Post by young Protoboard on Apr 3, 2020 22:04:33 GMT
How has site traffic changed during the past few weeks? It seems that with more people around the world indoors, the forum is getting some more attention. Does any data exist to evaluate a causal hypothesis? Are Proboards ad revenues hitting all-time highs because of our surging ranks, or are we flailing about like the DJIA?
Robert has been paying to have ads removed up to 50,000 page views per month. This number was exceeded for the first time after 18 months on the 31st of January. In March the number was exceeded much earlier with almost a week to go before rolling over, so I've asked Robert to upgrade to 100,000 ad-free page views. So we won't be seeing ads for a while.
But it also shows that the forum is very active and growing in activity which I am very happy about of course!
Here is a graph from Google Analytics that shows a slow but steady growth with the usual lumpiness especially around Christmas:
I'm betting it's not just the forum that's growing. For example, there's been a running thread on the AE over at ModularGrid for some weeks now, and it's gotten quite a few readers as well as some further curiosity about the system.