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SWFUK Annual Statistics

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby Cazza » Wed May 09, 2018 8:50 pm

Thanks for posting, Edd. Interesting stats and great to see the forum is doing well 8) It seems the sales have picked up quite a lot recently.
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby x-wingMark » Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Thanks Edd, it is good to see stats showing the forum is doing well still.
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby TK-7785 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 pm

Interesting stuff, Edd. As a non-Facebook user it's good to hear that the forum is still holding it's own.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby Taffius » Wed May 09, 2018 10:32 pm

Great reading and would like the suggestion of a annual review too.

Always unsure of the bots and what they are scavenging but without them you wouldnt get the stats I suppose.

What are the lurkers looking at? :lol:

Thanks for share. Great data set.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby Mini99 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:39 pm

Taffius wrote:What are the lurkers looking at? :lol:

I suspect that they are reading Subzero’s eBay posts!
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu May 10, 2018 12:00 am

Pleased to see the forum is in good health. I still prefer it to Facebook. Appreciate the work you and the mods do Edd.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby edd_jedi » Thu May 10, 2018 9:34 am

Taffius wrote:Always unsure of the bots and what they are scavenging but without them you wouldnt get the stats I suppose.


The bots scrape websites for search engine results. Without them, there would be no links in Google etc.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby subzero » Thu May 10, 2018 10:17 am

Mini99 wrote:
Taffius wrote:What are the lurkers looking at? :lol:

I suspect that they are reading Subzero’s eBay posts!
:lol:


8) :lol:
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby bosk70 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 am

grinchy wrote:Very interesting, glad the forum is still doing well, another desktop user here, I can use my mobile to access the board but its better for my eyes on the bigger screen, that's what I get for being an old fart :D



Same here old fart with glasses need a big screen, good to hear the forum is still going strong, must admit this is the only place I really go now to get my vintage sw fix, cheers Edd and the rest for all your hard work :D
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby jared007 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:43 am

Great stats, thanks for sharing!
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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 pm

Really interesting Edd, thanks for posting up. I suspect the slight reduction seen in the last year has actually been seen across all formats, FB included. Even the bigger groups show a far more noticeable reduction in activity than this place does.

And regardless of stats, I consider this place Home.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun May 20, 2018 7:59 pm

edd_jedi wrote:I was just looking through the forum's analytics statistics and thought I'd share a few numbers from the last 12 months for anybody interested. The fall of forums in favour of Facebook has been quite a hot topic for a few years now but not many people publish numbers.

Firstly traffic, as you can see over the last year there's been a slight fall in daily visitors, but not too much. The forum actually has more traffic now than it did when I first started collecting data in 2013, so it's nothing to worry about. We're currently looking at about 400 daily visits.

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Next up, devices. No doubt mobile phones have contributed to the popularity of Facebook, and as you can see here with almost half of users now accessing the forum via their phone you can see why some forums which are not mobile friendly have taken a hit. There are still a lot of desktop users though so it proves many people still prefer the big screen.

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And finally location. Although we are called "SWFUK" in fact only half of us are British. We have a large amount of American members, and a fairly global user base.

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If people are interested, I will try and remember to make a post like this annually :)


Thanks for sharing Edd

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby punk_pat » Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am

Good info Edd & pleased to see the forum prospering. Desktop user here (majority of time); oggling star wars figures instead of working hard :lol:

Used to frequent RS regularly, which is now a shadow of former self. I think the dedication and interest of the person at the top has a lot to do with the continued popularity of SWFUK.

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Re: SWFUK Annual Statistics

Postby SAVORY100 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:41 am

Interesting to see/read that info
I do think all platforms are dropping slightly though, I see Simon says similar above. The sales/auctions etc. on FB seem to have slowed in the past 6 months anyway, certainly of the better and more interesting things we were seeing on mass only 12 months before that... could be though that the FB groups have diversified again and again in that time, so the same sales happening across many more groups, making the largest groups seem quieter...
Anyway, SWF.uk is still healthy and that's a big tick from me.
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