It’s that time of the year again, when we sit back and look what happened throughout all those seasons. It’s time to take pride of what you did and take charge of what you want to do next. Yes, it’s time to bid goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 with both arms wide open!

CityHyd: The Year It Was

For City Hyderabad a.k.a CityHyd, this has been a fascinating year. It has gained a lot of readership and credibility among its closest admirers. From being just another website to establish itself as Hyderabad’s top city guide and recommendation website. Today CityHyd enjoys an elite status of having original, creative and engaging content, which is relevant to people all across the globe and they very much cherish it.


City Hyderabad Turned Responsive

Since its inception in 2012, CityHyd was technically a non-responsive website, which means the screen would remain the same irrespective of the device people were using to surf it, but in the end of August, 2013, CityHyd was changed for the first time to become a truly responsive website. CityHyd was redesigned  to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). Obviously, we saw a lot many people coming to CityHyd using mobile and tablet devices.

Device Devices Used (% of visits)
Desktop 77%
Mobile 20%
Tablet 3%

A Very Special Thanks To City Ambassadors

In the year 2013, CityHyd published 68 engaging posts. CityHyd’s fair share of engagement comes from its contributors whom we endorse as our City Ambassadors. I want to specially thank few of the super contributors who became part of the CityHyd family and shared their valuable thoughts with the world through our unique platform:

Thanks again to all you wonderful people, you are CityHyd’s rockstars!

How Was 2013 For City Hyderabad?

Well, who doesn’t want to see the glorious numbers 😉

I had  a deep look into CityHyd’s data and I’m proud to share few of the key insights with you over here. As per Google’s intelligence report, CityHyd was visited by people of 191 countries around the world in 2013. These wonderful people came from 6026 different cities of the world. Sweeet!

Next, I’m showing you the top 15 countries from where the most people visited CityHyd, the qualifying criteria was a minimum of 500+ visits in the year:

Ranking Country
1 India
3 (Encrypted Location)
4 United Kingdom
5 Germany
6 Pakistan
7 Canada
8 France
10 Australia
11 Indonesia
12 Saudi Arabia
13 Finland
14 Mexico
15 Malaysia


The top 6 keywords that people used to search on Google and came to CityHyd were-

Ranking Top Keywords
1 Santa Claus
2 Sunrisers Hyderabad
3 Anushka Shetty
4 Charminar
5 Helicopter Game
6 Sachin Tendulkar

City Hyderabad’s Social Media Presence

People have showered their love and support, not only on our website, but also on our social media channels. Today, City Hyderabad has exactly 4138 Facebook Fans and 322 Twitter (@HYDCITY) Followers. Facebook and Twitter remains our most engaging channels when it comes to interaction with the people. Also, CityHyd saw a lot of people coming from Social Media to our website, here is the ranking of referral traffic that received from Social Media-

Ranking Social Networks
1 Facebook
2 Linkedin
3 Twitter
4 StumbleUpon
5 Goolge+

What To Expect In 2014?

We want to be Hyderabad’s most trusted source of information. CityHyd will continue to work towards a fast paced growth trajectory in order to become the ultimate recommendation platform. CityHyd is looking to expand its network of City Ambassadors (a.k.a. Contributors), so if you think you have interesting things to share with the world, you simply have to drop us a note. City Ambassadors are a very important people at CityHyd, and this is why we came up with a reward system for them by trying to change the classical age old online recommendation and review system. Check out what CityHyd came up with here- review system model. We think, CityHyd, City Ambassadors and City Local Businesses together will be in a win-win situation using our review model. So, if you want to become a City Ambassador or join us as a business partner in taking your local business forward, simply contact us.

For now, I want to wish you and your family on the behalf of everyone at CityHyd-

A Very Happy New Year 2014!!

Happy New Year