Make Your Guess About Chess.com's Visitor Statistics!

TheMoonwalker
RainbowRising wrote:

Only an American could say that England wasn't a country lol


I don't agree... I think it's too broad.. only people from the USA is more right :P

wilt18
RainbowRising wrote:

Only an American could say that England wasn't a country lol


 lol I think you may be right. (Even though I am an American)

Kacparov

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)? 150000

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)? 5%

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)? 5 minutes

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)? 3%

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)? 5

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)? chess.com/home, chess.com/live, chess.com/echess/myhome

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)? facebook, myspace.com

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

United States, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Netherlands, Armenia, Canada

philidorposition

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)? 30,000

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)? 18%

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)? 18 minutes

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)? %2.4 Smile

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)? 12

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)? http://www.chess.com/echess/myhome.html, http://www.chess.com/livechess/myhome.html, http://www.chess.com/home/

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)? Facebook, Youtube.

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

U.S, India, U.K, Canada, Philipinnes, Australia, Egypt, Malasia, England, Brazil

cclynes
mprhchess wrote:

its a part of a country


NO! it is a country in it's own right

cclynes
cclynes wrote:
mprhchess wrote:

its a part of a country


NO! it is a country in it's own right


This is like me saying the U.S.A. is part of a country or France is part of a country or Brazil is part of a country etc...

RetGuvvie98

Guys, please stop fussing at each other over whether England is a country or not.  This is not a forum for that discussion topic.  When you move your mouse to Members, and click on 'country list', you will see that Chess.com has both United Kingdom and England listed, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British Virgin Islands, Great Britain.  and likely other former colonies, including Jersey, and others I missed.

from Wikepedia:

England is, I believe, a country unto itself.  Please stop throwing darts at others for reading a different book and expressing a different opinion.

AND:  the overrriding authority for THIS SITE:   Erik has England listed as a country, therefore, it is regarded as one for this site's purposes.   end of issue.

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[note 7] (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island country,[7][8] spanning an archipelago including Great Britain, the northeastern part of Ireland, and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland.[9][10] Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The largest island, Great Britain, is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.[11] It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in London, the capital, but with three devolved national administrations in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, the capitals of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland respectively. The Channel Island bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man are Crown Dependencies, which means they are constitutionally tied to the British monarch but are not part of the UK.[12] The UK has fourteen overseas territories,[13] all remnants of the British Empire, which at its height in 1922 encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface, the largest empire in history. British influence can still be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former colonies.

regards,

 

in a way, this 'miniature debate' reminds me of something I read a long time ago:  "England and America:  two countries with a common heritage, separated by two things:  An Ocean, and a common language."

     England is a country, separate but also part of a greater entity.  America is comprised of 50 states, and to try to equate the structure and force one to fit into the mold of the other isn't quite the right way to regard them.

    play some chess960 if you want to beat out your brains, not arguing about something that won't change here.

ItalianGame

England is a country.

UK is

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Each are a part of the UK, but each are seperate countries

RetGuvvie98

I guess the part I don't understand is why UK is listed as a country when it is a 'larger' unit encompassing several individual countries....      but then, I don't have to understand why things are, only to know how this site defines it and work within the site parameters to get along.

awesmond

Oh well I was assuming by country we meant sovereign state. Well whatever. No need to fuss... 

awesmond

I dunno, but I'm under the impression you guys think I'm stupid. Yell You guys are probably smarter than me, but by country, that means sovereign state. If you were to type in list of countries into wikipedia (and yes I know google, I'm not that ignorant) up comes the list of sovereign states and UK is listed as one of them while England and them are not (but rather as parts of the United Kingdom). I guess there was a misunderstanding over the term "country". 

 

BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER. I realize that erik lists England as a country so it is beyond my control. No need to fuss. Smile

RetGuvvie98

awesmond, no one thinks anyone discussing this topic is stupid. 

  At least, I don't consider that of any user who posted on this topic, I'm not sure about all the others, but make the presumption since there was no name calling, but merely posting of facts (and opinions) as they are derived from different sources.    Everyone comes to this site with a varied and quite unique background of learning.   Sharing information freely adds to everyone's knowledge and we all gain from the experience.

    We all have to defer to the listing provided by Erik's staff/team/programmers, because that is the listing selection set for this site, and regardless of individual perspectives we are here, playing by his rules in his sandbox.

 

     Actually, it is good that the topic was brought up - because I learned some things about the UK and former British Empire that I didn't know by looking for the answer so I could post it... along with source of info. (that Jersey is listed as a country - I now know it is part of the UK).     Thank you for bringing up the topic, thanks to all for maintaining a mature, civil Winkdiscussion format when opinions differ.    Smile

 

thank you and thanks to all the others as well.

(posted as a user).

kenneth67

1) 200,000

2) 30%

3) 3hrs 40min

4) 12%

5) 5 pages

6) Home Page, Live Chess, Against the Computer

7) facebook.com / igoogle.com

8) USA/UK/India/Philippines/Canada/Malaysia/Australia/Turkey/Brazil/Romania

Fonix
erik wrote:

 

 OK. Let's have a little trivia here :)

I'm going to ask you a few questions, and we'll see who gets the closest to the right answers. Maybe I'll give out a few prizes...

Note: For all questions below, we are EXCLUDING Facebook, iGoogle, and iPhone traffic. This is only main Chess.com traffic, and numbers are gathered using Google Analytics. 

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)?

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)?

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)?

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)?

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)?

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)?

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)?

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

There you have it. Make your guesses! I'll check back in a few days and give out some rewards based on the closest guesses. 

Have fun speculating!!


1. 21,700 

2. 2%

3. 2 hours

4.1.2%

5. 20 pages

6. http://www.chess.com/echess/myhome.html, 

http://live.chess.com/simple,

http://www.chess.com/forum/

7. http://www.facebook.com, http://www.google.com

(8.) 1. USA 2.India 3. UK  4. Philippines 5. England 6. Germany 7. Australia 8. Spain 9. Canada 10. Indonesia

(crosses fingers)

 

erik

i'm going to post the answers here and then let you guys decide who was most accurate (i'm sorry - i don't have time to check all the posts):

1. 1,291,193

2. 10.96%

3. 14 min, 3 sec

4. 10.06%

5. 10.31

6. echess/myhome.html, index.html (homepage), home/index.html

7. stumbleupon, facebook

8. below:

usa
uk
canada
india
australia
philippines
netherlands
germany
spain
romania

have fun! 

BigOto

Here are the original questions so people can check the answers without going back to page one.

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)?

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)?

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)?

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)?

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)?

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)?

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)?

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

kokino
kokino wrote:

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)?

65.000 visits (1,291.293)

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)?

~19% (10.96%)

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)?

~15 minutes (14' 03")

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)?

10% (taking into account the merged pages..chesspark) (10,03%)

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)?

~10 pages (10,31)

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)?

1.http://www.chess.com/home/ 

2.http://www.chess.com/livechess/

3.http://support.chess.com/

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)?

1.facebook

2.tribalfusion

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

USA, India, UK (as a whole country as there is a single IP code), Germany, Australia, Spain :), Indonesia, Netherlands, Armenia, Canada


Kacparov
Kacparov wrote:

#1 - How many UNIQUE daily visits did Chess.com get in January (example: 500 or 56,500,000)? 150000 1,291,193

#2 - What % of people "bounce" from the Chess.com homepage (meaning, come, see the homepage, and just exit or go back - ex. 1.2% or 75.4%)? 5% 10,96%

#3 - How long does the average person stay on Chess.com in minutes (example: 1 min 18 sec or 72 minutes 30 sec)? 5 minutes 14 minutes 3s

#4 - By what % did Chess.com grow in visits over the last 30 days (example: 2.4%, or 20.5%, or...)? 3% 10,06%

#5 - How many pages does the average visitor see (example: 1.3 or 75.8)? 5 10.31

#6 - What are the top 3 visited URLs (pages) on Chess.com (in order!) (example: play/iphone.html)? chess.com/home, chess.com/live, chess.com/echess/myhome 2 correct

#7 - Which two sites, aside from email programs and search engines, send the most traffic to Chess.com (example: blah.com)? facebook, myspace.com 1 right

#8 - Which are the top 10 countries in terms of visits to Chess.com (in order!)?

United States, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Netherlands, Armenia, Canada 8 right


Looks like I have underestimated chess.com visitors! :D

philidorposition

Wow, 1,291.293 is huge! Has anyone got even close to that? It's almost hard to believe, I had no idea the site had so many visitors. I am wondering though, did I misunderstand "unique"? Doesn't that mean, we should count multiple visits by the same user (same IP adress) as only one visit?

 

RetGuvvie98

Philidor_position,

    Erik didn't define that fully - to my understanding, so it was a guess.   he just stated it, and left it up to the reader to interpret.