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Some site stats and follow ups…

Thank you to everyone that sent a message to the admin team yesterday.

I am planning a couple of tech reviews, but those can wait until we get some of the log jam of posts loose and on the site.

Over the last six months, we have seen three things happen. The first is a rather significant decline in views. It used to take 100 views in 24 hours to make it on the trending list; now, it takes around 50. It used to take a minimum of 16 comments to make the most commented (now it is eight and sometimes six remarks) to make the most mentioned list. A year ago, when you made the most suggested list, you would typically see a 40% bump in views. Now it is roughly a 10% bump in views making most commented. I know most of you are thinking, why do I care, but imagine you make a great post (all of you do!) it arrives in the most commented area of the site. In the old days, you would have 40 or 50 comments when you got to the most comment listed list. You would then get between 16 and 20 more views than you would on average. Now you get 4 or 5 more pictures, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but if you post takes off, the impact ends up being more prominent.

The other thing is the rate to 100 views on posts now takes two full days. We had rebounded a little over the past month, but in July, we have slid back to the May numbers. Forty-eight hours to make 100 views for most users, although now, fewer posts cross the 100 view threshold. These don’t speak to site health. They talk to readers and external shares. One o the things I started tracking two years ago was my internal versus the external rate of views. It is pretty easy to determine when the numbers are lower. The ratio for my posts in the past was 40 internal 60 external in the race to 100. That has changed a little but remains relatively stable at around 35 inner 65 external. External views are non-member views.

Overall the site still seems to be drawing a steady stream of external views (that is critical for the website to make money). The admin teams haven’t responded to any of the emails so far. We have several features, communication, and other issues that are open with the admin team. The biggest problem we have right now is the number of posts waiting for moderation right now. I have heard as many as 11 days that some authors are waiting for publication.

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  • Question of

    Let’s have a great day today ok?

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    • No
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    Have you noticed polls work, and then don’t work?

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    Do you have posts that make 100 views in less than 5 days?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: LET’S HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY OK?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: HAVE YOU NOTICED POLLS WORK, AND THEN DON’T WORK?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: DO YOU HAVE POSTS THAT MAKE 100 VIEWS IN LESS THAN 5 DAYS?
    No (3 votes) – 100%

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  2. I need some more encouragement. I am overwhelmed because nothing I do seems to matter or make a difference. I should be grateful that I can post, but it must not be worthwhile because it’s not bringing in the views. I would hope my friends here will tell me when I should just stop.

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  3. The problem is that when you write a great post, it slips into oblivion instead of continually being in a ‘featured’ position. This is because no one in Admin reads a post. So I’m sure I’ve missed great posts as others have missed really good ones I wrote.

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