Pay Me, Bug! Podcast: Chapter 08

Submitted by C B Wright on

WHEREIN Our Hero, Confronted With the Threat of Impending Family, Reacts in a Measured and Appropriate Fashion


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Hard to say...

... my stats are a little difficult to interpret at this point. I'll look into it and report back.

I do know I have people who listen to the podcast exclusively and don't bother reading the updates at all, so it reaches a completely different audience.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

A brief and probably inadequate analysis

Drupal has a module that lets you keep track of specific visits within your site. To keep the database size down, I have it only keep track of traffic over the last three days... so this accounts for the traffic from Saturday until today. RSS Feed: 324

Pay Me, Bug! Podcast RSS Feed: 209

Pay Me, Bug! Novel RSS Feed: 116

Pay Me Bug! Pages:

- Chapter 1 54
- Table of contents 38
- Chapter 8 38
- Chapter 2 20
- Chapter 4 14
- Chapter 3 11

This can be interpreted in a number of ways. There are three RSS Feeds - one that keeps track of every update on the site (which will be more useful if I start posting other fiction), oen that keeps track of only the Podcast updates, and oen that keeps track of only the Novel (text) udpates. Of the people who specifically chose to subscribe to a Pay Me, Bug! feed, more subscribed to the podcast than the novel update... but most chose to subscribe to the entire site feed.

Also, there are no significant statistics that suggest that people are going to the individual podcast pages to download the podcasts -- they are apparently using the RSS feed. Whereas there seems to be some interest, at least, in browsing through the written chapters.

Also, this might not reflect traffic surrounding the days of the updates -- Wednesday might show more people browsing the novel, Thursday might show more people directly listening to the podcast. It's hard to say.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

The other thing...

... the other thing this will show is that I don't have much in the way of site traffic at this point.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

now, the podcast feed, thats

now, the podcast feed, thats just people seeing the updates, or actually downloading the podcast? thats a big distinction. But either way, that DOES show that more people seem to be accessing the story feed than coming directly to the site. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the info!
(also, I'm one of the ones on the everything feed. Didn't realize there was a separation of feeds. )

Speaking of generating traffic, I'm sending you an email on a networking idea I've been kicking around.