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    According to a report from, has moved up one position on the list of top ten largest professional social networks from 2008 to 2009. sees 99% growth in one year

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    Thanks to the Iowa Hospital Association posting this story, I was not even aware that was even in this report

    Here is a breakdown of the list in the report:

    All of you Iowa Nurses, you better start talking in the Iowa forum, you are making us look bad Just kidding.
    Last edit by brian on Nov 3, '09
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  3. Visit  Brian profile page
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    Not that it makes much of any difference, but our actual numbers are far higher according to our 3rd party traffic tools (google analytics). Traffic measuring sites like are more an estimate due to the fact that they don't have access to our actual numbers. But they are still quite valuable at giving a sample of the industry, as all numbers are probably skewed in a similar manner.

    According to our charts, our growth has been 72.53%, still not to shabby Here is a graph comparison from April 2008 and April 2009.

    April 2008: 668,136 Absolute Unique Visitors
    April 2009: 1,152,745 Absolute Unique Visitors

    I would just like to thank all the members of for spreading the word of mouth to their fellow nurses and colleagues. For Nursing Educators and Students for sharing with each other as a valuable tool.

    I've said this before, but I will say it again... our great members and staff are what make such a wonderful community and I thank you all! Keep up the good work!
    Last edit by brian on Jun 8, '09
  4. Visit  miketempleton profile page
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    Thanks for posting this story on your site. As I mentioned on our blog, I'd love to see more nurses from Iowa getting involved in your discussion area, but maybe we can help that along.

    In regards to traffic, I think you make a good point as well. Website traffic is probably most accurate at the source, but without having that access these websites must find alternative methods for measuring inbound users.

    Regardless of the numbers, I've got to congratulate you on breaking into the top ten list of professional social networks. It really is quite an achievement and a great reason for all members of allnurses to be proud.
  5. Visit  linda1959 profile page
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    Congratulations Brian!
  6. Visit  prmenrs profile page
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  7. Visit  EricJRN profile page
    #5 1
    Not far behind LinkedIn and Plaxo. Pretty impressive!
  8. Visit  FireStarterRN profile page
    #6 3
    I hope my 'stimulating' threads have helped boost your numbers...
  9. Visit  Cindy-san profile page
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    Awesome! Great job everyone! :heartbeat
  10. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
    #8 1
    This is awesome I am so proud
  11. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
    #9 1
    Dang but we're good! Of course WE already knew that, but now EVERYBODY knows. WooHoo!!
  12. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    #10 3
    a place where half a million motor-mouths get together.

  13. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    I think this says something about the nursing profession as well. Look what we can accomplish when we stick together!
  14. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    Quote from leslie :-D
    a place where half a million motor-mouths get together.