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A few simple Freerails.com Site-statistics from 2016

You might well be surprised at just how many people are WATCHING ! :shocked:



1,284,260   -   Visits

3,518   -   Visits Per Day


5,461,303   -   Page Views

14,962   -   Page Views Per Day


9,430   -   Posts 

1,247   -   PMs


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Largest number of Page Views ever in a single month


1,383,008


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As Gomer would comment: "Gaw-lee!"...I probably accounted for 500,000 of those views. Lotsa lookin'...

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That is amazing for basically a small core of friendly nutters, thanks Eddie.

Maybe I ought to try visiting your site myself !

Regards,  Michael.

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And to think it all started way back when with about 4 or 5 of us LOL

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Total number of Page Views for January 2017


443,108


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I bet a lot of people find this forum via a Google search, come in and look around.
I have done that for other forums.
I'll go take a look but rarely ever join a forum unless I think I'll post there enough to make it worth my while.
My standards are pretty high and I don't join one unless I'm pretty sure I want to hang around.


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A lot of photos and page results from Freerails do appear on Google and other search engines



Total number of Page Views for the 28 days of February 2017


416,727


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Thanks Eddie.

You'd make a great rivet-counter ... You could do a Union Pacific Big-Boy if you can count to 416,727 ;)


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It's been noticed that there are a LARGE number of interesting Topics, that are essentially sitting in the 'General Talk - Off Topic' Forum & often get 'buried in history'.


So I've decided to dig up some of these dusty ol' 'General' Topics & 'Move' them to somewhere more suitable.


For example...

...'Does Anyone Remember Cardstock Structures' has turned into quite a long & interesting Thread.

It has been 'Moved' to the 'Kitbuilding' Forum.


This is pretty much only going to affect Threads that got started in the 'General' Forum.

A 'Redirect Message' will be left, if a Thread is moved, so finding a favorite should be no problem.


The 'General' Forum is sometimes where some of the Sites most interesting or unusual Threads get started.

Some get a few Posts, others get a few PAGES and THOUSANDS of views !


I hope this might help current & future Members & Guests find even more COOL stuff to look at on Freerails, more easily.

Topics in all the other Forums won't be 'Moved', just interesting things from 'General' to a Forum that is more suited to the subject.


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I got a roasting from the Top Brass for getting the Stats. up late last month !


I couldn't blame it on the freeway traffic either



There has been a huge jump in the figures for this month


Last months Stats. have only been bettered by the record month of September 2015



Total number of Page Views for March 2017


598,100



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" That is amazing for basically a small core of friendly nutters, thanks Eddie.

Maybe I ought to try visiting your site myself ! "



Hi Michael :wave:


Another months figures on the desk at head office.

&

Not enough Site visits from YOU ! ;)



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Remember that old poster ... ' Your Model Railroad Site NEEDS YOU ! '

Michaels cold-war era P.C. finally melted down BTW.

To iPad or not to iPad ... That is the question . . .

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Just re-Posting this from a while back . . .



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It's been noticed that there are a LARGE number of interesting Topics, that are essentially sitting in the 'General Talk - Off Topic' Forum & often get 'buried in history'.


So I've decided to dig up some of these dusty ol' 'General' Topics & 'Move' them to somewhere more suitable.


For example...

...'Does Anyone Remember Cardstock Structures' has turned into quite a long & interesting Thread.

It has been 'Moved' to the 'Kitbuilding' Forum.


This is pretty much only going to affect Threads that got started in the 'General' Forum.

A 'Redirect Message' will be left, if a Thread is moved, so finding a favorite should be no problem.


The 'General' Forum is sometimes where some of the Sites most interesting or unusual Threads get started.

Some get a few Posts, others get a few PAGES and THOUSANDS of views !


I hope this might help current & future Members & Guests find even more COOL stuff to look at on Freerails, more easily.

Topics in all the other Forums won't be 'Moved', just interesting things from 'General' to a Forum that is more suited to the subject.


:moose:


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I know you are all dying to see my stats. post each month

So sorry it's late again

What can I say


Page views for April

530,813


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This months stats.


Page views for May


593,014


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593,014...but who's posting?


I'm as much at fault as the next guy,
I only look at stuff that draws my interest and rarely comment on it.

So...we need to step it up and get more folks to post :old dude:


At least folks here post about what they're doing,
one of the other forums I visit seem to concentrate on what the other forums are doing or on stuff that's no longer made,
like they're "collectors of the obscure" or post stuff that's so far off the wall you wonder what they've been smoking [whack]


I think more folks would participate in the RC forum if we had a "RC for Dummies" tutorial.
Some of the talk is so convoluted that it's hard to grasp what is being said unless you are an EE.

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Howdy Bob, I was the one who made the "honchos" start the r/c forum long ago.
I kept griping and jabbering until the listowner created the forum to get me away other forums!
When I began the subject, I posted what I was familiar with-r/c car equipment in locomotives.
After these many years, that is what I still use (I can't or won't afford the new stuff.)...if it ain't broke, don't f@#k with it!
I appreciate the response it has brought and though I am still the moderator, I feel that I have been "left behind" by the new devotees.
Oh well, that's the fate of us old dinosaurs.
Try reading the original post about r/c http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1221&forum_id=45 which began.."In the beginning,..."
Just let the kids talk about their toys, I am still running my old lokies, just like usual.

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Hi Bob :wave:



There is no doubt that it is the Members & their Posts, which make Freerails what it is.



The fact that there are over 1/2 a Million page-views a month ...

... is a testament to the 'quality' archive of material, Posted by our Members.

The more of course, the merrier !



There is a slight tendency in most Forums, for Posting to drop off a bit in the spring/summer months.

Gardening (my bugbear !), holidays, family stuff, can mean a bit less modeling.

The upturn in Posting between say September & May is consistently noticed.



Having said that, I personally enjoy Posting whatever the season may be.

Freerails has propelled my modeling forwards, like nothing else.

I like sharing my own crazy constructions & step by steps etc. ...

... which is exactly what I like to see & is often not catered for in magazines etc.



Some Members do drift in and out of Posting, as their 'life situation' changes.

I very much miss Michael (salada), as I'm sure many of you do as well.

His 'life situation' has meant a step back, from his regular & entertaining Posts of the past.



Whilst on some Forums, someone 'blinks' and you get 10 'attaboys'...

... Freerails, thank goodness perhaps, isn't total 'attaboy central' ...

... but the Page-views say it all, in terms of the 'quality' content on Freerails.



So I would agree with Bob.

Don't THINK about Posting a comment, a photo, a model, or an idea ... POST IT !

Some of the unusual stuff that goes up, is often the most commented on ...

... and sometimes the most viewed.



Of course, to the regular photo, model & layout Posters ...

... keep it coming !

If you don't get 10 'attaboys' for blinking, just check the Thread views.

Many people including TONS of non-Members are following your diverse stories each time you Post.



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This months stats.


Page views for June

588,925

The most ever for any month of June since Freerails began


Last month also had the 3rd highest number of posts for any June

June 2011 and 2013 both had an unusually high number of posts for a summer month



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That's great!  I just quit my job so that I have more time to post... and view!:bg:

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Nice one Steven


I like nice guys like you


It makes punching a keyboard 24-7 worth it



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Freerails may get even more views and new guys due to the BS surrounding photobucket.
Since I won't search for other "photo hosts", my days of posting anywhere but here are over!
But then, what do I know...I'm just an old dude who lives in a cave (searching for a new cave).

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" But then, what do I know...I'm just an old dude who lives in a cave "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



If I found a cave with as many cool trains in it as yours ...

... I'd swap microchips for Mastodon soup any day of the week ! ;)



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Si.



Roll on down to bedrock . . . :bg:

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Page view stats. for July


504,673


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Mastodon soup ?

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Freerails stats. for August


Number of page views


567,491


They tell me that's very good for a summer month


The busiest August on Freerails ever



You guys just need to post more Cadillac stuff and I might even like the site !


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Give us a clue Eddie.

What's a Cadillac ?   Some sort of lacquer ?

Regards,  Michael


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Yeah mostly a "lacquer" speed stuck in the traffic on the freeway !



Stats. for the month of September


507,330 Page views



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The brass have been busting my ass again to get the stats up on time


I just dont get all you train guys

Get a Cadillac and relax in style like me in the congestion


Looks like a few people interested in trains came by in October


571,806  Page views last month


I only do this for a friend of mine

You guys know I hate trains

But I guess everybody needs a hobby right


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Novembers stats sheet fell off the stack onto my floor

It got lost for a bit in all the trash down there

So Novembers stats are only just in


Plus some stats from history


Number of page views


560,494    November 2017

467,762    November 2016

453,089    November 2015

388,999    November 2014


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Number of page views


684,229   December   2017

481,871   December   2016

370,344   December   2015

366,974   December   2014


HAPPY NEW YEAR !


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Number of page views


527,397   January   2018

443,108   January   2017

417,368   January   2016

355,133   January   2015


Keep yer flanges between the rails !


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Keep yer flanges between the rails !

YES SIR YES!!

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/5/2/2452.1353096103.jpg

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Yeah !

Theres always going to be one guy who comes up with a smart $$$ answer


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I was keen to get the stats up quickly this month

Ive been working on my new system for this years trip to Vegas

I am almost certain I cant go wrong this time !


Figured out that February is a bit of an odd month

10% less days than some other months


Page views for the last few years

357,132   February   2015

382,708   February   2016

416,727   February   2017

476,410   February   2018


Less page views than last months 527,397

But if there had been 31 days it would have been 527,454

Thats in fact as it turns out 57 more page views than last month


They havent got a chance against me in Vegas this year

This guy aint coming off the rails there this time youll see

My new system is even better than smart $$$ outside flanges !


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Last months stats. are here from March

Freerails has had the biggest March that has ever been recorded

There has been a totally incredible almost 50% increase in page views since 2016


370,062   March   2015

421,921   March   2016

598,100   March   2017

646,488   March   2018


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Last months site stats. are now here from April

Freerails has just had the biggest April that has ever been recorded as well

Again getting on for a nearly 50% increase in page view numbers during the last 2 years


338,774   April   2015

431,155   April   2016

530,813   April   2017

591,542   April   2018


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