year, the one millionth 'hit' on Wyenot.com occurred in
the month of June. This year it occurred in April. As
I have explained before however, 'hits', although a true
measure of traffic in its own right, is not a term I like
as one visit to a web page might generate twenty 'hits',
depending how much is on the page. The figure also includes
automated visits by search engine crawlers. The important
figures used to determine the value of a web site are
are 'unique visits' and 'page views'.
decided this month to change the counter showing at the
bottom of the web site so that it shows 'page views'.
This counter, run by 'thecounter.com', is independent
of my server log and, as a visit to a page on Wyenot has
to send a signal to this counter, it does not always register.
Also, as I did not start it counting all pages until three
years into the life of Wyenot.com, the figure is under
reading by several hundred thousand. The counter does
not count my own visits for maintenance, nor does it count
visits to the photograph galleries. It will give a rough
idea of pages viewed on a daily basis from now on however
if you note the figure at a similar time every day and
subtract one from the other. The figures below are far
more accurate and are generated directly from the Wyenot.com
main visitor figures for Wyenot.com between 1st and 30th
Unique human visitors: 17,463.
of pages viewed by above visitors: 54,354.
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 4,614,510 KBytes. (4.6
top ten most visited pages over the same period, highest
to lowest were: Home Page, Accommodation, Wyenot News,
Street Map, Site map, Pubs, Shops, The Saracen's Head,
Scenic Ross-on-Wye, Wye Knot Inn, Dining Out.
expected at the beginning of the tourist season, all pages
of those advertising their accommodation on Wyenot.com
appeared within the top 40 most visited pages of the site.
people added Wyenot.com home page to 'Favourites' on
their web browser during the month.
Unique Visitor figures for the web site over the
past five years:
April 2002: 473
April 2003: 2,106
April 2004: 5,542
April 2005: 17,463.
The Hits and Page View figures for the month
of April over the same period are many times higher.
main visitor statistics for 2005 from 1st January to 30th
April are as follows:
Unique human visitors: 60,376
Number of pages viewed by above visitors: 174,167
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 14,394,867 KBytes. (14.39
you for your visit and I hope you were able to find what
you were looking for!