I’m Relishing My Rankings

26 Jul

This morning, I remembered check my welshfoodbites rankings as per URL Metrics, difficult keeping on top of everything!!!

It’s thanks to you that they are as good as they are, so hope you’re as pleased with them as I am.

welshfoodbites – UK ranked @ 6,502   – Worldwide @265,221

Fork2Fork        – UK ranked @984,149 -Worldwide@ 8,062,362

Now in case you are not all aware, one of the above sites gets funded through the Supply Chain Efficiencies Scheme, (SCES). But to give you a clue, Fork2Fork have been granted a further £43k to keep their website updated for this year, which is a very good annual salary in Ceredigion.

So do you think SCES will be pleased with their rankings? Well actually that’s irrelevant as SCES have told me that Fork2Fork were granted this extra £43k without taking rankings into account, not sure what was taken into account, if anything, but they have a right to apply for an extension and SCES obviously thought this was a worthwhile cause!

You couldn’t run a business on that basis could you? But it’s different if it’s civil servants doing the spending. But in my view this is a total and utter waste of money. However from SCES’ angles, as it’s not their personal money, it seems ok that it’s just our money that’s wasted – AGAIN.


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  1. cup cake

    July 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Fabulous figures – what a triumph for welshfoodbites mind you, I must be honest as you’ve no competition with for 2 fork. No that’s not true there’s the matter of how and why they got more funding. I’ve never been on their site and I’m a producer so what’s it there for?
    I agree you couldn’t run a business like SCES is run. Their focus is ticking boxes for Europe and looking after their favourite companies, so nothing new there.
    well done though, impressive figures

  2. beefy

    July 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    wag should take lessons from this site in more ways than one
    wonder what their web figures are like bearing in mind they should be fabulous as it’s a gov. site

  3. producer

    July 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

    There’s no level playing field in Wales
    never been on the other site which as a producer does say something but if they can get all that extra money for 12 months they should earn it.
    But in the real world, any sensible person WOULD look at rankings, isn’t that what they are there for? This company is a wag favourite, otherwise rankings would matter and they’d have been turned down, instead they got a 2nd bite at this large cherry.
    That company is laughing all the way to the bank and laughing at wag too, because this was stupid and wasteful with our money. But it’s been kept hidden so wag think it’s ok.
    It’s just us producers that aren’t laughing and you guys.
    Your updates are worthwhile for us. I hope you can keep it going.