How many people look at this local website?

Kingscrossenvironmentwebstats This site reaches around 400 people a day with news and information about Kings Cross. The chart shows daily page views from 2006 to 2010 smoothed using a three month rolling average, which also removes some seasonal variation.

Two posts by Stephan and and Sophie recording a fire on the roof of Kings Place with dramatic photos were the most popular with 1372 views on that day.  The photos were later rerun in the Islington Gazette. There was another peak of 766 views on 12 Feburary 2009 either on a post that day on a licensing application for the Brill restaurant or a post a day or so previously on Billy Bragg playing at Tolpuddle Kings Cross.  A further spike of 780 views on 12 September 2009 when Stephan posted on the fate of the Kings Cross gas holders.

In the year from May 2009-May 2010 the site averaged 283 page views per day with a further 300 people per day receiving email subscriptions via the RSS feed.  The page view average is about the same as in 2008-2009 – 281.  In its first year from June 2006-June 2007 the site averaged 49 page views per day.  Sitemeter records between 1.5 and 1.8 page views per visit suggesting between 156 and 188 unique visitors per day (as i type Sitemeter is misbehaving so i can't get the precise numbers – will update idc).  Overall this is a typical ess-curve growth pattern with a mature site at the top of the curve.

In addition to page views, email subscribers have grown steadily since inception in November 2006 – people get an email from the RSS feed with the updates for every 24 hour period – if there are no updates, there is no email.  This is an automated service run by Feedburner, now owned by Google.   We now have 319 subscribers.

I don't claim to be a great expert on the dark art of web stats so any constructive comments are welcome if you see a mistake or would interpret this differently.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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