After only a couple of days there are clear leaders in the "Focus" competition and some interesting statistics.
The stats first: past 36 hours 939 videos watched.
Visitors from 18 Countries: Australia, United Kingdom New Zealand, United States, Canada, Thailand, Mexico, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany & Japan.
Greetings to the many UK voters drawn from London, Gateshead, Bristol , Leeds, Esher, Birmingham, St Ives & Manchester and also to the single voter from Varna in Bulgaria.
The average time spent on our video site is 12 minutes. And at present count no videos had no votes but the top half dozen or so account for 80% of the votes!
Last year more than 1000 votes were required to get amongst the winners and, based on this year’s response a few more will be required. Congratulations to the fast thinkers that have linked their school, personal and facebook sites to the comp, this appears to be a winning tactic.
If you are going to vote for a favourite remember that a ‘comment’ isn’t a vote! One of the entrants has more comments than votes (maybe we need to work on the site!).
And finally, the interest has been so strong that we are attempting to organise a formal presentation for winners, runners-up and, since it’s almost certain we’ll like a video that isn’t going to win, another “Staff Choice” winner.
Good luck to every entrant and I look forward to meeting the winners soon.
*** I don't want to bore everyone by carrying out a daily update and this is Wednesday morning (5.00am, I am thinking about getting a life!) and our web traffic has jumped 351%, we added Qatar and Belgium to our 'countries' list and shot way past the 1000 view mark. ***
*** Wednesday afternoon (5.25pm) and Tonga and Russia and The Czech Republic - welcome and thanks for your votes and views that have now passed 2000! ***
*** Thursday Morning (about5.40am) Web traffic up 635% About 3500 views! The addition of Singapore, France & Thailand bring total countries to 26. Voting has some wide fluctuations with 1 entrant getting twice as many votes as views and another 3 times the views / votes. Yesterday saw 1 entry make some really big moves from way back to amongst the front runners. The comp has heated up – 16 days to go. ***
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