Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k (& 1k)

Project Creator (Quick) Tip: Hyperlinks

99.9% of the internet uses hyperlinks.  They let you create a link like this instead of like this:  The obvious benefit is that with the hyperlink, someone with even the slightest curiosity can go to your link with a click of the mouse and without the hyperlink they have to copy and paste the url into a browser.

This is most commonly found as an issue in projects that have video content.  I often see phrases like:

       Check out a video of my project here:

When they could be saying

       Check out my video here!

Which do you think is going to get the most click troughs?  If that video or link is going to get you supporters you have to make it easy for the audience.

How do you create Hyperlinks?

Hyperlinks are incredibly simple to write, just follow this example:

<a href="link">display text</a>

Whatever you type in the quotes for href="" will be link that the hyperlink will go to.

Whatever you put in between > and </a> will be the text that shows up.

So writing <a href="">Corellian Defender</a> in your project would create the hyperlink Corellian Defender which will go to when clicked.

Note that you cannot type a hyperlink (or any html) into a comment on a project.  This is to protect Cuusoo users from scripting attacks (which is a much larger topic and one unrelated to Cuuso).  So I cannot explain to people how to use hyperlinks in their I am doing it here. 

Use Hyperlinks!


Purdue Pete Effect

Although it is nearly impossible to determine all the factors that might cause a fluctuation in projects support, it is clear that a large swath of the "best" projects received a boost in support last week.

The best projects tend to be stable as a group.  The Cuusoo regulars who are going to support the projects already have, as they have high visibility.  Sure, a project or two tends to encounter a vein of new supporters and gets a jolt but that would be one or two projects, not a "swath."

One effect could have been the review Cuusoo did of the top six projects but this article is on the Cuusoo page and thus likely only to reach Cuusoo regulars.

One also cannot ignore the impact that the staff pick of the week has on project support but that is rather limited in scope, last week was aircrafts and this week its projects based on games.

That leaves very few options but to assume that Purdue Pete is the influencing factor. 

Many were upset by the "how little" the support of Pete fans spilled over to other projects but it is clear from this report that Purdue Pete did bring in support for other projects.

Approaching 1k Milestone

No projects crossed the 1k milestone this week but Transforming video game accessories has surpassed the Rhino.     

Star Wars Opee Sea Killer
Support Level: 980
Ancient World Civilizations
Support Level: 953


Deadline Review

The next review is December 3rd, 2012...that is 32 days from today.  Any project that does not make it to the December 3rd deadline will have to wait another 3 months to even get started.

Don't like how slow a project is going? 

Give it some indirect support to help speed things up.  This link has plenty of examples how.

Days to 10K (& 1k)

I am testing out a new feature, the 1k report to go with the week I will break them up into two reports (probably) but for now, here it is, integrated with the 10k.  Expect more analysis changes in the next few weeks. 

ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Space Marines!Nickroyer24.88 400
Andy/Bugdroid the Android by GoogleGlhturbo20.58 1250
- The Legend of Zelda Project -Ragaru31.49 1420
Exo SuitPeterreid15.93 1430
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo23.69 1620
League of Legends of LegoAddam21.49 3300
Mini Shop SeriesPekko19.81 3510
LEGO Bird SeriesDetomaso16.51 3610
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentwaller9.81 5790
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme9.47 7630
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsMaxvf15.79 9540
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time MachineTeambttf6.22 11180
Douglas DC-3Ssorg7.8 11250
Apollo 11 Lunar MissionSuzuki6.41 12220
LEGO PokémonKevinhink7.23 128338
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickqueen5.5 15140
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!Dunc2376.03 155866
Pokemon: GyaradosRetinence5.55 15780
Small YELLOWBrickartist5.07 16370
Japanese old style architectureTaxon553.78 16590
HardsuitsIron_s5.07 17710
The Muppets!Jedikermit4.79 18290
Red SquirrelVuurzoon4.21 20100
Realistic treesPaultox4.02 20500
The Bat RisesVelociraptor4.12 21220
PianoHidaka3.25 21430
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie3.73 21710
Transforming Retro Video Game AccessoriesVonbrunk4.07 222615
Lego StoreRayc3.88 23080
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickqueen3.59 24170
Modular Apple StoreGotoandbuild2.44 24410
Invisible HandLdiego2.87 25100
Desktop Series: Sky-FiRongyiren3.54 258643
Ultimate Collectors Series LightsabersScott345673.01 27530
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of PisaMoctown2.63 27940
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)Glenbricker3.25 286596
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael2.78 29310
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.78 30810
Micro Scale Star Wars ScenesToomuchcaffe2.58 32510
GhostbustersTeekay2.49 32730
Flying DutchmanSebeus2.58 34110
The Glory of RomeMminnitt2.2 35320
Phineas and FerbAwesomeethan2.2 35940
Galaxy Diner and Empire TheaterSonicstar2.39 37320
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel2.49 3904290
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington2.34 391064
Western Town - Pif Paf CityKris_kelvin2.25 39330
Adventure Time! Tree FortDunc2372.44 3939251
Castle CrashersCzar2.06 39990
Ancient World CivilizationsMatija2.25 402121
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel2.2 4209118
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman42.15 4360174
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)Gtrocks11112.2 4388297
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
Medieval Market StreetAlexp2.01 453456
RMS TitanicSsorg2.06 4546177
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers1.67 46530
Motorized TumblerMahj1.96 4693101
Angry Birds - RedChiukeung1.8 49100
Majestic Airship!Ssorg1.82 5090145
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.82 5251306
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod1.72 527543
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg1.77 5349264
UCS Venator-Class Star DestroyerJourianbax1.72 5533300
ARAK-N3Mahj1.67 5557168
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0Choisanghun1.67 5716327
Disney Parks - Castles Collectionlg20121.68 5821464
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.63 5840319
LEGO WALL-E!!Suzuki1.58 5861165
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko1.63 5869347
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo1.53 595472
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai1.63 6002481
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentwaller1.53 6014132
Roller CoasterLuc20001.48 6215134
Star Wars - Star Tours Starspeeder 3000Hjr-holland1.48 6520439
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.44 6573323
IRON MAN gantrymachineChoisanghun1.44 6599349
Camper Van ForeverNuno25001.39 6724249
Disney MinifiguresKeTi1.44 6797547
Mini BatmobileTiler1.34 7005289
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1Maniacdude1.34 7209493
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple CoruscantDimitriniko1.2 72550
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens1.34 7298582
CLONE WARS INFANTRY PACKSDavid-hall1.24 734688
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess SetAvisolo1.15 76520
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBekindrewind1.2 7700200
Medusa's TempleStrider1.24 7738480
Portal Test ChamberT-brick1.15 789266
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collect!Gruntbuddy1.2 7923423
A UCS series of shipsKonajra1.2 7972472
Star Wars: Imperial Sith InterceptorJourianbax1.15 8470644
Mini CooperSteven19801.05 85410
EVE Online Ships - MerlinCzar0.96 89160
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote ControlBasilfawlty1.05 8999427
Minecraft, the NetherDookie1.05 9060489
Wild EncountersWrinkledog1.0 9184184
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_degrai1.05 9297725
UCS Tron Light CycleAbathar61.0 9386386
MonorailHidaka1.0 9432432
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexp1.0 9512512
Stark TowerMmystery921.01 9646735
Themed Brick BoxOdd.robot0.96 9689314
Lego Mountain BikingJ4mes0.81 97310
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha ZeroDanr0.91 97610
Minecraft ChickenLegitimateal0.96 9789414
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan0.77 97970
Cinematic Minifigure SeriesSgtdisney550.96 9803428
Ford Model A Gangsters' Getaway Car; Brickadierg0.96 9821446
Pipe OrganHidaka0.96 9846471
The Tumbler CollectionVelociraptor0.96 9930555

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off projects after a certain day count, usually 10k.  Additionally, I only monitor projects that have at least 200.  Projects less than that are a little too volatile for proper assessment.  Finally, I track several weeks worth of data to get these numbers, so you might not show up until your project has been post 200 for a few weeks.  


  1. Whats the number on the far right represent?

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully the new titles clarify it a bit (without taking up too much space. The final column is the number of days until the project reaches 1000 supporters.

      Although the previous milestones are nice, this is the first Milestone where a Cuusoo project gets a critical review by Cuusoo and eventually gets the Official Comment

  2. Ahh that makes more sense. Thanks :)