This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 41,819 visits, down from last period’s 55,568. It had a bounce rate of 46%, higher than its long term average of 38%, and new visitors 72% 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 over 129,000 views since its adoption and around 30,000 more since last period. This growth has outpaced archived video which remains under 100,000 views. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account remain 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 14,580 people through Facebook and 7416 through Twitter. This is an increase of over 1,400 followers in two weeks. The NYSenate account itself currently reaches over 2700 people through its social media outlets.