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Old 09-12-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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Stats on ratings and comments

Hi!

As a new writer I'm kind of addicted to check how the stats for my stories are progressing.

But it also raises a few questions.

For the moment I have less then 1 procent of readers that actually rated it. I see that as a very small numbers for such an easy thing to do after reading.

I can understand that commenting, 1 in every 2500, is kind of a hassle but voting is just a click.

I understand that the "views" probably is a very dodgy number but are these stats 'universal' for the whole of Literotica?
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:59 PM   #2
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Have you seen this?

https://www.literotica.com/top/

if you go down to the categories, you can see the vote/score breakdown from all time, one year, to 30 days, for the top 250 stories.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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Hi!

As a new writer I'm kind of addicted to check how the stats for my stories are progressing.

But it also raises a few questions.

For the moment I have less then 1 procent of readers that actually rated it. I see that as a very small numbers for such an easy thing to do after reading.

I can understand that commenting, 1 in every 2500, is kind of a hassle but voting is just a click.

I understand that the "views" probably is a very dodgy number but are these stats 'universal' for the whole of Literotica?

A quick look at my stats shows that for the most part, between 2-4 percent of my readers rate the story. Of course, some number of those readers didn't finish, or just skimmed the story looking for interracial incest or something.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:07 PM   #4
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some other things.

1. it also depends on catagory. some vote more than others.

2. if you leave a note at the end saying 'please vote' or something, you'll likely see more votes
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:27 AM   #5
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Hi!

As a new writer I'm kind of addicted to check how the stats for my stories are progressing.

But it also raises a few questions.

For the moment I have less then 1 procent of readers that actually rated it. I see that as a very small numbers for such an easy thing to do after reading.

I can understand that commenting, 1 in every 2500, is kind of a hassle but voting is just a click.

I understand that the "views" probably is a very dodgy number but are these stats 'universal' for the whole of Literotica?
I quickly checked with my stories. I found a direct correlation between views and voting percentages. But as this is based only on my two stories (5 and 8 chapters) it is by no means representative.

- The more views a story has, the lower the percentage of voters. This could, at least partially, be caused by people reading the same story/chapter multiple times but only being allowed to vote once as I also found that chapters which have been favourited a lot tend to have lower ratios.

- Shorter stories/chapters seem to get more votes but also more complaints about being too short.

Both stories are posted in Romance and the chapters have between 3.1% and 6.1% 'voting ratio'.

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Old 09-27-2017, 11:10 AM   #6
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For my stories as a whole, the view to vote ratio is about 80:1. It varies from story to story; my stories' view to vote ratios range from 46:1 to 181:1. It seems to vary somewhat based on category, and as Kojak pointed out, the length of the story is a factor as well.

A "view" just means someone clicked on the story; it doesn't mean someone read it. I read well under half the stories I view; I imagine others have similar viewing/reading habits.

Over time, the ratio will get even higher, because people may re-view the story but cannot vote on it again.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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My story file (which ranges across a few categories) averages 1 vote per 100 views. Some categories see higher view counts but lower scores (eg: incest - but my stories were sibcest, not mom/son, so not so popular). I've got a few surprise runaway successes where the vote ratio improves to 1:80.

From previous AH threads on this topic,1:100 votes/ view is pretty typical, comments per view much lower, typically 1:10,000. I measure my 'runaway successes' by a higher ratio of comments per view. In my case, writing outside the box does a lot better.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #8
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I joined mostly to just add scribbled notes turned into stories. Once I got started I tried to add as many as possible in a short time.
Not exactly the correct thing to do. Something about quantity over quality.
Then my wife played around and I helped her write some stories. The numbers went up quickly. Then I got ill. Then we moved and had no time to write. After that I got a new tower and had no way to view my stories or notes.
It's been over a year since we've added a story. One of us spends more time on the forums than reading stories. I have no idea whether anyone reads or rates what I've posted. But for the most part, I get more PM story comments than on the stories themselves.
We did our part. We wrote true stories which most don't care for, because they are not fiction. I tried loving wives but those readers love no one.
Ratings mean nothing to me but even those nasty anonomous comments helped make us try harder.
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