Impact of a new webdesign over the statistics!
As many of you have already noticed, I’ve changed the theme of my website end of september for an all new theme based on a template initially used for a online newsletter.
I’ve also increased my publication pace on the blog from 3 posts a week to at least 1 every day.
6 weeks later, let’s see together if something changed in the consultations statistics of my website.
A large increase in the number of visits
First observation, definitely yes!
- From july to end of september, the website had 702 visitors generating 1 611 visits.
- Since october and in only 5 weeks the website reached 1 607 visitors and 3 310 visits!
It’s almost 6 times more! But well, I don’t forget that july and august have been really quiet due to the holiday times of course.
A worldwide audience
Another thing has also drastically changed! French aren’t anymore the most numerous visitors of my website and have been chased away by US visitors! I’m very glad of this because it means that my english is may be not that bad and that english speaking people can understand what I’m writing 🙂
On the third step of the podium, UK people seem to like my website too! On the contrary, I’ve less visitors from Thailand or from Italy. But I’m very happy to welcome new visitors from Myanmar, South Africa, Australia, New Zeland, Taiwan and Japan!
A broad distribution of platforms
Regarding the most representative platforms, I was really surprised by the following figures:
Windows 7 is the most used platform but Mac OS X is really not far. I thought that the difference would be more important. I was wrong! Navigation through mobiles is 25% of the total, well distributed between iPhone and Android devices.
iOS and Android far ahead Windows Phone and Blackberry
But almost no trace of Windows phone or Blackberry devices. I’m not really surprised by the absence of Blackberry, but the one from Windows Phone is really weird because it’s supposed to represent 10% of the mobile market.
Let’s zoom now on the mobile devices:
I think that the figures regarding “Other (Android)” category may regroup Android phone and Android Tablet. Fortunately the stats gave me the split between iPhone and iPad. And… half people navigate on my website with a tablet!
It probably means that people prefer not using a computer at home to visit my website but their tablet! And I can understand that! I do the same when I want easily browse on internet.
But where is Internet Explorer?
Last graphic I want to share with you is about the browsers used to navigate. Google Chrome is by far the most used of all of them! It’s almost like a communist election with more than 34% of market share (v38, 37, 36 and 30)!
We then find Firefox (v32, 32, 23) with 20% of market share, Internet Explore (v11 & 8) with 6% and Safari 4.0 mobile with 4%.
In summary, the typical profile of the visitor of my website live in the USA, uses a PC with Windows 7 and browses the internet with Google Chrome. He also often visits my website with his mobile phone or tablet, that is an Apple device or Android one.
Why this sudden increase?
Is it due only to the design?
My blog doesn’t really look like a blog but more like a online newspaper now. Is that only because of that? I don’t think so!
I publish now 1 post a day always at the same time, early in the morning because statistics told me that you prefer to come here before starting your working day. And that’s true, we need motivation to start working! And may be you visit this website when you’re in the public transportation as I was used to do it myself before.
I also think that I now use more efficiently social networks like Twitter, Stumbleupon or Facebook.
These tools are very important! Without them no one knows that you’re posting something new!
But it takes a very long time to get enough fans / followers. I’ve started this learning 1 year ago and I only start to understand now how it works.
It’s always about time and personal investment! If you’re not ready to do that, forget having a blog or website because nobody is going to know that you may have the most beautiful website in the world!
It’s tough, I know, but this is how this world runs!
Interesting isn’t? Are you surprised by these figures? Tell me what you think and how you navigate on Internet? With your PC or your Mobile?