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VVar
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posted 23 June 2004 12:48 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email VVar   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Im really curious about this. How many unique hits does the site get in..... say... a week, or even a month? How well is Dragonsworn doing?
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Ishamael
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posted 23 June 2004 03:21 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
That's hard to say, we're split up among several sites, and we haven't had a recent stats build.

Looking at around the 30 days for March, we had just under 20 000 uniques between evn (uk+us)and ins. dvn had 14001 *pageviews* (averaging around 17.5k these days), and we're not sure how many actual visits that translates into. Going with a pretty arbritrary estimate of let's say 7 pv/visit and use the 17.5k figure so we look better, that's an additional 2500. exn is anyone's guess, as we don't have any numbers for that at all. Recent sources indicate since the redesign, about 20% of out total traffic number has headed there. Let's assume 10% for exn.

So, we're at 22500 visits between evn(us+uk)ins, dvn. Assuming that's 90% of all our visits, then we're look at 25000 visits / month.

Keep in mind this number will have a lot of statistcal error, and it's been skewed a bit as we took higher numbers for dvn outside of the march period, and the ins stats were actually from april. In addition, march was a high traffic month for us, so these stats skew high, if anything. Also, exn is anybody's guess right now, so that could change things by up to 5k either way.

I can say that March/April of last year was 3881/1404 visits respectively. So we're doing significantly better, and we've been seeing remarkable growth every month since our relaunch. Things are bound to slow down a bit as the site is getting sporadic updates, but that's because a new engine is being worked on.

On the plus side, ins is picking up, exn is much more popular since the redesign, and dvn is bringing in brand new traffic. On top of all this the main site is doing better than ever before. The outlook is pretty bright The thing we're missing most is links from other sites, as we've been pretty well static for the last couple months. We need to work on that front, and thinks should pick up very quickly.

Hope that answered your question. For exact numbers, you're going to have to wait a little longer.


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Ishamael
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posted 23 June 2004 03:23 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Oh, and as a caveat...

When i Say uniques, that means insofar as any stats program can figure em out. So, if you visit 10 times in a month with enough time between visits, that is 10 visits. So these stats do NOT indicate we have 25000 different people visiting our sites.

[ 23 June 2004: Message edited by: Ishamael ]


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Antacid
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posted 23 June 2004 03:52 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, for those tousands of hits.. the number of people that paticipate on the site, writing review, posting on the board, or anything else is pretty disappointing.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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FainFan
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posted 12 October 2004 11:50 PM      $post_id   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Working with March numbers that lined up with the Release of New Spring... Any positive change in those stats? (I remember RD posting that summers are traditionally slower a year or two ago).

Honestly, I have to agree with the above assesment. I've mentioned in previous topics that I think a slowdown on theoretical discussion is happening.

I guess that the level/affiliation system is meant to fix this, in part.

But, in relation to those unique visits, what's the ratio of ghosts to more active users?

What do you think the prevalence of post-eers (not really sure how to phrase this) compared to people who surf through is?

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fantasybookspot
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posted 15 October 2004 10:08 AM      $post_id   Email fantasybookspot   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I think it is really not a bad number , but you are right, dial up people also always up those numbers with each different IP address when they re dial up. The big issue is getting those people signed up for the forums and not just looking at your reviews etc... This is something we are having a real hard time with for our website these days as well. Also how does on compete with the sfsite.com and sffworld sites that do thousands of reviews and have authors forums on their site, those are the big questions. Ish at some point I really wouldnt mind sitting down with you and exchanging some information so that we could make both sites better. We have already gotten one publishing company to start sending us advanced readers and are in talks with some fantasy authors as well.
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fantasybookspot
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posted 15 October 2004 10:09 AM      $post_id   Email fantasybookspot   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Hmm something wrong with my postings, a lot of the time I get double postings. Sorry for any issues that this causes, im not trying to up my post count, I swear!! :)

Also another thing I did want to mention though was as I do a search for something simple like fantasy book reviews in google (which is where we would get a bunch of new users for both sites) we are both listed so far down that someone would never find us, but then I see a site from an aol user that hasnt been updated in like 4 months in the top 20

edited by fantasybookspot on October 15th, 2004

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