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    How often do you check your stats?
    I used to check my stats fanatically, several times a day. (Who am I kidding - it was usually several times an hour!) Now, I might check them once a day and sometimes less.

    How often do you check yours, and has the frequency changed over time?
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    Twice a day usually. It's the first and last thing I do online each day.

    My first time around, it seemed as if I spent more time checking stats (and forum posts) than working on my sites,

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    too often -- pretty close to hourly

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    When I take a break, maybe 3 or 4 times a day..Sometimes more, most days less.

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    On average about once every three hours - more often if I'm bored...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaizen View Post
    Twice a day usually. It's the first and last thing I do online each day.
    Me too.

    In the past, I did it frequently ...............Couldn't get my work done.
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    every hour. i admit it, i'm hooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboysfan View Post
    every hour. i admit it, i'm hooked
    Same here. I like to have pulse on how the day is going and it feels great to hit "refresh" and see more sales posted.
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    every other hour

    that reminds me, gotta check stats now.

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    The question to ask me is 'when do you NOT check your stats'.. ?

    Completely obsessed with numbers, can't help myself.

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    Once a day.

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    once a day, last for 2hr, spent more time in reading posts.

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    First thing in the morning and then a couple more times during the day.

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    I use to check my stats every hour, on the hour. Now I check them about 2 or 3 times a day.

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    I would respond but I"m too busy refreshing all my stats... So too often

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    Once a day - Every morning when I start out. Seeing how much I earned while I slept is a great way to start the day.

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    Depends how busy i am. If busy, 1 or 2 times a day; If not, I'd just stare at it and keep refreshing it...lol
    Especially the very first few days when I saw traffic, even 0.1$ made me sooo happy.
    Last edited by CrystalDMP; June 30th, 2011 at 04:24 AM.

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    Too often.

    its a reminder to cut down on it.

    but luckily for me I have cut down on it,

    it will probably make you feel like a loser deep down if you check too often

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    Hi, I'm Convergence and I am a stataholic.

    It has been 9 hours since I had my last login...
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    I am hooked too... way too often!
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    I keep on a schedule, keeps me from being a junky. I think this is an important part of balancing priorities in business... It's easy to get hooked on watching stats, and it is important to know your stats.

    However, there is a balance between what is urgent and what is important. Stats are important, but they are not urgent - they should be a priority and they are important not to neglect, but they should not be treated as though they are urgent constantly distracting you from actually working to control the outcome in the stats.

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    Obviously depends on the campaign and how much is at risk. But I would have to say twice a day. However, if I leave it a few days (I am away without the net etc), getting back to check my stats etc for the first time is insanely exciting
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    During the launch phase of a new site, I check stats daily (sometimes multiple times per day if the data is real-time, as it is with ShareASale but not CJ). Over time, that drops to weekly or less frequent.

    For my site that launched January 1, I checked stats daily (and logged each day's data into a spreadsheet each morning), for the first couple of months, then several times per week for a couple of months. In June I probably checked my stats once or twice each week on ShareASale & Amazon, and once or twice during the month, for the other networks and indy merchants.
    Last edited by markwelch; July 5th, 2011 at 09:14 PM.

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    it's no use checking stats for superCool.... the numbers spin so fast you can barely see them

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    Quote Originally Posted by superCool View Post
    it's no use checking stats for superCool.... the numbers spin so fast you can barely see them
    There is no doubt.......this affiliate is superCool
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