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NYCFC_Dan

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I’ve done this a couple times in the past.
Anything in particular you’d like to see?

If you haven’t seen the stats before I can cover geo areas, devices used, age ranges, sex and then compare years as well.
That’s the main reason I thought it would be interesting this time around. We’ll get a good idea of how the team is trending in terms of interest.
Are international fans dwindling? Are people losing interest in the club in general?

I think this forum provides a good base for all of this since we’ve been an integral part of the club going back to the day it was founded.
If you google NYCFC we are the 15th result. This fluctuates on days like today due to high ranking sites pumping out news following a game. So at times we’re closer to 10th result. The majority of our ‘new’ visitors come here via google. If I recall correctly about 75% of our traffic is google driven. So this gives us a good idea about who is interested in the club.

So go ahead and let me know what you want to see and when I get off work I’ll put some things together.
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I’ve done this a couple times in the past.
Anything in particular you’d like to see?

If you haven’t seen the stats before I can cover geo areas, devices used, age ranges, sex and then compare years as well.
That’s the main reason I thought it would be interesting this time around. We’ll get a good idea of how the team is trending in terms of interest.
Are international fans dwindling? Are people losing interest in the club in general?

I think this forum provides a good base for all of this since we’ve been an integral part of the club going back to the day it was founded.
If you google NYCFC we are the 15th result. This fluctuates on days like today due to high ranking sites pumping out news following a game. So at times we’re closer to 10th result. The majority of our ‘new’ visitors come here via google. If I recall correctly about 75% of our traffic is google driven. So this gives us a good idea about who is interested in the club.

So go ahead and let me know what you want to see and when I get off work I’ll put some things together.
How often does K Kjbert post from Claudio Reyna's house?
 

NYCFC_Dan

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I uploaded a chart that shows the fluctuations in visitors to the forums since inception. We’re down from averaging 600-700 unique visitors per day to only 300-400 now.
 
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Christopher Jee

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I'm not sure what you have available, but I'd mostly be interested in the overall growth funnel. For example:
  • First landing page
  • How many pages / which pages / what action before a browser makes an account
  • Same but for a first post, first like
  • Same but for a user being active on say a monthly and weekly basis
  • What do people do if they bounce before never making an account
  • What do users do if they never make a post
  • What do users do when they don't graduate from being a poster to monthly or weekly user
  • What happens to users who go from monthly or weekly users to casual or non posters .
Apart from that, advanced, non-anonymized user metrics sound like a great idea that couldn't possibly go wrong!
 

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No way to know. It tracks pages.
Page 543 is the most visited page on the forums aside from actual sections. So it was likely linked to in articles. It received 2,400 unique visits.
Starts with a discussion of fast food burgers, ends with dark knight dropping that Newtown Creek rendering that got everyone excited for a spell. (The first legit rendering we saw? Despite how dumb that whole cycle turned out to be.) I think that post was linked on every fan site and multiple times on reddit over the week or so afterwards, so it would explain the trend.

http://nycfcforums.com/index.php?threads/stadium-discussion.21/page-543
 

NYCFC_Dan

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I'm not sure what you have available, but I'd mostly be interested in the overall growth funnel. For example:
  • First landing page
  • How many pages / which pages / what action before a browser makes an account
  • Same but for a first post, first like
  • Same but for a user being active on say a monthly and weekly basis
  • What do people do if they bounce before never making an account
  • What do users do if they never make a post
  • What do users do when they don't graduate from being a poster to monthly or weekly user
  • What happens to users who go from monthly or weekly users to casual or non posters .
Apart from that, advanced, non-anonymized user metrics sound like a great idea that couldn't possibly go wrong!
Unfortunately I can’t do the majority of that. Google tracks raw data, not registered/guest. It doesn’t know who the user is, just that they’re here. I’ll look into data that the forum gathers but I don’t think it has much.
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