TechTalk currently receives about 2,500 hits per day (this includes both members as well as guests). In addition, we receive about 8 new member sign-ups per day. About 25 unique registered members visit per day.
Are these results low for a forum of this type? Suppose each registered member visits 15 pages on the forum in one day. That would mean that registered members account for 25*15=370 hits / day.
Therefore, 2,130 hits are generated by guests each day. Meanwhile, only 8 members sign up per day. This is a sign-up ratio of less than 0.4%
How could I improve on this? I find it strange to regularly have 30-50+ guests on a board with only 1 registered member currently logged in. Especially because guests aren't even allowed to post.
More importantly, am I just overanalyzing this? (perhaps due to excessive boredom)