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How many people do you suppose look at this site daily?

How many people do you suppose look at this site daily?

Old Jun 14th, 2002, 12:08 PM
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How many people do you suppose look at this site daily?

Any one have any idea about how many people check this site daily? I wonder if it's a whole bunch, a sort of "silent majority," or is it just the few more vocal ones? Has there ever been any sort of report about the demographics of the average reader/poster?
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Daniel
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No idea, but there must be some "Moderators" (nice for sensors) monitoring this site?
Can we not reach them?
Can you not tell us? Please!
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 01:02 PM
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Duh
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Gina--and Daniel, too, I guess--get a life!
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 01:13 PM
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EenieMeenie
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ah, Dear Duh, so appropriatly named!
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 01:23 PM
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Gina, there has been posting recently with the demographics of the average reader/poster. Official Results for the moderators are: Whole bunch of sorta silent majority including a few more vocal ones.
We can be reached at the above address but we can NOT TELL you. Please & Thank You.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 03:45 PM
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I don't know how this question can ever be answered without some hints at "the data" from Fodors.

There have been numerous threads aimed at trying to tally how many unique individuals come here - - of course, it is an ever-changing population.

This is my sense - - at best my (very weakly) educated guess:

In a 48 hour period, 200-400 unique individuals come here who are willing to make some kind of posting, no matter how shy. I suspect that these people make 1.5 to 10 visits in a 48 hour period. Let's say that this is 500-2500 "visits"; it would translate into 10-50 times that number page views. The middle of this range is 10,000 to 25,000 page views per day.

Perhaps 30-50 of those people come here 15-30 times a week. Another 50-100 are "fairly regular" (5-10 times a month, possible running hot and cold, month in/month out). And the balance, in any given 48 hour period are "relative" newbies - - from my perspective, that means that they have been coming here less than a month, or have posted less than 10 times. Of course, the newbies are a continuously changing stream of people finding the site, and deciding not to come back. I suspect that many many people visit this site frequently for 15-60 days, and then taper way off, or stop coming with any regularity whatsoever.

To this 200-400, I would add another 400-2000 who read, but essentially NEVER post. They too, are an ever-changing population of visitors. Some come here once and never again. But I have no way of knowing if the number 400, or 2000 (or 40 or 40,000) is right.

But if it is a thousand, then they might add another 10,000 to 20,000 page views per day.

So, perhaps 5 to 10 million page views a year.

I could be off by a factor of a 100, high or low.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 03:47 PM
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Oh My God...
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:03 PM
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Dallas
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Well, Gina -- you wanted to know.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:05 PM
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robyn
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I have got to tell you...I can't stop laughing at this amazing attempt to calculate the answer to this question.
Rex, you are hilarious.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:11 PM
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Relative Newby
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You see, that is why I come here. I love this site, where else could I get such information!!
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:14 PM
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Kelsey
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Paraphrasing the Master Card commercials:

Counting imaginary people and page views: hilarious

Criticizing the counting, anonymously: pathetic

Knowing the difference: priceless.

It takes all kinds to make a world.

And a forum.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:18 PM
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hopeful
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If all those readers sent me $1.00 (or the equivalent thereof) every time they logged on, I'd be rich!
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:20 PM
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Roz
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Don't quit your day job Kelsey.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 04:29 PM
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Huh?
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Paraphrasing a Master Card commercial in a way that makes no sense: pointless.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 05:01 PM
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Wow!
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That might be the funniest answer yet to a question. Rex (I mean Rainman), God bless you for your sincerity.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 05:16 PM
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i think you meant censors
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sensors????
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 05:18 PM
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Lewis
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Capo by himself hits this site about 1000 times per day. Considering he writes the longest and most boring posts of anyone on this board, I figure we have about 250,000 words a day from his overused keyboard.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 07:15 PM
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BobNav
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Rex, you scare the hell out of me. For a MD, you need to get out in the sun a little more. Open the window and let in the fresh air. Go for a walk, anything but more of your usual B S.
 
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 10:41 PM
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hilarious
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You people are whacked out. I can't believe you took the time to figure all that out, Rex.
 
Old Jun 15th, 2002, 01:12 PM
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Tom
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This whole idea was worn out at least once before.

"Guess how many messages were posted on this Europe site on 5-11-00"

Author: Dave ([email protected])
Date: 05/12/2000, 01:48 am
Message: 441 separate messages.

and a whole lot of speculating about how much traffic on this site, two years ago.
 

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