12/28/07 373 W - + 12 - 13 Web Traffic


How did we do for web traffic this year? Looking at Google Analytics, the top-level site (legeros.com) had 125,240 visitors1 between July 1 and December 272. For the same period, 52,213 absolutely unique visitors were recorded. Those people averaged 5.25 pageviews, and averaged 2:59 minutes on the site.

The Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting site had 92,185 visitors between July 1 and December 27. For the same period, 25,080 absolutely unique visitors were recorded. Those people averaged 4.60 pageviews, and averaged 3:15 minutes on the site.

The incident photos site had 61,781 visitors between July 1 and December 27. For that period, 12,292 absolutely unique visitors were recorded. Those people averaged 3.00 pageviews, and averaged 2:58 minutes on the site.

This blog had 39,552 visitors between July 1 and December 27. For that period, 7,474 absolutely unique visitors were recorded. Those people averaged 2.48 pageviews, and average 1.58 minutes on the site.

Where were those people coming from?

The blog's 39,552 visitors originated in 49 countries/territories, with 39,291 from the United States, 34 from Canada, 24 from the UK, 14 from Aruba, and 11 from France. One of our regular readers works in Aruba from time to time.

The incident photo page's 61,781 visitors originated in 52 countries/territories, with 61,396 from the United States, 51 from Canada, 29 from the UK, 22 from France, 22 from Japan, 14 from Australia, 14 from Aruba, 13 from the Netherlands, and 11 from Germany.

The keywords that brought people to the incident photo pages included "raleigh fire department" (556 visits), "wake county fire departments" (459), "raleigh fire dept" (193), "tones for wake county fire pages" (!) (172), "cary fire station 5" (150), and "wake county fire shift calendar" (149).

The keywords that brough people to legeros.com included "toy fire trucks" (1,326 visits), "toy fire engines" (235), "ems codes" (185), "ems dispatch codes" (163), "two stepping" (107), "bad hemingway"3 (52), "sanborn maps of clayton, nc" (46), "fire buff" (38), "fire buffs" (30), "definition of mint condition" (29), "fire hose with raleigh threads" (28), "pierce enforcer" (22), "american lafrance eagle" (20), "nabs crackers" (13), "movies that changed my life" (12), "ectasy of gold"4 (11), and someone named "mike clumpner" (10). A total of 17,742 different keywords were utilized.

1 Extrapolate to twelve months and we're talking 250K. Maybe it's time to add ads! Insert graphic of Daffy Duck with dollar signs in eyes.
2 Google Analytics was installed in late April, thus the choice of a half-year reporting period.
3 See The Old Man and C.
4 Theme by composer Ennio Morricone. It appears in the movie The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.





  
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