have to admit to being totally stunned by the amount of
visitors to Wyenot.com during the month of March! With
the tourist season just beginning, the server had a record
amount of hits (approaching a third of a million in one
month) and actual pages served also hit record numbers.
The 'Accommodation' page was the most visited and
this was closely followed by 'Wyenot News'.
the month of March, I added some new advertising pages
to Wyenot.com and, to my own surprise, four of them shot
into the top thirty most visited pages on the web site
for the month. One new 'pub page' had 467 visitors in
17 days - another had 428 visitors in 21 days - A new
'B & B page' had 368 visitors in 21 days and a further
new 'pub page' had 315 visitors in only 16 days. Three
accommodation businesses taking out new advertisements
reported bookings from their new page within two days
of them being put on-line, one being a brand new guest
house which had not advertised anywhere else. If things
continue at the same rate, these people will make back
the £45 they spent on a year's advertising on this
web site many times over!
page which clocked the least amount of visits during the
month (to be precise - one visit) was a page about a morris
dance event which took place back in 2002. I felt sorry
for it and visited the page myself - nobody can accuse
me of being morris danceist!
below are the main visitor figures for Wyenot.com between
1st and 31st march 2005:
Unique human visitors: 15,984.
of pages viewed by above visitors: 47,518.
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 3,924,884 KBytes. (3.92
top ten most visited pages over the same period, highest
to lowest were: Home Page, Accommodation, Wyenot News,
Street Map, Site map, Pubs, Shops, Scenic Ross-on-Wye,
Dining Out, What's On? .
people added Wyenot.com home page to 'Favourites' on
their web browser during the month. (In answer to your
question, Dave - I can tell by a unique file, which gets
downloaded only when somebody 'adds to favourites'. The
marginally more difficult one to analyse is what the viewer
ate for breakfast.)
of interest, to show the rate at which Wyenot.com is increasing
in popularity over the years, here are the March Unique
Visitor figures for the web site over the past five years:
March 2002: 331
March 2003: 1,734
March 2004: 8,668
March 2005: 15,984.
The Hits and Page View figures for the month
of March over the same period are many times higher.
main visitor statistics for 2005 from 1st January to 31st
March are as follows:
Unique human visitors: 42,913
Number of pages viewed by above visitors: 119,813
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 9,778,357 KBytes. (9.77
statistics from the Hope & Anchor web server showed
the following visitor referral figures during the month
- 150 referrals
Search engine, including Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves
- 34 referrals
All other Ross-on-Wye based web sites combined - 20 referrals
you for your visit and I hope you were able to find what
you were looking for!