• Twins Daily Reader Survey

    Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a potential sponsor. It went something like this:

    Sponsor: We need to know something about your readers.
    Me: Sure, what do you want to know?
    Sponsor: Well, who comes to your site?
    Me: Well, there's Jim, who watches baseball in Iowa and Shane who talks about prospects and we have a guy from New Britain and....
    Sponsor (rubbing temples): Let me explain to you the concept of demographics....

    So could you all PLEASE take this survey? It would help up out a lot. And I promise, it won't take more than 30 seconds.
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Done.


      You should probably advertise this in the forum as well to get additional eyes on it.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I moved this to the Twins forum so it will get more eyeballs. I just discovered that vBulletin doesn't have an option for global threads out of the box, which is a little face-palm worthy. Next time around, I'll be sure to install a plug-in that handles creating global threads that appear in every forum.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      I just discovered that vBulletin doesn't have an option for global threads out of the box, which is a little face-palm worthy.
      Really? Seems like an odd option to pull considering it's been a staple of forum administration forever.


      Next time around, I'll be sure to install a plug-in that handles creating global threads that appear in every forum.
      Excellent. It would especially be nice for accessing the active game thread from any forum.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Yeah, I'll probably make use of it for game threads, as well. Something to add to the list. I can't believe vBulletin doesn't have it out of the box.
    1. TiberTwins's Avatar
      TiberTwins -
      Done! It was totally painless.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Wow!! that literally took 30 seconds to do. that was as easy as it gets.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?
      *checks NoScript settings*


      Yep, looks like it.
    1. John Bonnes's Avatar
      John Bonnes -
      snepp is right. :-) That's how we track our page views, etc.

      Thanks again to everyone that take the time, however little, to fill this out. It's very important to potential partners, and is the kind of small thing that can really help the site reach more people.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?
      Yep, but Analytics is pretty shoddy when it comes to demographics. They give you great information about location and technical specs of the user, but nothing about age/gender/etc. It's pretty obvious why they do it (Google has no idea who is actually sitting in front of the computer) but it's still lacking when we're trying to really dig into our target demos.
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      U.S. demographics?

      Buncha racists.
    1. powrwrap's Avatar
      powrwrap -
      Did it. Easy Peasy.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Survey completed.
      I guess I'm the "guy from New Britain" LOL.
    1. Steve Penz's Avatar
      Steve Penz -
      Survey done. I hope to be cool enough one day that John will make reference to me when discussing the demographics.
    1. COtwin's Avatar
      COtwin -
      Did I get the questions right?
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?
      Yep, but Analytics is pretty shoddy when it comes to demographics. They give you great information about location and technical specs of the user, but nothing about age/gender/etc. It's pretty obvious why they do it (Google has no idea who is actually sitting in front of the computer) but it's still lacking when we're trying to really dig into our target demos.
      Quantcast is pretty good and they are free, I'd suggest signing up with them as they seem to hit demos overall quite a bit better.
    1. John Bonnes's Avatar
      John Bonnes -
      Quote Originally Posted by COtwin View Post
      Did I get the questions right?
      No. But your answers were fine.
    1. gunnarthor's Avatar
      gunnarthor -
      I really wanted to answer these questions but my hatred of the man refuses to let me do it.
    1. Jim Crikket's Avatar
      Jim Crikket -
      Quote Originally Posted by SRP View Post
      Survey done. I hope to be cool enough one day that John will make reference to me when discussing the demographics.
      I wasn't sure if he was referring to me, but then I realized that I MUST be the only baseball-watching Jim in Iowa, right?
    1. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
      DAM DC Twins Fans -
      Done--yes less painful than a visit to the MD or DDS
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