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Monday, June 25, 2007

Mixed Reality Headcount, Week ending June 24, 2007.

Here is the full ranked table of tracked sites for the week ending Sunday June 24, 2007:

Site (* Native reality site)

Est avg hourly visits

Est avg hourly visits (peak hrs)

Estimated total weekly visits

* Phat Cat's Jazzy Blue Lounge 178 193 30,048 (down 2%)
* Lost Gardens of Apollo 83 107 14,052 (up 7% )
* City of Lost Angels 83 88 13,992 (up 5%)
* New Citizens Incorporated 81 107 13,608 (up 9%)
IBM 59 60 9,912 (up 2%)
* The Shelter 56 64 9,504 (up 18%)
* Midgar 55 63 9,336 (down 5%)
The Pond 55 29 9,288 (up 33%)
The L Word 39 50 6,684 (up 38%)
* Isle of Lesbos 36 48 6,120 (up 33%)
Pontiac 32 49 5,532 (up 25%)
* Ballers City 21 26 3,612 (stable)
* Svarga 20 27 3,504 (stable)
Weather Channel 19 24 3,216 (up 56%)
Playboy 17 20 3,000 (down 5%)
ABC Island 15 14 2,652 (up 21%)
Microsoft 15 20 2,640 (up 7%)
Nissan 11 8.5 1,908 (stable)
Virtual Holland 7.5 12 1,272 (up 73%)
NBA 7.1 11.4 1,200 (down 24%)
AOL Pointe 6.1 6 1,032 (down 25%)
Sun Microsystems 4.2 12 720 (stable)
Comcast 3.7 4.2 624 (stable)
Useful Technology 3.3 1.1 564 (down 55%)
Dell 2.1 2.8 360 (up 30%)
Coldwell Banker 2.0 4.5 336 (stable)
Adidas 1.6 1.7 276 (stable)
Reebok 1.21 2.5 204 (stable)
Coca Cola 1 2 180 (up 114%)

The top ten, with commentary is posted to New World Notes.

Methodology

Mixed reality sites in this headcount are selected for their prominence, either from publicity or real world name recognition. Sites with consistent low traffic (500 or less weekly) may be dropped in future Headcounts in favor of other sites. We do not count sites with camping chairs, or visitors in the orientation sims, as there seems to be little evidence to suggest that they will become visitors to the parent site - and if they do, we catch them when we headcount the site anyway.

We collect data four times per day for each site at 2am, 8am, 2pm and 8pm (times in SLT/US Pacific) plus/minus 1 hour. For each sample we count the number of people at the site at the time. We average those samples across the week, and then assume that average to hold constant, with each visitor spending a half hour on-site. This methodology does not necessarily include one-time events that generate high traffic missed by our sampling, which we'll make note of whenever possible. Headcounts do not factor in returning visitors, so assume that the total number of unique Residents are likely to be significantly less than the estimated total visits.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Hi, as the designer of the City of Lost Angels, I just found this on the net, my apologies that I don't have a Blogger account, I'm generally too busy to do much writing other than on my own site at http://www.cityoflostangels.biz

    Interesting data but I'd have to say after reading the blog and the article on NWN I'm not entirely sure what it demonstrates.

    Feel free to enlighten me some time. I don't have a blog account of course, but if you know about CoLA you know who I am and how to get a hold of me.

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