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« on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 06:55:49 »
I have one foot out the door, but thought I'd throw some stats out there just for those that are curious.


  • Nearly 80% of the visitors to GH use either Chrome or Firefox.  (8% use IE and 7% use Safari)
  • GH receives around 500k page views per week.
  • 35% of traffic to GH is new users.
  • Over the past month, GH has been visited from 166 different countries. (we get NO LOVE from Greenland!)
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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 07:25:59 »
I guess im part of the 5% who use opera :x
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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 07:41:37 »
CHROME FTW!!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 11:58:40 »
Are you tracking any click through metrics for ad revenue? I wonder how many tech savvy folks are clicking on ads (if there are any)

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 12:32:00 »
No ads.  We do participate in an affiliate program that has been quite successful.

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 12:32:46 »
iMav, can you give us a breakdown by user operating system?
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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 13:53:06 »
35% of traffic are new users. That seems huge to me. What exactly defines a new user; how long is someone considered a new user? Or is that someone that surfs through, gets their info and never returns?
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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:22:04 »
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iMav, can you give us a breakdown by user operating system?

75% - Windows
10% - Mac
 7% - Linux

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:28:31 »
^ what about android and ios = 8%
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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:36:43 »
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^ what about android and ios = 8%
4% - iOS
2% - Android

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:42:45 »
Great info! So Linux beats mobile, and is pretty close to OSX !
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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:43:01 »
^ I have to go back to elementary school ;-)
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 04:44:06 »
Interesting stats, especially the new users part, does that just mean unique IP addresses?
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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 17:38:42 »
If at all possible without compromising any security/privacy/etc. May we see the stat link (if it is linkable)? So we may check it every now and again. Thanks for the cool info iMav!

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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 20 March 2012, 07:00:33 »
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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 22 March 2012, 09:30:20 »
The company's SW I work for was built on NeXtStep, ITS AMAZING.
You can install it on win 2k8!

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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 07 April 2012, 01:58:49 »
^ It's not just you, rip.  Yesterday it slowed to a crawl for me too. ><  Today is a little better though.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 20:43:36 »
If you don't mind me asking, iMav, how much does it cost to host the site? I'd like host a couple community sites of my own in the future, so insight on this would be really cool.

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 03:25:07 »
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No ads.  We do participate in an affiliate program that has been quite successful.

I think you should have gotten a nice boost in commission from one of my threads this past week. I nearly linked every mechanical keyboard related stuff from amazon and newegg. And the group buy I hosted to forward stuff for international people should have generated some income for you as well :)

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 03:27:56 »
Here are the thread if you want to help iMav/GH out with the commission of your purchases:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Comprehensive+list+of+keyboards+from+Amazon+and+Newegg

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 17:13:42 »
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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 14:23:41 »
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No ads.  We do participate in an affiliate program that has been quite successful.


LOL.  Translation:  iMav has been selling our personal data to the highest bidder.
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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 30 April 2012, 12:22:37 »
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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 30 April 2012, 12:25:25 »
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The other trend is the keyboard subforum is essentially dead.  All the action has moved to the Commercial Subforums.

You could look at that as success of the keyboard community as whole, though.  The mechanical keyboard market has moved from niche to commercial, and there's not a whole lot of new products to "discover" which drives some of the conversation there.  Now, that "everybody has one,"  the next thing is the add-ons and upgrades.


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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 30 April 2012, 12:29:32 »
Not to mention that my website probably answers 75% of noob questions.

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 30 April 2012, 16:10:32 »
I'm pretty much just checking in to see if/when Logitech or MS put out a mechanical keyboard.  It's about the only thing that's halfway interesting anymore.  Otherwise, it's just different combinations of switches, case colors and layouts.  About the only thing that'll get me to buy at this point is an MS Cherry brown 'board in the Natural layout or an amazing new color from Filco or WASD.  I guess Cherry has the perfect switch, because I don't see any innovation coming from that direction either.


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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 01 May 2012, 22:22:48 »
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I'm holding tight for the HHKB3 and the Unicomp Mini!
I'll stick with my HHKB2.

Unicomp missed the boat.  Many BS lovers have made the transition to Cherry switches due to the keyboard options available now.  They'd still sell some...but not nearly in the quantity they would have a couple of years ago.

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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 01 May 2012, 23:12:12 »
imo, what they really need to do is design a self-contained, plate/pcb mountable B/S switch unit to sell to chinese manufacturers..

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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 02:03:30 »
Opera is by far the most keyboard-friendly browser; I'd expect it to be more popular here.

I've never found a Chrome extension that lets you navigate with shift-arrows like Opera.
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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 07:03:37 »
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imo, what they really need to do is design a self-contained, plate/pcb mountable B/S switch unit to sell to chinese manufacturers..

Like this?

(Click the pic)


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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 07:39:53 »
interesting, but not quite what i was getting at, since it's not completely self contained. the switch itself in that example is a still a multi-layer mat under the plunger. instead, consider a completely self-contained switch with a buckling spring in it in a simple through-pin package..

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 08:26:48 »
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interesting, but not quite what i was getting at, since it's not completely self contained. the switch itself in that example is a still a multi-layer mat under the plunger. instead, consider a completely self-contained switch with a buckling spring in it in a simple through-pin package..

How would that be any different than saying "use a membrane instead of a PCB?"  What would be the advantage of a through-pin package?  You would still have to have a mini-mat in the switch itself as it's needed for a BS to function and mounting all of that on top of a PCB would be redundant not to mention make the keyboard incredibly tall.

Going to Sandy's site and looking at all the different configurations of the Japanese Ms; the modular (Brother) BS was a very flexible design.  I doubt you could improve on it significantly.  The surprising thing was that it wasn't used extensively beyond Japan.
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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 08:43:55 »
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How would that be any different than saying "use a membrane instead of a PCB?"  What would be the advantage of a through-pin package?  You would still have to have a mini-mat in the switch itself as it's needed for a BS to function and mounting all of that on top of a PCB would be redundant not to mention make the keyboard incredibly tall.

Going to Sandy's site and looking at all the different configurations of the Japanese Ms; the modular (Brother) BS was a very flexible design.  I doubt you could improve on it significantly.  The surprising thing was that it wasn't used extensively beyond Japan.
the only distinguishing characteristic of BS keyboards is that the tactile feel is generated by a spring that buckles. the mat is there to be the mechanical switch, but it could be replaced by any number of other things. anyway, unicomp doesn't seem to be interested in designing new things, so this argument seems pretty moot.

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 11:24:38 »
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I'm beginning to think google analytics does a bad job screening bots.

I feel the same way about your "#1" poll.

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 11:50:57 »
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Pubic poll.

I see what you did there...


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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 18:17:21 »
< Safari. Mac users can use cool keyboards too!

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 25 July 2012, 06:00:37 »
< Safari. Mac users can use cool keyboards too!
They can also use Chrome.  :)