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#1614544 - 02/07/11 11:39 AM Our Best Numbers Yet!
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Registered: 05/24/01
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I realize we are only one small part of the real piano world, but it's heartening to see us continuing to grow and attract more piano lovers.

6,397,939 Unique Visitors!

That's over SIX MILLION UNIQUE visitors to Piano World in 2010!


December 2010 was our best month yet for Piano World Visitors.

In Dec. 2010 we had our best single month, welcoming 573, 596 unique visitors and posting over 10 Million Page Views in One Month!


Total page views for 2010 came to 97,877,680.


My thanks to all who found Piano World interesting enough to drop by, and hopefully to hang around a bit.

Welcome to you all, and please do tell your friends to drop by, we'd love to "meet" them.

Screen Capture of Stats


Another interesting stat:
We are averaging 30,000 to 35,000 outbound clicks a week.
These are clicks on links leading out of Piano World, to our advertisers web sites and to other sites our forums posters are listing.


All I can say is, if I was in the piano business this is the web site I'd want to be advertising on :-)




Edited by Piano World (03/29/11 12:07 AM)
Edit Reason: update
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#1614571 - 02/07/11 12:27 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Nice news!!

Makes me double glad:
-- For us
-- For pianos smile
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#1614614 - 02/07/11 01:23 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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I am not surprised with that number, knowing how much attention I pay to this forum myself. It has helped me a lot in the past, so I have every reason to believe that that would be the case in future too.
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#1615171 - 02/08/11 06:36 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations Frank! You have worked for a long time to build this site into what it is and you deserve it!
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#1615182 - 02/08/11 07:23 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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it's the best.. always has been. I really love how it has grown to embrace world citizens from all corners.

congratulations Frank
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#1615183 - 02/08/11 07:23 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
Mark R. Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Originally Posted By: Piano World
In December alone we welcomed over a 1/2 million unique visitors (and yes, you are all very unique:-)


Puts me in mind of one of my old favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLloKwg9eRw

cool

Thanks, Frank, and congratulations.
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#1615193 - 02/08/11 07:47 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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It's my Alfred threads...lol

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#1615267 - 02/08/11 10:51 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Mark...]
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Originally Posted By: Mark...
It's my Alfred threads...lol


Why, I bet you're right! smile

Congratulations, Frank. Even my non-piano-playing or non-musical friends now know about PW.

Cathy
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#1615521 - 02/08/11 06:06 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Frank,

Congrats!

But I thought shameless self promotion was a breach of etiquette on this forum?
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#1615533 - 02/08/11 06:14 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Stephen Lacefield]
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Originally Posted By: Stephen Lacefield
Frank,

Congrats!

But I thought shameless self promotion was a breach of etiquette on this forum?


Thanks Stephen,

Not if you happen to own it, and want it to continue to thrive and grow.
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#1615759 - 02/08/11 11:18 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Those numbers are utterly incredible! You're a beast!

Continued success

Dave Frank

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#1617064 - 02/10/11 04:45 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Amazing numbers. Congrats. Glad to see so many still interested in pianos. Hope this will translate into greater piano sales for the industry.
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#1617804 - 02/11/11 03:51 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Hooray!
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#1620241 - 02/14/11 10:29 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
Brent B Offline
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Loc: Western/Central PA
Originally Posted By: Piano World

That's over SIX MILLION UNIQUE visitors to Piano World in 2010!
December 2010 was our best month yet for Piano World Visitors.


That's incredible!

And just imagine if you included the visitors who aren't very unique wink
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#1622686 - 02/18/11 06:23 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Have you guys considered a redesign? Does anybody actually (meaning a relevant percentage of visitors) use the services provided on the home page?

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#1622733 - 02/18/11 08:25 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: drexel]
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Originally Posted By: drexel
Have you guys considered a redesign? Does anybody actually (meaning a relevant percentage of visitors) use the services provided on the home page?


Hi drexel,

I've considered a redesign for years now.
Technology and design have changed a lot since I first built this version of the site.

The problem is costs.
Other than the forums, classified ads, and pianos for sale, the rest of the site is static html.
I built nearly 1000 pages myself, one by one, by hand.

Which means not only a redesign, but also porting all the existing content into the new design.

And yes, most of the areas listed in the drop down menus on the main site get used.
Not necessarily because someone found the site and is using the menus (although that obviously happens too), but often because they were searching on Google/Yahoo/Bing/etc. and landed in one of our pages.

In particular our classified sections, piano exchange (pianos for sale)and fun stuff (music word searches, music puzzles, chord/scale application, online piano, etc.) get a lot of traffic.

But really most of the site sees traffic.

Using the example at the start of this thread, the forums served up about 5 million of the page views, with the rest of the site serving up the other 5 million.

So yes, I'd love to do a redesign, but business isn't that great and I just don't have it in the budget.

As it is I'm working on upgrading our online store (www.PianoSupplies.com is our store).
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And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
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#1622906 - 02/18/11 12:30 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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I don't see any need for 're-design' from a "design" standpoint, nor regarding user-friendliness. If you're talking rather about business aspects, that could be another story, I don't know; I'm just talking about what I can see.
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#1627159 - 02/24/11 02:23 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
dewar Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
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no surprise. Any question or information or even comparisons to do with piano's usually had front page links in google directed at this site.

Didn't matter if the debates for 4 years old. Top page links. Even yahoo answers usually directs toward here.

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#1630468 - 03/01/11 07:03 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Posts: 19862
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I noticed that your opening page got a face lift. It's nice and I like that it isn't super high tech.

Where do you find that statistics telling how many member there are?
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#1630540 - 03/01/11 09:24 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: apple*]
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Originally Posted By: apple*
I noticed that your opening page got a face lift. It's nice and I like that it isn't super high tech.

Where do you find that statistics telling how many member there are?


Hi Apple*,

Left column of the forums, last two blocks near the bottom show Who's Online, and Forum Stats.
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It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#1649901 - 03/28/11 11:43 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations!

No wonder Piano world is rapidly becoming world's largest website about anything piano..

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#1650695 - 03/30/11 01:28 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations, Frank. You have created a uniquely valuable site for a wide range of music professionals and amateurs. Thanks for all your hard work and I couldn't be more pleased with your success.
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#1675709 - 05/11/11 04:12 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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This is because music is such an all-encompassing subject and the piano seems to be a good starting place
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#1675915 - 05/11/11 11:18 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Wow! I just joined last week and I feel like I've missed out on so much. Glad it's going so well and I'm glad I finally found this place!

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#1677385 - 05/14/11 06:02 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano Academy]
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Originally Posted By: Piano Academy
This is because music is such an all-encompassing subject and the piano seems to be a good starting place
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#1685059 - 05/26/11 04:01 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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I was recently asked by someone how much of our traffic is actually new visitors versus returning visitors.
Obviously because of the forums there are a fair number of people who come back frequently.

As I explained to them, I'm happy to have a mix of new guests and old friends. But to answer the question, here is a current report from our Google analytics. Keep in mind that the Google tracking code is not on every page of the site, I haven't had time to implement it everywhere, but this is a reasonible representation.


It shows 5,602,012 new visitors plus 3,292,600 returning visitors.

Piano World Statistics

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It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#1686357 - 05/29/11 01:11 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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I am speechless! Those are excellent numbers!
Great job! Well Done! Kudos!
Need I say more?
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#1687054 - 05/30/11 11:08 AM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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Hi Everyone! I thought this would be a good thread for my 1st post! I'm glad I found this forum so I can converse with other piano lovers.
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#1694511 - 06/12/11 06:49 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: BlackNWhiteKeys]
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Just checking in again after a long absence, and my god that's some serious statistics up there!!
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#1709344 - 07/07/11 08:29 PM Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! [Re: Piano World]
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providing an excellent service to the entire piano industry from manufacturer to end user. kudos
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