This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 72264 visits, only slightly less than in the last reporting period. It had a bounce rate of 43%, 9 points higher than in the last report and one point higher than the long term average of 42%. The website had new visitors 64% of the time, nearly as high as the long term average of 66%. The continuation of this high level of attention is likely linked to the expected production of the budget.
The live webcasting of session has drawn 589121 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Livestream and Youtube channels continue to spar for most viewed and Youtube has slightly overtaken with 589310 overall visits. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 11 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.
The number of Senators using join social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has remained the same since the last report. Using social media the Senators now reach a total of 26902 people through Facebook, nearly 900 more since last report, using accounts linked to NYSenate.gov and 10872 through Twitter accounts linked to NYSenate.gov. The NYSenate account itself currently reaches over 3641 people through it’s Twitter account.
For real-time analytics, as well as replays of the last week or month from Chartbeat please visit http://chartbeat.com/dashboard/?url=nysenate.gov&k=2148a081ba25447037482d364b787d6e .These real time analytics show how many people are on the website at a given moment, whether they are filling out a form, reading material or are idle. It can also gauge how popular a given piece of content is site-wide at a particular time. Because of it's real-time tracking Chartbeat can also gather information about website performance and there is no waiting for data.