It’s been a hectic couple of days. Thursday, I wrote about IdeaFactory, our internal new web think tank idea collector. At the end, I teased the introduction of a new project of ours. Shortly after my post we launched it in alpha, and suffice to say, we opened the floodgates. For now, the project will be called X because I’m waiting for Paul or Rich to introduce it officially.
Everyone Loves Stats
- Project X served 64,000 plus pageviews to 6,400 some visitors in a day and a half.
- Project X served 44,000 unique pageviews to 4,200 unique visitors in the same period.
- Visitors spent an average of 8 minutes on the site, viewing 10 pages.
Wow. We had massive flooding into our other properties too. On Thursday, we started to see a bump, thanks to Luke Kowalski’s internal mention, and from there, Project X kept the traffic coming.
- IdeaFactory had 3,300 visits and 8,700 pageviews yesterday. That’s almost double the previous pageviews in only a day.
- 43 new ideas were added in a day and a half, up to 113 total.
- Comments more than doubled. 134 were added, bringing the total to 286.
- Votes jumped by 145, making the total votes cast 529
- 3,371 users logged in, compared to 132 before Project X.
This blog doubled the number of visits Friday compared to Thursday and nearly tripled the number of pageviews Friday compared to Thursday. All this was viral (a la NUTS for Jericho). We did almost no promotion.
Oh yeah, Rich built all our stuff by his lonesome in about 4 weeks aggregated, maybe less.
Oracle has a bunch of really smart people who wanted a place to share ideas and collaborate. I can’t tell you how many ideas popped up and got refined in comments. This is how we innovate. I’m just happy to sit back and watch.
We’re 70,000 strong. Innovation is in our DNA, believe it or not, and you’ll start to see more of this in the coming months. This year’s OpenWorld is going to rock. All this means goodness for all you customers and partners out there. Not so much for competitors.
On a related note, we are tentatively planning to have an AppsLab soiree during OpenWorld week to get to know our readers. Whether you’re attending OOW or not, stop by if you’re in the fair City of San Francisco or the Bay Area (traffic notwithstanding). Details to follow.
Thanks again to all the beautiful readers. You guys rock.