Σ Frame’s fourth annual traffic performance report.
Readership: Anyone interested
Length: 2,300 words
Reading Time: 8 minutes
I started blogging on March 7, 2008, using Blogger as my blog platform. On September 27, 2017, I transferred the best of my blog writings from Blogger to WordPress, and began concentrating on Red Pill topics. I received more views on WordPress in the first two months, than I had on Blogger in the previous 8 years.
Goals and Purposes
My goals and purposes in blogging are summed up in my About page. I value easily readable, and high content quality posts that stand the test of time – writings that would be of value to readers even decades from now.
I have a frequent habit to pray about the purpose of this blog, what I should write about, and what men need to read and know. Years ago, I used to write in themes, using topics and citations from other articles. In 2019, I started introducing more epiphanies from my private journal and my life experiences. During 2020, there were a lot more comments and other feedback through private email correspondence, so I started writing about topics brought up by readers.
Concerning the appearance of the blog, at the beginning of 2020, I experimented with the header image and the background color. Details are covered in the following posts.
- Σ Frame: On the Impact of Appearance and Avatar (2020 January 5)
- Σ Frame: On the Impact of Theme Color (2020 January 7)
Under the 2019 Performance Report that was posted at the beginning of 2020, Adam Piggott gave me this advice for posting.
“Post more often, you will get more traffic. If people know that they can get something from you every day, then they come back a lot more often. I’ve also found that the magic number of words for a post is about 700. That’s what people can handle in this day and age.”
I decided to experiment with writing shorter, more frequent posts, and I made a goal of posting three times a week at the same time. Within a few weeks, I settled into posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
I also invited several other noteworthy bloggers to join the author’s panel. In addition to Lexet, who joined in 2019, Scott and NovaSeeker joined in 2020. In 2020, Scott wrote 9 posts, Lexet wrote 8, and NovaSeeker wrote 7. TheDeti and Elspeth also wrote the main content for one post each.
In November, I started posting every day. My motive was to help distract people from the election drama and provide a diverging relief. As a consequence of my greater devotion to the cause of this blog, several things happened.
- As a result of the change from posting three times a week, to posting every day, the traffic went up 28.5%.
- NovaSeeker started writing posts.
- Scott Klajic came back and wrote a post.
- A reader asked me to make a “Donate” page so that he could contribute.
Here, I would like to acknowledge the authors who contributed during this time: NovaSeeker (7 posts), Scott (3 posts), Lexet (1 post), and the two posts based on comments from TheDeti and Elspeth. I couldn’t have maintained the schedule of posting every day without their valuable contributions.
Overall, I interpreted these events as the hand of God helping me to fulfill my commitment to post daily for 50 days. I don’t say this to displace recognition from the contributions of others, but rather to emphasize that God came through for my readers, and that it’s not all about my own effort.
As the following statistics will show, all these changes proved to increase readership dramatically. Σ Frame had an average of 188 views per day for 2019. This figure increased to 442 for 2020.
I had at least four writing projects in 2020:
- How Christian Red Pill is distinct from secular Red Pill
- Moon Day Review
- The Purity Movement, which morphed into a series entitled, “Patheological Weddingsday”.
I also continued three writing projects from the previous year (2019), but with less intensity.
These writing projects did not develop as much as I expected. Instead, several themes emerged which diverted my attention and effort. I interpret this as a providential development.
Looking over my posts from 2020, there were several themes that emerged.
- Structural Models of relationships
- The Meet Cute phenomenon
Over the past year, I’ve added the following new pages to the header, and rearranged the pages into drop down links on the header.
- Site – A description of the writing process, a brief history of the blog, and what I’ve learned from experimenting with theme color.
- Men – A very brief discourse on why this blog is important to men.
- Argumentation and Debate – Something I hope readers will be more aware of in their comments.
Noteworthy Posts and Exchanges:
In February, Scott introduced us to the Meet Cute phenomenon in two posts, and I summed it up in a couple more.
- Σ Frame (Scott): Probabilities (2020 February 24)
- Σ Frame (Scott): Opportunities (2020 February 26)
- Σ Frame: On the Significance and Value of the Meet Cute Experience (2020 April 3)
- Σ Frame: The Meet Cute Phenomenon (Scott’s Axiom) (2020 December 6)
In two posts, Placing the Marriage Structures within the Archetypical Models (2020 September 28), and More on Relational Archetypes (2020 November 28), I combined my model of Authority vs. Life Path with Deep Strengths descriptions of relational archetypes, and the resulting synergy gained a lot of resonance around the sphere. Deep Strength responded in at least three posts.
- Christianity and Masculinity: The Bible and female life path (2020 November 18)
- Christianity and Masculinity: Summary of evaluating relationship or marital status and plans of action (2020 November 26)
- Christianity and Masculinity: Relational archetypes and more insight into the false godliness of complementarianism theology (2020 December 1)
Later in the year, there were three posts that attracted a relatively larger number of comments.
- Σ Frame: Sexual Authority (2020 September 30)
- Σ Frame (TheDeti): The Feminist Life Script (2020 December 17)
- Σ Frame: Average age of first time sexual experience (data) and what this means for Christians (2020 December 20)
Finally, here are the 2020 stats for Σ Frame.
Number of followers joining in 2020: 12
Total number of followers (on WordPress): 158
Number of views in 2020: 161,632
Total number of views (on WordPress): 276,894
Number of visitors in 2020: 56,000
All-time number of visitors (on WordPress): 100,000
Average views per visitor: 2.45
Average views per day: 442
Most popular day and hour: Monday, 9:00 pm (GMT)
The all-time number of posts and the number of views in 2020, by author:
Jack: 425 posts, 184,360 views (433.79 views per post)
Scott: 10 posts, 3,838 views (383.8 views per post)
Lexet: 13 posts, 3,156 views (242.77 views per post)
NovaSeeker: 7 posts, 1,342 views (191.71 views per post)
The most views in one day:
Scott’s post, How I discovered that I wanted to be married (2020 April 27), pushed Σ Frame over 1,000 views in one day for the first time ever. On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the stats counter showed 1,155 views from 602 visitors. The traffic came from several sources (in order of the quantity of referrals).
- 256 referrals from Twitter
- Pushing Rubber Downhill (Adam Piggott): Podcast #141 – The zero fücks given episode. (2020 April 27).
- Radix Fidem (Ed Hurst): Praying for Their Enlightenment (2020 April 27)
- Christianity and Masculinity: Idealism and Opportunism are not sex specific (2020 April 28).
The second best day of 2020 was on Saturday, December 18, which brought 808 views from 241 visitors. The traffic was a result of several combinatory factors.
- TheDeti’s post, The Feminist Life Script (2020 December 17), attracted a large number of comments in the discussion.
- An older post, List of Slüt Tells (2017 October 15), received 30 referrals from Faceb00k.
- A post from a few days earlier, Redemption and Sexual Healing (2020 December 15) continued to receive views and comments.
- 17 referrals from Christianity and Masculinity added to the count.
The top five countries with the most viewers:
The order is the same as last year. Figures in parentheses indicate the change from the previous year.
- United States: 103,000 (+246.61%)
- Canada: 9,217 (+213.9%)
- United Kingdom: 8,234 (+194.02%)
- Australia: 5,701 (+220.03%)
- India: 3,129 (+200.19%)
Note: All of these countries are democratic, capitalistic societies that are being smothered by post-modern, feministic social ideologies.
Total number of viewing countries/principalities: 213
The top five search engine terms leading people to Σ Frame:
- Some variant of “what to do when she tries to make you jealous”, etc.
- Some variant of “sigma male”, “sigmaframe”, “sigma frame blog”, etc.
- Slüt tells
- Some variant of “wife discipline”, “discipline in marriage”, etc.
- Busy roommate
Similar to last year, the majority of search terms included the words, “wife”, “discipline”, and “jealous”. Apparently, women making men jealous continues to be a major problem in society for some reason.
Funny or odd search terms which have led people to Σ Frame:
- Asian nubiles
- Breastfeeding public
- Enthusiastic sex Red Pill
- Inappropriate mom son
- Pump guide
- Redpill drove her away with jealousy
- Sharkly “male space”
- sigmaframe.wordpress.com/ elspeth (Maybe Elspeth should join the writers panel?)
- social contract abd srudent debt (sic.)
- Women ain’t worth it
- зарин газ (Translation: sarin gas)
- засветы кормящих мам (Translation: flashing nursing mothers)
- сисястые бабы кормят сисей мужиков фото (Translation: busty women feed men with tits photo)
The top 10 incoming referrers (other than amp pages, search engines, and readers):
Compared to the previous year’s data, v5k2c2 (Boxer), Dalrock, The Other McCain, and Cane Caldo have been superseded by Twitter, Derek L. Ramsey, and Singularity. Figures in parentheses indicate the change from the previous year.
- Christianity and Masculinity (Deep Strength): 2,821 (+296.32%)
- Pushing Rubber Downhill (Adam Piggott): 2,424 (+145.67%)
- Laughing at Feminism (Sharkly): 2,183 (+768.66%)
- Gunner Q: 812 (+133.77%)
- Twitter: 462
- Spawny’s Space (Farm Boy): 396 (+150%, exactly!)
- Biblical Gender Roles: 332 (+116.9%)
- Derek L. Ramsey: 304
- Singularity: 249
- Wintery Knight: 231 (+122.87%)
The top 10 blogs receiving the most traffic from Σ Frame:
Compared to the previous year, Fabius Maximus, Dalrock, and Snapper have been superseded by The Transformed Wife, Hawaiian Libertarian, and Wh0res and Ale. Figures in parentheses indicate the change from the previous year.
- Laughing at Feminism (Sharkly): 2,530 (+150.06%, not as exact as Farm Boy!)
- Spawny’s Space: 2,259 (+157.42%)
- The Transformed Wife: 2,161
- Hawaiian Libertarian: 1,737
- Gunner Q: 1,733 (+118.86%)
- v5k2c2 (Boxer) 1,623 (-15.6% or 84%)
- Biblical Gender Roles: 1,516 (+136.95%)
- Wintery Knight: 1,474 (+187.06%)
- Wh0res and Ale: 1,465
- Adam Piggott: 1,395 (+104.97%)
Total number of posts published in 2020: 178
Total number of posts published in 2019: 78
Total number of posts published in 2018: 88
Total number of posts published in 2017: 38
Total number of all posts (on WordPress): 455
Total words in 2020: 248,000
Average number of words per post in 2020: 1,393.26
All-time average number of words per post: 1,396.3
In addition, Jack wrote 3 posts at Spawny’s Space this year, all together receiving a total of 1,398 views in 2020.
The all-time top five most popular posts (not including pages):
- What To Do When A Girl Tries To Make You Jealous (2018 April 22): 51,951
- 16 Qualities of an Irresistible Woman (2017 December 1): 5,507
- List of Slut Tells (2017 October 15): 4,911
- 50 Shades of Discipline in Marriage (2017 November 25): 3,586
- Disciplined, Submissive, Happy Wives (2018 February 15): 2,968
The top five most popular posts from 2020 (not including pages):
- List of Female IOIs (2020 March 30): 1,430
- How I discovered that I wanted to be married (2020 April 27): 899
- Probabilities (2020 February 24): 867
- Moon Day Review – The Manosphere Reshuffles its Deck (2020 September 2): 807
- On the Significance and Value of the Meet Cute Experience (2020 April 3): 791
Congratulations to Scott, who nailed posts 2 and 3 above.
The top five most popular Categories:
This year shows a large turnover from the previous year. Strategy, which was at number 5 in 2019, is now at number 1. All the others are new to the top five list, replacing Models of Success, Male Power, For the Married, and Holding Frame.
- Strategy: 613
- Identity/Relationships: 527
- Vetting Women: 521
- Courtship and Marriage: 508
- Sanctification and Defilement: 478
Likes, Comments, and Shares
Number of likes in 2020: 463
Average number of likes per post in 2020: 2.5
Total all-time number of likes: 1,173
Number of comments in 2020: 2,792
Average number of comments per post in 2020: 17.3
Average number of comments per month in 2020: 397
Total all time number of comments: 5,131
Total all time number of shares: 1,042
The top five posts with the most comments:
- Σ Frame (TheDeti): The Feminist Life Script (2020 December 17): 112
- Σ Frame (Scott): Probabilities (2020 February 24): 84
- Σ Frame (Jack): Average age of first time sexual experience (data) and what this means for Christians (2020 December 20): 65
- Σ Frame (Jack): Sexual Authority (2020 September 30): 64
- Σ Frame (Scott): Opportunities (2020 February 26): 64
The most prolific commentators*:
- Cameron232: 142
- Oscar: 72
- LastMod: 66
- NovaSeeker: 66
- Scott: 66
- Lexet: 65
- Sharkly: 64
* Based on the 1,000 most recent comments.
That’s all, folks!