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Number of visitors to GCDW website continues to grow; Top 20 viewed web entries of 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

The number of visitors to the Greene County Daily World's website -- www.gcdailyworld.com -- continued to grow in 2011.

With two days remaining to gather statistics for the year, daily unique visitors and daily pageviews have already reached an all-time high -- more than doubling both categories since 2008.

So far in 2011, the website has registered 14,912,696 pageviews -- an average of 48,745 daily.

Unique visitors number 2,541,525 for 2011 -- an average of 7,909 each day.

When tracking the amount of traffic on a website, unique visitors refers to a person who visits a website more than once within a specified period of time. Software that tracks and counts website traffic can distinguish between visitors who only visit the site once and unique visitors who return to the site.

Unique visitors are measured according to their unique IP addresses, which are like online fingerprints, and unique visitors are counted only once no matter how many times they visit the site.

A site's pageviews are measured by the number of files that are requested from a site.

The 2011 statistics easily top the numbers for the previous three years.

In 2010, 13,049,908 pageviews (42,534 daily average) were registered and 2,374,568 unique visitors (daily average 7,393).

The year 2009 saw 12,468,832 pageviews (40,594 daily average) and 2,098,878 unique visitors (6,547 daily average).

The year 2008, when the statistics were first gathered, the website had 6,909,832 pageviews (32,684 daily average) and 1,105,158 unique visitors (5,057 daily average).

Most Viewed Entries on

GCDW Website for 2011

1) Woman's body identified following autopsy (8/22/11) -- 11,906 pageviews

2) Three killed in S.R. 58 crash near Odon (10/10/11) -- 7,909 pageviews.

3) SuperMoon shining over Greene County (03/19/11) -- 7,768 pageviews

4) WRV fires employee after senior prank; students protest the termination (3/9/11) -- 7,401 page views.

5) Marisa Jones and Noah Monroe obituary (09/01/11) -- 7,276 page views.

6) Teen faces charges following Friday morning accident (08/19/11) -- 7,136 pageviews.

7) Suspects behind bars after Thursday night drug sting; led by LPD and JPD, WPD, GCSD and other officers serve sealed warrants (2/11/11) -- 7,019 pageviews.

8) Caddell appears in court Wednesday morning (05/18/11) -- 6,792 pageviews.

9) NEWLY UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Linton mayor Tom Jones passes away (3/11/11) -- 6,722 pageviews.

10) Two deer hunters could be charged after bobcat kill (11/22/11) -- 6,324 pageviews.

11) UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Serious head-on U.S. 231 wreck sends four by helicopter to the hospital (10/31/11) -- 6,293 pageviews.

12) The "Colonel" is leaving town; KFC closing its doors (06/30/11) -- 6,214 pageviews.

13) Coleman files complaint with state (05/25/11) -- 6,160 pageviews.

14) Local man airlifted after fight outside of Linton bar (07/13/11) -- 6,019 pageviews.

15) NEWLY UPDATED: Woma's body found near Newark (8/20/11) -- 5,949 pageviews.

16) Young boy airlifted after ATV mishap (06/24/11) -- 5,832 pageviews.

17) Missing woman's body found (12/08/11) -- 5,785 pageviews.

18) Worthington marshal placed on administrative leave during internal investigation (12/13/11) -- 5,543 pageviews.

19) UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Two injured in early morning mini-bike crash with a car (10/12/11) -- 5,449 pageviews

20) Tragedy: Three killed in route to funeral with local connection (1/24/11) -- 5,441 pageviews.