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Some Numbers On the Launch of Listudy

After launching Listudy a couple days ago, I have 2 days worth of Google Analytics to show.  I do not know exactly how to interpret these numbers, but I will do my best to provide some insights below.


  • 5884 pageviews – That number is not huge, so the site did not explode and go viral.  However, the site did get viewed.
  • Almost 1000 unique visitors – sounds good
  • 4.58 pages per visit – so people clicked around, I thought this was pretty good considering the minimal functionality of the site.
  • 4 minutes 13 seconds average time on site – I was most impressed with this number, or maybe the site is just that slow.
  • I launched 9 months too late – I essentially had this version of the site built 9 months ago, but I kept thinking it was the wrong idea or people wouldn’t like it or I should build something else.  Yes, the site is no where near finished, but it is at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • Here is the question I was hoping to answer with an MVP. Do people care to see a list of links on a highly specific topic?  I am not sure if I have enough data to answer this question yet, but I am leaning towards yes.

Why share these numbers?  Why not and how many people share these numbers unless the site was a huge success?   I have not launched enough websites to know how these numbers compare to other sites, but I am also not sure how launch day traffic correlates to eventual website success.  Maybe I need to launch a bunch more websites so I can perform some data science on website launch data.

Data Science 201 is now Listudy

The site is live at

The internet is filled with wonderful tutorials, blog posts, courses, and articles about learning data science. Listudy aims to be a place to organize and reference those learning resources. The site is in the very early stages, so please be patient and stay tuned for future updates. Also, follow along on twitter @listudy or

Right now, Listudy is a large collection of data science links that can be filtered and sorted by tags.

Note: The idea for Data Science 201/Listudy nearly died, but I have been persuaded to launch what I have and see if people find it useful. Please leave a comment or shoot me an email ( ryan at if you have some feedback or find the site useful.