torledo (24th January 2010)
Pays the mortgage for Dos_Box?What does 'Edugeek' actually do?
torledo (24th January 2010)
3 different ways of looking at the figure...
- Could just mean they are finding the information they require and then don't need to visit other pages. I would expect this to be indicated because of a high average time on site too.
- Could mean they don't see the site as useful and leave (how many of us open tabs up to the first few sites in a search then dismiss 2 or 3 within a min or so). This would create a low average time on site.
- Could also mean they find the information useful but don't see the site as a valuable enough resource to have a look around.
Looking at what are the common entrance pages for international visitors may help further, for example if it's the index then it suggests number 2, if it's a forum thread then it suggests number 1.
As edugeek is a information resource the likelyhood is it's number 1. Although I would put to Dos_Box that he needs to look at converting these visitors veiwing just one thread to a registered users by highlighting the advantages of being a registered member of edugeek (not aggressively more of a gentle nudge).
A eCommerce site would expect a visitor to look at multiple pages (be them other products or order screens), so the lower he bounce rate the better for them.
I work for 3 commercial sites that offer multiple products (be they halls, catering outlets, or conference venues), so I want my bounce rate as low as possible.
Last edited by mossj; 20th January 2010 at 12:47 AM.
Leicester University Conferences next time... Nice centeral location in Oadby, Leicestershire. Accommodation, internet, and bars all on site.
We will even be able to manage your bookings online from feb 10.
You'd be in good company to with Terry Wogan using us every year for his TOGS conference, and the queen eating at our Oadby catering outlets.
Last edited by mossj; 20th January 2010 at 01:16 AM.
I'm sure it does DB but I would imagine this site generate a nice income. I counted at least 20 forum sponsors. Then there is revenue from from Buy Focus and the Acer Outlet. I keep reading how admins / mods give their time for free to help run this site, don't you think that's a bit unfair when you are the one who is benefiting financially?
Oh yes ... terribly unfair ... especially after doing a day job for over 3 years whilst doing EG as an ever increasing evening job. And it is terribly unfair that the money spent at BETT did things like providing lanyards, mugs, pens, bags, pizza and a few other things to members ... at no cost to them.
(flippin' heck ... I said in the thread 'Why' that we were missing comments about the commercial nature of EG but never expected it so quickly afterwards!)
As for the mods ... apart from the t-shirts, etc ... the hotel and food at BETT ... nope, they get nothing but the respect, admiration and thanks for a hard job done well. Actually ... do the RM Forum mods get anything out of interest?
DB created the site and it's only fair that he is paid as the hired help to do all the background stuff and promote EG.
No one pays a subscription fee, it's up to DB's efforts to ensure that the site is supported and he gets a wage packet
I love edugeek.
Is this a Group Hug Moment?
*sniff* I love you guys!!!
DB deserves any rewards he gets from edugeek - i don't care if makes a lot of money from it or not - he developed it and it is by the far best resource out there for us - at no cost to us!
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