Our Best Numbers Yet!

Posted by: Piano World

Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/07/11 11:39 AM

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 :-)


Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/07/11 12:27 PM

Nice news!!

Makes me double glad:
-- For us
-- For pianos smile
Posted by: Bojan Babic

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/07/11 01:23 PM

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.
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 06:36 AM

Congratulations Frank! You have worked for a long time to build this site into what it is and you deserve it!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 07:23 AM

it's the best.. always has been. I really love how it has grown to embrace world citizens from all corners.

congratulations Frank
Posted by: Mark R.

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 07:23 AM

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.
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 07:47 AM

It's my Alfred threads...lol
Posted by: jotur

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 10:51 AM

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
Posted by: Stephen Lacefield

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 06:06 PM

Frank,

Congrats!

But I thought shameless self promotion was a breach of etiquette on this forum?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 06:14 PM

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.
Posted by: davefrank

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/08/11 11:18 PM

Those numbers are utterly incredible! You're a beast!

Continued success

Dave Frank
Posted by: Glenn Treibitz

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/10/11 04:45 PM

Amazing numbers. Congrats. Glad to see so many still interested in pianos. Hope this will translate into greater piano sales for the industry.
Posted by: R_Dorothy

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/11/11 03:51 PM

Hooray!
Posted by: Brent B

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/14/11 10:29 PM

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
Posted by: drexel

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/18/11 06:23 AM

Have you guys considered a redesign? Does anybody actually (meaning a relevant percentage of visitors) use the services provided on the home page?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/18/11 08:25 AM

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).
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/18/11 12:30 PM

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.
Posted by: dewar

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 02/24/11 02:23 AM

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.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 03/01/11 07:03 AM

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?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 03/01/11 09:24 AM

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.
Posted by: Norbert

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 03/28/11 11:43 PM

Congratulations!

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

Norbert thumb
Posted by: bbent

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 03/30/11 01:28 AM

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.
Posted by: Piano Academy

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/11/11 04:12 PM

This is because music is such an all-encompassing subject and the piano seems to be a good starting place
Posted by: Playwright

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/11/11 11:18 PM

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!
Posted by: Piano Academy

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/14/11 06:02 AM

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
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/26/11 04:01 PM

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

Posted by: PianoLessonGirl

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/29/11 01:11 AM

I am speechless! Those are excellent numbers!
Great job! Well Done! Kudos!
Need I say more?
Posted by: BlackNWhiteKeys

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 05/30/11 11:08 AM

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.
Posted by: LarryShone

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 06/12/11 06:49 PM

Just checking in again after a long absence, and my god that's some serious statistics up there!!
Posted by: PianoTrends

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 07/07/11 08:29 PM

providing an excellent service to the entire piano industry from manufacturer to end user. kudos
Posted by: kenvinlee89

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 07/19/11 08:40 PM

Nice news!!
Posted by: Sara_Sh

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 08/02/11 07:46 PM

It's magnificent.
I myself have not been in any other websites like this. here everything's really professional!
I'm a little scared! :|
but I love here!!!
Posted by: TonalHarmony

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 08/15/11 10:06 PM

Wow that's fantastic.
Posted by: Oriol Barcelona

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 08/30/11 06:33 AM

That is great news. That site grows really quick. 150 people watching a part of the forum at this moment? That's crazy.
Posted by: Jebaraj Samuel

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 09/04/11 03:56 PM

Hi There,

This is my first post at the Piano World forum. I have been playing piano for years. I hope to learn a lot from this forum.

Please feel free to click below.

Rocket Piano
Posted by: Jebaraj Samuel

Re: Our Best Numbers Yet! - 09/05/11 03:32 PM

Congratulations Frank..

The most important factor is you give value to every visitor who comes to the forum.

Lets keep it going..