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Postby peter » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:03 pm

Hi

I'm now able to better measure forum visitors. Roughly, the monthly stats for March were :

New topics posted 190
Topic replies 160
Topics opened (and read) 25,000

These figures will include many who logged on with the change of URL, and may not be regular visitors. 30 new members registered in March.

Merging the forum with The Languedoc Page (and good positioning on search engines) has resulted in a large growth in visitors. The monthly March stats for The Languedoc Page were :

Visitors : 32,000 (around 1000 per day)
Page Views : 130,000
Hits : 1,010,000

The 500,000th visitor was notched up in mid March. A measure of the growth is that 250,000 of those visitors were since April 2005.

From the start date in March 2002, there were only around 25000 visitors in the first 12 months (say 70 per day), and on the first day, we received 8 visitors !

This suggests that the annual figures for 2006 will be around :

Visitors : 300,000+
Page views 1,500,000+

A big thanks to all,

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Postby davieszak » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:34 pm

The statistics are very impressive and deservedly so - this is a very informative site. The only thing I would like to see improve is the number of replies to posts. I am not referring to anything posted by me - this is a general comment. I have to say that, as a new member of the forum, I have felt discouraged at times by seeing the rather frequent 0 responses next to many postings. It has made me move to other forums, but I am back, hoping that more and more people will want to engage in conversation, imparting their valuable knowledge to others!

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Postby peter » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:53 pm

Hi

I agree 100%. We have always had a huge number of people reading the posts, but few replying. So people find the posts useful, but are shy?

There is also a theory that lurkers, become residents, contribute answers, then drift away. Could be true.

Do you have any ideas ?

If every poster introduced another member - would that help ? Or, do we need to change the basic concept ?

In fact, this board is more active than the other half dozen or so local boards. Maybe there are just not enough people in Languedoc to reach a critical mass ?

All ideas welcome.

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Postby shearm » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:32 am

Hi Anna

I would think you would call me a 'lurker' -- I view all posts and visit the site on a regular daily basis. Anything with inforamation that would be useful to us for when we move to the Languedoc full-time in August is printed off and placed in a file for future reference. Because there is 0 replies for a lot of the postings does not mean they are not of interest but unless the lurker has information to exchange the only reply would be 'thanks'.
I find this forum most helpful and have made a number of postings asking for advice/help. I have been able to use the information for house/contents insurance, arranging pool safety measures, recommended routes and many more.
Thanks to everyone who posts such informative views. I am sure that I will continue to visit on a regular basis when in residence - (after obtaining a suitable system, so I will probably miss out for a couple of months).

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Postby peter » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:27 pm

Hi

thanks for that Mike.

Some questions are sorted out by private messages and email, so do not appear on the forum. Unless it is a private matter, this reduces the useful information available.

You can see the difference between the replies and views here.

Seems the hot topic is paint ! Over 450 views in less than a month. A view is counted every time the topic is opened.

Judging by the Aimoo stats, activity will grow until end June, then quieten until September.

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Postby shearm » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:20 pm

That was an interesting topic. Followed that one and took Andrew and Emma's advice and made enquiries about Keim paints. About two days after I received a very detailed advertising brochure with all their products explained. No price details though and I assume from all the technical jargon that it would be major players in the building trade they are interested in and not individual homeowners.

I have to think about painting the outside of our house in Clermont plus the garden walls and terrace railings, so am still looking for either local advice to identify what paint has been used or possibly taking something suitable out with us in August. Walls have been partly done so it may be that I can match the paint locally to cover the remaining areas. Even if the paint is more expensive I will probably have to purchase less to complete the job.

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thanks for that Mike.

Some questions are sorted out by private messages and email, so do not appear on the forum. Unless it is a private matter, this reduces the useful information available.

You can see the difference between the replies and views here.

Seems the hot topic is paint ! Over 450 views in less than a month. A view is counted every time the topic is opened.

Judging by the Aimoo stats, activity will grow until end June, then quieten until September.

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Postby davieszak » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:09 pm

I am afraid I cannot contribute in any useful way to the subject of paint, but I would like to get back to the more general question of the forum.

I think the good point of this forum is that when people write a reply to a question posted, it is usually because they have some useful information to share - the good thing is that you don't get much of the banter and general chit-chat that you get on other forums (don't get me wrong, that is fine too, but if you are looking for some concrete piece of information, all those one-liners and clever quips can get a bit annoying).

There are loads of members on this forum (close to a 1000?), so the level of replies should be higher, I feel, but maybe a lot of the members don't actually live in France, so don't feel well qualified to reply?! I am only guessing.

I wonder if it would be useful to add a topic on language on this forum? This would definitely interest me.

What do other people think?
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Postby shearm » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:05 am

Hi Zak
The topic of Language is an excellent idea. There are links from this site to this subject which I have followed, but it would be very useful if people who are resident and are learning the language locally could recount their experiences and maybe give recommendations.
One of our French neighbours in Clermont used to teach English and as she is no longer working she has offered to teach us French. We are trying to persuade her to take on other students if her family commitments permit.
Looking back through previous postings there are quite a few comments on venues and tutors for French tuition in various areas, but yes, it would be useful to have all these under one heading.
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Postby davieszak » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:21 pm

Hi Mike

I am glad that you like the idea of discussing the topic of Language - any comments from anyone else? If more people were interested in this and if the Administrator agreed, perhaps this category could be added?

Whatever happens, I will never stop being passionate about languages (especially French) but unfortunately I don't live in France full-time! This makes learning much more difficult. While I have no problem with reading French and have a wide vocabulary, speaking is a real challenge and I have a great problem with the language register, ie. what is acceptable in what context? Which phrases may be considered too informal, too infantile, too offensive in a given company? What has long gone out of fasion? (for instance, could "gronder" be used in relation to teenagers? Is the expression "etre b.c.b.g." still used or has it been replaced by something else?). I think there is great scope for such linguistic exchanges and advice on forums such as this.

I would certainly love to learn French by immersion in Languedoc, but this might have to wait a bit...

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Postby peter » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:03 pm

Hmm

It is definitely an advantage to hear the up to date modern French.

My school French textbook had a dictionary at the back. The radio was la TSF (Transmission Sans Fils) and no mention of goss, merfs, mecs, etc.

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Postby peter » Mon May 01, 2006 9:38 am

Surprisingly, Views in April increased. I had thought that March was inflated by users logging on to the new forum.

PHPBB Stats at April 30 :

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052,
New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87
Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204
New users : March 30, April 26

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at April 30 :

Total views (topics opened) : 315,218
Topics : 2073
Posts : 4831
Users : 831

During April, there were also 10,200 views of the Aimoo archive topics.
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Postby peter » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:22 am

Stats for May :

May continued with similar activity to April.

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598
New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64
Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212
New users : March 30, April 26, May 24

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at May 31 :

Total views (topics opened) : 353970
Topics : 2137
Posts : 5043
Users : 855

During May, there were 8154 views of the Aimoo archive topics.

May visitors to The Languedoc Page were 30433 (982/day).
Total visitors to date = 572015

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Re: statistics (and language)

Postby BonnyYewTree » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:10 pm

davieszak wrote:could "gronder" be used in relation to teenagers?


All French people have the constitutional right to gronde wherever and whenever they want.

And as a friend's Titeuf T-shirt says "Je râle par principe....... on ne sait jamais." :D

davieszak wrote:Is the expression "etre b.c.b.g." still used or has it been replaced by something else?).


Ouais, bon cul bonne gueule :wink: there's even a brand of artisan crisps called something like that, but I can't remember it now, sorry!

As far as I can see, BCBGs only exist in Paris, not in les provinces , which is all we are down here in L-R.
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Postby davieszak » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:03 am

Impressive statistics, Peter!
I wonder if the number of posts goes down in the summer months? And if so, is it because of all that wonderful weather outside?

BonnyYewTree - thank you very much for your linguistic explanations! I have now learnt a new verb for moaning from you and I like the new (Parisian only!) explanation for b.c.b.g! My original question re: gronder was more in the sense of "being told off" rather than grumbling. I read on another forum that you use "gronder" in relation to small children only and it's too infantile for using it in relation to older ones. Is that so?!

Sorry, I am hijacking the thread on statistics!
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Re: Statistics (and language)

Postby BonnyYewTree » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:50 am

davieszak wrote:I read on another forum that you use "gronder" in relation to small children only and it's too infantile for using it in relation to older ones. Is that so?!

Sorry, I am hijacking the thread on statistics!


Don't worry, linguistics is MUCH more interesting than statistics! :lol:

Right, gronder.

A child on the receiving end of a teacher's wrath might say "je me suis fait gronder par la maîtresse".

An ado would more likely say "ce con de prof m'a engueulé".

Another complaining verb used by older folk is "rouspéter", which is quite sweet, but my son would object most strongly if he heard me using it, because it's not cool. Like "en effet". :roll:

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Postby peter » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:23 am

Stats for July :

Strangely, July was the best month yet for topics viewed. Too hot to go out ?

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at July 31 :

Total views (topics opened) : 423727
Topics : 2271
Posts : 5465
Users : 896

During July, there were 5883 views of the Aimoo archive topics.

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Postby peter » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:27 am

Stats for August :

Strangely, August was the best month yet for topics viewed. Too hot to go out ? I expected everyone to be away.

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at August 31 :

Total views (topics opened) : 462660
Topics : 2331
Posts : 5645
Users : 928

During August, there were also 6325 views of the Aimoo archive topics. Expat Foyer archive topics have been viewed 49906 times since the new forum started.

Based on the first 6 months of the new forum, annual topics viewed is running at around 400,000 per year. Just over 1000 per day.

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Postby peter » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:04 am

Stats for September :

September was the busiest month so far.

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933, September 48594

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60, September 76

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180, September 242

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32, September 24

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at September 30 :

Total views (topics opened) : 511254
Topics : 2407
Posts : 5887
Users : 952

During September, there were also 6287 views of the Aimoo archive topics. Expat Foyer archive topics have been viewed 56193 times since the new forum started.

Based on the first 6 months of the new forum, annual topics viewed is running at around 410,000 per year. Just over 1100 per day. 1610 topics were viewed each day in September.
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Postby peter » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:35 pm

Most popular individual page, by title, July onwards :

The Languedoc Page
The Languedoc Page - Photos
- The Languedoc Forum - :: Index
The Languedoc Page - map
The Languedoc Page - weather now
The Languedoc Page - articles
The Languedoc Page - restaurants
The Languedoc property guide
The Languedoc Page - markets
The Languedoc Page - introduction to tourism
The Languedoc Page - webcams
The Languedoc Page - French expat websites
The Languedoc Page - links for moving to Languedoc
The Languedoc Page - weather
The Languedoc Page - tourism links
The Languedoc Page - introduction to Expat Foyer
The Languedoc Page - classifieds
The Languedoc Page - whats on ?
The Languedoc Page - articles & Blogs
The Languedoc Page : Languedoc travel bookings
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Postby peter » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:30 pm

Stats for October 2006 :

October was was the busiest month so far.

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933, September 48594, October 49537

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60, September 76, October 88

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180, September 242, October 281

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32, September 24, October 30

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at October 31 :

Total views (topics opened) : 587283
Topics : 2495
Posts : 6168
Users : 982

During October, there were also 7997 views of the Aimoo archive topics. Expat Foyer archive topics have been viewed 76048 times since the new forum started.

Based on the first 6 months of the new forum, annual topics viewed is running at around 410,000 per year. Just over 1100 per day. 1598 topics were viewed each day in October.
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Postby chris&carol » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:03 am

My posting in 'Accom wanted' attracted 226 views in just 3 weeks. I wonder if that was because of the heading 'Coming to France' rather than 'House wanted etc,' Either way, it was impressive and better still... it worked. Many thanks.
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Postby peter » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:19 am

Stats for November 2006 :

November had a high level of views. Google seems to be picking up more of the text in topics, which may be the reason. 40% of forum users arrived via google, and 27% via bookmarks in November.

Top 10 visitor locations : Paris, Montpellier, Béziers, Sunbury, Castelnau-le-Lez, London, Hayes, Chessington, Edinburgh, Oxford

Top 10 google search terms : languedoc page, herault bus timetables, languedoc, www.the-languedoc-page.com, "bill daly" pheasant plucker, cnn weather beziers, house for sale le caylar, expat foyer, languedoc forum, Tree surgeon l'Herault, pool maintenance

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933, September 48594, October 49537, November 59673

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60, September 76, October 88, November 81

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180, September 242, October 281, November 252

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32, September 24, October 30, November 19

Overall stats (inc Aimoo) at November 30 :

Total views (topics opened) : 657188
Topics : 2576
Posts : 6420
Users : 995

1989 topics were viewed each day in November.

During November, there were also 10232 views of the Aimoo archive topics.
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Postby peter » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:38 pm

Stats for December :

Firstly, the phpbb 06 and to date figures combining phpbb (started 3/06) and the old Aimoo forum :

Date Topic viewsTopics Posts Users

phpbb 06 408996 824 2284 235
Aimoo 323439 1796 4277 775
Overall 732435 2620 6561 1010

The phpbb software, and a higher presence in search engines has boosted topics read.

December had a high level of views - a little more than November. The Xmas period was rather low, but many people had a quick look after receiving the newsletter. There were fewer new topics and postings. This follows the pattern last year.

The source of visitors was :
Google 42%
Bookmarks 26%
Referrals from other websites 32%

Top 10 visitor countries : France, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands

Top 10 visitor cities : Montpellier, Paris, Béziers, Sunbury, Castelnau-le-Lez, Edinburgh, London, Hayes, Oxford, Agde, Chislehurst

Top 10 google search terms : languedoc, languedoc page, l`outcast, herault bus timetables, languedoc property, carte de sejour, cnn weather beziers, languedoc forum, the pheasant plucker book, "kate lovegrove", Elysee Hotel Val d'Europe, languedoc business

Mr l'outcast seems to be developing a cult following ?

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933, September 48594, October 49537, November 59673, December 61673

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60, September 76, October 88, November 81, December 44

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180, September 242, October 281, November 252, December 141

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32, September 24, October 30, November 19, December 15

1989 topics were viewed each day in December (same as November).

During November, there were also 13574 views of the Aimoo archive topics. This is almost as high as it was before the forum moved to phpbb.

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Postby peter » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:15 pm

Stats for January 2007 :


Firstly, the phpbb 06 and to date figures combining phpbb (started 3/06) and the old Aimoo forum :

Date Topic viewsTopics Posts Users

Overall 825522 2691 6781 1019 (nb 10 spammers deleted in January)

January had the highest topics opened to date : 80,608. This compares with 12,902 in January 2006.



The source of visitors was :
Google 49%
Bookmarks 27%
Referrals from other websites 24%

Top 10 visitor countries : France, United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Australia, India, Sweden, Switzerland

Top 10 visitor cities : Montpellier, Paris, Sunbury, London, Castelnau-le-Lez, Béziers, Chislehurst, South Norwood, Oxford, Rousham, Berlin

Increasing interest from Chislehurst ? (I used to live there !)

Top 10 google search terms : languedoc page, languedoc, l`outcast, carte de sejour, l'outcast, house for sale le caylar, the languedoc page, embassy, languedoc search, languedoc business, puechabon maison village, www.frenchhelpservices.com, english speaking accountants

Mr l'outcast seems to have a growing cult following ?

Total views (topics opened) : March 24991, April 31052, May 30598, June 28663, July 35282, August 38933, September 48594, October 49537, November 59673, December 61673, January 07 80608

New topics : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 190, April 87, May 64, June 61, July 73, August 60, September 76, October 88, November 81, December 44, January 07 71

Posts : March (includes transfers from Aimoo) 350, April 204, May 212, June 212, July 210, August 180, September 242, October 281, November 252, December 141, January 07 220

New users : March 30, April 26, May 24, June 20, July 21, August 32, September 24, October 30, November 19, December 15, January 07 19

2600 topics were viewed each day in January 07.

During January 07, there were also 12479 views of the Aimoo archive topics.

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