After 60 days in beta, Code Review seems to be suffering in three related areas:
- Low question volume
- Low count of avid users
- Insufficient visitors per day
In posting a question recently, I find I've failed to understand how narrow a niche this site has selected.
Now I'm curious - is the focus of the site incompatible with the goals of stack exchange?
One of the primary reasons I'm thinking along these lines is that the majority of visitors to other sites are from Google.
However, many, if not most, of the questions on here are going to be so localized that they won't generate or attract search engine business. Yes, there are generic routines, and yes one can learn a lot about different pieces of code simply by browsing the site, but I strongly suspect few people will 1) search for terms that will bring this site up and 2) find exactly what they need from those search results.
Why is this site doing so poorly?
My thoughts are above, but what other factors are making this site fail? Are any of these factors adjustable from our end?
If we can change nothing about the situation, how can we make it successful as-is?
I'm trying to fulfill my commitment and selecting a few things to seed the site with, but honestly even if all the "active" users submitted a new question once a week we'd still be doing pretty poorly. Even if we did get the question volume up, that may not bring the visitor volume up.