After 5 days I knew people were downloading my app, because I track the page views on the web site users of the app visit. I can say I had some success since I got more hits on this programs product page than any of my other products. Part of this success is due to the fact that I require users to activate the application on my page.
I wanted to gauge how well the sites that I uploaded my program to were doing for me. So I just googled for my program. And I found that many sites will divulge how many times my program was downloaded from their sites. Here are some raw statistics:
- 61 downloads - Softpedia
- 15 downloads - Best Vista Downloads
- 12 downloads - Best Freeware Download
- 05 downloads - Download 3k
- 04 downloads - Best Software 4 Download
- 03 downloads - KSourcerer
- 03 downloads - Freeware 2 Have
- 01 downloads - Freeware Box
The most interesting statistic was that well over half of my downloads were coming from just one site. Kudos to you Softpedia. Perhaps in the future I can just post my products to SoftPedia and dispense with the other sites. Or maybe I will submit to just the top 3 sites, which according to the numbers above, account for 80% of all downloads.