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 June 2014

Quick Facts
Visits 157,050
Unique Visitors 103,747
Pageviews 374,969
Visits Per Day 5,235
Pages / Visit 2.39
Avg. Visit Duration 2:12 min
% New Visits 52%

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
Home Page 24,816
Library 22,087
Aquatics 11,291
Site Search 9,431
My Account 6,517
Departments 5,193
Utilities 4,928
Junior Museum & Zoo 4,866
Branches 4,059
"Paws to Read" This Summer! 3,654
OverAir City Wireless 2,944
Animal Services 2,921
Children's Theatre 2,921
Foothills Park 2,891
Enjoy 2,774

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
palo alto
city of palo alto
rinconada pool
rinconada pool palo alto
city of palo alto utilities
palo alto ca
palo alto animal services
palo alto children's theater
palo alto california
city of palo alto library
palo alto utilities
palo alto animal shelter
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 iPhone22,147
Apple iPad11,852
Unknown 1,212
LG Nexus 5823
Samsung SCH-I545461
Google Nexus 7406
Samsung GT-I9300382
Samsung SM-G900V355
Google Nexus 4331
Apple iPod263
Samsung GT-I9500242
Samsung SPH-L710235
HTC M7228
Samsung SGH-I337226
Motorola XT1060217

This month, mobile devices accounted for of website visits.

Mobile devices users are an increasingly important website visitor segment.

Internet Explorer22%
Android Browser2%

As of April 2013, Wikipedia ranks global browser popularity:

Chrome, 39%
Internet Explorer 30%
Firefox 20%
Safari 8%

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014