FYI - Keep in mind, the search engines often go crazy after a site conversion because all the URLs are new so they often bombard the site with their crawlers and those can temporarily boost the number of guests online.
After we settle in we should start to see some consistent results on number of guests online which will peak at certain times and on certain days of the week.
Back in the old days you would update your site and it would not be re-indexed in the search engines for many months. They only rebuilt the search indexes a few times per year. Now it's almost instant. As you can see from this attachment they already have our new site showing and we are now what is called an "authority site" for the search 'Trawler Forum' meaning we have the top spot and big bold breakout sections below.
After some time passes we will change out the password reset message currently being shown to guests to a prompt encouraging them to join. Based on results at other sites this has increased the registration rates and leads to more people posting which makes the community more vibrant. So we will work on converting our lurkers to posters as we more forward.