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I've signed us up as part of Quantcast's demographic thingamajig. It involved adding some more Javascript to our layout page. We will update the Privacy Policy shortly to reflect this, but I'm letting you know here as well.

If you're curious, you can see what they already think of us WITHOUT collecting any voluntary data from us by clicking over to http://www.quantcast.com/the-w.com - and then ask yourself: doesn't this make us look desirable to you as an advertiser? Just what do they mean when they say we have an inordinately disproportionate number of visitors whose race is "Other?" Where are all these rich people who are visiting here and why haven't I gotten any grants from them? AND FINALLY, if we're REALLY attracting visitors at the rate of 60% male to 40% female, how the bloody heck can we account for (presumed) men making 95% of the posts here?

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Maybe if we made a ladies only section...

Nah, it would never work.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Where are all these rich people who are visiting here and why haven't I gotten any grants from them?

The thing just keeps counting Flea over and over again, making the site profile look wealthier than it is.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.64
maybe it is counting everyone with a gender of "other" as women?

I'm guessing it is using a predictive model with some of our stats plugged in and how much non-registered user traffic we get.
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From reading thru the explanation on the site (which takes about four pages to actually start explaining), it sounds as though they're looking at traffic that comes from sites they already track and extrapolating from there.



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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Maybe if we made a ladies only section...

    Nah, it would never work.


Joke: WIN

Ladies only section: FAIL




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    Originally posted by jwrestle
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
      Maybe if we made a ladies only section...

      Nah, it would never work.


    Joke: WIN

    Ladies only section: FAIL
Thanks for waiting an entire week to make that post. Next time, please wait until just after the thread has expired.



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So let's see what Quantcast has discovered so far.
They say 4% of visitors are addicts (people who visit more than 30 times a month), which account for 53% of all visits.
If I've got the numbers right, that means about 100 people per week who account for 30K page views per week, which is 304 per person per week. I imagine that if a person views the site at work, and at home, that counts as two people. They can't know that two IP addresses are the same person, can they?

Another 44% of the visitors are regulars, who visit between 1 and 30 times in a month, and are responsible for 38% of visits.

Finally, 52% of visitors are passers-by, who have only visited once in the month and therefore account for only 9% of visits. Presumably this is people brought in from outside links.

It currently ranks as the 237,410th internet site according to Quantcast, between marinesolutionsinc.com and msiloans.biz.

Demographic information isn't yet available, and I'll assume that the numbers they have hidden behind the curtain aren't the actual numbers for this site. 61% female? Not unless a lot of people are ying.



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I think it takes a month of measuring before they have those "hidden" ones available.

I'm too lazy to compare and contrast, but if things are working right, their addicts+regulars total is right in line with whatever the front page says our "active" user total is (which we define as having used their login at least once in the last 30 days, I think)

You can also see that nice spike in visits from that day when The Goon plugged us on the Calgary Flames fan board. I should send him a present!





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The 52% of people seeing ads (passers-by) only make up 8% of our pageviews. 92% of our views are by people who aren't seeing the ads.

Damn bunch of leechers Buy more crap off of Amazon.






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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
If I log out for a day and click banners, will this work for you?



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PLEASE don't feel you have to do that. He's totally kidding.



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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    The 52% of people seeing ads (passers-by) only make up 8% of our pageviews. 92% of our views are by people who aren't seeing the ads.

    Damn bunch of leechers Buy more crap off of Amazon.








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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.50
    Originally posted by CRZ
    PLEASE don't feel you have to do that. He's totally kidding.
Don't click the banners, it's counter-productive.

Buy stuff (that you would have bought anyway) off of Amazon and use our link to do it.




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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
Ah, there we are:
http://www.quantcast.com/the-w.com#demographics

63% male, 79% 18-49, 70% no kids, above average number of what they call "less affluent" viewers, slightly above average number of college graduates.

Also interesting is that the 9% African American viewership the-w receives is considered above average for the internet.
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That's interesting, becuase the older stats were opposite - they showed a disproportionate number of incomes 100k +.

This is probably more realistic.




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