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Question for moderators: What is the trend for new members?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by SlowBro, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. SlowBro

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    Moderators, if you don't mind me asking: Are you getting more new members lately, or has growth slacked off?

    I'm asking because I'm trying to understand the viability of building a new chicken-based product and I'd like to get my head around the industry's trend.
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I think Rob (site owner) is the guy that can best answer this question. [​IMG]

    Rob?? [​IMG]

    @Nifty-Chicken
     
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  3. SlowBro

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    Message sent [​IMG]

    Per Google trends, the trend of the search terms 'keeping chickens' or 'raising chickens' has dropped over time.
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    There's tremendous seasonality with interest in raising chickens, and right now we're about at the bottom time-of-year and will pick back up starting in February.

    Year-over-year new member growth has slowed a little over the past 3 years, but not by a ton. We still see a lot of new members signing up all the time.
     
  5. SlowBro

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    Ok great thanks!
     

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