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Most popular fandoms on Fan History year to date

July 1st, 2009

Half the year has passed so it is time to do an update as to the most popular fandoms on Fan History for January to June 2009. Items on this list list tend to appear for three reasons: 1) Interest in the fandom, 2) Quality content, 3) Good SEO. Because of the latter two, I don’t think that you can draw any conclusion about what is going on in fandom as a result. Hopefully, one day, we’ll be there where you can.

Top Fandoms

  1. Digimon
  2. Naruto
  3. Twilight
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Gundam Wing
  6. Supernatural
  7. The Fast and the Furious
  8. Mortal Instruments
  9. Dragon Ball Z
  10. Prince of Tennis

Top Actor Fandoms

  1. Jorja Fox
  2. Allison Stokke
  3. Russel Crowe
  4. Sara Varone
  5. Megan Fox

Top Anime Fandoms

  1. Digimon
  2. Naruto
  3. Gundam Wing
  4. Dragon Ball Z
  5. Prince of Tennis
  6. Sailor Moon
  7. Bleach
  8. D.Gray-Man
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh
  10. Ouran High School Host Club

Top Book Fandoms

  1. Twilight
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Mortal Instruments
  4. Pride and Prejudice
  5. Outsiders
  6. The Death Gate Cycle
  7. Lord of the Rings
  8. Sherlock Holmes
  9. Gor
  10. Alex Rider

Top Cartoons Fandoms

  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  2. Transformers
  3. Kim Possible
  4. X-men
  5. Rescue Rangers
  6. Ben 10
  7. Sonic: The Hedgehog
  8. Hey Arnold!
  9. Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series

Top Comics Fandoms

  1. X-men
  2. Batman
  3. Watchmen

Top Movies Fandoms

  1. The Fast and the Furious
  2. Star Trek
  3. Transformers
  4. Outsiders
  5. X-men
  6. Batman
  7. Star Wars
  8. X-Files
  9. Watchmen
  10. Highlander

Top Music Fandoms

  1. Metallica
  2. Panic! At the Disco
  3. American Idol
  4. Radiohead
  5. Fall Out Boy
  6. Nine Inch Nails
  7. My Chemical Romance
  8. X-Japan
  9. The Beatles
  10. Savage Garden

Top Television Fandoms

  1. Supernatural
  2. Roswell
  3. Merlin
  4. Jon and Kate Plus 8
  5. Star Trek
  6. Gilmore Girls
  7. Beauty and the Beast
  8. Batman
  9. CSI
  10. Doctor Who

Top Video Games Fandoms

  1. Pokemon
  2. Final Fantasy VII
  3. Silent Hill
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Sonic: The Hedgehog
  6. Zelda
  7. Kingdom Hearts

Archive of Our Own vs. FanLib: Why they are not succeeding

June 29th, 2009

I love statistics.  I love analytics.  I love analyzing fandom based on those numbers.  The numbers can provide a framework for telling a story.  In the case of this set of numbers, a group was created back in May 2007 to try to bring greater fan control over certain parts of fandom in response to what they saw as the commercialism of fandom.  The specific commercialism of fandom in this case was FanLib.  There were people who hoped and believed that their new archive could end up being bigger than FanFiction.Net.   It hasn’t materialized and compared to what this group was fighting, they didn’t even measure up to FanLib in terms of the number of stories that FanLib had before it closed.  (Comparing their archive to FanLib seems apt.  Their supporters were comparing FanLib to FanFiction.Net.)    Let’s take a look at the numbers and how they stacked up…

Fandom   ? FanLib, # of stories   ? Date   ? Archive of Our Own, # of stories   ? Date   ?
15/Love 0 January 3, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
28 Days Later 1 January 29, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
4400 9 January 30, 2008 3 June 29, 2009
7th Heaven 3 February 2, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
8 Simple Rules 0 February 2, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Absolutely Fabulous 1 February 2, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Alf 0 February 9, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Alias 38 February 9, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Alias Smith and Jones 2 February 9, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Alien 3 January 29, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Angel 122 February 21, 2008 92 June 29, 2009
Battle of the Planets 25 December 13, 2007 3 June 29, 2009
Bleach 113 January 30, 2008 23 June 29, 2009
Brokeback Mountain 23 December 30, 2007 2 June 29, 2009
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer 234 January 2, 2008 244 June 29, 2009
Charmed 70 August 17, 2007 1 June 29, 2009
CSI 250 December 7, 2007 9 June 29, 2009
CSI: Miami 65 December 19, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
CSI: New York 38 December 19, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Disney’s Gargoyles 3 December 30, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Dragon Ball 4 January 7, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Dragon Ball Z 62 January 7, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
due South 0 June 29, 2007 265 June 29, 2009
Final Fantasy VII 17 December 30, 2007 3 June 29, 2009
Friends 71 August 17, 2007 1 June 29, 2009
Gilmore Girls 220 January 30, 2008 14 June 29, 2009
Grey’s Anatomy 27 December 18, 2007 36 June 29, 2009
Gunsmoke 0 August 17, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Harry Potter 1,740 May 3, 2008 236 June 29, 2009
House M.D. 72 January 30, 2008 203 June 29, 2009
Inuyasha 636 January 4, 2008 1 June 29, 2009
Kingdom Hearts 75 December 7, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Lois and Clark 32 December 28, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Lord of the Rings 130 December 8, 2007 55 June 29, 2009
Lost 49 August 17, 2007 52 June 29, 2009
My Chemical Romance 2 January 30, 2008 3 June 29, 2009
Naruto 1,843 December 18, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
NCIS 18 October 2, 2007 18 June 29, 2009
One Tree Hill 11 August 19, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Pirates of the Caribbean 231 January 2, 2008 27 June 29, 2009
Robin of Sherwood 0 January 7, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Sailor Moon 92 May 23, 2007 0 June 29, 2009
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 0 January 27, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
Smallville 84 January 11, 2008 107 June 29, 2009
Star Wars 330 December 8, 2007 20 June 29, 2009
Supernatural 220 December 13, 2007 241 June 29, 2009
Thunderbirds 240 July 24, 2008 0 June 29, 2009
X-Men 72 January 2, 2008 13 June 29, 2009
Zelda 11 December 15, 2007 0 June 29, 2009

Just how big is their lack of success? 1 Inuyasha story. 0 Naruto stories. 0 Sailor Moon stories.  0 CSI: Miami stories. 0 Thunderbirds stories.

Why didn’t they take off?  There are probably a lot of reasons.  The biggest is probably because the group that founded this archive were never FanFiction.Net type users to begin with.  (Thus, FanLib was never intended for them.)  Switching from blogging software to archiving software was probably a cultural struggle that they weren’t motivated to do because the new archive didn’t have readers and would have distanced them from existing power structures in fandom that they value.  (FanFiction.Net  certainly has a power structure, popular people, ways to propell your status on the site and in fandom.  It just is probably less obvious to outsiders.)  At the same time, the creators failed to market the site.  There was no massive outreach to FanFiction.Net users, to former FanLibbers, to Quizilla users, to LiveJournal users, to AdultFanFiction.Net users. (And when they do market it, it looks like they are trying to use wank to generate traffic.  Just look at their warnings we has! announcement on metafandom.)  As a result, their major pool of authors was severely limited.  The last reason why it looks like they fail to succeed as much as FanLib is they don’t appear to believe in their own product.  People aren’t doing fake LJ cuts to it.  They aren’t delicious bookmarking it on any scale.  They just don’t appear to want to make the time commitment to make it THE next FanFiction.Net.

Popular fandoms?

June 2nd, 2009

We had a couple of searches to our blog asking about popular fandoms.  That’s kind of subjective and hard to measure but I’ll try to list them again. :)

Year to date, the most popular fandoms on Fan History based on how many times the article about them have been accessed are:

  1. Digimon
  2. Nartuo
  3. Twilight
  4. Gundam Wing
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Supernatural
  7. The Fast and the Furious
  8. Dragon Ball Z
  9. Prince of Tennis
  10. Sailor Moon

That list doesn’t necessarily seem accurate.  It probably reflects where Fan History’s articles are better.

A second way that you could measure the most popular fandoms is based on the total of new stories posted to FanFiction.Net.  For yesterday?  The following list was generated:

1 Twilight 204 1
2 Naruto 164 3
3 Harry Potter 158 2
4 Bleach 39 10
5 Supernatural 38 6
6 D.Gray-Man 32 34
7 Yu-Gi-Oh 20 243
8 Maximum Ride 20 43
9 Death Note 19 7
10 Pokemon 18 11

That seems a bit more accurate for popular fandoms and wow! Yay!   It seems to agree some with the most popular list of fandoms on Fan History.  Of course, the list of fandoms that appear there have not been updated since September 2008. :/

Then there is another way to guess at most popular fandoms.  That’s based on activity levels on LiveJournal.  This list isn’t all comprehensive and because of bot problems?  The list hasn’t been updated since March 31, 2009… but here it is!

Rank   ? Fandom   ? Total Activity   ? Previous rank   ?
1 Twilight 14372 1
2 Meta 7649 2
3 America’s Next Top Model 2672 6
4 Pokemon 2470 5
5 House M.D. 2114 4
6 Gossip Girls 1628 12
7 Doctor Who 1624 10
8 WWE 1581 9
9 Merlin 1496 14
10 Lost 1405 19
11 Harry Potter 1346 8
12 Bones 1328 7
13 High School Musical 1220 3
14 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 1038 13
15 iCarly 1033 16
16 Bleach 1020 11
17 Sailor Moon 995 15
18 Jonas Brothers 966 25
19 Naruto 944 18
20 NCIS 716 23
21 As the World Turns 709 64
22 the GazettE 685 20
23 Gackt 662 17
24 Ben 10 645 97
25 Mystery Science Theater 3000 607 29
26 Slayers 568 21
27 An Cafe 554 45
28 Life on Mars 548 32
29 The Office (US) 528 35
30 Transformers 519 22
31 Sports fan fiction 518 40
32 Soccer fan fiction 515 41
33 D.Gray-Man 508 52
34 30 Rock 480 42
35 Heroes 392 37
36 How I Met Your Mother 387 46
37 My Chemical Romance 386 131
38 David Tennant 382 30
39 Batman 378 128
40 Torchwood 353 28
41 Batman Beyond 352 159
42 One Piece 342 60
43 Man from U.N.C.L.E. 339 85
44 One Tree Hill 336 34
45 Fullmetal Alchemist 322 47
46 Ewan McGregor 320 36
47 Star Trek 319 51
48 Meta community 317 24
49 Lord of the Rings 306 49
50 Dancing with the Stars 306 48
51 Yu-Gi-Oh 301 31
52 Stargate SG-1 296 54
53 30 Seconds to Mars 296 50
54 Brand New 291 80
55 Saiyuki 268 43
56 U2 266 63
57 Princess Tutu 260 61
58 American Girls 259 78
59 Dollhouse 255 39
60 X-Files 254 160
61 Top Gear 252 87
62 Geoffrey Rush 233 103
63 The Mentalist 230 57
64 American Idol 217 73
65 Pushing Daises 215 79
66 Queer as Folk 211 74
67 Death Note 203 120
68 Britney Spears 197 72
69 Supernatural 189 55
70 Criminal Minds 185 62
71 Ugly Betty 182 65
72 Laurell K. Hamilton 175 171
73 Law and Order: SVU 172 69
74 Anita Blake 172 192
75 The Late Late Show 168 58
76 Craig Ferguson 168 59
77 L Word 164 75
78 The Sentinel 161 68
79 General Hospital 155 70
80 Manic 151 201
81 D’espairs Ray 150 44
82 CSI: Miami 147 94
83 Discworld 145 95
84 Prince of Tennis 143 1020
85 Neil Patrick Harris 138 108
86 Christina Aguilera 131 426
87 Serenity 122 82
88 Manchester United 122 38
89 Law and Order 121 119
90 Blake’s 7 121 166
91 The Young and the Restless 120 141
92 Ace Attorney 120 173
93 Vancouver Islanders 119 105
94 Shugo Chara! 119 89
95 Beatles 117 127
96 Zelda 115 111
97 Firefly 115 83
98 Bullet for my Valentine 115 149
99 Hanson 113 67
100 Days of Our Lives 113 96

Maybe you want that information based on another language?   How about Russian?  Then these fandoms are some of the most popular (at least in March 2009):

Rank   ? Fandom   ? Total Activity   ? Previous rank   ?
1 Harry Potter 795 3
2 Watchmen 417 1
3 Radiohead 140 2
4 House M.D. 112 6
5 Firefly 75 14
6 South Park 71 4
7 Buffy: The Vampire Slayer 57 89
8 Hugh Laurie 56 26
9 Star Trek 43 38
10 Babylon 5 42 13
11 Simpsons 38 11
12 Battlestar Galactica 37 36
13 Futurama 34 9
14 Star Wars 27 5
15 Supernatural 20 21
16 PFC CSKA Moscow 20 8
17 Metallica 17 12
18 Blur 17 42
19 Terry Pratchett 13 10
20 The Cure 12 53

There are probably other ways to measure other popular fandoms but those are the ones that we have to measure popularity.

April 2009: Most popular fandoms

May 1st, 2009

April has ended and I’m feeling in the mood to blog. So in celebration of April ending and rain letting up and May flowers coming, a list of the most popular fandom articles (based the number of article views) on Fan History for the month of March and a break down of the most popular articles on Fan History for year to date.
April 2009: Most popular fandoms

  1. Cassandra Claire
  2. The Fast and the Furious – Movie interest
  3. Digimon
  4. Naruto
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Roswell
  7. Gundam Wing
  8. Twilight
  9. Supernatural
  10. Prince of Tennis

April 2009: Most popular articles

  1. Draco/Hermione
  2. Russet Noon – Referenced on Fandom Wank and elsewhere
  3. Cassandra Claire – Page views down from last month
  4. Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive
  5. The Fast and the Furious
  6. User talk:Artistic Revolution – Related to being mentioned on fandom wank.
  7. AdultFanFiction.Net
  8. Caito – Person who posted the wank report on fandom wank
  9. FanFiction.Net
  10. Digimon

January to April 2009: Most popular fandoms

  1. Cassandra Claire
  2. Naruto
  3. Digimon
  4. Twilight
  5. Gundam Wing
  6. The Fast and the Furious
  7. Harry Potter
  8. Dragon Ball Z
  9. Supernatural
  10. Pride and Prejudice

March 2009: Most popular fandoms

April 1st, 2009

March has ended and I’m feeling in the mood to blog. So in celebration of March ending and spring coming, a list of the most popular fandom articles on Fan History for the month of March and a break down of the most popular articles on Fan History for the first quarter of the year.

March 2009: Most popular fandoms

  1. Cassandra Claire – her new book came out this month
  2. Naruto – lots of traffic from search
  3. Digimon
  4. Twilight – fandom is really popular
  5. Harry Potter – Fan History has lots of content
  6. Dragon Ball Z – lots of traffic from search, lots of content
  7. Mortal Instruments – last book in trilogy came out
  8. Gundam Wing
  9. Supernatural – fandom has been wanking a lot
  10. Bleach – lots of traffic from search

January to March 2009: Most popular fandoms

  1. Cassandra Claire
  2. Naruto
  3. Digimon
  4. Twilight
  5. Gundam Wing
  6. Harry Potter
  7. Mortal Instruments
  8. Dragon Ball z
  9. Supernatural
  10. Pride and Prejudice

January to March 2009: Most popular ships

  1. Draco/Hermione
  2. Snape/Hermione
  3. Michael/Maria
  4. Taito
  5. Draco/Ginny
  6. Takari
  7. Harry/Draco
  8. Sesshoumaru/Kagome
  9. Max/Liz
  10. Harry/Ginny

January to March 2009: Most popular fans

  1. Msscribe
  2. Cori Falls
  3. Ithilien22
  4. Laura
  5. Heidi8
  6. Minisinoo
  7. Black-Beri
  8. FictionLyn
  9. Capnnerefir
  10. Maygra

January to March 2009: Most popular fansites/fan fiction archives

  1. Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive
  2. FanFiction.Net
  3. AdultFanFiction.Net
  4. GreatestJournal
  5. LiveJournal
  6. FanWorks.Org
  7. Galbadia Hotel
  8. FanDominaton.Net
  9. FanLib
  10. InsaneJournal

What’s hot fandom wise for January 7, 2009 on Fan History

January 8th, 2009

Top fandom articles on Fan History for January 7. We’ll see how long I keep this up. :)

January 7

  1. Naruto
  2. Digimon
  3. Twilight
  4. Gundam Wing
  5. City of Bones/Mortal Instruments
  6. Dragon Ball Z
  7. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  8. Metallica
  9. Hey Arnold!
  10. Pride and Prejudice

Top fandoms for January 4, 5, 6 on Fan History

January 7th, 2009

This is just really interesting to see. The list of popular fandom articles on Fan History rarely seems to coordinate with top fan fiction fandoms, nor with what is on television. I would speculate that we won’t see that until we probably quadruple our traffic and have better links to Fan History from out visitors. :) At the moment, it probably very much relates to which fandom articles we plug.

January 4

  1. Twilight
  2. Naruto
  3. Digimon
  4. Blade
  5. ABBA
  6. X-Files
  7. Kim Possible
  8. Sailor Moon
  9. Supernatural
  10. City of Bones/Mortal Instruments

January 5

  1. Demon Ororon
  2. Twilight
  3. Gundam Wing
  4. Naruto
  5. Digimon
  6. Harry Potter
  7. Savage Garden
  8. D.Gray-Man
  9. Supernatural
  10. Bleach

January 6

  1. Twilight
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Naruto
  4. Anna Semenovich
  5. Alf
  6. City of Bones/Mortal Instruments
  7. Digimon
  8. Dragon Ball Z
  9. Gundam Wing
  10. Allison Stokke

Most popular fandoms on Fan History for January 3!

January 4th, 2009

I kind of had a lot of fun with the top fandom lists for January 1 and 2 so here is the list of the most popular fandoms for January 3 on Fan History!

January 3

  1. Digimon
  2. Naruto
  3. Pride and Prejudice
  4. Twilight
  5. ABBA
  6. Supernatural
  7. City of Bones/Mortal Instruments
  8. Dragon Ball Z
  9. Prince of Tennis
  10. Lord of the Rings

Most popular fandoms on Fan History this year so far!

January 3rd, 2009

Most popular fandom articles so far this year! What is starting off hot on Fan History in 2009?

January 1

  1. Thundercats
  2. Dexter
  3. Digimon
  4. Naruto
  5. Thunderbirds
  6. Dragon Ball Z
  7. Pride and Prejudice
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh
  9. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  10. Ouran High School Host Club

January 2

  1. Thundercats
  2. Digimon
  3. Naruto
  4. City of Bones/Mortal Instruments
  5. Thunderbirds
  6. Prison Break
  7. Beauty and the Beast
  8. CSI
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. Sailor Moon

Keyword peaks for fandoms and fansites on Fan History in 2008

December 31st, 2008

The following are when interest, based on keyword (not keyphrase), spiked in 2008 on Fan History according to Google Analytics…

January 5

January 11

January 13

January 14

January 27

February 22

February 27

March 2

March 8

March 13

March 18

April 17

April 29

May 22

May 27

June 10

June 13

July 6

July 20

July 24

July 29

August 3

August 11

August 12

August 13

August 21

August 22

August 23

September 12

September 27

September 29

October 6

October 15

October 16

October 17

October 20

October 21

October 31

November 6

November 9

November 9

November 11

November 22

November 23

November 28

December 1

December 6

December 9

December 11

December 28

December 29

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