Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 107.23.176.162

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

What Is Your WebmasterWorld Link/Entry Point?

What is is?

     
10:07 am on Oct 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9047
votes: 752


I come in via [webmasterworld.com...] which is the Active Posts, ie, the newest commentary to the list.

How do you enter? I suspect that some come via the front page. Others might come in via Google Adsense on bookmark/link

How do you enter Webmasteworld for your daily news and enjoyment? Is the front page your hello? Kiddies, this is a serious question that I think all mods and admins would like to know as well, as that would provide valuable info for making the site work even better.
1:08 pm on Oct 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 5, 2001
posts:5861
votes: 104


I have 4 WW bookmarks, Active Threads, AdSense, My Threads, My Flags. First entry after boot up I enter via My Threads which triggers the login screen. From there I move on to the Active Threads.

I also have a an uncounted number of links direct to threads I've found interesting over the last 13-14 or so years, I'm guessing a large number of those are outdated.

.
1:18 pm on Oct 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:7139
votes: 410


active..as could be ( and has been ) easily guessed..;)
But..
Kiddies, this is a serious question that I think all mods and admins would like to know as well, as that would provide valuable info for making the site work even better.

All that is required to know that ( from an admins point of view ) is to read the logs..so admins should already be in possession of that information for each one of us..

I'd also expect the admins/ mod "dashboard" to already show who is logged in at any one moment, who is reading which page ( member's names and "guests"<=and GEO data as to Guests, so as to see which threads areas are generating most interest, "guests" includes bots /scrapers by name or string) etc..

Like Ken I have a lot of bookmarks..and gigabytes of threads saved /archived offline..and any thread that I post in ( such as this one) I automatically save after each post is made, whether by me or someone else..
2:41 pm on Oct 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator not2easy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 27, 2006
posts:4161
votes: 262


I come in on the same "Recent Posts" page, for the quick view of what's new. I keep a little .txt file on the desktop with assorted WW bookmarks for reference. If I use the "Bookmarks" on the browser, there are several in different categories added over the years.
12:17 am on Oct 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member fathom is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 5, 2002
posts: 4110
votes: 109


Originally, don't remember... think it was someone's newsletter in 2002.

Most often via the stickymail notification email or the Webmaster World following thread notification emails
1:13 am on Oct 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 9, 2011
posts:15446
votes: 739


All that is required to know that ( from an admins point of view ) is to read the logs..

Assuming for the sake of discussion-- ahem, cough-cough-- that the average user lets their browser send page referers, and/or permits scripting. You need to know either the "entry page" (Analytics) or which page came in with no referer (typically meaning bookmarks* in the case of regular visitors).


* Or type-ins, but that still means you've got something memorized.
4:26 am on Oct 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 28, 2001
posts:3615
votes: 75


Forums Index
11:09 am on Nov 7, 2015 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 19, 2006
posts: 169
votes: 0


New thread emails for me
12:04 pm on Nov 7, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9047
votes: 752


In this short poll (eight so far, including my original), the entry page for REGULAR USERS OF THE SITE is not the home page. What does that mean? I suspect it means the regular users know exactly where they want to be when they visit webmasterworld!

Might be a hint that the home page might need another look by powers that be... not saying anything is wrong! No! Not saying that!

Just wondering what the metrics are on entry page for this site. As others observed that data is found in the logs.
7:58 am on Nov 8, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 19, 2002
posts:3440
votes: 65


i have 2 bookmarks on my speed dial ... active list (which is what i've had as my main entry point pretty much since i first joined) and Search Engine Spiders - which is not so busy but very interesting to me (incidently, although i have email alerts for that form, because all new posts are reviewed before going live - then the email alerts are a bit useless as the mentioned post is usually not live yet!)
4:45 pm on Nov 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:25843
votes: 847


I was hoping that some other might jump in with their thoughts, and your input is welcomed.
Lots of new arrivals come in at the home page, and they, of course, get the full experience.
Regulars have their favorite homes and links, but i'd be interested to know how you think that we might improve content discovery?
6:12 pm on Nov 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9047
votes: 752


For those of us entering on the Recent Posts / Active Posts page it would be nice to be able to set the displayed number per page from 25 to much larger numbers, say up to 100. Why? All new traffic comes through on that page, updates, etc, and earlier threads of interest get pushed out of the most recent 25 pretty quick. This creates an "out of sight, out of mind" problem since... and I know it sounds silly... having to click for the next page.

The home page, on a desktop screen full width, is rather nice, but what is "new" (other than the editor picked featured threads) is rather difficult to see. Would there be a way to mark, on the home page, forums with new threads, much like the exclamtion mark in the recent posts? Reason why I ask is that even though I do have a favored entry (Recent Posts), I do check the home page once or twice a week (clicking the webmasterworld logo) and scan the front page. There are some subjects I might revisit if I knew there was anything new (CSS, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, etc).
6:21 pm on Nov 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:25843
votes: 847


Happy to take those ideas on board, tangor. :)
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members