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. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  5. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  6. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  7. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  8. DrawBot - The Plan!
  9. DrawBot - The Hacks
  10. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  12. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  13. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  15. A nifty little WordPress plugin...
  16. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  17. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  18. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  19. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  20. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  21. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  22. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  23. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  24. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  25. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  26. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Printing!
  28. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  29. DrawBot – Calibration
  30. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  31. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  32. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  33. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  34. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  35. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  36. Plugin Considerations
  37. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  38. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  39. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  40. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  41. Every Body Needs a Skull
  42. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  43. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  44. DrawBot - A Preview
  45. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  46. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  47. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  48. Apparently serves up even more delicious download stats
  49. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  50. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  51. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  52. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  53. Drawing Robot Penmanship

  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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