Poll results (Part 2 of 3)

Here is the second part of my presentation of the results of the polls at Sandra and Woo. The first part was posted on Sunday.

Poll from 13 November 2009:

Poll Nr. 11

The result of this poll is very similar to the one of the previous poll whether our readers prefer story-based (which also got 60 % of all votes) or gag-a-day comics.

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Poll results (Part 1 of 3)

Since 1 February 2009, 26 different polls have been running on Sandra and Woo for several months each. All of them got several hundred votes and I think it’s now time to present the results. Because of the large number of polls, there will be three separate news entries for it.

There are now six new poll which appear randomly in the right sidebar.

Here are the first ten polls:

Poll from 1 February 2009:

Poll Nr. 1

Almost 50 % of our readers preferred an extra strip to colored strips or a wallpaper.

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Visitor numbers

We are very happy with the growth of our visitor numbers. As you can see in the attached chart, the first half of 2010 was a particularly successful time period with a plus of almost 1,000 visits per day in February and May. So far there has not been a single month with a decrease of visitor numbers of our main site www.sandraandwoo.com.

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Visits per Day of Sandra and Woo

Sandra and Woo is certainly among the top 10 webcomics which started 2008 or later regarding its visitor numbers. Maybe we can even break 10,000 visits per day this year. I’m a bit skeptical, though, since December is usually a tough month because of all the holidays at its end.

We especially want to thank everybody who helps spreading the word about Sandra and Woo by mentioning it in forum posts or on link pages. We always get a couple of new visitors – and maybe regular readers – this way.

Sandra and Woo Search Strings

Like many (if not most) other website admins, I use Google Analytics to track the number of visitors and other stats of our website. Google Analytics also offers a comprehensive list of keywords that users typed into a search engine before clicking on the link to Sandra and Woo in the result list. Most of these keywords are rather boring, like “sandra woo”, “Sadnra & Whoo” or “comic strip raccoon”. Of course, there is also always a good number of visitors who were looking for Avril Lavigne getting undressed or Cloud and Tifa doing nasty things. But once in a while, some really weird keywords pop up in the list. I had a thorough look at all the keywords typed into a search engine since 1 October 2008 to present you the most bizarre ones here:

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Website design update

I’m sure regular readers will notice the new blue background, but this is just one of the changes I have made to the website design during the last two days. I was getting the impression that the design of the website needs an update to be ready for the next decade, but I also did not want to change the whole layout since I think it works well overall. Instead I made many small changes, including the following ones:

  • The transcription of the comic dialog is now inside a small box so that it does no longer look like the transcription is part of the comic description.
  • The <blockquote> boxes have a gray background now and a prettier, dashed outline.
  • The author and date are now located beneath the comic navigation menu which is also looking slightly different.
  • The comment section now also offers a “Reply” button in addition to the “Quote” button. Both buttons are also more easily visible.
  • The design of the various widgets on the left and right sidebar has been improved and is now consistent to each other.
  • etc.?