Google Analytics Tidbits: Sneaking up on 2,000

At the end of every month I get a website report from Google called “Google Analytics.” It details all sorts of things, including how many visits the site had that month, which pages are getting viewed most, which countries people are visiting from, which keywords people are using to find the site, how long people are staying on the site, etc. I’m always intrigued, in my own nerdy little way. Number of visits has been increasing pretty steadily since the site’s inception; October’s total was 1,982—sneaking up on 2,000!

Here are a few interesting tidbits:

•Number of visits from each of the last 5 months: 764, 1091, 1149, 1482, 1982.

•Most popular pages: home page, trombone timeline, alto trombone, blog (trombone history category), blog (general).

•Most common keywords people use to find the site: alto trombone, trombone history, will kimball trombone, will kimball, trombone history timeline.

Traffic sources: search engines (64%), referring sites (28%), direct traffic (8%).

•Most frequent countries to access the site: US, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany.

Other countries to access site (most visits to least): Spain, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Philippines, Czech Republic, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Sweden, Indonesia, Portugal, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan, Ireland, Taiwan, Austria, Finland, China, and many more (78 countries total).

•Percentage new visits: 72.7

•Average time on site: 3:15