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Percentage of views resulting in replies

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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Being a bean counter, I'm always interested in numbers and stats.

What I find interesting with some of the threads is the percentage of people who have viewed a thread and have replied to it.

For instance, some threads get numerous views but not many (in percentage terms) replies, whereas others get a pretty high hit rate eg. "Little Message for Hein" in the "Off Topic" forum. This currently has 63 replies from 427 views - a hit rate of almost 15%. The "Word Association" thread has a hit rate of 21%.

I'm not suggesting you add any further stats, it's just something that I'm interested in - which makes me a boring sod.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting james

I'm not suggesting you add any further stats, it's just something that I'm interested in - which makes me a boring sod.

From what I've read about you in the "Rumors" thread, you're not a boring sod - possibly misguided - but not boring!!! ;)

ps: Jase has been working out the hits/day on some threads too. Maybe you two should work together on the stats thing - you work so well together in "other" ways!

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Me misguided? That's just a rumour

As for getting together with jase007, I don't know if that's such a great idea. In my younger days, it was people like him that I forged great friendships with and hence wasted a lot of time in pubs, clubs, gutters, waking up in strange places, etc. and I can't afford that anymore, either mentally, physically or financially.

Then again....

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I am going to sound like a geek here...but, when a thread is featured on the home page, do those threads see a lot more (noticably more) traffic?

I find this numbers thing veryyyy interesting, just don't tell anyone I said that.

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Has anyone seen that thread about driving from LA to San Fransisco? Its got a zillion views, but I suppose it has been around a while. Its got a huge number (as I write 23535) of views, but only 19 posts.

The one about the most dangerous country in the world has even more views but only about 90 posts.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=8573

Maybe for thread titles like that, they come up if you google, so people will look at them straight away.

I suppose the reason a lot of the Off Topic threads will have a high percentage of replies because many of the visitors are regulars, so are far more likely to reply, especially if its wishing someone well.

I must admit I think its interesting too. If I am starting a new thread, I try to think of a title that says what it is while still getting peoples attention. I wonder what are the best titles?

I have a similarly geeky question that someone might be able to answer, which is the oldest thread still regularly being used? (ie in last 7 days)? Not including sticky ones.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 13, 2006 8:19 AM by Clarabell ]

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Clarabell - I'd guess the answer to yours is one of the off-topic word association ones. I'm fairly sure that at least one was started by Wocca (who was banned maybe 18mths ago???) so might have even been around for 2years. It's a bit of a cheat though. Relevant/Travelwise, i've no idea, although would suspect an old one like "how many countries have you been to" or similar.