About This Website

As part of the City's ongoing commitment to improve the City website, staff enlisted a group of community volunteers to serve on a Website Advisory Committee with the goal of producing a set of recommendations to address concerns raised by citizens and enhance the overall website user-experience. The Website Advisory Committee, comprised of a select group of dedicated community volunteers, has met regularly during the past three years to help City staff with the creation of our present website.

Below you will find statistics about the performance of this site. The statistics are updated on a monthly basis for the prior month's activity. To the left are buttons to take you to information about the ongoing maintenance of this website, Ways to contact the City of Palo Alto about this website, and legal information.

Data For Month of November 2017

Quick Facts
Visits 90,028
Unique Visitors 59,542
Pageviews 190,502
Visits Per Day 3,001
Pages / Visit 2.12
Avg. Visit Duration 1:53 min
% New Visits 50%

The "Quick Facts" section provides "at a glance" information about this website.

Note: When somebody comes to this website, that constitutes a "visit". If the same person (from the same computer) visits again, that visit is counted again, but the "Unique Visitors" number does not increment, it counts two visits from the same computer in a certain period as one visit.

Top Pages
PageUnique Views
City of Palo Alto, CA - Library18,406
City of Palo Alto, CA - Home11,680
City of Palo Alto, CA - News Details10,616
City of Palo Alto, CA - My Account5,013
City of Palo Alto, CA - Site Search4,171
City of Palo Alto, CA - Utilities4,129
City of Palo Alto, CA - UCES Outage3,280
City of Palo Alto, CA - My Utilities Account2,612
City of Palo Alto, CA - Junior Museum & Zoo2,579
City of Palo Alto, CA - Children's Theatre2,164
City of Palo Alto, CA - Departments2,062
City of Palo Alto, CA - OverAir City Wireless1,429
City of Palo Alto, CA - Pay Parking Citations On-Line1,413
City of Palo Alto, CA - Utilities Outages1,306
City of Palo Alto, CA - Animal Adoption1,297

With website metrics, a trend is generally more useful than any one snapshot in time. This information can be very useful in helping City Staff to determine what information visitors are looking for the most.

The Home Page of this site has a "Most Popular" corner, but it is a curated list, whereas these results are based on raw data.

Top Referring Keywords
palo alto library
city of palo alto
palo alto animal shelter
palo alto
perry as model for donkey in shrek
eichler palo alto
palo alto library hoopla
city of palo alto jobs
city of palo alto utilities
palo alto lib
palo alto police department
cubberley community center palo alto
palo alto california

When visitors come to the website as a result of a Google search, analytics captures the terms the visitor entered to find the site. This report helps City Staff determine visitor's interests in both the short (monthly) and long (annual) term.

New site content is one outcome of analysis of this report. Another outcome is the addition of keywords to commonly sought after pages to make them more easily found by a search.

Mobile Devices
Apple iPhone17,228
Apple iPad3,816
Google Pixel367
Microsoft Windows RT Tablet349
Unknown 271
Google Nexus 5X265
Google Pixel XL245
Samsung SM-G930V191
Samsung SM-G950F172
Samsung SM-G955U163
Samsung SM-G900P142
Google Pixel 2140
Samsung SM-G900V109
Google Nexus 6P105
LG MS21094

This month, mobile devices accounted for 27% of website visits.

Mobile devices users are an increasingly important website visitor segment.

Internet Explorer8%

As of February 2015, Wikipedia ranks global browser popularity:

Chrome, 49%
Internet Explorer, 19%
Firefox, 17%
Safari, 10%
Mobile, 33%

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017