Threadwatch: 1yr Old Today

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Threadwatch is one year old today. What started as a testbed for a new version of Drupal, and as an answer to my continuing embarrassment of not actually having a personal website to point friends to has morphed into a fun community of excellent folks interested in Search, Marketing and Tech.

Thanks to the membership here, we've broken more stories, tweaked more noses and generally annoyed more Search execs than any other site i know of.

Despite being a continual thorn in the side of pretty much everyone, we've gotten links and coverage from the Alexa hompage, Business Week, Guardian, Slashdot, Times, SEW, and on at least one memorable occasion, webmasterworld hehe..

Thanks to everyone who's made this such a fun thing to do!

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Happy birthday!

Threadwatch has changed my surfing habits over the last year like no site before it. As with all the best ideas, it seems so obvious in retrospect. Congratulations.

Happy Birthday Threadwatch

Boy look how your little baby has grown :O)

Congrats Nick

from "little blog Nick W just launched" to "notoriously evil den of self-outed spammers" in under 12 months is quite an achievement :D

Happy Birthday - Great Year!

Congrats, ASTONISHING JOB.
Nick – Thanks a lot, You've turned my pro-habits upside down,
My perspective is wider,
My skills are better.

*Salut+ Kudos*

Congratulations Nick

TW is great, not only in content, but the spirit beats anything else. Thanks for a great service and a wonderful community!

congrats Nick...you have worked hard

to many more years :)

Every once in awhile, a site

Every once in awhile, a site comes up that reminds us how the Internet was supposed to work. Threadwatch is one of these sites. It saves me time, the information is top notch, and we generally humor ourselves in the process.

While a community is only as good as it's members, it takes somebody with their head screwed on straight to steer it. Kudos to you, Nick, for all your effort and hard work that pays dividends in each of our lives. If you ever have to buy a beer again, something is seriously wrong with our community! :)

Me too

Congratulations, and compliments. You fucker.

Congratulations

So far in so little time! Just goes to show what a great place this is!

Congrats

On getting to year 1. It's a great site, well done everyone involved.

Congrats

One more year! :)

First stop

Sticking two stinky fingers in the face of the online establishment. My first stop in the morning with a cup of strong coffee. Irreplaceable. Goodonyer.

Go TW, go

Yes, quite a year, quite a gadfly.

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Thanks to the membership here, we've broken more stories, tweaked more noses and generally annoyed more Search execs than any other site i know of.

Whilst we're here ...

... all this virtual toasting is just fine, but (and I did tell you I'd nag about this) - what about another Stansted bash, a proper toast, something to look forward to when it gets cold and dark? Someone go and prod Jason.

nice

the fact that it is a year worries me lol. Where did it go :-)

are you thinking this year

are you thinking this year mat?

Well, I was

- until you put it in italics. Why don't you set up one of those rinky-dinky poll thingummies?

How about

TW christmas? Spam-and-Turkey-fest :O)

Happy berfday. :)

Happy berfday. :)

>>are you thinking this year

>>are you thinking this year mat?

I think he might be...

Gets cold and depressing here in central Europe before the snow arrives and cheers us all up.

Congratulations and Happy

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Threadwatch. You done real good Nick. I learn a lot here at Threadwatch without having to wade through tons of dreck. Oh and I also learned how to swear like a proper Britisher. hehe. :)

Cheers

Good on ya Nick, TW has had a big effect on a lot of people's online lives.

Thanks.

happy birthday

and may you have many more legal action free years.

Congrats Nick

Very well done and thanks a lot for it!

Happy birthday TW :)

Happy birthday TW :)

Nice going

Threadwatch has evolved in fun and interesting ways over the year of its existence.

Congratulations, and may the second year be as enjoyable and successful as the first.

Way to go!

Congrats Nick, and everyone who reads and contributes to Threadwatch! :)

Happy Birthday and Thanks Nick

Your reporting has made it easier to stay on top the ever increasing news in our industry. Thanks also for your recommendation and help with Drupal.

martin

congrats

great site, great niche & great people.
The first of many years I'm sure

Happy Birthday

Top class Nick, well done to you, and all the other regular contributors.

I make this place a morning, lunch and dinner stop off, keep up the good work.

Good work Nick. This is the

Good work Nick. This is the only site I read every day.

A new homepage and first

A new homepage and first port of call in the mornings for many people over the past year I'm sure - fantastic job Nick.

Congrats!

Cudos Nick. Respect on the work you've done around here :)

Congrats Nick and Happy Birthday TW

Thanks Nick for an outstanding one stop resource!

Nice one!

And here's to many more. :)

Wow

Holy crap. One year only ?
I first discovered about TW 6 months ago when my own site has been threadwatched (sort of slashdotted, but more friendly to hardware). Ever since I've been an interested reader, but I was under the impression that this site had been running for years, not months !

Amazing. Congrats and keep it rolling for another couple years.

Cheers Nick and credit to

Cheers Nick and credit to you. I look forward to another great year here.

Congrats! For me personally

Congrats!

For me personally this site has been a godsend. I *cannot* keep up with all the various forums and blogs and news and yada yada. But I can sneak a peak daily at threadwatch and know that I'm on top of anything that I should be aware of or earth shattering.

You and all your contributors do a nice job here Nick, Thanks a bunch :)

Nick you run a great place

Nick you run a great place here and deserve every success that this will bring to you.

Well done mate and keep on doing it the TW way :)

Top stuff

We love it.

Cheers

Happy B-day and to many more.

Congrats

to everyone who comes in here and and helps make it such a resource but also such a bitching machine. I've learned a lot, been humbled and made friends. Special congrats to you Nick for making it possilbe.

and many more...

Happy Birthday Threadwatch and many more to come...

Congrat-u-freakin-lations

I'm so happy, I was actually gonna send you a message about what a great job you are doing. Guess, I can say it here. This is actually the first place that I check for online marketing news. I'm not sure if that's a good thing since ThreadWatch is "The last place you want to go to for credible information" (paraphrasing) lol

Here's to many more TW years!
Congrats Nick!

Natasha "That Girl From Marketing" Robinson

Nice Graph!

Nick, congrats from those of us who still waste time looking at Alexa rank, we look at your last year with envy. Great example of natural growth.

Well Done Nick!

Congratulations. I don't post much but but read often - Keep up the good work :o)

Happy BD TW

Got to draw an ascii candle, I don't think I can make a full cake:

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Congrats!

Nick, well done! From not existing to required reading in one year!

Happy Birthday

Since we are into the ascii art, a well deserved cake.

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sorry bad cake :(

sorry bad cake :(

Super Duper

As Paris Hilton would say -

Threadwatch? Loves it.

Retrospective

So, which was the biggest thread of the year? (impact, comments and/or traffic). I guess for traffic being slashdotted will be hard to beat ..

Happy Birthday from Hong Kong!

Happy Birthday to Threadwatch Nick. Excellent work!

Time Flies

Happy Birthday ThreadWatch and big congrats to Nick for making this place all that it is! Wow, it's aready been a year? Seems like you launched just a couple months ago. My how time flies when you're having fun.

Happy Happy

Happy B-Day to one of my favorite sites.

I love coming here, this place has a great vibe. Nick, thank you for creating it!

LisaB

Happy Birthday

Threadwatch rocks ...

One year already...

...time for something new then????

J/K. HB to Nick and all of you/us!

Happy Birthday

Fantastic work Nick!

happy 1st birthday

Well done Nick you have done a great job

Thanks for all the great ammo...

Many Congrats Nick! Keep up the good work!

You've helped shape the way a lot people view the weeb... (in quite a short time!)

Thanks for keeping us updated with all the great ammo.

Best Regards,
Fester, eh.

Happy birthday!

Congrats!

Thank you ...

... and congratulations!

cheers, nick

congratulations!

Well done

Congrats on the milestone Nick and thanks for a creating such a helpful / useful resource.

Happy B'day TW

This is *the* place for completely open discussion of issues without too much nastiness, and I really appreciate the way the coverage has expanded to include issues that aren't directly SEO-related. There's a lot to learn in here, even though it's a no-noob zone.

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Despite being a continual thorn in the side of pretty much everyone, we've gotten links and coverage from the Alexa hompage, Business Week, Guardian, Slashdot, Times, SEW, and on at least one memorable occasion, webmasterworld hehe..

What do you mean "despite"?

I agree with Qwerty

Threadwatch is the best when it comes to open discussion with few limits.

Reasons why I come here:
- People will tell you your wrong and give you valid reasons why.
- Most TWers accept criticism and argue back rather than turning threads into huge flame fests.
- The writers here really cut to the bone of issues rather than post crap like "10 steps to business success in under 500 words" and "You can make 10 dollars a day too". ( Not that those posts don't have a place, I just don't really like them )
- TW is the only site in this field that has a sense of humor.

Already seems like longer

Cheers to the site's great success Nick.

Happy birthday to NickW and Threadwatch

Happy birthday to NickW and Threadwatch
Happy birthday to NickW and Threadwatch
Happy birthday to NickW and Threadwatch
Have a pint on me!

My glass is raised to all the fine folk who contribute - whilst I'm no longer in the world of "tech" I can't resist popping by.

Happy Birthday Nick & Threadwatch

Has it been a year already? Happy Birthday and congrats on an excellent resource!

I love this site

I look at it everyday. It has provided me with many many useful avenues of information.

What a great place :)

Happy Birthday to you Happy

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to f%&*@#g Threadwatch
Happy Birthday to you

Zorionak!

Felicidades Threadwatch!

A seguir así Nick.

Not only do you put on a great site..

You're nice to the people who post here. That can't be said for all forums.

Congratulations Nick!!

TW has become one of my favorite stops online every day. Keep up the awesome job I hope it's around for many more years to come.

Cheers!

nice

as a relative newbie to TW I was suprised to see it had only been going for a year.

TW is now my homepage and has been for a good few months now, well done

"Despite being a continual thorn in the side of pretty much everyone"

- No pleasing everyone heh :)

Congrats!!!

TW is my favorite website for SEO News. TW's respect and credibility is well deserved for all the hard work you put into it.

Forgot to say

- a website like this is what I call Kicking Ass

Nick, of course being a modest guy and all that you'll say that it wasn't you alone, but without you this wouldn't be here at all. You're the guy that more than anyone else have created and shaped this place to what it is now. The rest of us just hang around because we like it.

And fun it is, too. I'm even finding that "wilsonisms" are invading my vocabulary (I see it with other posters here as well). Congrats and thanks for putting this place up in the first place.

Completely agree claus

And on the "wilsonisms", I have found "heh" entering into even my *verbal* vocabulary and even on occasion "you know?".

Um .. Aargh!

You think that's bad chris?

You think that's bad chris? I talk so much online I actually say "hehe" when i laugh :)

Excellent Work & Thank You

Happy B-Day and Congratulations.

Congrats, Nick!

...loved watching this site grow. It's become one of my daily must reads.

Thankyou Nick

I'll get that subscription sorted asap, promise.

Go TW

Congrats Nick - top notch job.

like a barkeeper or matre' d

A place is a place, but the host/matre'd/barkeep makes it THE place. Congrats Nick.

Congrats

Job well done Nick!

Great Site, Awesome community

Well done, Happy Bday!

As Good Today as Way Back When ;^)

TW was a fantastic find for me back in January, and still a breath of fresh air as it evolves. I love the real language and smart topics. Congrats Nick, you created a place that we all needed!

Rox

can't believe it's a year already..

Well Done Nick et al! keep up the good work :)

HAPPY B'DAY (Belated)

Oops Nick, I just missed that out.
Anyways Happy B'Day and best wishes.. TW is not just another forum, news site or a blog, but a milestone in the industry.

Love reading here..

Thanks everyone, im really

Thanks everyone,

im really happy that many people like this place, it's testiment to the conversations everyone who posts here make so much fun.

There will be a few changes this next year, one of the things that has always kept threadwatch fresh for me is the fact that we evolve and change as time goes by. Nothing tooooo drastic coming, but certainly some things in the works that can only make this place better. More nearer the time.

Now i must close the thread, before anyone discovers that once you get over 90 posts the links break on the recent posts list hehe...

Thanks again for all the cool comments, it's quite amazing that a few people other than me have us as their homepage!

Cheers

Nick

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