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Our WebRing Experiment: April

On March 8th we began a little experiment to determine the value of advertising on WebRing. Click here to see the original post.

We decided to boost our spending on WebRing by $6/month, to see if there was any noticeable jump in visitors to the Lilith Gallery Network.

We posted our March results back on April 5th.

And now here is our April results:

MonthUnique visitorsNumber of visitsPagesHitsBandwidth
Jan 20081938712332689645737746195162.16 GB
Feb 200821048725414110341578450589176.87 GB
Mar 2008244558294853125267410223899225.68 GB
Apr 200823454428732012227309805778215.28 GB

As you can see our numbers in April dropped compared to March, but only a negligible amount. This is somewhat expected as Spring and Summer months usually see a sharp dip in numbers (especially in July and August).

These numbers are not directly related to WebRing however, but to provide some background info to our overall performance.

What is important is how many clicks we actually get from WebRing. In February we received 5275 clicks from WebRing. In March we received 5840 (about a 10% increase).

April's results? 7192. That is impressive when you consider it is despite the Spring atmosphere of more people going outside and less people surfing.

But what about our theory that promoting on WebRing also boosts our Google Ranking and boosts hits from Google and other search engines?

Well during February we received:

- Google97347
- Google (Images)74072
- Yahoo11009
- MSN3553
- AOL1684
- Ask Jeeves1079
- AltaVista798
- Dogpile337
- Other search engines226
- Netscape221

And in March we received:

- Google122550
- Google (Images)81227
- Yahoo11244
- MSN4680
- AOL1844
- Ask Jeeves1181
- AltaVista756
- Other search engines496
- Dogpile367
- Netscape259

April's Results:

- Google129358
- Google (Images)78581
- Yahoo10975
- MSN3930
- AOL1879
- Ask Jeeves1279
- AltaVista742
- Dogpile398
- Other search engines235
- Netscape213

In March our Google results soared 26%, and that has holded relatively steady during April by increasing a little over 5%.

So far it appears this is not a blip, and that our efforts on WebRing appear to be bearing fruit. When you consider that we've only increased our advertising by $6/month it is pretty good.

It does make us wonder: What if we increased our spending even more?

For now we are going to continue our experiment and extend it until August, upon which time will review the situation and decide whether to boost our advertising spending dramatically for September.









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