MGoPoints – June 2012 Summary Statistics
First and foremost, I will apologize for this being somewhat untimely, but for the better half of the first portion of July, I was sort of sucked into the vortex of long hours that passes for storm duty at Detroit Edison. In any event, I took it upon myself to gather some summary data regarding MGoPoints for the top 300 users by point totals on MGoBlog.
Considering that there are over 10,000 people with positive point totals from 1 to Brian and there is little point in tracking people who currently reside in the MGoBlog Compound For Wayward Bloggers just outside of La Paz, I figured that the 300 most endowed (with points – didn’t have time or the stomach for the other metric) might be interesting.
In the month of June, among the “Top 300” MGoBloggers by point totals, 219 of them actually contributed at least one post and those users generated 7,332 points in June. Many of the summary statistics involve the non-zero totals just to provide some insight into the activity of the more active posters. Data was collected around 5:30 PM each Friday.
WEEKLY CHANGE FOR ALL 300 MGOBLOGGERS:
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
The chart above shows summary statistics for the week-to-week totals for all 300 in the studied group.
As you might expect, there is rather a lot of separation between many people in this group. The maximum (which is, of course, Brian’s point total) is over 49,000 points removed from the minimum of this group. Over the course of four weeks, the average moved a mere 24 points and the median only moved 12 points, but what is most interesting here is the steep drop in the mode, falling almost 1,200 points from the beginning of June. Going through the data, there is an inordinate amount of ranking changes and several users are separated by a small number of points, resulting in several instances of duplicate totals.
FIFTEEN MOST PROLIFIC USERS:
The chart below highlights the fifteen people who graced MGoBlog most often in the month of June among the top 300 users by points.
These totals do not differentiate between individual posts, diaries and front page content, but as you will note from the presence of Brian, Ace and Seth on this list, that is an excellent way to drive one’s total. Their content is largely confined to the front page and the odd diary post (jamiemac had an active June as well with content that was bumped), so while they are not necessarily the most prolific contributors by volume, they do garner the most points for their work. It should be noted that these fifteen users account for 46% of all the points generated in the month of June by this group.
To gauge the performance of the top MGoUsers, I divided the group into six groups of 50 users each, sorted first by their point total as of June 29th, and then the total change in points. For this, I called each group “First 50”, “Second 50”, etc…
|First 50||Second 50||Third 50||Fourth 50||Fifth 50||Sixth 50|
|% OF JUNE TOTAL||46%||16%||9%||9%||16%||4%|
Not surprisingly, the first two groups (or top 100 users by points) account for 62% of the total production in the month of June. However, as you can see, it isn’t as if the other groups are exactly quiet, for the next three groups (or 150 users) make up another 34% of the production. You have to get to what is essentially page 9 and 10 of the “Users By MGoPoints” page before you find less vocal people on this site, but this can also be attributed to the fact that it is the off-season and some of them likely will be heard once late August or so comes around.
There is a noted lack of dispersion among some of the groups here, so a fair number of people actually post at relatively the same rate. In the first group, because of the very wide range in point totals (51,675 to 7,932, to be precise), and due to the fact that this encompasses most of the staff contributors as well as the more vocal members, the dispersion in point totals is much greater. Something that is also interesting here is the fifth group of 50, which would be the users in positions 201 to 250 – this is where much of the position shifting occurred, with some users jump as many as seven positions in the overall rankings. There were a few people in this group who posted quite a bit, and indeed, they are on the list of most prolific users for the month.
I plan to do this for July as well, if there is interest, and perhaps each month - it is an evolving concept. I plan to insert some additional charts when I get home tonight (because the security settings will not let me do this easily at work), but I wanted the group to see the raw data as well.