Published On: August 3, 2009

Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Published On: August 3, 2009
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Happy Birthday to us! turned a year old in July 2009, with 128,5000 monthly readers as part of the family buoyed by the site's reporting in the areas of audio, video, equipment, installation, automation and much more.

Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009


Its hard to believe that it has been one year since launching In one short year we have taken a "parked domain" and created over 8000 pages of content including over 1,100 reviews, a full dealer database, a significant back catalog of reviews, over 1,200 "brand" pages and much more. Gone is the early HTML version of the site and in its place the advanced content management system (CMS) that allows us to quickly and effectively upload content for your enjoyment.

Here is a list of the things that has accomplished in our first year:
- has over 128,500 total monthly readers in July (source: Google Analytics). That's up over 18% in one of the historically "dead" months for audio-video on the Internet.
- has over 10,000 fully opt-in, CAN-SPAM Act compliant email names on our list, making it the industry's fastest growing and most "fresh" list. While some sites boast a larger list, HTR's list often has a higher "open rate."
- We bought and redesigned the site to make it an HDTV educational site.
- We booked HDTV etc. and DVD etc.'s back catalog of reviews to help build the's archive of reviews.
- HTR has published more editorial reviews (both feature and quick reviews) than any other specialty AV publication, including online and print publications.
- HTR has a Google Page Rank 4 despite not having a lot of "age" on its URL. We have over 330 linkbacks and welcome anyone in the AV business to link back to us.
- has built the most comprehensive database of U.S. specialty audio video dealers ever created. These "Zagat Guide-like" write ups are critiques, have installation photos and latitude/longitude data so that readers can search by zip code and/or Google Earth-like zoom-in searches.
- brought on has 18 clients ranging from direct resellers to audiophile companies to some of the biggest electronics companies on the planet like Toshiba and Harman.

There is no question that the success of is due to the loyalty and enthusiasm of our readers. Without our loyal readers, we could not have done what we have done nor could we grow in the future. From the entire staff, we thank you for your support.

While nearly all other AV publications have their foot on the brakes - firing editors, publishers and writers; hovering on bankruptcy and selling their pubs - is accelerating: we are adding new writers, growing content and reach, and much more.

Here's what you can expect from in year two:
- Hundreds more quick reviews.
- Exclusive weekly feature reviews of relevant products ranging from audiophile gear to LED backlit LCD HDTVs and so much more.
- Reviews of more relevant "affordable" equipment.
- More educational articles on
- More posted news
- Higher Google Page Rank and better long-tail reach for reviews.
- Much much more. is investing in the future of this business because we believe in it. We want you to join us...

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