Apr
21

RAB Reader Demographic Survey

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We take a short break from the baseball action to conduct some housekeeping for RAB. As you might know, we don’t make a ton of money with this venture. We can cover our increasingly expensive server costs with the meager revenue display ads bring and have enough to re-invest in the business (like our trip to the Winter Meetings). That’s fine and good, and if that never changes you won’t hear us complain (too much, anyway). Still, we’d like to see how far we can take this.

We’ll be right up front about this, so you guys know exactly what you’re getting into. The more money we generate from this site, the more time we can justify spending on it. That means, among other things, more in-depth commentary, more features, and fewer filler posts. Essentially, we’d like to turn this into a full-time gig, complete with clubhouse access. While we’re slowly moving in that direction, it’s not quite a reality yet.

One thing we can do to increase revenues is to sell advertising directly rather than using low-paying ad networks. To do so we need some information about our readers, which we can share in the aggregate with potential advertisers. No, your specific personal information will not be shared, as per our privacy policy. We just want to add up all the survey information and use that to entice advertisers. At that point perhaps we can boost our revenue and justify spending most of our time on the site. I think that’s an equation which benefits everyone.

So please, take a few minutes out of your day to fill out the survey. It’s only 13 questions, most of which are multiple choice. That minute or so of your life can prove invaluable to the future of RAB.

Take the RAB reader survey.

Another easy way to contribute to RAB: Support RAB through PayPal. We truly appreciate any time/money you guys can provide. It helps keep the site moving and growing. Just click the button below.






86 Comments»

  1. Christopher says:

    Done. Was a very short survey, taking less than a minute, for anyone who’s reading the comments before clicking through.

  2. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    Done just for you Joe. No homo.

  3. A.D. says:

    There a demographic you’re weak on….the deck can always be stacked

  4. pollo says:

    Done. You guys provide a great service. Between this site+PAbe+Nomaas+CJ’s blog there’s no reason to visit anything else.

    • yankees=warriors says:

      I used to think so (minus Nomaas), too. But if you like more anecdotes from the clubhouse, check out Kim Jones’ new blog. She’s a good writer, and she knows the players so well!
      After reading her blog, I really regret ever having second thoughts about AJ on the team…he really rocks!

    • andrew says:

      Link to CJ’s??

  5. jsbrendog says:

    done. clicked on the paypal link and got an error window from paypal.

  6. Statler says:

    What you guys do here is great, especially the minor league stuff. It’s something I don’t get anywhere else, and it helps me be a better fan. Kudos.

  7. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    After the survey, it said that I just adopted a child from China. WTF????!?!!!

  8. Jake H says:

    Done. Hopefully that helps you guys out.

  9. The more money we generate from this site, the more time we can justify spending on it. That means, among other things… fewer filler posts.

    There’s no such thing as RAB “filler” posts.

    Every post is a gem, baby!!!

    (Tommie = second greatest hype man in the business)

  10. RichYF says:

    Done. Hope it helps.

    Should have gone with more than a top 5 for blogs, but I skipped NoMaas.

  11. Thomas says:

    Done. I’ll suggest this idea, every RAB reader should click on one ad on the site a day. It be an easy way to donate and I think the site would get a lot of money.

  12. Done.

    I told them I was a white male between the ages of 18-49 with lots of disposable income, very interested in Red Sox paraphernalia from the Yawkey Way Store, 7-Hour Red Energy Patches, how to lose 300 lbs. in just weeks without dieting, and making my penis bigger.

  13. 8. How many times a day to check River Ave. Blues for updates? *

    A. 1
    B. 2-4
    C. 5-8
    D. 9 or more

    I would have appreciated having an answer E:

    E: More than 9 times or more

  14. Joey says:

    If pat answers anything but porn for his #1 other sites visited he’s lying!

  15. steve (different one) says:

    i am very interested in CIVONY, whatever that may be.

    • I clicked.

      Brings me to a registration splashscreen where I’m told to:

      Save your land, your properties, and your lover NOW!

      A world you have never seen before
      A story has never been told
      A campaign you really should fight with
      A homeland you need to protect!

      Sorry, I’m not playing a game that looks like was translated by the guys who brought you “All your base are belong to us”.

  16. dan says:

    Soon enough, the Yankees will be calling RAB the evil empire.

  17. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Done. I also suggest you guys start brainstorming for a book and write a proposal and send to agents while blogs-to-books is still hot.

  18. Axl says:

    I don’t appreciate how it specifies only if I clicked “No” for the being a student question for them to be interested in my career. What if I’m a full time employee who goes to grad school at night!!!…it’s the worst thing ever by the way…

  19. Drew says:

    Just finished the survey. It will be awesome when/if you guys get game and locker-room credentials.

  20. dkidd says:

    i put

    1. civony
    2. civony
    3. civony
    4. civony
    5. lohud

    and my hard drive crashed

  21. Rafi says:

    I tried to do it, but I couldn’t since I don’t belong to any social networking sites. Is there a way to make that question non mandatory so that I can help? If not, I can give you my info manually through email.

  22. Cozimoto says:

    Done. Keep up the great work guys!

  23. Mark from Chicago says:

    Done…happy to help you guys out. Your site is a God-send to those of us Yankee fans living outside of New York!

  24. The Lodge says:

    Any plan to post a synopsis of the poll results later on, Joe P?

  25. Alex S says:

    for the last question i put

    1) OMG
    2) RAB
    3) IS
    4) TEH
    5) BEST!!!!1!!11eleventy11!!!

  26. [...] Notes: Please fill out our Reader Demographic Survey if you haven’t already, it’ll take less than a minute and all of your info will be [...]

  27. [...] The Yankees are heading up to Boston for their first trip to Fenway Park this weekend. Thursday is an off-day, and while there’s no game for the Yanks, we have a lot of content today. So stick around, jump into a comment thread if you haven’t before and take our reader survey. [...]

  28. Pottery says:

    Hi, wonderful story. I just now came across your blog and I am already a fan. :)

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