Further Thoughts On the Most Read Project

It's been two years since Comixpedia published an update to our Most Read project which tracked the audience shares of webcomics.

It was difficult to determine readership numbers then, it's just as difficult to conduct any kind of "Internet ratings" now. But it's an extremely useful process for Comixpedia as it helps to ensure that we are not overlooking significantly popular webcomics in our coverage (It is not a prerequisite that a webcomic be "popular" to merit coverage. The strength of readership of a particular webcomic, however, is a legitimate tool for deciding what we should write about). If you have suggestions for future efforts in this area feel free to post a comment here.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. What about anonymous readership figures, but with added information on how much money (roughly) the artist makes from the website – plus info about genre, demographics and such?

    After all we care about another guy's readership for two reasons. One is gossipy, we are just curious. We can always find out with existing methods in that case (such as alexa) and we don't need accurate figures.

    One if business-related. If I see that X is making a living off his webcomic, then I'm definitely interested in knowing how many readers he has, to see if I'm close to being able of following in his steps. I don't really need to know that the comic belongs to XYZ though. It'd be enough to know that a comic with n unique visitors a day, of – say – gaming genre – makes approximately x amount of $ a month of merchandise and ad space sales. Sure, it could satisfy my curiosity to know that the figures belong to XYZ to scoff and gloat in secret (if I have more readers) or hate him with the fury of ten thousand suns (if I have less readers), but I don't really NEED to know. Figures that can help me make business projections though would be very useful (and people would be more likely to submit genuine figures if it was done anonymously).


    ——– Gianna Masetti thenoobcomic.com

  2. [quote]webcomicosphere (a word which I hate, even though I just, as far as I know, coined it)[/quote]

  3. How about "Webcometallica"?

    There'd be NO possibility of being sued.!

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