|Forum topic by nobuckle||posted 05-02-2012 06:43 PM||1286 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
05-02-2012 06:43 PM
Hello out there all you LJ’s,
I was wondering, have you ever noticed the ratio between the number of times a project is viewed compared to how many times that project is commented on? Just recently I took some time to do some simple statistical analysis to find the percentage of people who actually comment on any given project that I post. Before I present the results I should say that if you choose to do this it is important to consider the number of times you comment on your own projects (i.e. the number of times you respond to posts on your project page). If you are the kind of individual who responds to each comment individually then your percentage will be higher. Just know that your staistics will be slightly skewed.
Here are my stats os of May1, 2012
Total number of views – 26,020
Total number of comments – 170
Average number of views – 1,239
Average number of comments – 0.123
Over all percentage of comments – 0.0065
As you can see the percentage of comments is very very low compared to the number of times a project is viewed. I would venture to say that even the most popular LJ may find similar results.
So what does all of this mean? It doesn’t mean a darn thing. I just thought it would be fun to calculate the pecentage of comments, that’s all.
One ting to note is that as time goes on more and more people will view your projects, but that doesn’t mean that they will leave a comment. So, if you do your own analysis you should find that the percentage of comments will decrease.
Well, that’s enough horse-hocky for now. See ya!
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