• Some more 1 Million posts stats

    As requested by several of you last week I have been doing some mining through our analytics and can now present some nice graphs showing the growth and decline of certain versions of Windows, Browsers and which O/S's have visited EduGeek over the past 5/6 years. Some make for interesting viewing!

    So, first off, Windows versions:

    As you can see, Windows 7 has been 'da bomb' since its launch and has shot head and shoulders above any other Windows versions. Interestingly, see the difference from when XP was it its peak and the take up of 7?
    However not to be outdone, observe how Windows 8 has taken off in its first year? Pretty much the same as 7 did on when it was released. We'll have to give it another 12 months to see how that pans out growth-wise though.
    And some of you said you hate it. Shame on you.
    In case you were wondering, the last recorded stats we have for Windows 98 and ME (yes, people were still using ME until recently!) were, for Windows 98 the period 2012-2013 with 235 visits and for ME the period 2011-2012 with 37 visits.
    Windows 95 died off in the 2008-2009 period with a mere 27 visits!
    However, we still see several thousand Windows 2000 (non-server) visits per year (4061 in the past 12 months) and I wonder how long that will be hanging around for?

    Now for all operating systems:

    And that's pretty conclusive. It's Windows FTW with OSX and Linux barely making a dent and for the past 3 years they have effectively flat-lined whilst Windows had grown and grown.

    And last but by no means least, browsers:

    What I find interesting with this graph is not the meteoric rise of Chrome as the browser of choice for most 'Geekers, but of the parallel use of Firefox and IE. Considering that Firefox has to be added as a separate install compared to IE's ubiquitous presence on all Windows operating systems it does seem to indicate that an equal amount of people want to use something other than IE. What I'm looking forwards to seeing in the next 12 months is how that pegging of IE and Firefox compares to the use of Chrome.
    As you can also see at the bottom of graph Safari and Opera are way down on the list, and in Opera's case I wonder just who uses that in preference to the others?!

    I hope you have enjoyed seeing these and it took me the best part of Friday afternoon to knock them up, so if you have any other idea of what you would like to see please let me know, but please note that we are rather busy atm and it does take some time to sort out. Oh, and if you can see any trends in the data that I may have missed, please feel free to point them out.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Some more 1 Million posts stats started by Dos_Box View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Comments *should* be fixed.
    1. iom100's Avatar
      iom100 -
      Would be much more interesting presented as percentages I suspect...
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by iom100 View Post
      Would be much more interesting presented as percentages I suspect...
      Hmm. I think that would be a little bit too much hard work given the time involved.
      This way is probably the best to see the rise and fall of certain platforms and browsers in comparison to each other over a period of time which is what was requested.
    1. SYNACK's Avatar
      SYNACK -
      Oh, I have one if you have time, a select few (top 5 + nz ) countries over the span in the same format. Interesting info in those three you have put up.
    1. SpuffMonkey's Avatar
      SpuffMonkey -
      I reckon the Opera usage is down to me - I never see anyone else use it - but I LOVE it - right up the latest version which is snafu
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
      Oh, I have one if you have time, a select few (top 5 + nz ) countries over the span in the same format. Interesting info in those three you have put up.
      OK, I'll try and get that one done tomorrow.
    1. BatchFile's Avatar
      BatchFile -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
      I reckon the Opera usage is down to me - I never see anyone else use it - but I LOVE it - right up the latest version which is snafu
      I used to use Opera too - liked the speed dial, the ctrl-enter password thingy and the speed as well as the "realtime" editing - but fell out with it and went to Firefox instead when it stopped handling proxy authentication properly and kept prompting for usernames and passwords even with "remember" ticked. I twas all over their forums, but has not yet been resolved AFAIK
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      I'd like to see a chart of concurrent users over time, not sure what interval would be best. I guess it doesn't grow much. Maybe just the range each year.
      Also, something similar with post rate per day or week/month , whatever is suitable with the numbers.
      Or aren't they very interesting.
      How about a comparison of SPAM levels to show alongside the growth in posts / members etc.
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Hmm. Not sure if we log at that kind of level. By concurrent do you mean total people on the site or members on the site each year?
    1. mavhc's Avatar
      mavhc -
      That firefox vs IE graph is way too suspicious, I'd look into that
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Nope, the data is correct (just checked). You should remember that Firefox is cross platform unlike IE so it will also add up from Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile platforms as well which would give it a much higher mark than if it was simply an alternative Windows browser.
      It is very peculiar however just how well matched it is with IE though but given the rise of Chrome I suspect we may see a drop in FF usage next year.
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      I meant people on the site, e.g. when we started it ranged from 0-30 in a day / week. Now it ranges from 50-3000 at any given time... maybe it's not a good metric. i was imagining a live pulsing bubble that shows how alive the site is at any given point. So you'd capture the range of growth, or just the maximum.
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Ah, I see. Unfortunately we don't have that data, and to map it would appear as a curve anyway as it is on a steady growth line.
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