Msg 1 Posted: 09:01 AM 07/24/08 (CST)
Well... Once Again...here we go...|
If you have been visiting this forum for a while, you know that every once in a while we post statistics on how the site is doing. We do this because we feel that we are all a team here and everone deserves to know some of the information that pertains to this site. The site is 4 years and 9 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.
Don't know where to start so I will just dig in!
June of 2008 was not qiute as good as May. In May we broke over 101,000 visits but for June, we only got a bit over 90,000. Still very good, but I was hoping we could top our May numbers. Probably due to the fact that analysis of the months going back a couple of years has always shown May as our banner month and then things settle down a bit for June and July... people probably out fishing and not taking the time to go online, eh? We also had a downturn in forum views from May to June. May views were at 206,000 and June shows 168,736. Well you can't always be going up, I guess.
All in all, I think the year is going great so far, it is clear that the summer months are busier then the winter months and we are steadily climbing from year to year.
The bounce rate has also gone up a bit to 60.40%. The Bounce Rate is the number of times a user hits a page and then just leaves. In May it was 59.60%. Just a note, though... we used to be very bad at this - a lot of first time visitors hit the home page and then left. This is very much improved from trends we have seen in the past and hopefully it will continue.
In June, 75.54% of all new visits were referred by a search engine - I still get a kick out of this. 8.88% were referred by another site (this is up - it was a bit over 7% last month), and 15.54% were not referred. What this means is that 15.54% of the visitors either filled in the site in the browser address bar or bookmarked the site (this is also up).
So what are the most popular pages in June? Well, I thought you would never ask!
Here are the top 5...
1 /minnesota-fishing-forum.taf (of course)
2 /minnesota-fishing-pictures.taf - pictures page
3 / - home page
4 /fishingprofile.taf (people looking at our user profiles again, eh?)
5 /fishing-directory-and-resources.taf - directory
I would have hoped the tournaments page would have been in the top 5, but it came in at #8.
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. Lots of good stuff in the forums and it is the primary reason people come here.
Following are search engine referrals...
1. google 72.40%
2. yahoo 12.79%
3. msn 7.07%
4. live 3.49%
5. search 2.12%
6. aol 1.49%
7. netscape 0.32%
8. ask 0.25%
9. altavista 0.03%
10. alltheweb 0.01%
Google has pretty much dominated for June... like usual
Ranking has been all over the place on Google, the phrase Minnesota Fishing is popping us up at #11, sometimes #8 (better). Minnesota Fishing Forum we are still at #2. Minnesota fishermen and Minnesota fishing tournaments we are #1 - - - HORRAY!!! Minnesota DNR dropped to #8 and #9 - That's a tough one to get, folks! MN fishing reports are at #6 and #7. Minnesota fishing tournaments are at #1 and #2 along with mn fishing tournaments. MN fishing pictures are at #1 and #2. MN fishing articles and Minnesota fishing articles, we are at #1 and #2. MN fishing news - #3 and #4. Minnesota fishing news - #2 and #3. Ya da ya da ya da...
I used to give stats on Yahoo and MSN, but what the heck. We aren't getting enough referrals from those engines to even worry about it anymore. If the market share changes on this, in the future, we will start adding these stats back in, eh?
Some of the phrases being used to find us. Here is a list of the top 10 for all searches...
1 minnesota fishing reports
2 minnesota dnr
3 fishing pals
4 minnesota Fishing forum
5 mn fishing reports
6 minnesota lake maps
7 fishing team names
8 mn fishing pals
9 mn fishing forum
10 Minnesota Fishing Forums
Seems people are actually searching for our site...mmmm.... Dontchya find this stuff interesting! Looks like people actually search for my fishing pals or mn fishing pals... 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...
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 5 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.
Oh... I almost forgot... people have asked me to post some of the wacky searches people are using to find the site. I may as well put them here now, lest we have requests for this again...
fishing team names
slow death hooks
dealing with the vehicle computer""
dealing with the vehicle computer
this is a house not a hotel
yamaha zuma for sale
fish houses on wheels
mustad slow death
this is a house, not a hotel
glass toilet tank
good morning msg
harriet island restaurant
victory auto house
4th of july in minnesota
bir the zoo
chicago cutlery 65s
elf environment minnesota
i was asking about
storm rattle tots
value of 1995 jayco trailer
2005 ice castle""
adam altman"" ""mille lacs""
camp dells"" waterville
chinese fishing tackle""
jd mercantile"" address
never piss off a guy who owns a backhoe""
ricky foggy"" cfl
top ten"" ""twin cities""
1 horse boat motor
1 page controversial issue
10th crow wing
2-4-c with teflon
adria force pictures