RAB Reader Demographic Survey

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2009 Draft Preview: Junior College Prospects

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.

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  • Christopher

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

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      yea for reelz.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Done just for you Joe. No homo.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Thanks, buddy.

  • A.D.

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

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Heh… Once again, not really looking for accurate poll results but for hoped-for poll results. You should go work for Zogby or something.

      • A.D.

        You’ll be happy to know I didn’t vote twice this week, despite being given the opportunity.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Lol, progress!

  • pollo

    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

      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

      Link to CJ’s??

      • whozat

        Chad Jennings’ blog. It’s the SW-B Yankees Blog link in the Beat Writers Blogs section to the right.

        • andrew

          ah yea, my bad, I didn’t get that CJ was jennings. thanks.

  • jsbrendog

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Damn. It’s the same link as the Donate button on the right.

      • jsbrendog

        the donate one worked

  • http://closetmoderate.blogspot.com Statler

    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.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Done.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

  • Jake H

    Done. Hopefully that helps you guys out.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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)

    • andrew

      My only question is, who’s number 1? Billy Mays, or the Shamwow/ultimate chopper/prostitute assaulter guy?

      • Joey

        Dick Vitale BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          In the immortal words of Sir Flava Flav,

          “So get up get, get get down
          911 is a joke in yo town
          Get up, get, get, get down
          Late 911 wears the late crown.”

      • Chris A

        Billy Mays owns them all

    • Marsha

      Done and I agree. No posts are fillers. Short ones sometimes have the most interesting info. And my second fav blog is Second Avenue Sagas!

  • RichYF

    Done. Hope it helps.

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

    • daneptizl

      It wasn’t supposed to be Yankee Blogs.

  • Thomas

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “More than more” is pretty hardcore.

    • Joey

      +1

  • Joey

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

    • steve (different one)

      sleepingpills.com?

    • pat

      Hahaha
      1.redtube
      2.xtube
      3.xhamster
      4.booble
      5.youporn

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

        xhamster was not at all what I expected :(

        • Drew

          I don’t even want to know…

        • pat

          Sadly, it’s not a Richard Gere/ Lemmiwinks tribute page

  • steve (different one)

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      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”.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

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

  • LiveFromNewYork

    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.

    • Joey

      You guys can go try to ruin someone’s life ala A-Rod and Selena Roberts (or whatever her last name is)! Sounds fun, huh?

      • jsbrendog

        yeah ben, mike, joe, when are we gonna write that smear er i mean unauthorized bio on selena roberts and how she danced topless on bars in college and gave the whole journalism class beejs in the comp lab?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yeah, she was a ho… FOR SHO’!!!

      • LiveFromNewYork

        If they put a book together of comments on here it would be very funny.

  • Axl

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Agreed.

    • steve (different one)

      no wonder you’re so angry all the time.

      just kidding. you’re right, it is really hard.

      • pat

        It must be hard to keep up with being a graduate student these days. Go to recitation, check BlackBerry, update Facebook status, murder a prostitute, go to recitation, update Facebook status, Update Twitter status, Update Twitter status, rob a prostitute, plan honeymoon in at Mohegan Sun, purchase 500 TC sheets at Pottery Barn, Twitter, Twitter, murder a prostitute, Twitter, murder…

        • Tampa Yankee

          IETC

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I saw that comment on Gawker. Comment recycling?

  • Drew

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

    • pat

      Then we can finally find out just how big Kim Jones’ penis is.

      • dkidd

        her blog picture looks like john leguizamo in “to wong foo”

        • dkidd

          i take it back. her blog makes me like her. she seems funny and cool.

          • pat

            Yeah, my jealousy of her job often leads to meanspirited jokes. :(

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              “Yeah, my jealousy of her job penis often leads to meanspirited jokes.”

              Fixed.

              I didn’t want to go there, but you made me do it, pat, it was so tempting. You made me do it.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I liked the whole Andy Pettitte “Kim, can’t you see I’m with my family?” punk.

  • dkidd

    i put

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

    and my hard drive crashed

    • Thomas

      Damn Lohud.

  • Rafi

    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.

    • pat

      or just lie

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yup. Say that you’re a member of Lacebook, you’re on Fritter and SpySpace, and Snickr and ClinkedIn.

        • dkidd

          fantastic

    • jamie

      select other, and when asked to specify just write none?

  • Cozimoto

    Done. Keep up the great work guys!

  • Mark from Chicago

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

  • The Lodge

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

    • J.R.

      Yeah, I’d absolutely like to know the survey results also. Just out of curiosity. Would definitely appreciate you posting the results.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, I’d love to know the results too. Also, just idle curiosity.

        Sincerely,
        Dick Cheney and the NSA

        • J.R.

          Aren’t you interested in who (or at least a general idea) it is you post with day after day?

          • jsbrendog

            meh

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            No, I am. Just being stupid.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Possibly. It’s going to be compiled in our media kit, so it will be on the site in some way or another.

      • The Lodge

        Cool, then we’ll all know what kind of obsessed idiots we collectively are!

  • Alex S

    for the last question i put

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

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