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 February 2015

Quick Facts
Visits 152,689
Unique Visitors 99,871
Pageviews 343,238
Visits Per Day 5,453
Pages / Visit 2.25
Avg. Visit Duration 2:7 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 25,252
Home Page 23,760
Site Search 8,091
My Account 6,676
Creek Levels 5,444
Junior Museum & Zoo 5,232
Branches 4,435
Departments 4,367
Utilities 4,045
Mitchell Park 3,500
Police 3,372
OverAir City Wireless 2,670
Animal Services 2,579
Page Not Found 2,565
Enjoy 2,248

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
palo alto ca
palo alto creek monitor
palo alto police department
city of palo alto utilities
palo alto animal services
palo alto utilities
palo alto art center
palo alto california
city of palo alto library
palo alto city library
palo alto children's theater

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 iPhone23,590
Apple iPad10,088
Unknown 2,026
Google Nexus 5704
Samsung SM-G900V688
Samsung SM-G900A563
Samsung SM-G900P441
Samsung SCH-I545297
Samsung SCH i545280
Samsung SCH-I535270
Google Nexus 7263
Motorola XT1060228
Samsung SGH-I337190
Samsung SM-N900A173
Samsung SGH-M919163

This month, mobile devices accounted for of website visits.

Mobile devices users are an increasingly important website visitor segment.

Internet Explorer19%
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