In addition to top ten articles regarding content, a number of blogs and sites have been doing a month by month listing of their top posts and articles. As we’re all about riding the trends, though this obviously isn’t a trend in fandom (just in social media as far we can tell), we’re jumping on too! Sadly, we’re not as interesting as other sites and blogs. This is a bit of a snooze fest. (But continue reading anyway! Please?)
Cassandra Claire: This was our most popular article in January. The second most popular article had half as many views. The wiki was pretty much known for this article at this point and trying to downplay it wouldn’t be successful for us until her popularity decreased and interest in the whole of the wiki increased. That would take a couple of months though.
Cassandra Claire: Still the most popular article but the page views on the second most popular article, Draco/Hermione, that month were up and the gap between the two was smaller.
Draco/Hermione: The article went from 1,400 page views in February to 4,800 in March. We got plugged by a really awesome Draco/Hermione fansite, did a few plugs of our own on various LiveJournal communities and elsewhere. This helped blow away the Cassandra Claire which had almost an additional thousand page views from February 2008.
Cassandra Claire: Back to being the top article in April. At this point, we were busy working on this more practively and with a better staff than we had in months.
Draco/Hermione: Back on top baby. This article was our most popular for May 2008. Our search engine on the site also saw increase action, with more searches being done than ever before.
Cassandra Claire: Down from previous highs for views per month, it still came in as the most popular article.
Draco/Hermione: And that popular Harry Potter pairing was back on top. I promise, if this list is yoru first exposure to Fan History, we aren’t just into Harry Potter. The wiki is more diverse than that. (Our SEO just became optimized around those two phrases… It wasn’t our fault. Really!)
Draco/Hermione: Er. Yeah. Them again in August 2008. But great news! For the first time, our second place article was something not Cassandra Claire. The second most popular article was Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive which had 1,675 article views that month. Awesomeness.
Draco/Hermione: Yeah. September 2008 is pretty much the same as August 2008 with fewer views on our two most popular articles.
Draco/Hermione: Third verse, same as the first. We need more diversity and interest in our articles that are the top for the month. Help us out by improving some articles and plugging them because this write up has become boring with its predictability. on the upside, by tis month, Fan History has accomplished its goal of being less known for being about Cassandra Claire. (Now we’re known for other things. Some of them untrue. We’d rather not have changed what we are now known for if we could do things over.)
Draco/Hermione: Did you even have to guess? Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive came in second with very little change in the amount of times the articles were viewed per month.
Draco/Hermione: So far this month, that continues to be our most popular article. On a bright side, Twilight is our second most viewed article this month. It is nice to have a change their. Plug the article. Turn December around. Help keep the Twilight article at number two.