Volume 3, Number 3, May 2003
My How We Have Grown:
CMHER Subscribers from
2000 – 2003
How Often Do Readers Visit the Report Website?
The tables below provide information for all visitors to
the Report web pages (subscribers and non-subscribers) from
2002 to present, based on web server log files. We filter
out the visits by our own staff to make the figures more meaningful.
On average the report has 301 unique visits a day with a
total of 83,909 visits between February 2002 and April 30,
2003. The average duration of a visit is eleven minutes. In
our analysis, a unique visit consists of a series of one or
more page views by the same computer with no more than a 30
minute gap between page requests. So, if you visited the Report
website, looked at a few pages, and then went off for an hour
lunch break, when you return from lunch, if you look at more
pages from the Report, you will have started a second visit
according to our stats.
Here's a look at our website traffic patterns over time.
The charts above and below indicate that we have seen relatively
steady growth in web site traffic since February 2002. For
the one-year period of February 2002 - February 2003 the number
of unique visits rose by 99% (okay, more or less it doubled...)
from 3,628 to 7,225. The slight decline in the number of visits
in June and July 2002 could be due to the fact that our major
target audience - university/college students, staff, and
faculty are on summer break during this period. We know for
sure the decrease in traffic from October to November 2002
was due to a large number of web server crashes in early November.
Since December 2002 there has been a steady increase in traffic.
REPORT WEB SITE
FEBRUARY 2002 - APRIL 2003
||# UNIQUE VISITS
||# UNIQUE HOSTS
Where in the World Do Readers Come From?
People from 101 different countries have
visited the Report's web site. 17.30% of people reading the
report come from the education sector in the United States
(the edu domain), with visitors from just under 700
different American universities/colleges - this is
just under 20% of all the universities/colleges in the United
In terms of what specific countries Report readers come from,
the table below lists the countries representing greater than
1% of pages visited.
% of pages
The table below, which shows what region of the world our
users come from, reinforces the fact that most of the Report
readers are in the United States and Canada, with 81.31% of
visitors dialing us up from within North America.
% of Hits
|Australia and Oceania
What Does it All Mean?
In summary, our data indicates that in the last three years
we have seen a 227% increase in the number of people subscribing
to the Report, or approximately 75% growth per year. The composition
of the subscribers with respect to their role on university/college
campuses and the most common types of CR handling experience
has stayed relatively stable. The number of unique visits
to the Report's web site has doubled in the last year. Our
readers come from all over the world but the vast majority
of them come from North America. Representing about 700 different
institutions, just under 20% of all readers are based at a
higher education institution within the United States.
So, things are looking good here at the Report. We do hope
you'll share the Report with others, and if you haven't yet
subscribed, we hope that you will do so soon. Then our next
snap shot of readers can be even better. Thanks for reading