Web Statistics-Annual Report
Donald G. Perrin
In August 2004 the Journal adopted SmarterStats Professional™ for reporting statistics. Since August 1, 2004 the number of visitors to itdl.org has increased from approximately 4,500 to 16,500 each month– a fourfold increase. Page views increased from 6,500 to 22,500 per month -a total of more than 200,000 page views for the entire year. Add to this 72,600 Acrobat file downloads of entire issue. Bandwidth has increased six fold from 500 megabytes to 3,000 megabytes per month for a total annual bandwidth of 24,401 megabytes.
The most read topic is learning objects, followed by connectivism and critical thinking. The most read article is Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (January 2005) by George Siemens. It has 7,042 page views for the HTML page and more than 6,100 downloads of the Acrobat file. Rory McGreal’s Learning Objects: A Practical Definition (September 2004) is next with 5,930 page views and 4,877 downloads of the Acrobat file.
Of the hundreds of search engines used to find articles, Google represents 80%. Google has about 1500 listings of which we are aware. This is ten times the number of articles published due to blogs and references on other websites. The United States has the largest reader population with 45.6% of visitors of known origin from over 170 countries. As an International Journal, we met our goal to have at least one third of published articles from outside the United States and 50% or more of the readership from outside the United States. Countries with the largest readership are:
Note: Country could not be identified for 29,719 or 19.5% of the total visits. It is assumed that the distribution of countries is similar for the unidentified items.
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