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As a reminder:
- the cut-off for the number of works is 1000 filtered (in English, over 1000 words, complete). You don’t have to leave evidence if the fandom is over the cut-off before applying the filters.
- you don’t need to leave evidence if you think the fandom is too obscure — that’s the point of yuletide! — unless there are also other factors that might make it hard to check, e.g., it has a generic name that is hard to google.
erindizmo answered your question “does anyone know if you can have a work on ao3 belong to multiple…”Yes.
After you’ve added it to one series, you go in, edit the work, and choose your other series in the dropdown (or enter the name of a new series in the text field) and save the work. It’ll stay in the first series and the second one will be added.
Disclaimer: The statistics I cite throughout this post are taken from alexa.com. As such, they should be taken with a grain of salt. Neither website has implemented code allowing Alexa to directly measure traffic. As a result, these statistics are estimates only. However, the more popular a website, the more accurate Alexa’s statistics are likely to be. I believe that both fanfiction.net and archiveofourown.org are popular enough for Alexa to provide a reasonable estimate of site traffic.
Fanfiction.net and archiveofourown.org (hence FF.net and AO3) are two of the most popular and well-known fan fiction archives. Both have thousands of stories spread across hundreds of different areas.
But how do the two compare in terms of popularity, engagement level, and demographics?
The popularity of a website in Alexa is determined via a ranking system. Thus the most popular website is given a rank of 1. Alexa offers two ranks: a worldwide rank and a US rank.
FF.net is the more popular site with a worldwide rank of 2265 and a US rank of 735. In comparison. AO3 has a worldwide rank of 6966 and a US rank of 2521.
However, we can learn more by looking at trends over time. FF.net is the incumbent, having existed for much longer than AO3. Its superior position is thus not unexpected. A better measure of the success of AO3 is to examine its growth and whether or not that growth has had many impact on the popularity of FF.net.
Figure 1. Alexa worldwide traffic ranking for FF.net over the past 12 months.
Figure 2. Alexa worldwide traffic ranking for AO3 over the past 12 months.
The first thing to take note of is that Figure 1 and Figure 2 do not share the same scale. Also, please remember that these figures chart rank (i.e., a smaller number is better). Nevertheless, several trends are apparent.
Absolutely fabulous traffic stat comparison, and also absolutely fascinating.
Concerning the bounce rate, I wonder if that’s at all influenced by AO3’s ability to display multiple chaptered works on a single page, as opposed to ff.net’s. If you’re linked to a ten-chapter fic on ff.n and you decide to read the whole thing, you’re going to be looking at ten pages at a bare minimum. On AO3, if you’re linked to a ten-chapter fic, it’s entirely possible you’ll only be looking at one, if your settings are defaulted (like mine are!) to view all works as a single page.
I can imagine that that would have some influence, but I wonder how much of one it is.