Edd Sowden's recently released browser matrix stats shows some fascinating patterns in usage for GOV.UK and the tool has also been made available on GitHub and for anyone to use. So what does it show for the Edge Hill website? The most striking thing to me is the upgrade cycle for Chrome. With a 7 day bucket … Continue reading Chrome: the rise and fall and rise again
This week we've started experimenting with A/B tests on elements of our site design. The first results are coming in and show us some small but not insignificant improvements can be made. Spot the difference in our mega menu: We've been testing how many people visit the Undergraduate homepage from the mega menu - Google … Continue reading A/B testing the mega menu
Last week I mentioned that while I couldn't give a definitive list, our initial focus for a mobile website would be higher end devices. One thing we do know is what people are using at the moment to access our sites on the move: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4698128898/ Data for the above chart is taken from 14th April … Continue reading Mobile device usage
I started working at Edge Hill around the same time IT Services launched the GO portal and there was talk in the office the first Christmas about how many people would be logging in on Christmas day. We don’t have the stats for Christmas day 2006, but we do have last couple of years so … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everybody!
I'm a big fan of creating unusual ways to visualise data so I thought I'd throw together a page showing some statistics from the last year.
I'm going to skip day 10 - declutter your sidebar - as it's fairly clean as it is and I like how the IT Services blogs, and some of the other University blogs, have the same theme with a consistent layout, albeit with different colour schemes and graphics. So today I'm looking at stats using … Continue reading Better Blog Day 11: Dig Into Your Blog’s Statistics
In one of my occasional trawls through our usage statistics I noticed that Firefox usage has been rising quite slowly over the last six months but shot up in the last month or so. Firefox usage is now over 10% compared with 8.3% just a month ago. Safari usage has also crept up and is … Continue reading Firefox on the rise
I think it's fair to say that the analysis of web traffic is a somewhat neglected aspect of our service. Whilst we endeavour to use web stats to inform decisions regarding the usability and information for our website I certainly feel we could/should do a lot more with the information. The difficulty has always been … Continue reading Analysis on the doorstep!