Jump to content
Brewer Fanatic

Three months in - the state of Brewer Fanatic


Brock Beauchamp

1,980 views

 Share

Brewers Video

It has been a little over three months since we flipped the switch on the new site and exactly three months since the front page news portion of the site was added. We thank all of you for working with us as we kinda find our way through merging an existing community into our site model. There were some bumps and bruises along the way but the community as a whole has been exceptionally welcoming to all of us as we work through issues.

First off, the past 30 days have been incredible for us, despite the Brewers scuffling for a significant portion of that time. I'm sure many of you shared my personal experience of grimacing through many of these early June games and Brewers baseball wasn't a lot of fun for a couple of weeks. But you stuck with us and we appreciate that; now let's watch the Brewers sail to another postseason berth (hopefully).

Behind the scenes, we've been doing a ton of work to bring in new users. As I mentioned many times early in this process, most forum-only sites are in decline under the assault of Facebook groups, Reddit, and social media in general.

I'm happy to say we've reversed that trend on Brewer Fanatic but there's still a thousand miles of headroom left to grow this community, as we're still drawing only about 12% of the users we saw on Twins Daily over the same period. But that's a big step up from the 7-8% we were at three months ago!

In the past 30 days, Brewer Fanatic has drawn in 22,000 users with over 20,000 new users.

During the same period in 2021 (May 29th - June 27th), BrewerFan.net drew in just under 11,000 users with just under 9,000 new users.

That's over 100% gain!

We're seeing similar results with user registrations, the second step in building a robust community. If a user doesn't register, they can't comment.

In the past 30 days, Brewer Fanatic had 31 new user registrations on the site.

During the same period in 2021, BrewerFan.net had six new user registrations on the site.

The final step in building the community is getting those users to comment. We've also seen an uptick in those numbers but this is where we have the most work to do: the final conversion step.

In the past 30 days, Brewer Fanatic had 8,461 new posts.

During that same period in 2021, BrewerFan.net had 7,371 new posts.

Once again, thank all of you for being a part of this community and helping us grow. But again, we're only getting started. We've seen all these gains and we have yet to approach two of our top 3-4 biggest points in the baseball cycle: the MLB Draft (just wait until you see what we have in store for that) and the MLB trade deadline. At Twins Daily, we focus an enormous amount of energy on those two periods of time and expect that same kind of coverage here at Brewer Fanatic.

I can't wait to see what comes next and I hope you're all there to see it with us!

  • Like 5
 Share

2 Comments


Recommended Comments

It took a couple of weeks, but I like the change. The one thing I would ask is more draft info. Some of the contributors are great. Keep up the good work!!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
43 minutes ago, brewerralph said:

It took a couple of weeks, but I like the change. The one thing I would ask is more draft info. Some of the contributors are great. Keep up the good work!!

We have weekly draft updates, you can find them here:

https://brewerfanatic.com/search/?&type=cms_records1&tags=mlb draft 2022&search_and_or=or

On draft day itself, we'll be launching an entirely new section of the site that will be updated in real-time with Brewers picks.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...