xcoder - 1:09 am on Dec 2, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: xcoder at 1:14 am (utc) on Dec 2, 2012]
I've installed a real time traffic viewer to one of the websites i monitor. This web site is pet related and enjoy good daily traffic numbers.
Some about this web site:
It has a great web forum which *used* to be extremely busy with at least 20-30 new posts every day and more then 4000 members. I am simply buffeld as to the reason this forum died this year and now receive only about 2 posts per week.
The site is not a great earner so i never gave it too much attention. It kind of took off by itself and enjoyed nice growth (hits and memberships wise) naturally over the years (it is more then 12 years old but had a number of face lifts to bring the look up to date). The site s also naturally linked from many other pet related resource. It is quite popular good quality info site with lots of users contributions.
Well back to the "real time viewer script", this script reports in real time the number of viewers on site. Their IP address, where they came from, what page they are on, their browser and screen resolution as well as screen dimensions. It also adds up and reports the number of pages each viewer browsed.
I've just finished an almost 3 hours session of looking at the reports as they refresh in real time and my conclusion for this session is one. MOBILE DEVICES...lots and lots of mobile devices (many tablets but with smartphones even more. Smartphones hit one page only (in the vast majority of cases) while tablets often load more then one page.
It is starting to look like the "Zombies" ARE smartphones (on that particular website anyway).
Question asked. How to best monetize this traffic now that i know that there are so many smartphones on that particular website at any given moment.
maybe an app affiliate program of some sort?..... or something else? your ideas are most welcome...
[edited by: xcoder at 1:14 am (utc) on Dec 2, 2012]