Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results
- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: Quim Gil <qgil desdeamericaconamor org>
- Cc: Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>, gnome-web-list gnome org, David Neary <dneary free fr>
- Subject: Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results
- Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:07:26 -0500
On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 23:56 +0100, Quim Gil wrote:
> Moving this message originated in foundation-list here because my answer
> would be offtopic there.
> En/na Federico Mena Quintero ha escrit:
> > So, www and planet *are* our most efficient vehicles for communication.
> Volume is not necessarely related to efficiency. Look at the most
> visited pages in November:
> The first real page is the homepage, this is normal. But then... where
> do all these users go after hitting the homepage? Strictely in
> www.gnome.org (the "corporate" site) they go to three pages we mostly
> agree they are unnefficient:
> http://www.gnome.org/start/2.12/ (missing screenshots or the visual
> tour, mentioned in the marketing and gnome-web lists)
> http://www.gnome.org/about/ (being discussed in marketing, we agree that
> this page doesn't reflect what GNOME is about and needs a remake)
> http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/ (a gift of hundreds of users to
> Which is weird is that the own stats page gets more hits than these.
> This fact makes me think that the whole stats may be altered by
> non-human processes.
Yeah. See my last post to foundation-list (forgot to Cc/Reply-To) here
Taking a little different approach than above, I looked at posts
where the referrer was http://www.gnome.org/ - these are almost
certainly legitimate, and also tell us more about navigation within
(Excluding some URLs where the reported referrer clearly wasn't the
front page ... even in the above, not all the URLS are found ...
I don't see where the hits on support/ are coming from.)
One thing is clear is that we are getting a very low yield off of
people clicking through on 'become a "Friend of GNOME"' ... while
Friends-of-GNOME contributions are not insignificant (thanks
people!) if we got just one of the 30 people a day clicking through
from the front page to that page a day to join as a friend, we'd
be doing way better.
Of course, since Friends says basically *nothing* about what is done
with the money, it's ineffectiveness isn't very surprising.
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