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Northfield.org web usage stats for 2005
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 6:48pm
According to the software that our web host service (Tiger Technologies) uses (AWStats), the traffic to our web site for 2005 compared to 2004 looks like this (click to enlarge): - - - Left: 2005; Right: 2004 Translation: for the month of November, 2005 (our peak month), we had 14,534 different people visiting 45,564 times and viewing 231,345 pages. NB: at the end of December, we learned how to thwart "comment spammers scripts" that were futily hitting the site. I expect that we'll show a slight decrease in our overall traffic for January because of this. NB: By March 1, we should have a variety of new ways to assess usage with our new platform having been in place for a month. Our web host uses this explanation for the above terms:
* Each page is a request for the server to send a single file other than a GIF or JPEG image. You can think of this as (roughly) the number of pages anyone viewed on your site. (Someone viewing a single "page" will probably show up as several "hits", because most pages include links to GIF or JPEG graphics.) * Each visit is one or more file requests from an individual computer that hasn't requested any files in the previous hour. Think of this as (roughly) the number of times anyone visited your Web site. If the same person visited twice in one month (at least an hour apart), that would be counted as two separate visits. * The number of visitors is the number of visits in a month that appear to come from different computers. Think of this as (roughly) the number of different people who visited your Web site in a month.
How accurate are these stats? I'm not sure. If you're a technical person and would like to help us further anaylyze our usage, please Contact Us.