Plant Database forum: A report for the last week's activity in the database

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 8:25 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I ran this report an hour ago on Wed Sep 28 at 8:38am CST. Looking at the plant database's activity for the past week (Sep 21 at 8:38am to present) we have had:

Contributions:

2,996 images added and approved. These were added by 102 different people.
177 comments posted.
323 new plants added.
1,015 databox proposals approved.

In all, we have 20,507 images in the database.
495 comments in total.
76,585 out of 180,977 plants have at least one databox field filled out.

Acorns:

We now have a member who this morning passed the 2,000 acorns mark.

The system has awarded a total of 16,949.76 acorns (this includes everything on the site, not just the database).

1 member has more than 2,000 acorns.
5 members have more than 1,000 acorns.
34 members have more than 100 acorns.

Visitors to the database

Even though the database was launched less than 2 weeks ago, we are already showing up in Google search results, and are enjoying a lot of visitors from searches.

In the past week, we had 1,404 visitors come into the database through a Google search.

Many of the plants in the database appear in the first page of results when you Google for it. Many others even come up as the very first result. For example, here is a Google search for a specific cultivar of Sempervivum and we are the first result.

So, I'm thrilled with how things are going.

It is my experience that a gardening site will enjoy increased traffic week over week from January until early June, and then it generally tapers off, each week getting less traffic than the week before it, all the way until the end of December.

But for us, we are getting more traffic each day and each week is better than the previous one. Starting this January, I expect our membership to explode when all the gardeners around the world wake up from their winter slumber and start looking for information about plants. We will be ready to give them the information they want and welcome them into our friendly community. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Sep 28, 2011 8:30 AM CST
Yowza! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
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PollyK
Sep 28, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Wonderful, a lot of hard work, and fantastic results. Great job Dave, Trish and all the contributors!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Sep 28, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Amazing numbers and results.

I'm not a great sports fan but this makes me want to yell 'Score'!!! or maybe 'Touchdown'!
Something.
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Hurray! Fantastic, just fantastic. It is truly interesting to read these numbers and I sure do hope more and more folks come join us. It is just great to be here. Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Sep 28, 2011 10:18 AM CST
I was searching for a specific plant the other day, and ATP came up on Google! I think I actually said out loud "All Right!"

Great job Dave! Hats off to you and Trish! I tip my hat to you.

I am getting the word out about ATP to everyone I know !

Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 10:20 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 10:32 AM CST

Plants Admin

I noticed too that Google searches are showing ATP right up there among the rest of them, often ahead of them!
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2011 12:18 PM CST
I have a number of times found ATP listed first or second on other types of plants other than sempervivum. Hurray! Hurray!
It was so exciting to me.
Now on to my computer files to start posting all the other types of plants I have photos of. We want to be sure if some one is looking for a specific plant ATP pops up. Thumbs up
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Sep 28, 2011 3:00 PM CST
Impressive results Thumbs up

I, too, googled a plant a few days ago and the first hit was ATP database. I was sort of shocked!

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Sep 28, 2011 3:08 PM CST
Aw, now I'm feeling guilty for slacking off! Hilarious! Gotta get back to digging through those photo files and my own collection of plant data. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2011 4:29 PM CST
Troops unite. Head for the Plant database. Add and conquer the world of plant databases. Hurray!
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Life is what you make it, so make i
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Roses Clematis Region: United States of America
Peonies Daylilies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Irises Cat Lover
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rebloomnut
Sep 28, 2011 11:08 PM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up Thumbs up Hurray! I tip my hat to you. This is awesome news. It is such a great friemdly informative site-who could resist. Great work Dave and Trish. Big Grin
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Sep 29, 2011 12:34 AM CST
Hurray! Fantastic that it's growing so fast! Great job to all!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
Irises Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America Region: Mississippi
Charter ATP Member Daylilies Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 2
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stetchworth
Sep 29, 2011 4:32 AM CST
I agree Great job
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Sep 29, 2011 6:23 AM CST
Not only is this site beautiful and very well thought out, it is also a lot of fun!!! Thumbs up
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Dog Lover Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Region: Texas Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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StephGTx
Sep 29, 2011 6:55 AM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Lovey dubby Group hug Smiling
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 29, 2011 7:17 AM CST
Ditto each & every comment!

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Sep 29, 2011 12:37 PM CST
GREAT numbers Dave and thank you for sharing them.. Thumbs up

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