Why are the traffic charts essentially flat for the last 6 months, or worse on quantcast.
I think "3. We didn’t spend enough time on marketing" is probably the most important, but then I'm not convinced the idea is "sticky" enough in the first place.
Still an interesting read though :)
Traffic to their site is not nearly as useful as their signups growth is for statistics.
'Let's break an article into 10 pages so we get 10 times the hits!'
'Let's turn that AJAX gallery that loads really quick into separate pages so we get way better traffic scores!'
In jest to you - but they really have those types of meetings.
Also depends on their strategy. I'd expect the summary to display some recommendations from a website, maybe some recommended software (adverts), etc Maybe some social networking - "Here's some people who have similar usage patterns to you. Go chat."
The 7 percent number (we were up to 9 for a while) is user growth-- not traffic. Both are still growing nicely.
In terms of amount-of-insight/word his blog is perhaps the most informative I follow.
I worked on a big financial company, and they monitor a lot of stuff. I wouldn't be suprised that they will find something like this useful.
That information, in and of itself, isn't very actionable. I'd prefer knowing that, on the whole, 10% of my company's man-hours are spent on digg, for example.
Of course, I'd have to think about that, whereas I'd pay $14.99 without a second thought. ;)
I've seen it 100 times and it's always boring.
"Why did you spend 31 minutes 40 seconds reading 'Hacker News' today?!?" "Gee, boss, because sometimes I need a break..."
However, that's not Rescue Time's fault.