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Can U believe it

Posted: Mon, May 12 2008, 11:57 PM
by Frodos Majik
UNBELIEVABLE...

I scroll down to the bottom of the forum page when coming on the site every time, and believe it or not but this what I saw this evening...


This data is based on users active today
In total 1120 users have visited this site today: 16 Registered, 5 Hidden and 1099 Guests , 104 of them within the last hour.


We had one short of 1100 guests checking us out today!!! :shock: We sure are getting the word spread around out there in so many ways it is just WAY TOO KWEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:LogoRevAni: RULES!! :twisted:

Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 08:32 AM
by Anne
Ken,
That is too cool.

Anne

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 10:01 AM
by Babbman
either that or we are on another 'come hack this site' list.. :shock:

Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 10:38 AM
by Jeff
Babbman wrote:either that or we are on another 'come hack this site' list.. :shock:

I think there's something funny going on there. According to the site traffic tracking, here is yesterday's data:

107 Visits
52 Absolute Unique Visitors
882 Pageviews

Perhaps somebody is poking at pages that don't get tracked properly.

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 11:53 AM
by Babbman
Jeff wrote:
Babbman wrote:either that or we are on another 'come hack this site' list.. :shock:

I think there's something funny going on there.


Nothing funny going on. The inordinate number of hits looks like it was due to bots coming in and scanning everything in the site for the search engines as far as I can tell. The problem is in how the board reports that information vs what Google analytics is tracking which if it's worth it's salt, would take bot scans into account when it's generating reports.

Quite honestly, I pay no attention to the stats generated by the board as they can be very misleading. The tracking being done by google is a little more realistic.

Personally, the real success of the club is better measured by the dedication of it's members and the number of members we actually get out to club flies and festivals. It's easy to get carried away by the statistics but numbers here don't seem to equal bodies on the field flying. To me, that means we still need to work hard on things other than just the internet presence.

My 2 cents. :up:

Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 12:08 PM
by Jeff
Babbman wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Babbman wrote:either that or we are on another 'come hack this site' list.. :shock:

I think there's something funny going on there.


Nothing funny going on. The inordinate number of hits looks like it was due to bots coming in and scanning everything in the site for the search engines as far as I can tell.

That's what I mean by "funny." Something other than actual users that's not being represented as such. We clearly aren't getting that much human traffic.

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 01:01 PM
by Frodos Majik
:P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :roll:

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 02:58 PM
by Chris
Jeff wrote:
Babbman wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Babbman wrote:either that or we are on another 'come hack this site' list.. :shock:

I think there's something funny going on there.


Nothing funny going on. The inordinate number of hits looks like it was due to bots coming in and scanning everything in the site for the search engines as far as I can tell.

That's what I mean by "funny." Something other than actual users that's not being represented as such. We clearly aren't getting that much human traffic.




I always thought those numbers were a bit exaggerated.

That is why I always looked at the post count! :up: :up: :up:



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Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 09:48 PM
by Knoted4ever
i'm lost in the masses and don't remember any of you any more.

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 10:50 PM
by Babbman
Knoted4ever wrote:i'm lost in the masses and don't remember any of you any more.


now thats the funniest thing I've read ALL DAY!

:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Tue, May 13 2008, 11:30 PM
by stevebell
Do a Google search for "ike kite" and we come out on top!

Steve (yeah, I'm still around)

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Wed, May 14 2008, 09:24 AM
by Mike
Hi Steve!
Even better, do a google for search for
illinois kite
and we are on top!

We are also on top for Illinois Kites (plural), but a sponsored link appears above ours.
Anyone heard of Al's Hobby Shop? He seems to only stock some low-end stuff.

Re: Can U Believe It

Posted: Wed, May 14 2008, 10:40 AM
by Jeff
Mike wrote:
We are also on top for Illinois Kites (plural), but a sponsored link appears above ours.
Anyone heard of Al's Hobby Shop? He seems to only stock some low-end stuff.

Al's is in my hometown where I grew up...Elmhurst. I was in there a few times as a youth. I remember it more as a place for comic books and models and trains and planes.

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Wed, May 14 2008, 10:56 AM
by Chris
Al's hobby shop does mostly models, and all sorts of RC planes, cars, and helicopters. They also sell rocket related items (some rather large stuff :twisted: ) They were also featured on the Discovery Channel's Rocket Challenge a couple of years ago. Lot's of cool stuff....not much in the way of kites though.

Re: Can U believe it

Posted: Wed, May 14 2008, 09:25 PM
by Frodos Majik
I know all about Al's too. Back in the day when I flew helicopters, I could go in spend a couple hundred dollars and leave with only a little brown lunch bag of stuff. :shock: