Simple Series – Half-Life; Market Research

I’m wondering at what point will the downloads on this plugin plateau.  Whatever the eventual baseline download rate, I would suspect that speaks to the amount of maximum market share that is possible for a plugin that performs these functions.1  I would think that downloads would spike when I release a new version of the plugin.  Given that I released about five updates to this plugin the first day, I would assume some of those initial downloads were duplicative.

As far as rankings go, at this time this plugin is #5 on’s plugin search page, #5 inside WordPress’s internal “Add New” plugins search page, and no where to be seen in the Google rankings.  Looking at Google Keywords, it appears that there’s no small amount of search traffic for the keywords “WordPress series.”  There’s some 200,000 global monthly searches.  One of the reasons I’m following this so closely is that I’ve had a few ideas for plugins that I could sell.2

Here’s the plugin download stats for “Simple Series with SEO!” for the first four days.

  1. 1/26/2012: 1 download
  2. 1/27/2012: 99 downloads
  3. 1/28/2012: 37 downloads
  4. 1/29/2012: 20 downloads

What will tomorrow bring?

  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  4. DrawBots for the slow learner
  5. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  6. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  7. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  8. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  9. DrawBot - The Plan!
  10. DrawBot - The Hacks
  11. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  13. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  16. DrawBot – Halp!!! No - seriously, a little help?
  17. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  18. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  19. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  20. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  21. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  22. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  23. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  24. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  25. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  26. DrawBot – Printing!
  27. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  28. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  29. DrawBot – Calibration
  30. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  31. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  32. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  33. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  34. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  35. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  36. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  37. The Eagle Has Landed
  38. Every Body Needs a Skull
  39. Overengineered Spools
  40. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  41. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  42. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  43. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  44. Apparently serves up even more delicious download stats
  45. OCD Plugin Stats and the Statistics API
  46. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  47. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  48. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!

  1. I promise I won’t subject your RSS feed to my obsessive stats checking.  Much of the time I use this blog as a way to document/save/organize information that is probably really only interesting to me. []
  2. A brother’s gotta earn, right? []

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