Site Statistics

(March 2004)

 

I don't update this page very often, but here are some statistics about my website.  These stats are from the month of March 2004.

 

My website currently averages about 3,000 page visits a day, putting it in the top 2% of all websites worldwide.  While I'd like to attribute that to my talent as a captivating writer and incredible photographer, the truth is, if anyone dumps 4,000 photos into a website and then writes 400 pages of gibberish like I have, they'll probably get a lot of traffic, too.

 

DelsJourney Stats for March 2004:

Total Hits

1,732,330

Total Files

1,545,833

Total Pages

91,333

Total Visits

57,295

Pages per Visit

1.56

Total KBytes

15,713,312

 

Avg.

Max.

Hits per Hour

2,328

6,370

Hits per Day

55,881

72,333

Files per Day

49,897

63,879

Pages per Day

2,946

3,603

Visits per Day

1,848

2,260

KB per Day

506,881

661,812

 

 

 

Definitions

Hit:  Any file on a page that's requested by a visitor.  This includes .jpg and .gif images.  Because most of my pages have several files, such as .jpg photos and .gif logos, a single page request can result in 10 or 15 hits.

 

File:  Files actually served to the visitor.  Several people have links to my website in their websites.  However, some of these links are no longer valid since I recently renamed some of my files and folders.  Therefore, if a visitor clicks on that link, they'll get an error message saying "File Not Found."  That "click" will generate "hits" but no "files."

 

Page:  You're looking at a single page.  If you click on any link that's on this page, such as "About," "News," or if you click on your browser's "Refresh" button, this number increases by one.

 

Visit:  A person who visits my website.  If you leave my website and re-enter it, that's counted as two visits.

 

Pages per Visit:  As you can see, the average visitor reads about three pages before leaving.  Of course, some folks just read one page before deciding not to waste any more time here.  On the other hand, I've gotten several e-mails from folks who've told me they stumbled on my website and spent several hours reading through it.  Wise or foolish?  You be the judge.

Most Popular Pages

My website has over 400 pages.  Here are the 20 most-heavily visited pages in the month of March 2004.  This list varies dramatically from month to month, largely depending on how search engines index my pages.

1.

News:  March 16, 2002  (Winton, Australia)

2.

News:  August 8, 2001  (12 Days in Syracuse, Part 2)

3.

Close-Ups

4.

News:  February 18, 2002  (Bega, Australia)

5.

News:  July 20, 2001  (Pomfret, Connecticut)

6.

My 10 Favorite National Park "Hidden Jewels

7.

Utah:  Mormons and Polygamy

8.

Battle of the Coral Sea  (Summary)

9.

News:  July 22, 2001  (Boston, Massachusetts)

10.

News:  August 17, 2001  (Walnut Grove, Minnesota)

11.

News:  August 30, 2001  (Webster, South Dakota)

12.

My 10 Favorite State Parks

13.

The Most and Least Expensive Gas Stations in America

14.

My 20 Favorite Drives in the U.S.

15.

Latest News

16.

News:  December 14, 2001  (Aitutaki, Cook Islands)

17.

U.S.S. Neosho Home Page

18.

News:  December 3, 2001 -- Part 2 (Bellingham, Washington)

19.

Funny Photos

20.

About This Site

 

How Do People Find My Website?

As you probably know, most major search engines, like Google or Yahoo, let you search for images (i.e., photos or .gif files) as well as for text.  In fact, most people find my website by searching for images, not text.  These are the top 5 referrers.

1.

Google (Images)

2.

Yahoo (Images)

3.

Yahoo (Text)

4.

Alta Vista (Images)

5.

Google (Text)

 

Most Popular Search Strings

During March 2004, visitors used 1,417 unique search strings to find my website.  Here are the 10 most popular search strings they used.

1.

Banjo Patterson  (The author of "Waltzing Matilda")

2.

Walton's Mountain

3.

Hungry Jacks  (The Australian version of Burger King)

4.

Harriet Tubman

5.

Humorous Photos

6.

Plane Ticket

7.

Arutanga  (The capital of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands)

8.

Waltons Mountain, Virginia

9.

Empty Highway

10.

Louisa May Alcott