Teflpedia talk:Statistics

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Jan 2010[edit]

Year-on-year stats Look good, Bob. Congratulations!--Technopat 13:58, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Technopat, have to see if it keeps up.--Bob M 22:11, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Figures have held even tho' yours truly has been busy elsewhere of late... Cheers!
Yes indeed. Total page views were 42,851 which seems quite respectable. Unfortunately most of our members seem to be passive. The fact that we not get more hits from non-English-speaking countries may reduce people's tendency to participate as well.--Bob M 07:13, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Feb 2010[edit]

Feb's figures are great - someone better versed in mindless stats than meself would be able to work out the increase over the previous month, but "normal" does seem to be a bit of an understatement... --Technopat 11:17, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Well, the figures are "normal" when compared to last November.  :-) --Bob M 15:55, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

March on![edit]

I was wondering why the average works out at around 1.5 hits per visit, until I realised that when I use Teflpedia for class, usually for the conversation questions, the hour or hour and a half I spend only registers as one hit. Would it be technologically challenging to figure out the average time a user spends logged in and/or the total number of hours, from which an average could be worked out? Curious of Tunbridge Wells --Technopat 14:43, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

The monitoring software presently gives me 1.4 visits per visitor so far this month. Average time spent on site is another question. It is also not clear how useful this would be. For one thing there are people would would simply leave a browser tab open for a day, and there are other hits which come up as a consequence of a spider going through the site.--Bob M 19:53, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


We usually average around 200 visits per day. Yesterday - for some strange reason - we had 612. But after looking at the rest of the reports I can't see anybody new and big linking to us or any other explanation. So far today (16:30 my time) we are at 168 which about par for the course. Strange.--Bob M 15:33, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

May 2009[edit]

In may we broke the 1,000 visitor mark for the first time. The majority of our search engine results were hits on some version of conversation questions.

The majority of hits from sites linking into us were on our Copyright in English language teaching article.--Bob M 17:05, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

June 2009[edit]

A slight drop in unique visitors but a slight increase in total visits. If June had not been a 30-day month we would have seen a slight increase in both.--Bob M 11:04, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

August 2009[edit]

A somewhat unusual month as we gave a few pages of the wiki over to a community which was having problems. September will also be a distorted but to a lesser degree.

September 2009[edit]

Distortion from our visitors continued into this month. We should be back down to 1000+ in October.

October 2009[edit]

Somewhat surprisingly, our figures held up this month even surpassing out number of unique visitors in September when we were temporarily hosting another site. We had no bandwidth issues.

November 2009[edit]

A couple of tweets and other mentions on the web boosted our figures again this month.

December 2009[edit]

A rather quiet month, presumably people are more interested in celebrating. Unsurprisingly, Christmas conversation questions was quite popular.

January 2010[edit]

A slow first week reduced our numbers but later on a number of twitter mentions picked them up again. Whereas our main hits normally come from the US, the UK and Spain, this month it was Germany, Russia and the US, followed by Spain, The Philippines and the UK. Favourite search terms for conversation topics were "business" and "weather".

Sixty-four sites of different sorts linked into us or directed traffic to us in different ways - a record.

February 2010[edit]

A short month but we had a "normal" number of visits. There were no twitter mentions or any other bandwidth boosters this month. We had somewhat of a problem with a couple of European sites which used up over half our bandwidth before mid-month but they were identified and blocked.

As usual our most popular search items were conversation questions, the most popular searches being for conversation questions on: business, English, the weather and global warming in that order.

According to Alexia, "The Web Information Company", Teflpeida is ranked site number 1,950,433 in terms of popularity in the world. However it's not clear how accurate Alexia's numbers are.

March 2010[edit]

New records broken in number of visitors and even a few new members, though they seem disinclined to edit. Easter conversation questions were popular.

Apr 2010[edit]

Easter reduced our number of visits at the start of the month.

May 2010[edit]

Another record for unique visitors. Although search engines continue to bring new visitors the vast majority of our visitors seem to come from direct links in favourites. We need to be careful with some of these numbers however as a percentage of our visits are generated by spammers who are monitoring the site. Although we have some automatic defences against them some time is also spent monitoring their activity and blocking them at the server level.

June 2010[edit]

A slight increase over last month. A large number of our visits were in respect of The World Cup conversation questions which went from nowhere at the start of the month to number 25 in our list of popular pages by the end of the month having received round 900 page views.

July 2010[edit]

Our numbers held up with no special activity.

August 2010[edit]

As a consequence of (a) a lot of spam activity and (b) a lot of interest from users we used up our bandwidth by the 22nd of August 2010. If we had run for a full month there is no doubt we would have broken records for the number of views. In an effort to reduce spam TP presently has anonymous editing completely disabled.

After one and a half days in September we have 493 unique visitors and 637 visits in total using a bandwidth of 159 mb. As the allocation for the month is 2 gigabytes it is to be hoped that this represents people catching up on things they want from the site and not a new daily loading.

September 2010[edit]

An unusually active month in terms of visitors. Although the activity was concentrated in the first three weeks. The last week was significantly slower.

The total visitors number indicates an increase in the relative number of repeat visitors.

October 2010[edit]

A decrease on the rather unusual numbers of the previous months.

January 2011[edit]

A surprisingly quiet month. Especially so as we received a traffic boost from Wikigogy.

October 2012[edit]

A real record-beaker!--Bob M 04:40, 15 November 2012 (CST)

Them's mighty mean figures! Congratulations! --Technopat 13:02, 22 November 2012 (CST)
Indeed. They really are surprisingly good aren't they?--Bob M 01:27, 23 November 2012 (CST)
The previous all-in-one version was, IMNSHO, much clearer and had the added advantage of at-a-glance month-on-month/year-on-year comparison. --Technopat 11:07, 12 December 2012 (CST)
Yes, I'm not sure of the advantage of the single column either. Although the three rows might be difficult to see on smaller monitors. Perhaps two columns?--Bob M 13:50, 12 December 2012 (CST)
Hi, the class="wikitable" attribute that gives the tables the nicer borders for some reason stacked them on top of each other. Not sure why. I'll see if I can get them inline again. --Roger 14:12, 12 December 2012 (CST)
Okay, fixed it. Apparently align="left" is the secret sauce that lets the tables appear next to each other at least to the width of your browser window. --Roger 14:24, 12 December 2012 (CST)
Nice!--Bob M 01:29, 13 December 2012 (CST)

March 2013[edit]

Them's certainly stunnin' stats! A page a minute... 24/7. And it's good to see that so many people are checking out the conversation questions. Congratulations, Bob (and All)! --Technopat (talk) 01:24, 10 April 2013 (CDT)