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This page gives a summary of site visitors based on Google Analytics. The site has been tracked by Google Analytics since July 2009.

Google Analytics provides statistics on visitors, page views, pages per visit, time on site and new visitors.

Visitors who leave when they see the site is not what they are looking for are classified as bounce visitors. A visitor can bounce by: Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site; Closing an open window or tab; Typing a new URL; Clicking the "Back" button to leave the site; Session time-out (no activity for 30 minutes).

Visitors and Pageviews

In the three calendar years 2010-2012 there were 19,000 visits to this website, of which 67% were classified as bounce. Bounce visitors only viewed one page and left after a few seconds - the site was not what they were looking for.

Non-bounce visitors viewed 3.7 pages on average: 56% 2 pages, 17% 3 pages, 8% 4 pages, 5% 5 pages. The average length of non-bounce visit was almost 5 minutes, with 46% of visits being less than 1 minute, 20% of visits being 1-3 minutes and 20% of visits being 3-10 minutes.

Statistics on an annual basis are shown in the table below. The number of non-bounce visits and pageviews has grown each year, while the duration of visits has declined.

Annual statistics for all visitors and non-bounce visitors
(visits per year, pageviews per year, pages viewed per visit, average duration of visit).

  Visits Pageviews Pages per

All visitors        
2010 5,965 11,834 1.98 1:51
2011 5,823 11,566 1.99 1:34
2012 7,308 12,992 1.78 1:21
2010 1,787 7,653 4.28 6:11
2011 2,068 7,811 3.78 4:24
2012 2,298 8,298 3.25 3:55

Non-bounce visitors came from 102 countries over the three years. As shown in the table below, the top five countries for non-bounce visitors were New Zealand, United States, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada. Non-bounce visitors from New Zealand and Australia viewed more pages on average and stayed on the site longer.

Top five countries of non-bounce visitors during 2010-13
(Number and percentage of visits, pages viewed per visit and average duration of visit).

Country Visits % Pages per

New Zealand 2,193 34% 4.43 6:51
United States 1,230 18% 2.84 2:38
United Kingdom 779 12% 3.25 3:25
Australia 745 12% 4.78 4:78
Canada 230 3% 3.31 3:31

Most visits to this site were by visitors using computers, with only 4% of visits over three years being from visitors using mobile devices (phones and tablets). However mobile device use is increasing with the following number of visits: 45 in 2010, 163 in 2011 and 493 (7%) in 2012. Most of the mobile device visitors used Apple devices (ipad and iphone).

Most people who visited the site found it from a search engine (63%), with Google being the main source. Some visitors were referred from other web sites, mainly genealogy sites. A small proportion of visitors (6%) visited the site directly.


Google Analytics allows analysis of which pages are visited, and how often. The following statistics are based on the three year period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2012.

The table below shows the number of pageviews for different parts of this web site: total pageviews and pageviews by non-bounce visitors. The different sections of the site correspond to the headings on the menu. For example the Site section includes the following pages: Site map, Site changes, Site visitors, Contact details, Guestbook, People index, Places index and Site Information. Each section had different numbers of pages available to view. The last column of the table was calculated from pageviews by non-bounce visitors, divided by number of pages in the section.

Pageviews for different sections of this site.

Section Pages Total
Non-bounce Visitor

Home Page 1 2,591 2,151
Site 8 1,119 1,065
Family Tree 6 2638 1,531
Family Notes 12 7,321 4,164
Family Photos 21 5,223 3,492
Places - Europe 17 7,666 4,091
Places - NZ 3 2,419 1,317
Articles 14 2,587 1,417
Search Page 1 352 351
Handheld 143 1,309 1,129

The Home page was the most frequently visited page on the site.

The Places - Europe, with 17 pages, received a large proportion of pageviews. Within this category, the Lubeck page was the second most visited page on the site with 1,763 pageviews by all visitors and 1,015 pageviews by non-bounce visitors.

The pages for places in New Zealand received a relatively high number of pageviews, averaging over 400 pageviews per page by non-bounce visitors. Within this category, the Matawai page was the third most visited page on the site with 1,559 pageviews by all visitors and 791 pageviews by non-bounce visitors.

The Handheld section duplicated pages in Family Notes, Family Photos, Places and Articles sections; with content split over several smaller pages. The Handheld section of the site was introduced in April 2010 and removed in June 2011. The section had a large number of pages that were visited infrequently.

Although there were 352 pageviews of the search page, once search results pageviews were included, there were 2,639 pageviews.

The table below gives more detail on pageviews for family notes and photo pages, based on non-bounce visitors. Most pageviews were for the Walker, Redpath and Korte family pages, families with both notes and photo pages. Column totals for this table do not match the one above because some index pages are excluded in the table below.

Pageviews for different family pages by non-bounce visitors

Family Notes Page Photo Pages Total

Berkahn 348 31 379
Heavey 186 None 186
Jones 103 10 113
Korte 492 715 1207
McLaren 242 None 242
Redpath 513 616 1129
Rushbrooke 279 None 279
Spurdle 466 None 466
Trueman 124 None 124
Walker 603 1851 2454
Wallace 578 None 578