Thursday, 14 August 2008

Access statistics 07-08

The latest access statistics from Google Analytics show continued excellent usage of the repository over the year 01/08/07 to 31/07/08. Most traffic continues to come from Google - predominantly from regular Google rather than Scholar. But there are interesting examples of high volumes of traffic from individual or departmental web site where these have been linked to papers in WRRO. The traffic breakdown is as follows:

Search Engines 81,332.00 (81.97%)
Referring Sites 12,736.00 (12.84%)
Direct Traffic 5,150.00 (5.19%)
Other 6 (0.01%)

WRRO had 88,464 individual visitors, making a total of 99,224 visits to the site and looking at 229,381 pages.

Most users were from the UK, followed by the USA, Canada, India and Germany. In total, we attracted visitors from 190 countries/territories . The three most regularly downloaded papers were:

Thompson, C. (2000) Clinical decision making in nursing: theoretical perspectives and their relevance to practice – a response to Jean Harbison. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35 (1). pp. 134-137.

Dickinson, T.M. (2005) Symbols of protection : the significance of animal-ornamented shields in early Anglo-Saxon England. Medieval Archaeology, 49 (1). pp. 109-163.

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Andelman, S.J., Bakarr, M.I., Boitani, L., Brooks, T.M., Cowling, R.M., Fishpool, L.D.C., da Fonseca, G.A.B., Gaston, K.J., Hoffmann, M., Long, J.S., Marquet, P.A., Pilgrim, J.D., Pressey, R.L., Schipper, J., Sechrest, W., Stuart, S.N., Underhill, L.G., Waller, R.W., Watts, M.E.J. and Yan, X. (2004) Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity. Nature, 428 (6983). pp. 640-643.

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