Author Topic: PPA not full yet?  (Read 1490 times)

Lilmc

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PPA not full yet?
« on: March 23, 2015, 08:22:49 PM »
I'm happy for everyone who is still able to register, but I'm a little confused. As I was waiting for it to hit 12:30 last Tuesday, active.com kept giving me a pop-up showing more and more people "watching" this event. It got to somewhere around 6100 people, I think, and and my hands were shaking I was so nervous I wouldn't be able to register in time. 6100 people lurking for 1800 spots?!  I typed as fast as I could and made it! But now it's still not full and I feel a little foolish for my unfounded anxiety. Does anyone know the story with those "watching" numbers?

John Garner

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Re: PPA not full yet?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 10:10:32 AM »
It seems that active.com likes to report the number of times the page has been viewed as the number of folks "watching" the event. The number was totally bogus and there was not a single thing I could do about it. I thought that it added unnecessary stress to what was already a stressful time for most registrants.  This will be fixed for next year.

The stats I have that I trust are the ones I collected via Google Analytics and the registration data itself. On the website, we had about 250 folks active on the PPM website just before noon when the marathon opened. At 12:30 we had about 500 active folks when the ascent registration opened. ("Active" being unique visitors who visited within the last 60 seconds.) From the registration data, I know that for the PPA, we had 235 folks register in the first 5 minutes, 681 after 10, and 1210 after 40 minutes.  The PPM was proportionately a bit faster: 421 after 10, 737 after 70.