have not published the visitor statistics for Wyenot.com
for at least two months now. The reason for this has simply
been that I have not had the time. As is probably quite
obvious, working on Wyenot News has become a major time
consuming issue for me as I do the whole thing myself and
there is actually quite a lot of work involved in going
through the server log to produce statistics and then producing
the tables of figures.
to show that the site is still working well however, here
is a quick rundown on the basic facts for January 2007.
January 2007 the web site as a whole had 869,106 'hits'.
This probably means (if the past seven years are anything
to go by) that during the coming summer months, the 'hits'
figure will more than exceed one million per month. The
'hits' figure includes every visit, including search engine
A minimum 143,760 pages of the site were read during January,
by 45,116 unique visitors. I say 'minimum' because, to save
and spread my bandwidth, I do not keep all of Wyenot on
the same server. Some of the most popular audio / video
pages are kept on my ISP 'Free Space' to save dosh. (The
the month, on average 4,637 pages of the site were visited
per day. The maximum pages per day figure for the month
was 6,645. This was recorded on Wednesday, 3rd January.
Most of those visitors looked at the New Year edition of
is really interesting to me is that of the 'hits' 136,281
of the 'referrals' throughout the month were 'direct requests',
i.e. people either typed 'www.wyenot.com' directly into
their web browser or had the site stored in their 'Favourites'.
This is really good news to me as it means that people actually
wanted to find Wyenot and did not just arrive from a search
engines to find that the site was not really what they were
looking for. Word of mouth is a powerful advertising tool!
most visited pages, in order, were: Home Page, Wyenot News,
Accommodation, Site Map, Pubs, What's On, Dining Out.
am astonished at visits to the accommodation pages. If they
are anything to go by, this is going to be a good tourist
season. I am guessing that they are forward planning for
later in the year. (Wish I was that organized!)
people visited the 2004 Wyenot News page which once contained
a picture of Amy Winehouse. This happened in the past 2
weeks, after I removed the photo from the web server to
stop thieves on 'myspace' from stealing my bandwidth. What
is even more sad than actually wanting a photo of Amy Winehouse
is that, during the month, I also had to remove a 1973 photo
of myself because some poor sod in the USA had it on his
'myspace' page and was pretending that it was a photo of
himself. Now there is desperate, and there is REALLY
DESPERATE!!! I don't know what he actually looks like
but I am guessing he's a three foot tall, bald, endomorph
with black teeth and acne.