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I've monitored CityDesk on for a long time. The download figures weren't that high.
I was surprised today when I saw CityDesk on the main page of in the "What's new" section with a  4 lines description.
So Joel, is it worth paying for this privilege? Can you give us some statistics about the increase in the number of downloads while you're so "well" exposed on this high traffic site?

Friday, April 16, 2004

I didn't even know you COULD pay for the position... so, no, we didn't.

On the day that appeared we got about 500 extra registered users.  By my calculations I usually value a registered user at about $2 (because about 1% of them purchase the full product) so this would have been worth maybe $1000...

BTW is by far the best source of downloaders... we probably get 5 downloads from there for every 1 download from tucows -- I don't even bother keeping the tucows listing up to date any more.

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, April 16, 2004

am I the only one that thinks is shite.

used to use it circa '97 but at some point they got bought by cnet, and then they nabbed too. (I think)

Now, when I get presented with download options, I normally avoid the one.

Maybe things have changed.

Note to self... look into sometime soon

Friday, April 16, 2004

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