Danley.org uses Google Analytics to accumulate statistical data which can be queried to generate a plethora of reports. The map of visitors is quite telling.
Most of the visits, obviously, are from Maine. Most of those visits are from our own computers here at home. We have, as expected, visits from Decatur, Illinois; Flower Mound, Texas; Melbourne, Australia; Jinan, China; and others. Thank you all! It made me happy to see that my sister, whom I haven’t spoken to in more than four years, probably visited at least four times. It is discouraging, however, to learn that other members of my family don’t seem much interested in my family. C’est la vie. Despite a broadly distributed email announcing the site we had but a single visit from Wichita, Kansas, our home of eleven years.
Other data is quite positive. There were 433 total visits. The average visitor visited almost four different pages on the site and stayed for more than five minutes per visit. Almost thirty percent of visits are from new visitors and the bounce rate–the percentage of single-page visits–is well below fifty percent.
To those who visit and comment we thank you. Please continue to do so (subscribe to the post feed). Your participation is the icing on the cake.
Blogging is important for the girls. It helps them develop thinking, writing and communication skills. It serves as another way to grow closer to each other and to our friends and family who are “from away”.