Pligg Summer 2007 Survey Results

Last week I asked Pligg users to fill out a survey to help me gauge how well we are doing at giving our users what they want. So far 74 users have replied with their answers and the results will be very helpful in helping the developers choose what should be next on the development list and how pligg.com will evolve. Now lets get on to the fun part, the survey results. Remember that just because we are publishing some of the results today doesn’t mean that you can’t take the survey and make your opinion heard. I will continue to leave the survey open for the next 2 weeks to get as much input as possible. If you haven’t already taken the survey, please take a minute to do so.
Which version of Pligg are you currently using?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Recent SVN 14.9%  11 
 Beta 9.5+ 59.5%  44 
 Beta 9 20.3%  15 
 Beta 8 2.7%  2 
 Beta 7 or earlier 2.7%  2 

answered question  74 

skipped question  0 

How long have you been using Pligg?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Under 1 Month 25.7%  19 
 1-3 Months 27.0%  20 
 3-6 Months 25.7%  19 
 6 Months or more 21.6%  16 

answered question  74 

skipped question  0 


What do you use Pligg for? Check all that apply.

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Personal use 27.8%  20 
 Professional use 33.3%  24 
 Blogging platform 13.9%  10 
 User submitted news 70.8%  51 
 User submitted media (audio/video) 30.6%  22 
 Content aggregation (combining links from other sites) 34.7%  25 
 Social Bookmarking (Del.icio.us style web bookmarking) 19.4%  14 
 Product or service rating 12.5%  9 
 Gaining user input (Dell IdeaStorm) 4.2%  3 
 Other form of rating 2.8%  2 

answered question  72 

skipped question  2 

What made you choose to try Pligg?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Saw another site using it 16.4%  12 
 Wanted a site like Digg.com 68.5%  50 
 Searched for a read/submit/vote CMS 45.2%  33 
 Referred to Pligg from someone else 6.9%  5 

answered question  73 

skipped question  1 

How would you rate Pligg in each of these areas?

BadBelow AverageAverageGoodGreatRating AverageResponse
Count
Ease of Installation4.1% (3)8.2% (6)11.0% (8)42.5% (31)34.2% (25)3.95 73 
Ease of Customization11.0% (8)16.4% (12)42.5% (31)24.7% (18)5.5% (4)2.97 73 
Performance (load times and server resources)2.7% (2)16.4% (12)49.3% (36)28.8% (21)2.7% (2)3.12 73 
Forum Support2.8% (2)11.1% (8)31.9% (23)31.9% (23)22.2% (16)3.60 72 
Documentation (wiki/readme/tutorials)14.1% (10)28.2% (20)33.8% (24)15.5% (11)8.5% (6)2.76 71 
Overall Experience0.0% (0)8.2% (6)28.8% (21)41.1% (30)21.9% (16)3.77 73 

answered question  73 

skipped question  1 

What areas would you like to see Pligg improve upon?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Documentation 54.8%  40 
 Better Performance 61.6%  45 
 Hosted Solutions 5.5%  4 
 Premium/Paid Services 15.1%  11 
 More Templates 67.1%  49 
 More Modules 69.9%  51 
 New Homepage 12.3%  9 
 Forum Support 27.4%  20 
Other (specifics offered later) 
 14 

answered question  73 

skipped question  1 
How often do you visit pligg.com?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Rarely, only to check for updates 15.9%  11 
 A few times a month 18.8%  13 
 A few times a week 33.3%  23 
 A few times a day 15.9%  11 
 I live on pligg.com 15.9%  11 

answered question  69 

skipped question  5 

Pligg plans on using its CMS on pligg.com. What information would you find beneficial in addition to a demo of Pligg on the redesigned homepage?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Featured Pligg Sites 60.9%  42 
 Testimonials from Pligg Users 21.7%  15 
 Pligg Tips and Tutorials 88.4%  61 
 FAQ 55.1%  38 
 Hosting Advise 18.8%  13 
 Statistics about Pligg 39.1%  27 
 Latest forum posts 36.2%  25 

answered question  69 

skipped question  5 

What categories would you like to see on the new Pligg.com?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Web News 20.0%  13 
 Web Design 52.3%  34 
 CMS News 36.9%  24 
 Pligg News 78.5%  51 
 Technology News 29.2%  19 
 Tutorials 76.9%  50 

answered question  65 

skipped question  9