Mike Howerton Jerry Forsyth.

jpparmentier

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I was curious how many individual hits did you get on azbilliards yesterday?

Hi Donny, Mike & Jerry are travelling back from the Open.

Last year we published an infographic on facebook with overall figures from the US Open. We'll make one this year as well.
http://www.facebook.com/AzBilliards...1413741771./10153403881865293/?type=3&theater

We also made a story about it:
http://www.azbilliards.com/news/sto...s-15-years-as-audience-reaches-all-time-high/

To answer your question in the best possible way, we don't have "individual hits" counted by google analytics. Our livescore page does not count refreshes and updates inside the code itself (the tables). So, if you stay on the page 2 hours or 2 mins, it does not make a difference.

We consider figures that are relevant:
- "visitors" (formerly "unique visitors" on google;
- "sessions" (formerly "visits" - so a unique visitor could multiply visits within a given day)
- "page views" and "p.v. per visit" because we want to know how many pages our visitors go through before leaving the site and with the extended amount of data we have, we believe it's interesting to our writers, content providers and sponsors (one new page viewed = two new ad banners shown).

For these friday/saturday, here are these numbers (friday is usually more busy with a lot more matches)

visitors: 24,701 (new all-time record) / 21,707
sessions: 51,068 (new all-time record) / 43,694
page views: 326,764 (I need to verify if it's a record) / 284,294


We're pretty transparent about our numbers and we would like others to do the same because advertisers get confused over the variety of figures and the way they are presented.

We're still the number #1 site in the world, thanks for asking ;)
 

Buckzapper

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A bunch of those hits were probably looking for a final score in the US Open, which there is no score listed in the article.
 

jpparmentier

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A bunch of those hits were probably looking for a final score in the US Open, which there is no score listed in the article.

Thanks for mentioning it. I added it at the end of the article.

Looking at the hourly stats, there's less than 5% of the audience who accessed the live page after the match was over.


That's still "a bunch" but not compared to the people who followed it live :D
 

itsfroze

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Thanks for mentioning it. I added it at the end of the article.

Looking at the hourly stats, there's less than 5% of the audience who accessed the live page after the match was over.


That's still "a bunch" but not compared to the people who followed it live :D

I tried like 8 times to get on AZ right after the match, and couldn't.
Could not connect to server at AZ.
 

JAM

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I tried like 8 times to get on AZ right after the match, and couldn't.
Could not connect to server at AZ.

It happened before the finals match, too. AzBilliards website was down for about 10 minutes. Thankfully, it came back on. Whew! :grin:
 
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