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Survey results, analysis, actions.

Hello Dear Reader!

Today I am pleased to present to you the results of the survey conducted and the analysis and conclusions.

Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to collect survey data on readers' preferences related to our blog.

Thanks to the responses I received, I gathered valuable information about interests and needs.

In the following post, I will discuss the main results of the survey and present the conclusions of the analysis. The analysis is not limited to the survey results alone. I also took into account reports on blog traffic, the time you spend on our site, as well as what you read most often and what you are most interested in. This allows me to form conclusions as to the likely future best direction will take.

I am very grateful for your active participation in filling out the surveys, and I hope that you will find the results I present as interesting as I do. Without further ado, I invite you to read on!

Traffic data.

What are the most common places is read from in the world ?

Europe and the Americas led the way here. Also, visible are places in southern and eastern Asia and India, and the largest concentrations of people in Australia and New Zealand. Africa is mainly the northern and southern parts.

From which countries do the largest number of Readers come ?

The largest group of Readers is from the United States, Germany and Poland. People from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and Belgium and the Netherlands also visit our blog in great numbers. A large chess community also comes from India, Brazil, Canada and Sweden.

(Darker color = more Readers)

What is the traffic on and what devices are readers using ?

In the past few months from September 2022 to the end of February 2023, traffic on has increased by more than 3 times, more than 300% !

Most Readers use a desktop computer (desktop or laptop), there are about 70% of them. Mobile device users account for about 30%, mainly smartphone users.

What are the most visited pages (TOP 20) and how long on average does one Reader stay on each page ?

For the last 6 months, at the forefront are reviews, courses, articles and how-to's.

For comparison, the number of hits on specific pages in recent days:

As you can see, the Files section, where you can find and download chess engines, among other things, is one of the most visited pages. The forum, is also very popular, probably because of the publications on the latest engine compilations.

The homepage is in the lead because in recent days it was the first page visited by Readers, from which they accessed all content.

How much time does a Reader average spend consuming content ?

Before answering this question and explaining why it matters, let me assure you that this is the last chart :)

Taking this opportunity, in the image below I show the administrative dashboard of our blog through which I access this data and charts.

Here's what ChatGPT's artificial intelligence model told me about reading time for blog content.