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 July 2015

Quick Facts
Visits 192,955
Unique Visitors 125,213
Pageviews 423,392
Visits Per Day 6,224
Pages / Visit 2.19
Avg. Visit Duration 2:2 min
% New Visits 51%

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
Library 31,549
Home Page 26,572
Aquatics 11,277
Site Search 9,489
My Account 8,821
Junior Museum & Zoo 6,708
Utilities 5,217
Departments 4,806
Branches 4,759
Chili Cook-off 4,708
Page Not Found 3,624
OverAir City Wireless 3,581
Mitchell Park 3,434
Children's Theatre 3,321
Animal Services 3,221

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
rinconada pool
palo alto ca
palo alto utilities
city of palo alto library
palo alto police department
city of palo alto utilities
mitchell park library
palo alto california
palo alto dump
palo alto animal services
palo alto art center

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 iPhone35,415
Apple iPad11,857
Unknown 2,957
Samsung SM-G900V1,103
Google Nexus 51,078
Samsung SM-G900A749
Samsung SM-G900P472
Samsung SCH-I337338
Google Nexus 6329
Samsung SCH i545255
Microsoft Windows RT Tablet252
Samsung SM-N910V236
Google Nexus 7235
Motorola XT1060224
Samsung SM-N910A215

This month, mobile devices accounted for 28% of website visits.

Mobile devices users are an increasingly important website visitor segment.

Internet Explorer17%
Safari (in-app)2%

As of August 2014, Wikipedia ranks global browser popularity:

Chrome, 46%
Internet Explorer, 20%
Firefox, 18%
Safari, 11%

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015