UPDATE: Traffic Increase Since Site Update

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Smoking a Pipe Right Now
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Nov 16, 2008
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There are several threads running that discuss the site redesign, features, what they like and don’t like. There’s still tweaks to be made with fixes for certain devices.

Some of these discussions speculate that traffic may have increased.

I just looked at the numbers for the first time since the relaunch.

OH. MY. GOD.

A couple of years ago, we peaked at 40k users / month.

Earlier this year, we we’re down to 20k.

The last 30 days we had 67k.

Nice!
 

Bengel

Senior Member
Sep 20, 2019
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1,475
Glad to hear, I suspected an "uptick" was happening. Congrats all let's grow community!
 

mso489

Preferred Member
Feb 21, 2013
26,732
1,116
Impressive to say the least. It piques my curiosity. How many were already members, new members, formerly dormant members, and so on? And what alerted people to the new site? This is an impressive potential readership for people just doing posts, and certainly sponsors. Since I already thought the membership was pretty dynamic, I didn't notice the increase, but that shows how smoothly the newbie and returnees were brought into the conversation. Congratulations, Kevin.
 

Patrick_Green

Member
Sep 25, 2019
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Texas
Well I joined up with fresh eyes on the forum after the site change. For the most part I just got into the hobby, and wanted advice... Everything I searched on google, this forum was at the top. Whatever changes you made, may have improved your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Aside from that maybe the hobby is undergoing a revival. As to why that might be I cant say.
 

georged

Preferred Member
Mar 7, 2013
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Imagine how many more STILL would come around if the layout wasn't like reading a two inch wide book that's three feet tall...
 
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alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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Alaska
I'm sure much of the new traffic is due to the fact that the layout looks superb and reads so much easier than it used to. Oh yeah, the great community and engaging content may have a little to do with it as well. Again, EXCELLENT WORK guys! Couldn't be happier with the new changes.