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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mixed Reality Headcount, Week ending 7 October, 2007.

Here is the full ranked table of tracked sites for the week ending Sunday 7 October, 2007:

Site

Est avg hourly visits

Est avg hourly visits (peak hrs)

Estimated total weekly visits

The Pond 68 33 11,568 (stable)
IBM 42 42 7,104 (up 2.07%)
Greenies Home 25 36 4,296 (down 2.19%)
The L Word 24 23 4,128 (down 21.46%)
Pontiac 23 20 3,864 (stable)
The Weather Channel 16 17 2,808 (up 2.63%)
Playboy 14 25 2,496 (up 10.05%)
Nissan 14 12 2,424 (up 2.54%)
Virtual Holland 11 8.0 1,968 (down 7.34%)
Sun Microsystems 10 18 1,764 (up 24.58%)
ABC Island 9.71 8.57 1,632 (up 11.48%)
Microsoft 7.21 4.57 1,212 (down 13.68%)
AOL Pointe 3.57 2.86 600 (down 15.25%)
Manpower HQ 2.96 2.86 497 (down 20.93%)
Coldwell Banker 2.86 4.29 480 (down 6.98%)
Cisco Systems 2.86 2.0 480 (down 21.57%)
STA Travel 2.71 2.0 456 (down 32.14%)
Useful Technology 2.36 4.0 396 (up 57.14%)
NBA 2.29 2.57 384 (up 3.23%)
Dell 1.93 2.86 324 (down 18.18%)
Reebok 1.5 2.29 252 (down 8.70%)
Comcast 1.0 1.14 168 (down 41.67%)
Coldwell Banker:$3m house 0.0 0.0 0 (down 100.00%)

The top ten, with commentary is posted to New World Notes.  Native sites aren't in this chart, and will be posted separately.

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.

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