I thought I was going to see a graph about how Stack Overflow was trouncing Experts-Exchange (EE) and grinding them into the ground. Well, they are but I also see something unexpected.
Throw away your preconceived notions for a moment and take an unbiased look at this graph posted over at blog.stackoverflow.com...
I see a site which was losing viewership long before Stack Overflow came along. But more interesting is that, about the time Stack Overflow started, EE received a stay of execution from their free fall. Maybe even a bit of a lift.
This graph clearly suggests that EE is about to be overtaken. I wonder if their one-year+ "bump" in viewership had anything to do with Stack Overflow?
Was there a renewed interest in this market space prompted by the new player?
Has Stack Overflow given EE a bit of unanticipated publicity by "calling them out?"
Has all the side discussions that you can get EE answers without paying made them more relevant again?
[Insert witty conclusion here -- I got nothing.]