The Serial Sites By the Numbers – October 2012

Just thought I would post these stats for your consumption.  The sources from these numbers are primarily drawn from  two sites.  Alexa is a commonly used resource for estimating what a site really gets in terms of traffic/influence.  Compete.com estimates monthly traffic figures and does not provide data for sites that fall below a certain ranking or any new sites.

Given the newness of Jukepopserials and its active presence on multiple forums and Tumblr, I expect the site statistics to continue climbing over the next few months.  The only thing that probably will hold it down in terms of actual pageviews is the requirement to log in to see beyond the initial chapter of a serial.

Initially I wanted to talk more about the differences between these sites for creators, but may choose to focus my thoughts into “groups.”  It seems hardly fair to compare largely self-publishing sites Wattpad and Fictionpress (Group A)  against sites that curate material and/or pay their writers (Group B).  They have different philosophies entirely.  I suppose when I get to covering the sites (and what I find inside them), I’ll be doing it according to “Group.”

If it looks like I’m missing any sites, let me know. Thanks!

Wattpad.com
Monthly Traffic: 500-650k range (compete.com) since June 2012
Alexa Traffic Rank:
Global Rank: 5902
US Rank: 4382
Sites Linking In: 4535
           
Fictionpress.com
Monthly traffic: 100-140k (compete.com) since June 2012
Alexa Traffic Rank:
            Global Rank: 61,386
            US Rank: 14,409
            Sites Linking In: 1514
Figment.com (Merge of Figment + Inkpop)
Monthly traffic: 49-58k
Alexa Traffic Rank:

            Global Rank:  106,435
            US Rank: 31,173
            Sites Linking In:  1,174

Jukepopserials.com
Monthly traffic: not available
Alexa Traffic Rank:
            Global Rank:  1,961,641
            US Rank:  214,273
            Sites Linking In:  47
Eatyourserial.com
Monthly traffic: not available
Alexa Traffic Rank:
            Global Rank:  10,438,580
            US Rank:  not available
            Sites Linking In: 111
Serialteller.com
Monthly traffic: not available
Alexa Traffic Rank:
            Global Rank:  19,700,957
            US Rank:  not available
            Sites Linking In: 4
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