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Cover photo: With our Best of 2016 post, we recognize Terrence Howard, multigenerational African American and European American, star of the hit series “Empire”, and his wife / ex-wife Mira Pak Howard, Korean Canadian. 

Happy New Years to all of our ABCers around the world! We are very thankful for your support and viewership. In this post we will take a look back at the best of 2016 on Asian Black Couples, our second year of operation. Some groups do their best of the year articles in December, but we prefer to wait until the entire year is completed. As many of you know we started ABC, ABC Facebook, and ABC Tumblr, really just as an experiment, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. With two years under out belt now, as of the end of December, ABC + ABC FB + ABC TB are being viewed about  60,000 times per month with about 9,000 regularly returning fans every month and these numbers are steadily growing every month. We also started ABC Twitter which is off to a good start with over 500 followers in a short period. We also have ABC Google+ and ABC Instagram, but we are less active on these sites. Similarweb.com which ranks websites worldwide ranks our main ABC site at 817,000. Given that there are more than 1 billion websites worldwide, that puts ABC in the top 0.1% of websites worldwide. Sure we are not a name brand site yet, but we will take being in the top 0.1% of websites for now. The numbers are all interesting, but for us, as long as our readers are finding support, learning new things, being exposed to new resources, and enjoying the content and interaction, those are the main things that matter to us. Our readers know that we like lists and rankings, so we will use that style as we look at various stats across ABC, ABC FB, and ABC TB.

Top ABC Posts of 2016

This section will show the top posts with the most views on each of the ABC websites in 2016. We show top 5 for ABC FB and ABC TB while showing top 10 for our main ABC site which has most of the content and traffic.

ABC FB

1. Seems like everyone wanted to know what do Asian women think about Black men where our special panel of Asian women gave us some straight talk on this topic.

 

2. One of our favorite Asian couples, Ivo and Yuri, were also very popular on ABC FB. We love these guys and caught up with them in person on our 2016 visit to Korea.

 

3. The ABC exclusive study of the best US cities for AMBW couples was also a big hit on ABC FB.

 

4. The ABC exclusive analysis of married Asian and Black couples in California also proved to be very popular in 2016.

 

5. China based Andrew Ballen, a close personal friend of ABC, provided a very inspirational story for all men of color living in Asia.

 

ABC Tumblr

1. Our ABC Tumblr site has always attracted a heavier AMBW crowd, so we were not surprised to see the Walmart commercial featuring an AMBW couple as our top story here.

2. Marvel’s superhero television series, “Luke Cage” did a great job depicting Asians and Blacks and was popular with the ABC Tumblr audience.

3. From day one of ABC, Dave Chappelle and his family have always been popular with ABC readers. This updated photo of Dave and his family was no exception.

4. This Blasian couple cartoon was also very popular at ABC Tumblr. friends.

5. This ABC Tumblr post depicting John Cho and Gabrielle Union from the television series, FlashForward allows Asian men and Black women to find each other by reposting.

ABC Main Site

1. Types of Asian Women Most Likely To Date Black Guys. This article has been the #1 article at ABC for two years running now!

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Who are the Asian women most likely to date Black guys?

2. Celebrity Filipino and Black Couples – Past and Present. The ABC Filipino viewers in the Philippines and worldwide helped to make this the most popular celebrity couples article.

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Major and minor celebrity Filipino and Black couples from around the world.

3. What Do Asian Women Think About Black Men. This original research by ABC was popular from the moment we published this article.

Asian women tell us what they think about Black men.

4. Celebrity Korean and Black Couples – Past and Present. Our Korean viewers in Korea helped to make this one of the top posts on ABC in 2016.

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Major and minor celebrity Korean and Black couples from around the world.

5. Jordan Clarkson the Second Player of Filipino Descent to Play In the NBA. Jordan’s extended family helped us with the fact checking on this article which became very popular.

Quick synopsis of Jordan Clarkson and other Filipino players in the NBA

6. Other Celebrity Asian and Black Couples – Past and Present. A big shout out to all our viewers from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Mongolia, Kazakstan, Timor-Leste, the Hmong region, and the Pacific Islands – we see you and appreciate you!

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Major and minor celebrity Asian and Black couples not listed in prior posts are shown here.

7. Top 3 Best Asian Dating Sites For Black Men. Online Asian dating sites are one of the top ways for Black men to meet Asian women which drove the popularity of this article.

Several Asian and Black couples who met online.

8. Celebrity Japanese and Black Couples – Past and Present. We continued to see strong interest from Japanese viewers in 2016.

Fitness guru and Tae Bo creator, Billy Blanks, married his Japanese wife Tomoko Sato Blanks when he was 53 and she was 39 and he legally adopted her two kids from another relationship. They also have one daughter together.
Major and minor celebrity Japanese and Black couples from around the world.

9. Billy Dee Williams and Teruko Nakagami Williams. Many people had no idea that Billy Dee Williams, one of the biggest historical African American sex symbols has been married to a Japanese lady for over 40 years.

10. Celebrity Chinese and Black Couples – Past and Present. We are so happy for all of our viewers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese diaspora worldwide!

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Major and minor celebrity Chinese and Black couples from around the world.

Most Engaging Posts

In this section, we look at which posts did readers spend the most time on while visiting ABC. This section will only cover the main page.

1. Cultural Differences With Blasian Couples. Many Asians and Blacks are still new to each other’s culture, so every little bit of knowledge helps. Readers spent nearly 7 minutes on average digesting this article in 2016.

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Cultural differences and lifestyle changes that Blasian couples often have to face and resolve.

2. Interview With Lily Lee – Part 1. Many people continue to tell us how much Lily’s story grabbed their heart and how much they enjoyed this interview.

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Part 1 of a two part interview with Lily J. Lee, the founder of Lily Petals World, and a leading Blasian Youtuber.

3. Notable Japanese and Black Blasians. We started tracking notable Blasians at one time before we realized that we had bitten off more than we could chew here. Happy to see people still enjoying this article.

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Notable Japanese and Black Blasians from around the world.

4. Notable Chinese and Black Blasians. Readers also spent over 6 minutes on average on this post. When we hire an intern, updating this article and completing the missing Notable Blasians articles will be tops on their list.

Notable Chinese and Black Blasians from around the world.

5. Celebrity Filipino and Black Couples – Past and Present. This article is both one of the most popular and engaging articles on ABC!

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Major and minor celebrity Filipino and Black couples from around the world.

6. Celebrity Korean and Black Couples – Past and Present. Lots of interest in Korean and Black relationships, so we are happy to see that people actually spend time on this article as opposed to just skimming through it.

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Major and minor celebrity Korean and Black couples from around the world.

7. Why AMBW Groups Outnumber BMAW Groups. This post focused on AMBW couples also draws heavy engagement numbers.

Peng Chen, a Chinese American entrepreneur, and his fiancee, Michelle Morgan, a top Kenyan television news anchor.
Why do AMBW Groups outnumber BMAW Groups when there are over 6 BMAW couples for every one AMBW couple.

8. Groups, Blogs, and Other Resources For Blasian Couples. We think it’s important to share all the great things going on in the Asian and Black couple community and we are always looking for undiscovered resources that can help Blasian couples.

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Listing of meetup groups, discussion groups, blogs, youtube channels, facebook pages, and other resources for Blasian couples and Blasians.

9. Celebrity Chinese and Black Couples – Past and Present. Another celebrity Blasian couples list that people spent a good amount of time reading.

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Major and minor celebrity Chinese and Black couples from around the world.

10. Historical View of Asian and Black Couples. One of our first articles on ABC and it’s great to see people spending over 5 minutes on average reading this article.

Countries With The Most Views On ABC Websites

This section will list the countries who viewed ABC websites the most in 2016. We note the changes to each position. If no change is noted, that means that country was in the same position in 2015 on ABC. A huge thank you to all of our ABC viewers worldwide!

ABC FB

  1. USA
  2. Philippines
  3. South Korea
  4. France
  5. UK (new to top 5)

No longer in top 5 = Japan

ABC Tumblr

  1. UK (new to top 5)
  2. US (down 1 spot)
  3. Italy (new to top 5)
  4. Germany
  5. China (down 3 spots)

No longer in top 5 = Japan, South Korea

ABC Main Site

  1. USA
  2. Canada (up 1 spot)
  3. UK (down 1 spot)
  4. Philippines (up 2 spots)
  5. France
  6. Australia (up 2 spots)
  7. Malaysia (up 2 spots)
  8. Japan (down 1 spot)
  9. Indonesia (new to top 10)
  10. Kenya (new to top 10)

No longer in top 10 = South Korea, Germany

Most Engaged Countries On ABC Websites

This section will look at which countries (with at least 1% of the total views) visited the most ABC pages per visitor.

ABC FB

  1. US
  2. Philippines
  3. France (up 1 spot)
  4. Thailand (new to top 5)
  5. Malaysia (new to top 5)

No longer in top 5 = Japan, UK

ABC Main Site

  1. Brazil (up 7 spots)
  2. South Africa (up 1 spot)
  3. Netherlands (new to top 10)
  4. Kenya (new to top 10)
  5. Japan (new to top 10)
  6. France (up 1 spot)
  7. UK (new to top 10)
  8. USA (new to top 10)
  9. South Korea (new to top 10)
  10. Canada (new to top 10)

No longer in top 10 = Barbados, Taiwan, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago

Cities With The Most Views On ABC Websites

This section will look at which worldwide cities viewed ABC websites the most in 2016.

ABC FB

  1. New York, NY, USA
  2. Lagos, Nigeria (new to top 5)
  3. Los Angeles, CA, USA (up 2 spots)
  4. Quezon City, Manila, Philippines (down 2 spots)
  5. Seoul, Korea (down 2 spots)

No longer in the top 5 = Accra, Ghana

ABC Main Site

  1. New York, NY, USA
  2. Los Angeles, CA, USA (up 1 spot)
  3. London, UK (down 1 spot)
  4. Chicago, IL, USA (up 1 spot)
  5. Houston, TX, USA (up 1 spot)
  6. Washington, DC, USA (up 2 spots)
  7. San Francisco, CA, USA (new to top 10)
  8. Atlanta, GA, USA (up 1 spot)
  9. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (up 1 spot)
  10. San Diego, CA, USA (down 3 spots)

No longer in the top 10 = Seoul, South Korea

Most Engaged Cities On ABC Websites

This section will look at which cities (with at least 1% of the total views) visited the most ABC pages per visitor.

ABC FB

  1. New York, NY, USA (up 1 spot)
  2. Los Angeles, CA, USA (up 3 spots)
  3. London, UK (new to top 5)
  4. Quezon City, Manila, Philippines (down 3 spots)
  5. Atlanta, GA, USA (new to top 5)

No longer in the top 5 = Chicago, Houston

ABC Main Page

  1. Houston, TX, USA
  2. Nairobi, Kenya (new to top 10)
  3. London, UK (new to top 10)
  4. San Antonio, TX, USA
  5. Miami, FL, USA
  6. Philadelphia, PA, USA
  7. Detroit, MI, USA
  8. New York, NY, USA
  9. Dallas, TX, USA
  10. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Completely All New Top 10

Summary

To all of our ABC viewers, we really appreciate you spending time at the ABC websites.

For 2017, we are very much considering bringing on an intern as life continues to just get busy and slows down the rate of new articles. We are also continuing to look at ways that we can bring great single Asians and great single Blacks together and will have more to say about this in an upcoming article!

Thanks again to everyone for visiting ABC!! We wish all of our readers nothing but the best in 2017!

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