It has now been a year since the launch of Star Wars PaperCraft. Albeit still an experimental portfolio website, Star Wars PaperCraft offers interesting insights on the past year thanks to WordPress’ statistics.
Notably, Star Wars PaperCraft went from no visits to more than 6,000 page views and 1,000 visitors per month. These visitors came from 89 countries all around the world. This proliferation demonstrates the relevance of this experimental website and encourages further expansion.
This map shows that the most-visiting countries are the following:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
On first glance, we can observe that most of these countries do not include English in their official languages. In fact, only about a fourth of the page views are from English-native visitors. This shows the importance of using a standard and global English in order to be more generally understood, and in order to be better translated with tools such as Google Translate. Thus, I adapted the information on Star Wars PaperCraft in accordance to this observation.
About half of the page views come from search engines, roughly 100% of them consisting of Google Search. This shows the importance of being well ranked among search results, and this shows the effectiveness of the publishing style used by Star Wars PaperCraft. Indeed, Star Wars PaperCraft appears on the first page of Google Search results for queries such as “star wars papercraft,” “yoda papercraft,” “at-st papercraft,” “c3po papercraft,” “tie fighter papercraft,” “tie interceptor papercraft,” and “r2d2 papercraft.” This proves the effectiveness of regrouping paper models by subjects and of calling the website “Star Wars PaperCraft.”
Finally, the most popular pages were the Tie Fighter and the R2-D2 collections, followed by the home page. These two subjects are iconic elements of the Star Wars universe, which shows that there is a lot of interest to “paperify” the iconic, canon elements of this universe. This hypothesis will guide my selection of upcoming Star Wars PaperCraft collections.
In conclusion, the past year’s statistics are both interesting and valuable. Indeed, they have shown us that Star Wars PaperCraft is a relevant experiment, that it is enjoyed worldwide, that the publishing method is optimized for search engines and that iconic canon elements are the most prized subjects. I hope that these data will help me build an even better Star Wars PaperCraft for the years to come.
Thank you for your interest,