Online Cheerleading Question

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by King, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. King

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    Just looking over my metrics and visits there is a definite shift for me.

    The board grew but it was all people visiting via the mobile app. The per day amount visiting the website like normal stayed the same (so overall it was a pretty big growth for the summer). The mobile app I see double to tripling. Are a lot of you just using the app now?


    Speed of tweets / favorites on twitter slowed down a ton, but not just for me for every cheer twitter. (there are a bunch of fun tools out there to measure interaction and all the large cheer twitters are slow right now) Are there just so many cheer twitters now they sorta take up equal attention now?

    Activity based on cheerlebrities has dropped significantly around here. Any story or post related to them grows much slower than it did last year at this time. However their instagrams and twitters are still very large. Is the cheerlebrity phase somewhat passing now?
     
  2. tumbleyoda

    tumbleyoda Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Personally I use the app more right now. Just not sitting around a lot on the laptop like I used to.

    I think there is a watering down effect with all the cheer twitters, however I believe once the competitions actually start they will increase.

    No opinion on cheerlebrities. That is a subject I try to avoid.
     
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    amy1k Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My daughter is a big fan of "cheerlebrities." I check up on her on Instagram a lot, and have noticed so many "cheerlebrities," that they seem like they're all back to being regular ol' cheerleaders. ;) Maybe the cheerlebrity market has been over-saturated.


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  4. King

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    Same with the cheer twitters? just everything over saturated?
     
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    Cheer twitters - over-saturated.

    Cheerlebrities - we never liked those discussions, and I think we cat/cow-ed them out of here.

    I still use the site rather than the app. Maybe I'm a creature of habit, but there are a bunch of things I don't like about the app.
     
  6. King

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    The app isn't for everyone. I just use it when I am not at home.
     
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    I usually use the app since I'm rarely at home to use the computer. As for the cheerlebrity posts, I agree that we as a board have highly discouraged them which is why the frequency has decreased so much.
    Can't help with Twitter since I only stalk my kids' accounts.


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    I very rarely use the app. Probably because I'm used to the site now.
    Cheer twitters as a whole have just become less noticeable and easy to follow because they are SO oversaturated. I do feel like they may pick up more traction once the season starts though.
     
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    I use the website when I'm home and on the laptop. I'm old and it's comfortable to me. I just downloaded the app again to my new phone and have used it a few times. I'm not proficient at it and not sure I have the patience to develop that proficiency. (But we're getting ready to start traveling and I don't take my laptop with me anymore so......I imagine I'll be much better at it by the end of the season_)

    I think the twitter thing will also pick up as teams start competing. Just like we have the slow season here, I think they're experiencing the same thing. It's a saturated market in my opinion. I use twitter mostly to monitor my children's usage anyway so........

    We can only hope right?? I think we've made it pretty clear around here that we're not interested in the Cheerlebrity craze so it doesn't get brought up nearly as much. Maybe that would change if you were talking a board geared to and for children pretty exclusively but Fierceboard is a good mixture of Industry Insider's, coaches, parent's and kid's so we can kind of control by our responses what get's a lot of attention.
     
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    I use the app way more than the side - mostly because i don't sit on the computer that much.

    I rarely check twitter - my kids don't have accounts and the cheer-twitters aren't really interesting, maybe will be when competition season starts.

    I'm glad about the cheerlebrity thing not being so huge over here anymore. I'm not a fan of hyping over individual athletes. Being a fan of teams, gyms and athletes is great, having role models is good.
    But all this hunting minors for photos, signing bows and trying to get their mobile phone number? Too much for me.

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  11. King

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    Only a fraction of those who visit actually log on as users and of those only a fraction actually post (but that is still a large group of users). I tend to see this as very representative what is happening out in the cheer world.
     
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    It will be very interesting to see if the number's hold true through the active competition season.

    Edited to add especially with the chat feature back for this season. A lot of people really love those cheer weekend chat's.
     
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    I get to watch analytics like my day job and predict where things will go. It is quite fun!

    One of the really fun ones as well for me is I get to see what words people googled to get here. That is one of the biggest way I track trends. I saw more people searching for cheerlebrities last year to get here than this year.
     
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    I preferred Tap A Talk to the FB app. I only use the app when I'm bored at work


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    I never used Tap A Talk but always the mobile website before the App came out. I like the App but definitely prefer the website.