This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 55,568 visits. It had a bounce rate of 52%, higher than its long term average of 38%, and new visitors 78% 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 increasing on average.
The live webcasting has drawn nearly 100,000 views since its adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. However, the short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 3 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.
More Senators continue to join 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 13,310 people through Facebook and 7216 through Twitter. The NYSenate account itself currently reaches over 2500 people through its social media outlets.