05 Sep 06 Website Usage Updates – April 2006

April 2006

We continue to experience extremely high traffic on weekdays, and the “peak” period now appears to be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We have increased our contracted bandwidth to 10 megabits per second (Mbps), which has brought some relief. ITTS is investigating to see if this traffic is routine or exceptional. If it is routine, we may need to increase our contracted bandwidth even more.

Website traffic increased 25% to 30% between 2004 and 2005. Total page views for 2004 were generally in the range of 6 million to 7 million per month. For 2005, page views were consistently well over 7.5 million, and later months have hit the 10 million page views mark.

Alexa, a service that ranks websites based on usage (1 = most heavily used), shows the ALA website as consistently being ranked about 12,000 in popularity for 2005. In 2004 the ALA website was generally ranked above the 20,000 mark.

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