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03-19-2003, 05:10 PM
You can see the daily, weekly, and monthly statistics of http://sciwire at community statistics page (http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewire/Statistics.html). The long-term weekly statistics are posted below. Views indicate the number of page-views over a seven day period. Only one view per visit is counted. Posts represent the number of messages posted by people during the week from Wednesday to Tuesday. Visits represent the number of sessions by unique visitors to the site during the week. Member indicates the number of registered visitors on Tuesday. New indicates the number of new members that successfully registered up during the week.
[This message was edited by Wise Young on 12-24-03 at 05:06 PM.]
03-29-2003, 06:22 PM
03-30-2003, 03:42 PM
Gender of our members
03-30-2003, 03:54 PM
Age of CareCure Members
> 80: 7
03-30-2003, 08:46 PM
Thanks Wise. Very interesting.
04-04-2003, 05:27 PM
(we were testing something here http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif )
Life is a lesson you learn when you're through.
04-07-2003, 12:45 AM
04-07-2003, 01:25 AM
04-21-2003, 03:29 AM
Interesting that there was a significant jump in the number of visitors to the site on Friday 4/18/2003 to 1813. This is a larger number of visitors than we customarily get at the site. It does not appear to be a fluke because our Saturday numbers are also quite high. It is almost as if a search site has caught something on our site and a lot of people are clicking on the link. Wise.
04-26-2003, 09:23 AM
We had a significant drop in our traffic on Wednesday April 24 due to the server being down part of the day.
04-30-2003, 03:57 PM
I don't know if anybody noticed but we have had a sudden increase in the number of registrants. In the last three days, we have had 40 new members. Wise.
Doing a Google search for "spinal cord injury" we now show up on page 6. On Yahoo doing the same search we show up on page 4. We don't show up on the first 18 pages of AltaVista.
But...our search engine ranking has improved. I wonder if the submissions I worked on are finally paying off slightly.
~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wavey.gif ~
1 Fine Spine RN
05-01-2003, 11:18 AM
On April 15, I gave a lecture to the senior class at Northern VA Community College. I was given permission to use pictures of some members and told some stories and shared the real life experiences and personal messages of people living daily with spinal cord injury. The letter I got back as feedback was positive. I encouraged the students to visit the site and begin to consider supporting the cure. They would have had computer lab time on the 18th....I wonder if some of those students could have accounted for a portion of that 40? The timing seems right. I heard later that a few of them were genuinely interested.
Lets HOPE so.
05-03-2003, 07:10 PM
That is great Mary and Jeff. Let us hope that the new members keep coming. Wise.
05-29-2003, 04:06 PM
This is a graph of the age distribution of the members.
Jeff, I was just reading in a computer magazine that many search engines (including Google) rank their sites on a search based on the number of times that a certain phrase is listed on the site. Some sites have moved themselves up on the search engine lists by filling all the blank spaces on their site with text, but masking it by making the text the same color as the background.
For example, for our site, the words "spinal cord injury" would be written over and over in white text in all the blank appearing spaces on the home and forums main page. Have we considered or tried this?
06-02-2003, 07:04 AM
KLD, google rankings are based on several criteria. One is the number of people who click on a site that google presents.
There are services that attempt to manipulate the priorities of google and other searches. For example, one of the ways in which these services work is to go repeatedly to a search service, find the site that they are trying to promote, and then repeatedly select that site to raise the priority of that particular site in the list of found sites. It is also possible to pay search services to rank sites higher.
We are growing at a steady rate, at an average of about 5 new members per day on average. Over a 1000 people on average come every day to our site, spending an average of 10-16 minutes viewing an average of about 20 page views per visit. We have core group of about 1200 users who have viewed over 300 pages of the site. About 150 members have viewed over 10000 pages of the site.
Last year, when I did an analysis of our membership, approximately 70% has spinal cord injury. About 22% are caregivers or have a relative or friend with spinal cord injury. About 7% are professionals. When I have time, I will go back and analyze this again although about half of our membership do not indicate their spinal cord injury status.
06-09-2003, 07:27 AM
For the Month of May 2003:
Total Registered Members: 3866
Total New Members: 171
Total Hours Usage Logged: 7574
Top Five Posters:
Wise Young (627 Posts)
Max (283 Posts)
SCI-Nurse (218 Posts)
seneca (188 Posts)
Acid (164 Posts)
Top Five Topic-Starters:
Wise Young (244 Posts)
Max (192 Posts)
seneca (43 Posts)
Leo (33 Posts)
Dr. J. J. (23 Posts)
% of Members Who Posted:
06-11-2003, 05:56 AM
Interesting that we had a big increase in the number of visitors in the last two days. Wise.
06-22-2003, 11:43 AM
We are beginning to approach two big milestone in our site that we will exceed probably by next week. We now have close to 4000 members (3973) and close to 100,000 posts (97,442) on the site.
On a monthly basis, the site is getting over 30,000 (33,318) visitors to the site, over 600,000 page views (618,852), and nearly 6000 posts per month.
On the daily basis, we are getting an average of 5 new members, 200 posts, 1000 visits, and 20,000 views per day.
A consistent weekly pattern has also emerged. Most people visit us on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The visits taper off on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Anybody notice we passed the 4000 members mark!
Yeah!!!! Let's hit 10,000 members in the next 12 months.
07-02-2003, 09:44 PM
People may be interested in how others use the subscription services of this site. This web site offers users the choice of displaying topics that they are interested in on a personal page, getting a daily email digest of all the postings in a given forum, getting immediate email notification, and getting a weekly email digest. The following are the number of members who are using each of these services.
Personal Pages 2639
Daily Email Digest 148
Immediate Email Notification 1771
Weekly Email Digest 17
07-31-2003, 07:12 AM
We have broken the 100,000 posting barrier. The site now has 104344 posts, 259 of which contain attachments. Wise.
08-21-2003, 01:05 PM
I shifted the statistics to weekly to give a better bird's eye view of our progress. Last week, we broke the 30,000 views on one day. Wise.
09-04-2003, 05:41 PM
Statistics reported for period of: August 1-31, 2003
Total Page Views: 713392
Average Page Views/Day: 23013
Total New Topics Created: 943
Five Most Popular Topics:
• Proud Of Our Disabilities by Chris2 (with 144 posts and 2797 page views)
• 28 able bodied female looking... by misterhappyshorts (with 81 posts and 1720 page views)
• IBOT...more BS from the AB community by Red_1_Canada (with 50 posts and 1462 page views)
• how did this happen? by Joey M (with 70 posts and 1348 page views)
• can u do this ? by ~the gimp~ (with 56 posts and 1392 page views)
09-17-2003, 08:58 PM
09-24-2003, 07:27 PM
10-07-2003, 11:06 AM
I don't know if people can open the attached file but it is an html file that reports on the statistics of September. Our site broke a number of records.
1. We had 207 new members sign up during the month. This is more than any previous month.
2. People logged in a total of 11,134 hours on the site with a total of 1,022,332 page views. This is the first time that we have broken a million page views per month.
3. Not surprisingly, the top five topics were all about the Beijing sojourn by three of our members.
10-30-2003, 04:35 AM
Since the week ending September 23, our site has consistently had more than 10,000 visitors per week, an average of over 300,000 page views per week. This past week, we broke the all time record of 2000 posts per week. Wise.
11-13-2003, 10:23 AM
Since September, the traffic to this site has more than doubled, from 120,000-170,000 page views per week to now over 350,000 page views per week. The number of posts went from 1200-1300 to over 2300 per week. The number of visitors have gone from 8000-9000 visitors per week to over 11000 visitors per week. The number of gigabytes downloaded has gone from less than 1 gigabyte per week to now over close to 3 gigabytes per week. Over 500 new members have registered and we should soon reach 5000 registered members.
It's nice to login in and notice that there are nearly 100 people on the site at once...
11-14-2003, 11:19 AM
Outstanding. If the US government knew of how much money is being saved in healthcare costs by the Care forum alone. What could be the next step? I suggest attempts at corporate sponsoring ala Seti at Home. At this rate, the skyÂ´s the limit. Wise, it all started with a bankrupt website ready to bite the dust and your initative and resources. Congratulations and thanks.
"So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer
11-14-2003, 05:06 PM
Congrats to CC and all who make it great. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
Thank you. I for one am very grateful for its existence. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif
11-19-2003, 08:30 AM
Thanks, Chris and Mike. The increase in traffic appears to be more than just a blip due to the intense interest in the Beijing trial. We are consistently getting more than 50,000 page views per day, 1700 visitors per week day, and over 200 posts per day.
The amount of information that is being downloaded from the site is impressive. With consistently over 350,000 page views, 2000 posts, and 11,000 visitors per week, downloading 2-3 Gb of text and other information, I think that we have become a major source of information for the spinal cord injury community.
The task that lies in front of us is to organize this information so that it is readily accessible to new users. The difficulty of finding information on this site is beginning to worry me. We have several potential approaches towards this problem... one is to get Google to come in and make a keyword-based and relevance based search index for our site. Another is to spend a lot of time to cull out the nuggets from the mountain of information.
[This message was edited by Wise Young on 11-19-03 at 11:47 AM.]
11-27-2003, 06:34 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! This site's traffic tends to decline on weekends and holidays. The heaviest traffic usually appears at the beginning of the work week and tapers towards the end of the week.
We are approaching 5000 members. Probably in another two weeks, we will hit that milestone. What has been amazing to me has been the doubling of the number of visitors and posts per week and the nearly tenfold increase in the volume of data downloaded per week since April.
12-04-2003, 07:32 AM
With an average of 2000+ posts, 11000+ visitors, 300,000+ page views, and 2.5+ Gb downloaded per week, and nearly 5000 registered members, carecure has reached a new milestone of activity and participation by the community. In spite of two days of Thanksgiving holiday and a weekend, we stayed in the range in the past week. Wise.
12-05-2003, 11:03 AM
Thank you for all your "Wise" work. Your a step ahead of the rest, Dr. Wise. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
"I guess pain is a great motivator."- Yanni
12-05-2003, 11:37 AM
So who is passing out the Havanas? http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
"So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer
12-10-2003, 02:21 AM
getting close. should hit 5000 today or tomorrow. Wise.
12-13-2003, 05:18 AM
Well, we hit the 5000 mark on Wednesday December 10, 2003. Wise.
12-20-2003, 03:51 AM
Should we own stock or something??
12-21-2003, 04:50 AM
Originally posted by NoDecafPlz:
Should we own stock or something??
Joe, that is not such a bad idea. We are getting now over 11,000 visits per week from over 5000 registered members, looking at over 300,000 pages on the site every week. There is a lot of valuable information on this site. We currently have nearly 140,000 messages on the database.
If we offer stock starting at a $10 per share, I think that people would buy. The stock will give community ownership of the site.
12-21-2003, 06:06 AM
Sounds interesting. How would the site produce revenue? Would you consider advertisers, otherwise, the fee would be a membership or registration fee. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif
12-21-2003, 07:31 AM
Bigbob, I am continuing the discussion in the Funding and Legislation Forum at the following topic link (http://carecure.org/forum/showpost.php?p=55011). See my answer there. Wise.
12-23-2003, 04:31 PM
12-24-2003, 02:07 PM
Our numbers a little down this week because the site was off-line several times last week. Wise.