Unique page views, or UVS, figure prominently on any websites and are always very interesting especially when it shows the status or ranking of our favourite writing sites like Expertscolumn in relation to Triond and Wikinut. I regret that I will limit the competitiveness to these publishing sites for which I write the past year or so..
Who do you think will be the winner, hands down?
EC, as Expertscolumn is known for short, has enjoyed the confidence the most as gleaned from the growing exodus of writers from Triond and Wikinut, in particular, as well as from others like Hubpages, Squidoo, Associated Content, Knoji, etc.
But here's the score for EC as of August 2012. Quite sadly, it suffered a slight dip again from 115,641 in July to 106,967 this August, a 2-month consecutive decline from its highest of 140,704 in June this year. Now that is worrying unless EC will do enough to arrest the further decline. I hazard a guess the subsequent dip had to do with the sale of Expertscolumn now being bruited about on the net for the uncertainty it created, but I'm not sure. But wait.
I wasn't on Triond yet when most writers and would-be friends had been enjoying their heyday, raking in dollars from Triond, and by the time I signed up there, the site was slowly but surely descending to its ebb. I have since posted 14 or so articles there and seldom, if ever, do I visit to see how I fared. Last I checked, the figure in cents, after a year, more than justified my absence, though, I must admit, I am open to rebuke from friends who benefitted from Triond.
Triond's score card is a consistently fall from grace, at 82,598 to date from 268,855 in October 2011. Period.
Much as I still consider Wikinut as "my mother site" as I began my writing "career" there, it had' done much for many writers and I there to get disillusioned. So most regular writers deserted it. Incredibly low pay is one thing, insensitive administrator, another.
Although it is clawing out its doldrum of 48,931 in July to 55,035 to date, it still flunks among the three..for obvious reasons!
And the winner is still Expertscolumn!
For other writers who write for Hubpages, Squidoo, Knoji, Asociated Content, and Bukisa, which I don't, please see their incidental rankings as decked out below with Wikinut, Triond and Expertscolumn.
Graditude for and acknowledgement to Compete.com for the information and graphs.