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 Delivery, Part III
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  16. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  17. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  18. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  20. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  21. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  22. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  23. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  24. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  25. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  26. Anti-Virals
  27. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  28. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  29. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  30. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  31. DrawBot – Printing!
  32. DrawBot – Calibration
  33. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  34. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  35. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  36. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  37. TSP FTW!
  38. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  39. Another Drawing Robot!!!
  40. DrawBot Practice Tip: A Watched Pot
  41. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  42. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  43. Every Body Needs a Skull
  44. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  45. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  46. Overengineered Spools
  47. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  48. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  49. DrawBot - A Preview
  50. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  51. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  52. Unidentified Foam Object
  53. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot - Take 2 (Or 3)
  54. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  55. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  56. OCD Plugin Stats and the Statistics API
  57. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  58. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  59. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  60. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  61. To Maker Faire!!!
  62. - 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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