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Its something I've always wondered and never asked. I know this community is a great group of people, but just how many of us are there? How do we compare to other places that developers congregate online?

 

Out of curiosity, do you GD staffers have any numbers on site membership that you can share -- How many registered GD.Net members are there? How many are relatively active? What kind of traffic does GD.Net see in a typical day?

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We have about 500K unique visitors a month, about 800K visits a month, and about 1.9M page views.

 

Is that bad, good, or average for a site like this? Has the new "Article drive" improved those stats or have they stayed just about the same?

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We have about 500K unique visitors a month, about 800K visits a month, and about 1.9M page views.

 

Is that bad, good, or average for a site like this? Has the new "Article drive" improved those stats or have they stayed just about the same?

 

Hard to say.. we kind of straddle a few fences here and the market is much more fragmented and domain-specific than it used to be.   We're a more programmer-centric community of game developers but we aren't topic specific.. so I'd say we're the largest game development site of that type.   If you look at Stackoverflow you open up the arena to all developers.. they've siphoned off some of our search traffic because their format is more specific to Q&A where we tend to prefer more discussion.   What's good about their site is the extreme usability of archived answers.   If you look at Gamasutra  you are looking at a ton of opinion-based articles (which tend to freak out our audience here).. sensationalism certainly works well there.   They have about 3.5M page views a month but rely heavily on social media so their usefulness is often highly temporal.   Other sites like Gamesindustry.biz and Develop generally have about half of our traffic levels.

 

The article drive has improved several stats pretty dramatically and increased the number of returning users.. which is a very positive thing because that's something that over time drives a site growth-wise.  With each Google change we see dips in search traffic, so sometimes that evens out our efforts in terms of overall traffic.

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We have about 500K unique visitors a month, about 800K visits a month, and about 1.9M page views.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Is it really 500K unique visitors / month? Seems like an awfully high percentage of overall visits. Maybe just folks passing through and not regulars. How many registered members are there?

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There are about 200K registered members.. though I haven't checked the active member counts of the registered members.   And yes, it's 500K/month.. but you get this sort of thing from the segment of our traffic coming from search results.  Those people follow a link here and may immediately find what they are looking for without a second click.

 

For example, are you looking for things to mix with vodka perhaps?

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