I have no shout-outs to do today. Plenty of visitors but zero contributors. It might be time to change the rewards package to something else. There was a new bounty posted last night. There is still only one item left in stock so I may need to change that pretty soon also.
Today on Statistics Saturday we’re going to be showing you some recent statistics and talk about branding, and how important it is for any website, let alone a social publishing platform such as Pligg. Daily readers of my blog know that I had recently starting providing a custom Chrome App for Pligg based sites. What I was unaware of upon starting this was what a useful tool this ended up being for brand awareness. Your website is a brand. If people don’t know about your brand or have never heard about it before, you are left to relying on search engine results for traffic and brand awareness, which if you are not listed on the first couple pages for a specific keyword, being listed almost becomes useless.
Now comes along the Chrome Web Store. Chrome is now the most widely used browser in the world. More people are now using Chrome than Firefox and Internet Explorer combined. So there is a huge market out there just waiting to be tapped into. Google has made Chrome work like a hybrid mobile-desktop. Allowing you to add your favorite sites from the Chrome Store into the browser. Much like having the icons on your smart phone. This piece of real estate can become very valuable fast.
The following graphic is from my licensed developer dashboard, showing the visibility of the demonstration app I had made using Pligg’s Demo site as an example.
It’s received so much attention that it’s now ranked up there as a recommended App for users. By exposing the Pligg CMS name to now close to 8,000 people per day. Even if the upward trend didn’t continue and remained at that same level. The Pligg CMS brand name will reach an audience of approximately 2,920,000 people in the first year. That’s almost 3 million new people a year being exposed to the brand.
Are you starting to see what an excellent tool for exposure this is turning out to be? It would cost thousands to get your name in front of that many people continuously. Now is the time to strike while the iron is hot. One of you lucky people could get this for your site right now for practically nothing. Here is a screenshot (from a couple days ago) of the statistics for the Chrome App I had made for BallTribe.com
Well that’s all I have for today.
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