April 20, 2014

Happy New Year – a look back at 2009

Happy New Year from all at Cars UK

Happy New Year from all at Cars UK

We take a self-indulgent look back at the progress of Cars UK in 2009, and look forward to 2010.

It would be easy to do what every car site seems to be doing and either look back at the favourite new cars of 2009 – or the last decade as we move on to 2010 – or look forward to what 2010 will bring. But we decided to indulge ourselves a little and look back at what 2009 meant for Cars UK.

Cars UK came to life on the interweb at the very end of 2008. Our aim was simply to bring the latest car news from around the world to our readers (which numbered just us at the time!) as quickly as possible and with a subjective point of view. There’s no point regurgitating press releases or stealing from other sites – our content needed to be immediate and unique. And I think we’ve achieved that.

The focus for 2009 was to establish Cars UK as the best starting point for the very latest car news, not just from the UK but from around the world. We’ve published articles every day of 2009, averaging out around five news stories a day. We were chuffed to deliver up 1000 pages of news in January this year, but much happier to have delivered up almost 250,000 in December. Still a fraction of what we want – but definitely good progress.

We’ve broken some good car news stories this year – which has helped reader numbers – including the Lamborghini Reventon Roadster and the Ferrari 550 GTZ – and lots more besides. That’s given us credibility and lots of new readers.

We’ve been able to produce some credible car reviews in 2009, with the support of manufacturers like Jaguar, Ford and VW. But our aim in 2010 is to massively increase the number or reviews we do. We’ll also be adding Motoring Directories, comprehensive Car Specs, New Cars and more on the Used Cars front, lots more Car Video and plenty of new Car Desktop Wallpapers. But we won’t be losing sight of the fact that the core of Cars UK is the latest car news. We intend to double the number of stories we do a day – which should keep us on our toes.

So, with your support, 2009 has been a good year. We doubt we’ll manage to increase our readership 250 fold in 2010 as we did in 2009, but it won’t be for the want of trying! If there’s anything you’d like to see us do in 2010 leave a comment below or contact Cars UK on email.

Huge thanks for reading here. Without you there wouldn’t be a lot of point.

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