At SoccerSTATS.com we live and breathe football, statistics, and analysis. Since 1998 when our website was first published, and even earlier when it had a different name, our goal has been to combine some of our passions into a media that like-minded visitors would find fun to explore.
Beyond the entertainment, our hope is that this website finds its place somewhere along the daily or weekly digital path of people who love football as much as we do.
Advertising revenue has been keeping the site alive through the years and our intention has always been to maintain a balance between the indispensable ad-based funding and improving the user experience as much as possible.
In the last few months our advertising revenue has been affected - like so many other publications - by the global economic environment. Our website is no exception and like everything else it needs to adapt to survive. So it's time for the project to start a new chapter, keep what's working and adapt what's not.
We will of course continue to work on improving the website's content and listen to the feedback from our loyal visitors. From now on we are implementing the tools to provide those among our users who have been asking for a way to navigate the site with no advertisements, with a simple way to get the best browsing experience we can offer. This is why we have partnered with Steady to provide our users with an option to become a member.
In a nutshell, by becoming a member:
- you can browse through the website with no advertising
- you help keep the website going
Who knows what else this new chapter of the website's existence will lead us to. We are counting on our loyal users, whether or not they choose to subscribe to a membership, to let us know of any additional benefit they think would be interesting to include as part of the current membership plan or as part of a separate plan.
Let's make the most of this opportunity to shape up this emerging community, where football stats fans can thrive. This will not only help make the website better, but also give us some new opportunities to interact with each other and share ideas on how to digitally fuel our passion for this sport even further.