The Santa Clara Valley Section continued to maintain its
presence on the web. The web site grows and continues to be
updated. The local section uses the web for the following:
· Dissemination of information to our members
through web pages and posting of our newsletter, the Silicon
· Informing our members and the public of our
programs and meetings.
· Using e-mail distribution lists for members
and Executive Committee members.
· Using web forms for meeting reservations.
· Using web forms for submission of ChemPloyment
Visitors and hit counts
The web site has continued to add functionality over the years.
The number of visitors has increased from about 6,000 visitors a
month to about 8,000 (Figure 1). The number of hits ranged from
12,000 to 18,000 per month (Figure 2).
About 48% of the visitors to the site accessed the folder
containing recent and past newsletters (Figure 3). The home folder
(“/” and "Local_Folder") was accessed by about 40% of the
"Referrals" answers the question, "Where do people come from when
accessing our site?" In 2014 most people accessed our site
directly from a link on the web browser, i.e., "(no referral)"
(Figure 4). Many also accessed the site through Google. People
accessing our web site mainly used keywords that related to our
URL (scvacs or scvacs.org) (Figure 5).
Figure 5: Top keywords
Many of our visitors accessed only one page (Figure 6), and then
for only 10 seconds or less (Figure 7). This suggests that many of
our visitors accessed our site and either were able to get
information quickly, or realized they were at the wrong site.
Data taken using Urchin web analytics software. Data for
January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
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