Submitted by Bryan Prindiville on December 11, 2003 - 23:20
Is there anywhere for me to easily guage my readership? I know what I am getting (as long as my trends site is working) but I don't know how this compares to other sites. Even a basic scale of some sort... so many a day/week/month is average, so on and so forth.
Submitted by stubbs on December 8, 2003 - 14:54
Well, after nearly 45-50 strips, and a FrightNight 2003 submission I am still getting little or no traffic for my strip Boundary Waters. Could I get someone to give my site a look-see and let me know if my lack of visiblity is due to inadequate promotion, or because it sucks. And if it is due to crappy promotion, if somebody has some pointers I would appreciate it because I seem to be getting nowhere with getting some exposure.
A few nights ago, while in a drug-filled haze (the prescription kind), I hopped online for what was supposed to be a few minutes to chat with my wife, only to be slapped across the face with the Holy Trout of Revelation.
Time once again for another edition of Measuring the Webcomic Audience. Last month our list relied on visits, page views, and links data derived from Ranking.com and Alexa.com. This month we drop links data from our methodology, and instead rank webcomics based on Ranking.com data for visits and page views and for Alexa.com rankings.
Once again Penny Arcade topped our chart and also dominated all categories of data we reviewed in our methodology. Overall, however, there was a much greater number of webcomics moving on and off the Most Read List this month.
How scary is he, really?
Okay: war, death, disease, famine, telemarketers â€“ they're all bad... but Satan himself? He doesn't seem to be doing much recently. Watching The Exorcist these days, the 70s fashions inspire more terror than the pea-soup-vomit or the little-girl-blasphemy. In the face of real-life monsters like terrorists and serial killers, the cackling flames of the Devil can seem downright quaint. Bottom line is that, in this secular age, we just don't think much about Lucifer anymore.
But he's all over the webcomics.
The main problem with creating something new is avoiding the cheap shortcuts. It's hard as hell, if you're working on a webcomic, not to eschew the hard work and blood, sweat and tears of what we more refined sorts call "thinking" and fall back on those old familiar crutches.
Submitted by Skyle on September 16, 2003 - 01:03
Like a lot of you, I was inspired to start a webcomic after reading McCloud's Reinventing Comics. Turning the clock a little farther back, I fondly remember the black and white Ã¯Â¿Â½boomÃ¯Â¿Â½ in comics back in the 80s, and the smaller but similar boom during the 90s, which was an even bigger inspiration to me. Not only did independent comics offer smart, original stories that differed from the good ol' superheroes, but what made them even more enjoyable was that they had a sense of community. The creators all seemed to know each other, they promoted one another's books, etc.
Time once again for another edition of Measuring the Webcomic Audience. Last month we explored some of the tools and methods developed by the blogging community, in particular the use of links between sites to rank blogs.
For this month's edition of our measurement project we again rely on information from Ranking.com and Alexa.com. We calculated a score for each webcomic based on their rankings for unique visitors, page views, and new for this month, links. For example, Penny Arcade ranked first for unique visitors, page views and for the number of sites linking into the Penny Arcade website.
Submitted by Steve_Hogan on August 27, 2003 - 12:59
Okay, so I sent out a news piece yesterday morning to promote the fact that a popular blogger who's previous collaboration with me had been well received was again sitting in the writer's seat for this week's update of my strip. Not earth shattering news by any means, but I figured it was no more fluffy than hearing that somebody had posted a really huge JPEG on Sinfest.
As it is, another site picked up the story totally unsolicited I saw from my referring logs that an admin from this site had checked out mine. When nothing happened by dinner time, I sent Xavier a polite email asking if there were any problems with my news submission. I still haven't received a reply. I'm not for a minute suggesting that the people who own this site don't have every right to pick and choose what news articles get posted.It would just be helpful to let people know if certain kinds of submissions are inappropriate.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2003 - 10:19
Decent article on one person's picks for Comic Masterpieces. All of them are from comic books of course. My question is what would a similar list limited to webcomics look like? Or maybe the question should be, are webcomics mature enough as an artform to begin asking such questions? And if not, how long does it have to go?