This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 35,758 visits. It had a bounce rate of 46%, higher than its long term average of 38%, and new visitors 75% of the time, higher than the long term average of 63%. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that, after a lull through August, September and the beginning of October, visits are trending upwards.
The live webcasting has drawn over 80,000 views since its adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth fairly closely. However, the short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 4 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.
Senators continue to engage on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The Senators engaging in these media have been growing their followings with the Senators reaching a total of 12,539 people through Facebook and 7216 through Twitter. The NYSenate account itself currently reaches over 2500 people through its Twitter account.