Power Word: Gold Turns Three Years Old

If Power Word: Gold were a child it would be toddling around the auction house knocking over weapons racks and crawling on crates of Goblin Rocket Launchers. (We assume. We have no first hand knowledge of what a three year old does…yet.)

We've been writing Power Word: Gold for three years now. That's kinda crazy and kinda cool all at the same time. Read on past the jump for a look back and a look forward.

When we reached one year we noted how the look of the blog had changed. When we reached two years we noted all the new ways gold-making information could be spread.

Now the blog has reached three years and what are we going to focus on this time?

What'd We Do?

In 2013 we:

  • Published 227 blog posts.
  • Released 27 episodes of the podcast.
  • Had over 150,000 visits to the blog.
  • Had over 90,000 unique visitors to the blog.
  • Had over 250,000 pageviews (or over 650 pageviews per day).
  • Released nearly 200 videos on YouTube.
  • Our YouTube videos were watched over 160,000 times.
  • Our YouTube videos were watched for an estimated 930,000 minutes or around 2,500 minutes a day which equals an average of 42 hours of Power Word: Gold videos watched per day.
  • Had strong guide sales.
  • Had great one-on-one tutoring sessions with many wonderful students.

What's Next?

In 2014 we plan to:

  • Keep the focus of Power Word: Gold on providing good, solid, and useful gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.
  • Focus on producing weekly episodes of The Power Word: Gold podcast.
  • Focus on providing high-quality written blog posts.
  • Continue The GDLMKR Podcast.
  • Livestream gold-making (as time allows with a new child).
  • Continue to engage and interact with the Power Word: Gold Nation on Twitter, Facebook and /r/PWGNation.
  • Write and release a Power Word: Gold Guide for Warlords of Draenor.
  • Work on starting to release our free gold-making Newsletter.
  • Work on building forums for Power Word: Gold.

What's Left Behind?

In 2014 the following items will be de-emphasized and/or discontinued:

  • Power Word: Games
  • The Chronicle
  • The Hatchery (More information to come on a replacement for The Hatchery. All old Hatchery posts will remain.).
  • /r/PowerWordGold (discontinued)
  • /r/GoldMakingDiscussion (less used)

What Else?

The following are non-gold-making things you may see from us this year.

  • More livestreams and videos for non-WoW games.
  • Additional non-WoW podcasts.
  • Additional unannounced projects.


All in all 2013 was a pretty huge year for us. The largest Power Word: Gold has ever seen. 

In 2013 we personally had some major life chances with a move as well as welcoming a new child into our family. Often with life changes comes a reevaluating of priorities and motivations.

I really want to take what has made Power Word: Gold great all these years and hone that to an even finer point.

2014 will be a big year for gold-making and gold-making blogging with the release of Warlords of Draenor and I intend to make Power Word: Gold the best source of down-to-earth gold-making information on earth.

Here's to a great year and thanks again to all of you who have supported Power Word: Gold through the years. We couldn't do it without you.

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  1. Happy Blogiversary!

    I really did not realize that you had only been blogging for ~2 months when I first started my blog. I was really new to the gold making scene back then, and as far as I knew you had been blogging for at least a year prior to me starting mine. I must have gotten into the community right as you started because I remember reading your blog for a while before starting my own. Anyway, congrats on 3 years Jim, been really enjoying what you've been doing with podcasting recently, both the GLDMKR and PW:G. Keep up the excellence!

    1. Thanks Phat. I had thought you started later than that. Crazy how time flies. It seems you and I are a few of the only ones left from "back then". You've consistently put out great content and are one of the most active and vocal members of the community. Here's to your anniversary coming up soon! Us old guys gotta stick together.