2011: January and February observations on thesga.org

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

The SGA’s website continues to be popular in the opening months of 2011.

After a dip in November 2010 through January 2011 in daily pageviews, a measure not just of how many visitors the website has, but how much exploring they do, our February average daily pageviews were 356. That’s a lot of eyeballs!

AVG perday pageviews thru 2011 02

Indeed, our average daily count of unique visitors is similarly up in February 2011. Unique visitors is not a count of people exactly, but of visitors from a particular internet location. All computers in a household, coffeeshop, or classroom would normally count as a single unique visitor. Obviously, we probably have more human visitors than the “unique visitors” figures reflect.

AVG unique visitors thru 2011 02

Now consider these two graphs of visitor loyalty, for January and February 2011. Visitor loyalty is how many repeat visits are made by computers from the same internet location. Here’re the January figures:

Visitor loyalty 2011 01

And here’re the ones for February:

Visitor loyalty 2011 02

Note that the high categories differ for the two months, but for January 183 “people” visited our website, thesga.org, 26 or more times. In February, 268 “people” visited at least 26 times. If the visitors are one person, this means that many individuals visited the website approximately every other day—or even more often!

Also, the one-time visitor counts decreased slightly in February as a percentage of all visits. This all indicates that our website is building a higher count of repeat visitors, and some are real fans!

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