WFG traffic stats compilation thread

8 years ago | Ryan A. Span (Member)

Right, I've been meaning to do this for a while now, so here it is! A thread for everyone to post and compare their stats for traffic we're getting off the WFG, and from any other websites/projects/advertisements you care to name.

At the moment I'm getting in between 20-30 hits a month from my WFG listing and several more from the forums. Also around 20 from onlinenovels.net, but they don't seem to stick around much.

How's everyone else doing out of it?

Regards,
Ryan

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  1. apocalypsenovel (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    This could be very helpful to people who run their own sites. Thank you for the idea, @Winter. I'll provide my info.
    Here you go:

    Rank Site Total visits
    3. beyondthefarhorizon.com / referral 121
    6. warlordsstories.blogspot.com / referral 73
    7. forums.webfictionguide.com / referral 44
    8. clarekrmiller.digitalnovelists.com referral 38
    15. webfictionguide.com / referral 12

    I joined WFG sometime in October. As a reference, warlordsstories.blogspot.com only added me a few weeks ago, and I just joined beyondthefarhorizon.com a couple of weeks ago.

    This is according to Google analytics. Not looking for a fight on the numbers. By far my biggest referrer is google and yahoo. Twitter is pretty high as well. I have averaged abot 160-200 visits a day over the last 30 days with a high of 340 visits.

  2. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    How do you get that many from beyondthefarhorizon.com? I've had a thread there for months but I get virtually no traffic from it. Is there some secret handshake I've missed? Some rain dance I'm not doing? What?

    Regards,
    Ryan

  3. apocalypsenovel (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    aaaah grasshopper! Good question. The answer, my little weather related friend, is in the wind.

    Which is to say, I have no fucking clue. Just listed there and I got visits almost right away.

  4. S.A. Hunter (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I'm curious to know how you guys get your stat info. I only have a little sitemeter free account, and it stores only the info for the last 100 visits, and it doesn't compile the data for me. I'd have to sit and count to figure out real stats. Project Wonderful is actually nicer about that than sitemeter. They at least tell me totals from incoming links, but they only show the info for a week.

  5. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Google Analytics tells me that WFG has gotten me 28 page views. However, they're quality views.

    Over 7 pages viewed on average, with an on-site time of 12:19.

    However, it's 7th in my overall sources of visits.

  6. Charlotte (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I've gotten 47 in the .. 5ish weeks I've been listed.

    Not bad, sadly my biggest referral (after Google and Blogger, which are sort of givens) is Facebook. Haha.

    charlotte - a fictional college blog
    http://charlotte-faulkner.blogspot.com/
  7. Christopher Clarke (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    It's not Web Fiction, but Muse's Success has received 68 hits from WFG according to Google Analytics since it was first linked on the Community Links page which is nice. It may be more, I don't think I had the Analytics code on 100% of the time.

  8. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    @sahunter: I use Google Analytics. It's really easy to install a Wordpress plugin that puts the code in all pages (assuming you're using Wordpress) or to do it manually (though doing it manually is tedious).

  9. S.A. Hunter (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I put google analytics on my sites. It was really easy. Thanks for the rec.

  10. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I have a free sitemeter so I have no indepth figures.

    At the moment, I am receiving more referrals from Pages Unbound than WFG

  11. Eli James (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Mildaysa: give analytics a try. I use Reinvigorate myself, but I've got Analytics to provide backup statistics when I need 'em for Novelr.

    PS: PU gives you more hits? That's strange hrmm ...

  12. Clare-Dragonfly (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    WFG is #15 on my referrals list (with 33 visits), and the forums are #30 (with 7 visits). They don't stick around if they come from the forums but they do (~16 min average) if they come from the site itself.

  13. EJ Spurrell (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    My top 5 are...

    free-online-novels.com - 287 hits (Don't ask me how I ended up being listed there. I couldn't tell you. :P

    Pages Unbound - 112 hits

    StumbleUpon - 52 hits

    onlinenovels.net - 39 hits (Once again... no idea how I ended up there.)

    WFG - 23 hits (It's to be expected. With the expansion the site's received in terms of content, the userbase has some catching up to do.)

    I have, of course, omitted a few from the list. Sites where I pay for advertising, Google, etc. Mind you, I've taken a breather for the past month, so my hits are down as a result. *shrug*

  14. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 8 years ago

    @Eli:

    Not too strange, actually. I'm just about even between PU and Web Fiction Guide much of the time. PU isn't very active, but it still gets linked on every single one of AE's sites, giving it a link to AE's readership which no other site gets to the same degree.

    While we do have a decent base of visitors, we don't have anywhere near as many as she does for Tales of MU. Of course, to judge from PU's Project Wonderful information we do have more visitors than PU itself does. I wouldn't be surprised if PU gets more completely new visitors, but you never know. She doesn't promote PU much anymore.

    It's also worth noting that some percentage of my readers seem to use WFG and PU as bookmarks to find my site, skewing the stats to some degree. One can't assume that all visitors from either site are new readers.

    My stats:
    1. webfictionguide.com 174
    2. pagesunbound.com 132
    3. wibblypress.net 33
    4. twitter.com 26
    5. facebook.com 10

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