B-Star Briefing: Happy 2-week anniversary to us!
We’re two weeks in, but it’s felt more like two months. Two great, hectic, exciting months. Maybe it’s because of the entire summer that was spent getting this thing ready to roll.
In any event, The Buffalo Star launched on September 6th. It’s been a fun ride already.
One of the promises I made was transparency to the readers. With that in mind, I want to share some facts and figures with you, as well as use this as an open thread for subscriber input.
Well over 10,000 people (10,502 to be exact) have visited us in our first 14 days of existence. What are they reading the most? Here are the top 10 pieces in terms of views:
- Risto piece (Matthew C.)
- Guhle shines (Kevin O.)
- Welcome to the site (Dave D.)
- Sabres projections (Sean T.)
- Jeff Parker obit (Kevin O.)
- Eichel for captain (Dave D.)
- Housley’s system (Kevin O.)
- Sabres game night giveaways (Chris O.)
- Prospects Challenge preview (Kevin O.)
- Nathan Paetsch feature (Kevin O.)
Most of these pieces are still freely available because they were published during free preview week.
Keep in mind that the rankings are affected by date published. By the end of today, the quick article I posted on Darren Dreger’s report of Jack Eichel’s agent meeting with the Sabres this week will likely knock Kevin’s wonderful Paetsch piece off the list. Also, Rivers McCown’s piece on what Bills management did to the roster just missed the cut, even though I thought it was very well done.
Some other stats for you tech geeks out there: 66% read us using a mobile device (that’s higher than what I expected), compared to 27% desktop and 7% tablet. Two-thirds of you use Apple devices.
Regarding demographics, 25-34 (39%) and 35-44 (25%) lead the way. Surprisingly to me, there have been more 45-54’s (15%) than 18-24’s (13%).
Most of you who subscribed went with the All-Star (1-year) plan (73%). Monthly folks make up 16%, followed by Superstars (3-year) at 9% and the heralded Hall of Famers (Lifetime) at 2%. (If you aren’t part of the club, please join us. There are some cool incentives available for signing up!)
With all of that said, I want to give the floor to all of you who’ve shown faith in this venture and what we’re trying to do here. The direction this site takes, over time, is largely dependent on the needs and wants of you folks who invest in it. Hit me up in the comments section with questions and feedback and I’ll respond to each of you. And thanks again for your support.