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WebDude
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:42 AM 12/26/06 (CST)
Well... here we go again...

If you have been visiting this forum for a while, you know that every once in a while I post statistics on how the site is doing. I do this because I feel that we are all a team here and you people deserve to know some of the information that pertains to this site. The site is 2 years and 10 months old and considering how young the site is... Well... it appears we are doing great! If this stuff bores you... just pretend this post isn't here. smile smiley

Don't know where to start so I will just dig in!

August of 2006 was our busiest month ever this year, we broke the 52,000 unique visits on this month! Yippee Skippee!! Things have died down a bit since, but still not bad. December is not yet over and we have over 35,000 unique visits... This is UNIQUE NEW visits, folks! We also have a new milestone for August in forum page views at 196,000. December's forum pageviews are at 176,000.

After analyzing the year it is clear that the summer months are busier then the winter months. This probably makes sense because I think a lot more people fish in the summer then they do in the winter.

Something I would like to improve on, though, is that 1 in 10 first time visitors hit the home page and then leave.... mmm probably not what they are looking for, perhaps.

In December, 29% of all new visits were referred by a search engine, 36% were referred by another site, and 35% were not referred. What this means is that 35% of the visitors either filled in the site in the browser address bar or bookmarked the site. Search engine referrals were way down but referrals from other sites was way up... go figure.

So what are the most popular pages in December you ask? Well, I thought you would never ask!
Here are the top 5...

1. /minnesota-fishing-forum.taf (General Forum) at 82,149
2. /minnesotafishingpictures.taf (Pictures Page) at 18,065
3. /minnesota-fishing.taf (Home Page) at 5,943
4. /minnesota-fishing-forums.taf (Main Forum Page) at 5,156
5. /minnesota-fishing-stuff.taf (Fishing Directory) at 3,606

This shows that a lot of people are going directly to the forums and bypassing the home page. Not sure if this is good or bad... oh well.

Following are search engine referrals...

1. Google 81.88%
2. MSN 7.40%
3. Yahoo 6.04%
4. AOL 3.82%
5. Ask Jeeves 0.58%
6. AltaVista 0.08%
7. WebCrawler 0.08%
8. Lycos 0.04%
9. Excite 0.04%
10. Snap 0.04%

Google has pretty much dominated for December

Ranking has stayed stable on Google, the phrase Minnesota Fishing is popping us up at #5, sometimes #4. Minnesota Fishing Forum we are still at #1 AND #2. Hooray!!

On MSN, the phrase Minnesota Fishing is popping us up at #5 - a slight improvement (used to be #6). Minnesota Fishing Forum, we are at #2, used to be #1... Oh well, these things can fluctuate almost daily.

On Yahoo for Minnesota Fishing Forum, we got the #2 AND #3 spot. Same as the last time I checked.

Some of the phrases being used to find us. Here is a list of the top 10 for all searches...

1. minnesota fishing forum 7.52%
2. minnesota lake maps 5.42%
3. mn dnr 3.43%
4. my fishing pals 3.27%
5. minnesota fishing 132.92%
6. myfishingpal 2.48%
7. mn fishing forum 2.12%
8. lake winnibigosh 1.88%
9. minnesota fishing forums 1.86%
10. minnesota dnr 1.77%



mmmm.... Dontchya find this stuff interesting! Looks like people actually search for my fishing pals or myfishingpals... Dontchya find that REALLY interesting?

Now for referrals from other web sites. A BIG THANK YOU!!!! These are people who were at another site and clicked a link to get here. Here are the top 5...


1. www.lakesuperiorfishing.com 4.31%
2. www.lakeeriecharterfishing.com 3.19%
3. www.superstrikecharters.com 2.24%
4. www.jamminjigs.com 1.92%
5. www.southbeachfishing.com 1.77%

Click 'em folks! It's the least we could do!

Anyway, that's it for now. Not bad for a site that is still less then 3 years old! The birthday for the site is February 26, 2004. That is the first day we went live. I would like to thank everyone for their support. If anyone has any questions, you can post them here.




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 03:43 PM 12/26/06 (CST)
Love stats pages... if only I'd found the site the first year smile smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:32 PM 12/26/06 (CST)
Yeah the frist day if i was here i would probly be past webdude.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 10:04 PM 12/26/06 (CST)
Kudos 'Dude and all the good work you do. Stats are looking good. I was just on another site that touted being the #2 site and they posted they were getting around 30,000 visits a month. Obviously they are not using this site as a reference or they just count for profit sites. Just think, 52,000 in August and not a thing to buy anywhere on this site.




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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 10:06 PM 12/26/06 (CST)
Yeppers... pop the champaign corks... it's going to be a great 2007, at the rate this is going.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:23 PM 12/28/06 (CST)
edited by WebDude...

Please do not send me stuff unless you know what you are talking about.




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