The data below represents the normal measurements for website activity. When analysising the log files it is apparent that the largest proportion of visits come from search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo and even a few from Russia and China.
When launching the new site on 1st September 2015 the activity is expected to fall dramatically due to the new domain name and adding it to the search engine routines. We are also dependent on other websites updating our details in their links.
As of 1st December 2015 the MJ12bot has been banned from the website as it crawls it virtually everyday. It uses unnecessary bandwidth and provides absolutely nothing as a service. For the month of November it represented over 10% of the hits.
Pages are those URLs that would be considered the actual page being requested and not all of the individual items that make it up e.g. graphics and style sheets.
The drop in page views is due to the way the old website was structured i.e. it used a system of frames. Each page would be made up of a number of frames but in fact each frame was being counted as a page view, therefore it was being substantially overstated.
Visits occur when a request for a page is made on the server. As long as the same user keeps making requests within a given timeout period (usually 30 minutes), they will all be considered part of the same Visit.