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Thanks For Supporting welshfoodbites

20 Jan

I’ve been neglecting on of my many duties which was to keep an eye on website  rankings. So today I have and thought I’d share them with you.

Welshfoodbites:    434,573

True Taste TV:   3,932,358 

True Taste:          1,967,526

(Ranking source Alexa taken over a 3 month period)

So thanks  for your support on welshfoodbites. With welshfoodbites on the highest rankings than Wag’s I can only say I’m delighted and I didn’t need their funding to do it!

Of course it’s more work  for me, but it does prove I’m doing something right – airing your views and problems which sadly are often down to wag. 

If I were Wag I’d be more than disappointed with the rankings on both my sites, but then if I were Wag I wouldn’t have two sites and increase the confusion. I’d also have on my sites things people really want to read and to learn about. 

I’m not sure whether the Welsh Assembly Government, WAG, will get the message – but they are certainly reading it otherwsie my rankings would be at their level!!

 
 

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  1. website wizard

    January 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Well done welshfoodbites. This is a great site allowing us to air our views undercover so wag can’t pick on us in the future, should there be any grants up for grabs.
    If I was working for wag, I’d be worried that a welsh food blog can be ranked so highly and their two expensive sites are lagging way behind, despite them pushing true taste wannabees to apply on line.
    You make a lot of wrong decisions wag, but the scariest thing is you don’t seem to learn from your many mistakes.
    If wag was a proper business you’d have gone bang years ago.

     
  2. admin

    January 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I’m not surprised that your rankings are so good
    it’s the best food site I know of that covers Welsh food and keeps us in the know with what is going on.
    wags food sites are boring and typical I guess of government sites. Only go on them if you have no other option.

     
  3. thanks

    January 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I’d just like to say thanks for letting us know what is going on in Welsh food behind the scenes.
    This site is useful in keeping us in the loop and is a means of knowing what others in the industry are thinking.
    I do disagree with you as I don’t think you should hide all that is going on behind the scenes in Wag from the Welsh public. I think you are protecting the public from the truth, which I don’t think is fair to them. But in many ways you are also protecting Wag and after the way they have treated you and tried to stop you doing your job, they certainly do not deserve your loyalty. In fact quite the opposite.
    Publish some of this site in Welsh Country, you’ve been fair long enough.

     
  4. Fab U Lous

    January 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    This site is fabulous and I have learned lots from it and it also confirms much of the talk that we get at markets and on the circuit. Keep up the good work

     
  5. Diolch yn fawr

    January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Diolch yn fawr
    It’s you that should be thanked for your hard work in running this site for us producers.
    We are all guilty of saying how busy we are, forgetting that your team put together a fantastic magazine and then you do this site too. We are in your debt. I’m horrified to read how many problems you are facing with wag and HCC why they cannot work WITH you doesn’t make sense to me. I know littel abouyt promtion and marketing but I have plenty of common sense which is a quality wag and HCC need to find and quickly.

     
  6. red faces

    January 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Are there red faces in wag?
    Well there should be with these stats, beetroot red!!!!!
    A one person blog, that is beating hands down the two welsh government food sites.
    Why does wag need two sites? What’s their point of having two sites is that not just confusing for everyone apart from wag?
    How much did wag spend to put up these two sites?
    and how much to keep them running per year?
    Are these done in-house?
    I think I can answer my own question there, because they so boring I think they must be in-house.
    I have only been on them once and yet spend a long time on this site. Kath you must be really enjoying this huge win in the website wars, so enjoy it. Read somewhere about David and Goliath so please keep it going.

     
  7. foodie and computer nerd

    January 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I do wonder if wag ever think what their stats are on their TWO food sites, if so why don’t they do something about them?
    Why do wag need TWO food sites that are performing so badly? We can only wait for them to explain to us, the taxpayers, when they also admit how much these sites cost us too. It’s a sick joke that this is allowed to go on.
    The more you highlight wag’s errors and lack of thought on this site, the sillier they look.
    It’s pointless having web sites just for the sake of it. I bet they have a team of computer boffins, but they are not doing a good job with stats like these.
    You’ve shown us their stats before and they are going down not up.
    I congratulate you for having the guts to stand up to wag and wait for wag to impress me by working with you instead of bullying and making life difficult for you. I’ve just read that you can’t get the information you ask for what a farce.
    They should make a TV programme about wag food it would be a comedy winner.

     
  8. WELL DONE TEAM

    January 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done in highlighting on your blog site what is going on behind the scenes in our Welsh food industry.
    I’m horrified to read what you are having to put up with trying to get answers from the welsh government. That you have to use freedom of information act and then still get pushed around and around is not acceptable and I’m appalled that this goes on. Your a journalist for goodness sake how can you do your job if you can’t get answers to questions you’re asking? Would wag mind in that case if you just made your own answers?
    I’ve never had much time for politics or politicians, but it seems that it’s the civil service that run this country and they don’t seem to answer to anyone. The FOI is another, it seems to be a good idea and to make us think that things are fair, but this shows as clearly as needed, that this is not the case.
    I’m sure we’ll catch up when the food festivals start and if time I’d love to ask you face-to-face why wag and hcc can’t work with you. Although I’m welsh and proud to be so, I’m not proud of this situation. I cannot believe that these two bodies would behave in such a manner, can’t think that the uk would ignore such opportunities to work together. In theory, it’s us producers that are the focus, we’re the important ones, they should be trying to give us more promotion and more chances to get our messages across to the welsh public. In practicve though this is just not happending.
    I must confess to not to having much idea about the media and PR & Marketing, but my daughter does and she has only just stopped laughing at HCC and wag. She says that this is proof that they don’t work in the private sector because they’d have been sacked as ineffective and incompetent if they did.
    Hope we catch up soon

     
  9. Jo

    February 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    rankings are well deserved, it’s brilliant and interesting pity wag don’t just read it, they should action the views that are up here.
    can’t recall when I last went on their food sites there’s nothign to entice you there and sure they cost us a lot of money.

     
  10. FABULOUS

    February 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    The job you do on here is fabulous and I’m full of admiration for your guts in not bowing down to wag
    But I would have SOME respect if wag sat down with you and decided that now was the time to work with you. That would take them to show some guts though, admitting they have got things wrong.
    I’m sure you’ll know just who I’m talking about when I say maybe not big enough to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!