Site Stat Report – 1 month

Posted by Paul on December 7, 2011 | Short Link

This website is mainly dedicated to sports simulation games, and peripherally to some of my personal indulgences, as well.  I have to assume that if you are reading this site, you’re probably interested in statistics, generally, and/or my indulgences personally.  By that reasoning, it seems that anyone reading this site would probably be interested to know the statistical breakdown of the site’s performance.

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of hits a brand new site from an unknown blogger gets, take a look at these statistics compiled during the first 30 days of this site’s existence.  I plan to post site stats every 30 days or so.  These are the site statistics through December 5, 2011.

ANALYSIS:

I couldn’t be more pleased with the results after the first 30 days of the site’s existence.   I’m not doing this for a profit at all (you’ll notice – there are absolutely no ads on this site).  This blog is solely for the love of our hobby and to share my own personal experience, strength, and hope in getting through the day-to-day of life.

If there is one thing that being in recovery has taught me, it’s that, for me, I have to strive for honesty and transparency in all my relationships or I risk going down a slippery slope of misdirection, arrogance, manipulation and, eventually, sabotaging the relationship.  I have a pattern of this as far back as I can go.  It’s a part of me.  So, I’m working really now hard to practice the principles of recovery in all my affairs.  With this website, that means being honest and transparent about everything I do here.  Site stats are a part of that.

In the first 30 days I got 1,420 clicks.  I think that’s pretty awesome.  At least 146 of those are me, however, because in the first two weeks of the site’s existence I had setup the stat utility wrong and not told it to NOT count logged in users.  It counted 146 clicks from the WordPress Dashboard (which could only be me) to the site.  That’s about 10% of the total.  I can live with that margin of error for this first report.  My clicks haven’t counted for a couple of weeks and won’t count in the future.  That’s good enough for me.

I hope that you can help me to grow the site.  I would love to hear advice in the comments, I’d love to have you guys spreading the word about this site and helping this become a site that can really inform and entertain.

THINGS I NOTICED:

“APBA Soccer” seems to be where Search Engine users are finding oneforfive.com, and that isn’t surprising.  It is surprising to me how far down Google you have to go to find oneforfive.com if you search for “APBA Soccer.”  There are a few one-off reviews, a few press-release blurbs, but how many other sites are posting detailed and enthusiastic recaps of replays using this game?  There are a couple threads in a couple forums, but this seems to be the only site that has devoted significant coverage to the game.  I would think I’d fall on page one, but oh well.  I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and the Google will take notice eventually, I’m sure.

The top posts were two of my very first, introductory, posts and a post that was tweeted by Baseball Prospectus writer Larry Granillo, aka @wezen-ball.  Larry has 2,631 followers on Twitter, which is 2,502 more than I.  One of these days, maybe, I could be so lucky.

AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR:

Like I said, I am not in this for any monetary gain.  I do some freelance writing when I’m not rolling these games, working on this site, at my day job, or, most importantly, spending time with my family.  If posting here leads to other writing opportunities, that would be great.  Also, if it leads to free cards or games, that would be cool, too.  If any game designers/marketers wants a complete review of their game, I’d be glad to take on that task.

Fair and balanced, of course.

And, as always, with honesty and transparency.  Thanks for your support, fellas.

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