Our Web site – www.aapg.org – is a busy place – with an average of 78,427 visits a month and 484,607 hits.
Visits are a first-time click into the aapg.org address. Hits are pages inside the domain that are viewed. Thus, an average viewer enjoys about six pages on aapg.org before getting the information or service they need and clicking out.
And, there are a lot more AAPG- related hits to add to that number too, if you include registration for AAPG meetings, which is being handled by a third-party vendor.
It all adds up to a lot of traffic.
The statistics show that, as you would expect, the AAPG home page at www.aapg.org is the primary entry point for most visitors to the AAPG Web site.
The fact that the www.aapg.org is the primary entry point for most visitors to the AAPG Web site is probably not surprising to many of you.
However, there are a few other favorite entry points. These include:
- The AAPG Bookstore
- The AAPG members-only area.
- The EXPLORER.
- Whatever meeting deadline is
The meeting of highest interest
recently had been Paris, but with the annual convention paper submittal deadline approaching, September was certain to see a peak of activity focused on Houston.
Members are getting predictive in their Web surfing habits at aapg.org. Mondays seem to be the favorite day to browse the site, with Thursdays following closely.
However, monthly patterns are pretty consistent in showing weekend usage is lower by about a third from the workweek usage (Monday through Friday), but no particular week stands out.
Sections and local organizations must be planning some important meetings, because the new version of the AAPG calendar has been taking quite a few hits. Or maybe it’s just something new that people are curious about.
So, let’s look at some averages.
AAPG’s three Divisions each have their own site within the aapg.org domain, and they are seeing a steady access of their pages:
- EMD is averaging 1,978 visits monthly and 3,106 hits, which is an average of 1.57 pages per visit. EMD recently revamped its site, adding member-focused features.
- DEG’s averages are 1,002 visits per month and 1,133 hits – an average of 1.13 pages per visit.
- DPA has the highest visitors each month, 2,047 – but they are second to EMD in the pages accessed, with 2,906 hits for an average of 1.4 pages per visit.
The online Bookstore slowed down during the summer, but since October 2004 it has had 49,469 visitors accessing 340,107 pages. This averages out to 4,497 visits per month.
We are always receiving feedback from visitors to the AAPG Web site.
Sometimes they are kudos and sometimes they are notices of broken links or simply typos stumbled upon.
In every case these are appreciated because it demonstrates users value this site.
So thank you – and good browsing!