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A Comparison of Squidoo and Wizzley

 
pkmcr
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on 11/11/2011

I have just put together a page which started from me looking at the statistics for both sites out of interest.

What do you think?

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Digby_Adams
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on 11/11/2011

Your comparison was very interesting. I especially liked the data comparing page loads and visitor habits. Squidoo has always mystified me in terms of how we get paid. But with all of the Squids here, I might have to try to figure it out.

But for now, my heart belongs to Wizzley. My goal is to get to 100 Wizzles asap to maximize my revenue potential. The Christmas contest camaraderie has certainly helped and it's been a great deal of fun. It's good to be part of a community.

chefkeem
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on 11/11/2011

We appreciate your page, Paul. Thanks.  Smile


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pkmcr
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on 11/12/2011

Thank you both for your kind words and Chef thank you - I have just noticed the page has been awarded the coveted "Editor's Choice" Embarassed


frugalrvers
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on 11/12/2011

It's a great page, Paul -

We often talk about how amazed we are with Wizzley in the forums...but your making a page about it was a perfect idea!

Thanks!!


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pkmcr
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on 11/12/2011

 

frugalrvers: 12. Nov 2011, 08:59

It's a great page, Paul -

We often talk about how amazed we are with Wizzley in the forums...but your making a page about it was a perfect idea!

Thanks!!

Thanks that's very kind of you - I was looking at the comparison on Alexa and thought "hmm this would make an interesting page" and then a little while later through the magic of Wizzley.....

 


chefkeem
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on 11/12/2011

I don't know how we did it, or if we even deserve it...but it seems like we've got an elite group of the nicest, most decent and most competent online writers here on Wizzley.

I can't tell you how proud and grateful I am for the privilege of working with you guys.

Thank you all.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
pkmcr
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on 11/12/2011

 

chefkeem: 12. Nov 2011, 11:29

I don't know how we did it, or if we even deserve it...but it seems like we've got an elite group of the nicest, most decent and most competent online writers here on Wizzley.

I can't tell you how proud and grateful I am for the privilege of working with you guys.

Thank you all.

...and us with you my friend

We attract to ourselves all that we deserve and we reflect back to others the best of ourselves


lakeerieartists
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on 11/12/2011

Agreed.


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graceonline
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on 11/13/2011

Well done, Paul, and useful. I have a question about the comparison charts. It's a little thing, but on an emotional level, it impacts my underlying trust of the data. Others less sympathetic to Wizzley might be affected likewise.

On the load time comparison, the Squidoo report shows 64% of sites "faster," while the Wizzley report shows 67% of sites "slower."  Impressive stats, and I am curious why the different criteria from one to the other. It seems the stats would be just as impressive if the same criteria were used, and that little question wouldn't pop into one's mind.

Similarly,  on bounce rate, the Squidoo side shows "Yesterday" in addition to "7 day," "1 month," and "3 month." I can't help wondering why "Yesterday" was omitted on the Wizzley side.

It may seem nitpicky, but to a person who once earned her living putting the best spin on data, I am sensitive to small omissions and differences. Others may be too. I'd love to see a true apples to apples type comparison, if that is possible.

Again, very well done page, and useful information. Thank you for providing it.

 



 

  

pkmcr
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on 11/13/2011

 

graceonline: 13. Nov 2011, 13:34

Well done, Paul, and useful. I have a question about the comparison charts. It's a little thing, but on an emotional level, it impacts my underlying trust of the data. Others less sympathetic to Wizzley might be affected likewise.

On the load time comparison, the Squidoo report shows 64% of sites "faster," while the Wizzley report shows 67% of sites "slower."  Impressive stats, and I am curious why the different criteria from one to the other. It seems the stats would be just as impressive if the same criteria were used, and that little question wouldn't pop into one's mind.

Similarly,  on bounce rate, the Squidoo side shows "Yesterday" in addition to "7 day," "1 month," and "3 month." I can't help wondering why "Yesterday" was omitted on the Wizzley side.

It may seem nitpicky, but to a person who once earned her living putting the best spin on data, I am sensitive to small omissions and differences. Others may be too. I'd love to see a true apples to apples type comparison, if that is possible.

Again, very well done page, and useful information. Thank you for providing it.

 



 

  

Grace thanks for the kind comments.  The figures/stats/criteria are of course taken from Alexa so they would be better placed to explain their logic.  However, their data is universally used when looking at these types of comparisons.  I have noticed that they tend to use the higher figures when commenting on any site so that is why they use the 64% and 67% figures. 

The reason for the difference in what they report on bounce rate is because Wizzley is a new and lower traffic site at the moment they only report on more limited periods of time rather than daily

Hope that helps


graceonline
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on 11/14/2011

 

pkmcr: 13. Nov 2011, 16:02
Grace thanks for the kind comments.  The figures/stats/criteria are of course taken from Alexa so they would be better placed to explain their logic.  However, their data is universally used when looking at these types of comparisons.  I have noticed that they tend to use the higher figures when commenting on any site so that is why they use the 64% and 67% figures. 

The reason for the difference in what they report on bounce rate is because Wizzley is a new and lower traffic site at the moment they only report on more limited periods of time rather than daily

Hope that helps

It does, Paul, and thanks for clueing me in. Not having used Alexa, I assumed you had a choice in the matter. Interesting analysis format, to the say least.

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