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Movers Project, Polls and a couple of Virily use questions…

I have been doing a lot of research into the impact of comments on Blog Posts. There is a lot of information that is available. The impact here on Virily is something I will use as part of the Movers project later this summer. I want to figure out if comments drive views faster. I am working through several ways we can measure that. One of the problems we have right now is there are many new writers, many returning old writers and it makes the water a little muddy. As we roll further into the summer, I suspect we will end up with more overall information. It is nice, per CarolDM that the poll issue is fixed. Polls are a part of the way I like to present my technical column.

Having only the option for Yes, decreased the interaction a bit.

The other template I use a lot is the Gallery. Galleries have improved in overall speed considerably with the last big Virily Update. Where it would take 2 minutes or longer to load the 10-11 pictures I normally share, now it is less than 30 seconds. Some of that is I have switched browsers (on purpose). Part of that is the new site. When I go back and upload pictures in Chrome, it is still faster now than it was.

The amount of code, complexity, and variables a site like Virily has to deal with are incredible. So a tip of the cap to team Virily for the site improvements!

I will write a column in detail on the overall mover’s project later on. I will, as mentioned, break the study into two distinct sections. I will also run the two sections at different times. I want to see if comments drive views. I also am really curious as to three questions that have been asked previously.

1. Does time of day matter for views?

2. Does Twitter drive more views?

3. Does Facebook drive more views?

Thanks all!

  • Question of

    Will you share the template you use in the comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Anyone doing quizzes?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Is the quiz template fixed?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Alex mentioned that the compare function (template) wasn’t working. Anyone else use that one?

    • Yes
    • No

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