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?
  13. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  15. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  16. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  18. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  20. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  21. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  22. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
  23. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  24. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  25. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  26. DrawBot – The Silver Lining of Failure
  27. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  28. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  29. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  30. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  31. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  32. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  33. DrawBot – Printing!
  34. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  35. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  36. DrawBot – Calibration
  37. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  38. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  39. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  40. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  41. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  42. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  43. Plugin Considerations
  44. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  45. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  46. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  47. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  48. Overengineered Spools
  49. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  50. DrawBot - A Preview
  51. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  52. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  53. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  54. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  55. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  56. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  57. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  58. Drawing Robot Penmanship
  59. - a new site dedicated to drawing robots

  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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