After a couple of weeks of long hours and late nights, today I re-launched my zoo discussion forum with a new name and a completely redesigned website – ZooChat
It is exactly 5 years to the day since I launched the original ZooBeat website and discussion forums, and the site has really taken off in the last year or so. Originally, most of the traffic was from Australian and New Zealand – but now we get most of our traffic from the UK, with the US now in second place and growing strongly. Australia is still the third largest source of traffic to the site, but other parts of Europe are catching up fast.
As part of the move I also relocated the site to a new server hosted in the US – this should make it much faster for most members to access, while not making things that much more slower for people in Australia.
I still have a lot of work to do – and I want to redesign the photo galleries as well, since this has become one of the most used parts of the site.