Web page statistics
Since the end of May, 1999, I have been keeping a spreadsheet to monitor the page counters on the three main web pages. These are the home pages for the #perthpeoples/#perthchat and meet photos sites, and also the regulars page. A couple of times each week I go to each web page and update my spreadsheet with the current counter figure.

Month   Home Page Regulars Meet Photos
June per day 12 16 12
per week 83 111 86
month total 416 555 428
 
July
per day 18 20 24
per week 126 140 168
month total 542 602 720
 
August
per day 12 17 20
per week 86 116 138
month total 394 531 633
 
September per day 14 17 17
per week 96 117 119
month total
427
518
527
Note: I actually didn't add anything to the meet photos page for September due to lack of transport. Despite this, the site still racked up 527 hits!
 
October
per day
12
15
17
per week
84
103
119
month total
400
476
514
Ditto for the October meets, no additions and it maintained the same weekly hits average!
 
November
per day
13
15
12
per week
90
107
83
month total
441
509
454
 
December
per day
9
10
11
per week
64
68
74
month total
301
319
350
 
January
per day
15
18
13
per week
102
123
88
month total
453
543
390
 
February
per day
16
22
12
per week
110
153
83
current count
4815
6089
5190
 

  Home Page Regulars Meet Photos
Overall* per day 13 17 14
per week 94 120 101
* the overall average since counters were set up in February (ie the overall 7 month average)
These tables are current to 7th February, 2000.
Web Browser
Explorer 5
33%
Explorer 4
32%
Netscape 4
26%
Unknown
2%
Netscape Compat
2%
Netscape 3
1%
Explorer 3
1%
Operating System
Windows 98
43%
Windows 95
39%
Macintosh OS
6%
Unknown
4%
Windows NT
4%
Unix
1%
Monitor Resolution
640 x 480
13%
800 x 600
63%
1024 x 768
20%
1152 x 864
1%
My Personal Observations and $0.02 worth:
  • At the present time, iiNet don't provide server logs for their sub-domains (ie the chat.iinet.net.au). Server logs give statistics on what files and pages have been accessed in a web site, when they have been accessed, and how long for. Sometime in the near future I will be setting up a complete domain name (ie www.something.com) on another server, and then moving all my web sites to that domain name. The server logs that I will then get each week will show full statistics for accesses all all files in all my web sites.
  • The consistency is excellent (ie the weekly averages don't fluctuate too much, although I have don't have a clue why the sites got the extra attention in July). I regularly look around web sites for other channels and find that for most sites someone has started out with heaps of enthusiasm at first but then lost interest as they discover that there's actually a heap of work involved in running a web site that needs constant updates. Hence the site is popular for a few months but becomes out of date after a few weeks. This web site started out with a lot of initial momentum, and that has been maintained.
  • The meet photos site is the most popular of the lot, and it actually becoming more popular each month! So, for those individuals that get shitty at me for always taking photos at meets... Pfffffffffffft!!!! :-) Heck, I didn't do any meets photos for September or October, and the site still maintained a high weekly hits average!
  • How are these web sites written? On an Apple Power Macintosh, using a web page program called GoLive CyberStudio. GoLive is available for both Mac and PC, and in my opinion is the best web page authoring program available. The text logos that you see (eg at the top of this screen) are all done with Adobe Photoshop, using Extensis plug-ins.

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