Web Analytics Report 7/31/10-8/14/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This period the website received a total of 60752 visits, a bit up since last the last report. It had a bounce rate of 59%, the same as last report, and higher than the long term average of 43%. The website had new visitors 67% of the time, one point less than in the last report and more than the long term average of 66%.

In this report we're introducing statistics on the Open Legislation service provided by the New York State Senate to make bills, meeting calendars, meeting transcripts and other legislative documents available to the public in transparent and searchable way. In the past two weeks the most searched for legislative items were around Divorce Law and the Budget. This does not necessarily correlate with the most viewed items, however. The report following shows the most viewed Bills, Keyword Searches, Calendars, Transcripts and Meetings in the Open Legislation system.

The live webcasting of session has drawn 697785 visits. Archived footage kept pace in growth arriving att 621469 views to date. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 9 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.

The number of Senators using Facebook and Twitter accounts linked to NYSenate.gov remained constant at 35 and 23 respectively. Using social media the Senators now reach a total of 26083 people through Facebook, using accounts linked to NYSenate.gov and 13810 through Twitter accounts linked to NYSenate.gov. The NYSenate account itself currently reaches over 4228 people through its 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 its real-time tracking Chartbeat can also gather information about website performance and there is no waiting for data.