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As promised in last weeks Social Media statistics update here is a quick review of the whole website for 2009. I will include a definition of visitors, visits, and views atthe bottom of this article.
for the whole site
- visitors – 6.7 million, return visitors 1.2 million – that’s unchanged on visitors but up 0.1 million on return visitors compared to 2008
- visits – 11.1 million – up 0.2 million on 2008
- page views – 48.1 million – this is down 1 million on 2008
- visitors – 3.1 million, return visitors 0.5 million – that’s up 0.4 million visitors and the same number of return visitors for 2008
- visits – 5.4 million – down 0.4 million visits on 2008
- page views – 21.4 million – same number of page views as 2008
This covers parliamentary publications.
- visitors – 4.2 million, return visitors 0.7 million
- visits – 6.8 million
- page views – 25.5 million
Top Five pages on the whole site
- http://www.parliament.uk (Home Page) – 2.2 million visits
- Search – 0.5 million visits
- House of Commons Debates (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm) – 0.4 million visits
- Hansard (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/pahansard.htm) – 0.3 million visits
- Bills Before Parliament (http://services.parliament.uk/bills/) – 0.3 million visits
Pages – Any displayed page. You can specify for each profile the types of files that qualify as a page. These settings can be changed by the WebTrends administrator.
Visits – Number of visits to this page. A visit is a series of actions that begins when a visitor views the first page from the server, and ends when the visitor leaves the site or remains idle beyond the idle-time limit. The default idle-time limit is thirty minutes. This time limit can be changed by the system administrator.
Views – Number of times this page was viewed by visitors.
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