about the British royals. A FAQ section was added, as well as a Yahoo group. In 1997, she decided to consolidate everything into one site, establishing Unofficial Royalty, and adding content areas for a number of Royal families as well as an integrated forum. By 2009, we had a team of volunteers helping with the daily news updates, contributing content for the various royal families, moderating the forums, and writing featured columns for the site. We decided to move the site to a new domain – http://www.unofficialroyalty.com – with a new content management system to make it easier to maintain. In 2010, Geraldine handed over the day-to-day administration of Unofficial Royalty to Susan and Scott, in order to focus on her passion for competition ballroom dancing. As of January 1, 2012, Geraldine sold the site to Deven, a long-time contributor to the site. In 2013, we began a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
Who does what? Deven is the owner of the website and as chief administrator, he is responsible for the technical side of the website. Scott and Susan deal with the day-to-day administration of the website which includes overseeing the forum and news areas, and researching, writing, and publishing the various content areas. Emily assists them in the writing and publishing, and serves as a forum moderator. Patricia and Yvette, along with Scott and Susan, do the daily royal news updates.
Have questions or comments about Unofficial Royalty? Please email us at one, or both, of the addresses below and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, by the wrath of God, Queen of the English
January 17, 2013
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Currently Online: Susan
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