This page reflects data for
the third week of January 2007.
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As our site grows, we're learning
more about you, our readers. And being the open, honest, upfront
kind of people we are, we're going to share some of this info with
anyone who cares to read it. Right now we have hundreds of pages
of content, with well over a thousand entries in our encyclopedia
index, and several hundred acronyms defined. We bet that's more
than most multi-billion dollar microwave companies have managed
to do on their private intranets! But then again, most of them are
handicapped by Six Sigma and other wasteful campaigns.
Site traffic on Microwaves101
continues to grow. The stats (now provided by SmarterStats) shown
on this page may be pessimistic depending on when you visit
this page. Growth is not constant, it varies over the course of
a year, drops a bit over the summer but picks up big-time in the
The most important measure of
web site popularity is "page views." That's what
the counters on our pages are counting. As of January 2007, we're
averaging close to 9000 page views on a typical weekday, half that
rate on Saturday or Sunday, for a current total of over 230,000
page views per month. We'll exceed three million page views in 2007,
barring any major down time. In terms of total page views since
we began Microwaves101 back in the year 2000, it's hard to pinpoint.
We'll guess around 10 million, but who's counting?
Another interesting statistic
is "visits"--that is, one person looking at any
of the pages on our site in one session. A session starts when you
first open any Microwaves101 page, and doesn't end until you leave
our site or close the browser window. Visit information tells us
how long you look at the site, which pages you visit, and in which
order. As of January 2007 we average 3700 unique visits per week
day, about 115,000 visits per month.
Note that the counters
on the bottom of each page don't reflect how many times a page has
been viewed, they have been reset twice, most recently in December
2006, as we continue to migrate to newer and better servers to make
your Microwaves101 experience as pleasant as possible. If you are
interested in sponsoring a page, you can use our counters to estimate
the daily site traffic simply by visiting the page at the same time
on two consecutive days.
This chart shows
phases that people search on before they enter the site. There seems
to be a lot of interest in VSWR out there!
Now on to the Microwaves101
geographics. Let's start by saying that for this week in January,
we had visitors from 131 nations. Albania, Solomon Islands, Antigua
and Barbuda, Dominica, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Uganda, Zambia, Malta,
Cyprus, El Salvador, Bolivia, Saint Lucia, Burkina Faso, Oman, Trinidad
and Tobago, Bhutan, Djibouti, Tunisia, Occupied Palestinian Territory
only registered one page view, but it's the thought that counts.
Let's look at the
traffic by continent, starting with Europe. Here we have the most
visitors from the U.K., followed closely by Germany. All of Europe
together visits us at less than half the rate that the United States
Now let's look at
Asia. Looks like India is becoming a microwave player, contributing
almost as much Microwaves traffic as the UK generates. Then we see
Israel, Korea, the two Chinas.
Next we'll look
at Oceania, We have a nice group of friends in Australia, several
of them have emailed us and it is always our pleasure corresponding
with them. While we're on the subject of Down Under, the Land Where
Men Chunder, the loss of Crocodile Hunter last summer tore a gaping
hole in the cosmic Steve fabric that won't be easy for other Steves
to mend. Borrowing an old Yiddish adage about chickens and pillows
and translating so that an Aussie might understand, let's all remember
jumbuck today, swagman's lunch tomorrow". So we'd better
get back to work, shall we? Krikey!
Here's South America,
we're big in Rio!
Here's North America.
What a surprise, most of our visitors come from the United States,
but a fair number are Canucks. Not many folks at Manana Microwave
across the southern border are fans.
The last graphic
shows our weekly distribution of visitors from the U.S (thanks,
Cali!) These maps only show visitors where we can tell their state
from their IP address - there were 3,200 visitors listed as U.S.
but unknown state. These are probably spammers, and their numbers
are getting worse.
We've given you
some things to think about if you are considering partnering with
Microwaves101 to advertise your microwave products around the world!
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