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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Simon Hampel, 3rd Feb, 2016.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Time for some more stats :D

    We passed 150,000 posts this morning, 230 days after launching the site last June.

    I'll add some charts with stats, for your analytical pleasure.
     
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    After the expected Christmas slowdown, we have come back with a bang in January - our busiest month since August last year.

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    New user registrations picked up in January too - up 50% over December.

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    nice work Sim!
     
  5. EN710

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    Seems like everyone were pretty stuffed in the new year ;) a lot less average posts
     
  6. Simon Hampel

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    I thought I'd be smart and do a chart showing time zones of our registered members - but it turns out that people aren't as consistent in what timezone they choose.

    Vladivostok is UTC+10 like Sydney ... and happens to be the first entry in the list of UTC+10 locations - so I think people are not looking carefully enough at the time zone options and only at the offset.

    Similarly for Hong Kong, which is UTC+8 like Perth

    Also, Melbourne and Hobart are lumped in with Sydney when it comes to timezones - so I don't think this actually has any meaningful data in it in any case. Pity - I thought I was onto something interesting here!

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    @Simon Hampel wouldn't it be easier to do it by the geographic data?

    Also, breakdown of privacy settings might be interesting :rolleyes:
     
  8. Simon Hampel

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    Country - no huge surprise here. This is counting the number of sessions (visits), so there may not actually be that many people from the US - it only takes a couple of active visitors to drive up the visit count.

    This data is for the past 3 months.

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  9. Simon Hampel

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    Easier, yes - but not necessarily more accurate as much of the data is inferred rather than user selected. Although, as it turns out, the inferred data is probably far more accurate than relying on users to select the correct values :D
     
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    Visits by state - past 3 months

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    New South Wales has dropped back a bit, percentage wise, with Victoria, Queensland and South Australia all increasing in relative visit counts.

    Western Australia is about the same.
     
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    Visits by city - past 3 months

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    Sydney has dropped back 3% (relatively speaking), Melbourne up nearly 1%, Brisbane up slightly, Perth down slightly, Adelaide up nearly 1%, Canberra about static.
     
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    Browsers

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    Chrome continues to increase, but Safari is increasing more.

    Firefox continues to drop, as does Internet Explorer.

    Fewer people using Android browser now, as most people tend to use Chrome on Android these days.

    A few more people using Microsoft's new Edge browser as Windows 10 uptake increases.
     
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    Operating systems

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    Windows down, iOS (iPhones / iPads) up, Android up, MacOS down a bit - this is fairly consistent with the overall move towards mobile devices for accessing the website.

    We still have someone who won't give up on their CrackBerry.
     
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    I use all three :D

    Have you tried using the userID feature in Google Analytics? In ideal situation that will consolidate user using Desktop, Tablet and Mobile into one user and not three - could be an interesting data.
     
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    Screen resolutions

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    Mobile phones continue to dominate this data. Interestingly, 1920x1080 continues to drop, as do the other popular laptop resolutions of 1366x768 and 1440x900 and 1680x1050.

    iPhone 6 (375x667) continues to increase strongly - over 10% of our traffic now.
     
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    There are some privacy issues involved in tracking individual users through Google Analytics, so I decided not to enable that degree of tracking at this point.
     
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    ISP

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    Telstra is up a bit with iiNet and TPG down slightly. Optus is down while Vodafone seems to be making a recovery.
     
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    Device type

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    Desktop continues to drop (down another 3%), but interestingly tablet is also down slightly. Seems mobile devices are the go - almost 40% of visits happen on a mobile device.
     
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    You'd need to have unique random code that persist for each account without any personal data to consolidate the data, and then erase that cookie when user is logged out (I think that was the rule) - requires some work (which is not very important) :confused:

    Mobile nowadays have really big screen... and most tablets are wifi only, so I'm guessing most people only use it at home
     
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    Mobile devices

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    iPhone continues to dominate - up nearly 2%

    iPad has dropped off slightly. Samsung's Galaxy S5 and S6 continue to do well.