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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Constance Peregrine » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:01 pm

I don't know if it is seasonal [it could be tho] but I have seen a lot of movement among grids.

Someone mentioned a slowdown in g+ postings and such also, which it seems to me this may be true.

A look here http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/statis ... tatistics/ will show that while new accts have been high and/or increasing in some places, the actual active users from those places is really low.

This informs me that while new accts are being made, many people are not sticking around. It could also be, as I have personally seen, that more and more people are creating their own grids, there is a serious uptick in that.

The reductions in Metro are in part due to the educational regions not being as active lately, and part in due to, as mentioned, movement back to OSG is flattening out.

And since hypergrid enabled places are also continuing to see growth this bodes well for the future of our little Metaverse.
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Graham Mills » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:18 pm

Re fluctuations, educators will bring significant numbers in for particular classes that may (as per Metropolis) distort numbers. Depending on the type or schedule of use, you could well see inexplicable up- and downturns. By the end of the year I will have used Kitely with about 120 students in different contexts. Not huge numbers but I am, of course, but one educator.
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Dot Matrix » Sat May 16, 2015 11:53 am

Maria's May report on grid statistics has just been posted: Users, regions grow on the hypergrid.
HG Business wrote:Kitely recently announced that it was discontinuing its premium memberships, which come with either 10 or 30 free regions — but existing customers and anyone who signs up before the end of the month is grandfathered in for the future. This seems to have triggered a land rush.

“Quite a lot of people have responded to our upcoming phasing out of the Premium Account and the limited time offer of our Gold Plan,” Kitely CEO Ilan Tochner told Hypergrid Business. “We’ve seen a double digit percent growth in the number of Premium Accounts and Gold Plans in the last ten days. This is a really great deal for those who understand how to take advantage of it and now is the last chance to get it.”
Maria goes on to compare InWorldz and Kitely:
HG Business wrote:Although InWorldz continues to top the charts, it actually lost 618 active users this month, more than any other grid. In addition, InWorldz typically leads the charts when it comes to registering new users. But this month, it fell to second place as its 1,613 new registrations were just behind Kitely’s 1,632.

Both grids are known for being technical innovators and especially recently, for actively marketing their grids, but Kitely seems to be pulling ahead with lower prices, megaregions, hypergrid connectivity, and its online marketplace, the Kitely Market, which delivers to almost all hypergrid-enabled grids and also some closed ones. [...]

Kitely also uses a great deal of proprietary code [like InWorldz], but they have been able to isolate their innovations in such a way that they can upgrade to the latest versions of OpenSim as they come out, taking advantage of new improvements and bug fixes.

Kitely is also the largest commercial grid that allows hypergrid travel and region downloads, with a content filtering system that allows creators to decide whether or not their creations can leave the grid via OAR region exports or hypergrid.
Kitely's numbers are:
April 2015: 6947 (+125) regions; 34864 registered users (+1503); 961 active users (-148)
May 2015: 7473 (+526) regions; 36496 registered users (+1632); 1072 active users (+111)

Active users on Kitely over time:

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    Year  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
    2011                 392  183  137  190  162  123  113  119  125
    2012  151  200  327  348  371  240  238  195  242  293  583  270
    2013  274  370  386  602  633  628  493  468  497  606  716  641
    2014  522  599  629  723  587  826  909  799  829  931  964  907
    2015  923 1003 1109  961 1072
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Carlos Loff » Sun May 17, 2015 2:07 pm

Dot Matrix wrote:Maria has published the March 2014 report: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2014/0 ... s-article/

The numbers for Kitely are:
March 2014: 5655 (+64) regions; 18905 registered users (+717); active users 629 (+30)

The increase in active users was enough to take Kitely up a notch in the top ten most popular grids. It is now in 6th place, just above Craft Grid.

In terms of virtual land area, Kitely is the second largest OpenSim grid, with 5655 regions compared with OSgrid's recently pared-down 7376 regions.

Scanning the raw data, in terms of new registrations the top four grids are: InWorldz 1476, Kitely 717, OSgrid 643, Avination 615.

Raw data: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/statis ... tatistics/

Im very happy for Kitely and always promote it when I can, but one thing puzzles me

Such a big region count 7.473 and so few worlds available at the worlds page in comparison (7.473 ???), even if some world take 16 regions, where are the 7.473 regions to visit ?


Don't take me wrong, I love Kitely and stick with Kitely and love all the worlds, they are carefully crafted and have huge personality, but regarding HG stats...

- People who register here get a free region and if they never comeback again that region will still be there, empty and not used by anyone, so Kitely regions counting does not exactly translates to active useful regions

- You may argue that keeping regions on a Grid has many costs so all Grids will have, sooner or later, to close unused regions and thus reporting/showing a more realistic region count on HG stats

- But Kitely regions are very unique - They don't take up CPU/Server resources when not used/visited, so Kitely can go forever showing huge total of regions accumulations, yet having quite less regions that are really part of ongoing creation and activity processes

Im not criticising, Im just launching some brainstorm about region counting and stats, compared to other Grids, specifically at kitely
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Graham Mills » Sun May 17, 2015 2:49 pm

I typically have 10-11 regions but only two are public. The others are used for teaching or development purposes.

Personally I'm more interested in the quality of service than statistics but I appreciate that for some folk attracting visitors is very important.
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Ilan Tochner » Sun May 17, 2015 2:58 pm

Hi Carlos,

People may be interested in visiting other people's worlds but most people still choose to keep the majority of their worlds private. The worlds you see on the Explore Worlds page are only the ones that people have made public.
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Post by Constance Peregrine » Sun May 17, 2015 3:39 pm

All those stats have various reporting errors, and it is sometimes mentioned there in the comments. I used to watch stats very closely and finally concluded it just did not matter to me, and to many others.

One can say such you say [and the commenter on that article said similarly] and at the same time ignoring their fav grid atm's own errors in reporting [or not errors but inventive reporting...if you wish...lol]

For example, one grid I like, 3rd Rock, and whom I am not having to worry I would get grief from them by saying so, as I would with some others, has around 100 core grid owned regions. Now they do offer those for rent in parcels and full but still...some could say that is not a very true indicator of their grids activity.

I don't though.
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Carlos Loff » Sun May 17, 2015 3:55 pm

Ilan Tochner wrote:Hi Carlos,

People may be interested in visiting other people's worlds but most people still choose to keep the majority of their worlds private. The worlds you see on the Explore Worlds page are only the ones that people have made public.
That is a good emender and I forgot it, thanks
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Dot Matrix » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:58 am

Maria's June report on grid statistics has just been posted: Regions grow, activity slows on OpenSim grids.

Active user numbers dipped across the board, as is usual when it is summer in the northern hemisphere.
Hypergrid Business wrote:OpenSim’s land area hit a new high this month and more than 9,000 new users registered on the grids, but active user numbers slipped by 672 as we enter the summer months.
There was some encouraging news from Kitely's numbers:
Hypergrid Business wrote:Kitely was the biggest land gainer this month, with 602 new regions. The grid announced a major price charge at the beginning of June, eliminating metered pricing and lowering the cost of the two top plans by 60 percent.

The price change was well received, the company said.

“Enough people have ordered one of these new world options to offset the revenue loss we had from our existing users switching from our old offering to the new, lower-priced one,” Kitely CEO Ilan Tochner told Hypergrid Business.
Kitely's numbers are:
May 2015: 7473 (+526) regions; 36496 registered users (+1632); 1072 active users (+111)
June 2015: 8075 (+602) regions; 38435 registered users (+1939); 1008 active users (-64)

Active users on Kitely over time:

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    Year  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
    2011                 392  183  137  190  162  123  113  119  125
    2012  151  200  327  348  371  240  238  195  242  293  583  270
    2013  274  370  386  602  633  628  493  468  497  606  716  641
    2014  522  599  629  723  587  826  909  799  829  931  964  907
    2015  923 1003 1109  961 1072 1008
Here's a graph showing how the number of Kitely regions has increased over time, compiled from Maria's grid statistics.
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Re: HGB monthly stats

Post by Dot Matrix » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:04 am

Maria's July report on grid statistics has just been posted: Land, traffic drop with summer heat.
Hypergrid Business wrote:OpenSim’s land area dropped for the first time in nearly a year as OSgrid cleared more than 2,500 regions off its map. Active users numbers also continued their typical summer slide as schools shut down for the season and other OpenSim users went outside to enjoy the sunshine.
More encouraging news from Kitely's numbers:
Hypergrid Business wrote:Kitely was the biggest land gainer again this month, with 394 new regions. The grid announced a major price charge at the beginning of June, eliminating metered pricing and lowering the cost of the two top plans by 60 percent.
In terms of land, Kitely is the second biggest OpenSim grid this month.

Kitely's numbers are:
May 2015: 7473 (+526) regions; 36496 registered users (+1632); 1072 active users (+111)
June 2015: 8075 (+602) regions; 38435 registered users (+1939); 1008 active users (-64)
July 2015: 8469 (+394) regions; 40384 registered users (+1949); 870 active users (-138)

Active users on Kitely over time:

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    Year  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
    2011                 392  183  137  190  162  123  113  119  125
    2012  151  200  327  348  371  240  238  195  242  293  583  270
    2013  274  370  386  602  633  628  493  468  497  606  716  641
    2014  522  599  629  723  587  826  909  799  829  931  964  907
    2015  923 1003 1109  961 1072 1008  870
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