Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Tree visitors

About page

This page gives a summary of visitors to my family tree on Rootsweb WorldConnect, based on Google Analytics. The site was tracked by Google Analytics from February 2013 to 2017.

Click for page updates

Google Analytics provides statistics on visitors, page views, pages per visit and time spent viewing pages.

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). Bounce visitors generally only viewed one page and almost immediately - the site was not what they were looking for.

The remainder of site visits are classified as non-bounce. Usually the non-bounce visits involve two or more pages, and involve the time it takes the visitor to scan and read page content.

Visitors and Pageviews

The following results are based on data for 4 years (1 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2017). During the 4 year period there were 13,170 visits by 9,108 unique visitors.

Non-bounce visitors viewed 10 pages on average and the average length of non-bounce visit was almost 9 minutes.

Statistics for all visitors and non-bounce visitors
(Visits to site, pageviews, pages viewed per visit, average duration of visit).


  Visits Pageviews Pages per
visit
Duration
(min:sec)

All visitors        
2013-2017 13,170 85,943 6.53 5:12
Non-bounce        
2013-2017 7,671 80,444 10.49 8:55

Non-bounce visitors came from 49 countries. As shown in the table below, the top countries for non-bounce visitors were New Zealand and Australia (79%). Non-bounce visitors from the 44 countries not listed in the table represented 3% of non-bounce visitors.

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


Country Visits % Pages per
visit
Duration
(min:sec)

New Zealand 4,620 62% 11.3 9:25
Australia 1,471 19% 9.6 8:24
United Kingdom 821 11% 10.0 9:18
United States 379 5% 6.6 5:53
Canada 153 2% 11.2 8:06

68% of visitors were female. Older age groups dominated visitors: 65+ years 43%, 55-64 24%, 45-54 16%, 35-44 8%, 25-34 6%, 18-24 3%.

Most people who visited the family tree on Rootsweb found it from a search engine (63%), with Google being the main source. Some visitors were referred from other web sites, mainly from this site to the family tree site (20% of non-bounce visits).

Content

The table below shows the number of visits and pageviews by non-bounce visitors to pages with different family names. The maiden surname, not married surname, was used to classify results for women. Only the top 25 families for pageviews are shown.

The "People in family" column in the table below shows the number of people with pages on Rootsweb for the family, including those with first names shown as "living" for privacy. "People viewed" indicates the number of these people's details viewed. Usually only a proportion of the available pages on Rootsweb were viewed. "Total Pageviews" indicates the number of times a page from the family was viewed. "Duration" indicates the average time a page from the family was viewed .

Pageviews for different families by non-bounce visitors
(People with surname in Rootsweb family tree, People whose details had been viewed, Total Pageviews for family, Average duration of each pageviews in min:sec)


Family Surname People in family People viewed Total Pageviews Duration
(min:sec)

WALLACE 491 416 9004 1:00
SPURDLE 419 309 2992 1:00
BERKAHN 114 107 1861 1:13
WATKINS 145 132 1694 1:01
HAYLOCK 121 115 1613 1:22
REDPATH 130 122 1506 1:18
DUXFIELD 288 210 1264 0:53
BROUGH 85 85 906 1:16
KORTE 41 40 903 1:20
HEAVEY 52 50 888 1:00
REVELL 69 68 798 1:10
TRUEMAN 47 46 727 1:07
LEITH 140 112 720 0:58
MUDGWAY 42 38 694 1:26
BECK 23 18 687 1:10
HARFORD 151 100 565 1:03
RUSHBROOKE 158 96 555 1:25
CAMERON 83 78 546 0:54
COTTRELL 19 19 514 1:07
McKONE 92 62 502 0:40
McLERNON 32 30 487 1:17
JONES 95 68 477 1:01
BENSEMANN 30 30 431 1:14
HOSKIN 53 42 417 1:13
GEDGE 53 38 402 0:52

The two most frequently viewed pages were for John Alexander McKane WALLACE 1819-1895 (365 pageviews) and his son James WALLACE 1846-1946 (321 pageviews).

Technical

For the technically minded, I have briefly described how tracking of web pages on Rootsweb WorldConnect can be done using Google Analytics. You can read the description on my blog. Generation of the table above is based on Analytics data exported to Microsoft Access so that family names can be matched to web page URLs using the record ID.

Analytics Report Image