Congratulations, Magaziners... May 2018 was our best month EVER on the
Magazine. Of course it was a release month with Fedora 28 releasing
on May 1, 2018, and several related articles following that news.
Fedora 26 --> Jul 2017 --> 366,601 pageviews
Fedora 27 --> Nov 2017 --> 389,554 pageviews
Fedora 28 --> May 2018 --> 400,598 pageviews
It's true this is only a modest increase, and there's a bit of
unwanted "flattening out" to the curve. However, my semi-educated
guess is this is due to a few problems:
* The release article timing was botched due to unwanted links in the
announcement text, which forced us to publish other articles waiting
in the wings. In the future we should make sure to eliminate errant
links like that, so we can space out views over time.
* Quite a few articles in May, including the release related articles,
did not use the special "<!-- more -->" tag that incents RSS readers
to come to the site to view the whole article. We need to use this
tag in *every* article.
With these fixes, my bet is we would have seen closer to 415K-425K
pageviews, showing an accelerating release-to-release curve. However,
400,000 views in a month is nothing to sneeze at! Let's keep striving.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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