DRONELIFE turned 5 this December – and in the last 5 years, we’ve published more than 5,000 articles on the commercial drone industry. Commercial drones are even bigger news now: investment in drone companies is booming and maturing. The commercial drone market continues to grow at sustainable levels as regulations and technology continue to advance. And with sincere thanks to all of you, DRONELIFE is growing too.
DRONELIFE reached a record-high audience for 2018, with over 1.7 million web-based readers worldwide. Our social media audience also continues to grow, with the Facebook audience topping 150,000, and our Twitter audience at 38,000 readers.
“We’re happy that our readership has continued to grow as the industry has matured, and that that the trend has continued into 2018,” said Harry McNabb, CEO of DroneLife.com.
This year, DRONELIFE attended a record number of commercial drone shows in the U.S. and around the world, in order to introduce our readers to new drone innovations and companies. Our viewpoint – and our audience – has broadened.
“We previously announced that we grew significantly in 2018 and it is nice to see that this is carrying over into 2019.” continued McNabb. “In terms of breakdown, while most of our readers are from the US, we have large and growing audiences in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. We have invested heavily both in North America and in Europe and will continue to do so throughout 2019. We’ve also a Google News site, with large and growing subscription lists of drone influences worldwide for each of our web-based properties: DRONELIFE, DroneFlyers, Jobfordrones, and DroneRacingLife. The majority of our readers (over 60%) find us through SEO search.
“We support two groups, first and foremost our readers without whom this would not be possible and our sponsors whom we help to get the word out on their products and services to a worldwide audience.”
If you’d like to reach our audience of drone businesses, pilots, regulators and enthusiasts, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re an aspiring writer with a passion and expertise in some area of the drone industry, or a thought leader at your company, please send us a sample article – we’re always looking for new perspectives and professional expertise that will be useful to our readers. Just have an idea of something you’d like to see explained here? We’d love to hear that, too.
Most of all, we want to say thank you. This industry is a fascinating and exciting place to be – we’re happy to have you with us.
CEO DroneLife.com, DroneRacingLife.com, and CMO of Jobfordrones.com. Principle at Spalding Barker Strategies. Proud father of two. Enjoys karate, Sherlock Holmes, and interesting things. Subscribe to all things drone at DroneLife here.