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October 2013 Social Media Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

The following stats refer to activity on the Middlebury College Facebook page, the Middlebury College Twitter account, and share buttons on the main Middlebury College website. For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses, where appropriate.

Facebook Insights

  • 247 (247) new people liked our Page, while 33 (31) people unliked our Page.
  • 1535 (1190) unique people shared stories about our page. These stories include liking our Page, posting to our Page’s Wall, liking, commenting on or sharing one of our Page posts, answering a Question we posted, RSVPing to one of our events, mentioning our Page, phototagging our Page or checking in at our Place. [Daily People Talking About This]
  • 71173 (41464) unique people saw one of the items shared in that way. [Daily Viral Reach]
  • 128053 (95009) unique people saw content associated with our Page. [Daily Total Reach]

Top Five Facebook Posts

“Reach” is the number of people who saw the post. “Engagement” is the number of people who clicked on the post.

  1. Spectacular aerial footage of the Middlebury campus during foliage season. Reach: 18536, Engagement: 1180
  2. Check out some of the beautiful photos from Fall Family Weekend. Reach: 7216, Engagement: 732
  3. Nice story in L.A. Times about Team Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013. Reach: 7096, Engagement: 515
  4. Team Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013 is in first place for the People’s Choice Award! There’s still time to vote: http://www.solardecathlon.gov/pca/pca_register.php Reach: 6552, Engagement: 416
  5. Photos and story from Homecoming ’13!. Reach: 6312, Engagement: 618

ShareThis

ShareThis is a service that tracks the clicks on the sharing buttons on our website. These buttons are shown on news postings, which are primarily found in the News RoomArtsSustainability, and Athleticssections of the site.

Shares By Channel

  • Facebook: 68 (6) Shares, 3122 (125) Clicks
  • Email: 40 (5) Shares, 254 (258) Clicks
  • Twitter: 20 (1) Shares, 521 (21) Clicks
  • LinkedIn: 7 (0) Shares, 0 (0) Clicks

Data Sets

October 2013 Web Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses.

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 445,731 (321,114) visits from 260,788 (187,648) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 69,936 (56,713) visits from 57,364 (45,003) people
  3. menus.middlebury.edu: 37,825 (29,971) visits from 19,595 (14,102) people
  4. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 27,336 (28,841) visits from 25,518 (27,042) people
  5. courses.middlebury.edu: 18,020 (23,137) visits from 13,426 (18,402) people
  6. portal.middlebury.edu: 14,340 (14,653) visits from 8,227 (8,903) people
  7. biblio.middlebury.edu: 12,307 (11,127) visits from 11,285 (8,706) people
  8. web.middlebury.edu: 12,307 (13,612) visits from 11,285 (11,477) people
  9. catalog.middlebury.edu: 11,159 (23,137) visits from 9,978 (19,717) people
  10. eres.middlebury.edu: 9,869 (11,107) visits from 8,054 (9,264) people

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 227,130 (175,965) pageviews
  2. menus.middlebury.edu: 37,906 (30,652) pageviews
  3. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 28,629 (15,983) pageviews
  4. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 26,568 (20,444) pageviews
  5. www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib: 22,927 (12,229) pageviews
  6. www.middlebury.edu/admissions: 21,047 (12,220) pageviews
  7. courses.middlebury.edu/dashboard: 20,324 (25,256) pageviews
  8. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 18,780 (19,543) pageviews
  9. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 16,412 (14,204) pageviews
  10. web.middlebury.edu/database/directory/Default.aspx: 16,412 (19,438) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 540 (391)
  2. moodle: 354 (221)
  3. academic calendar: 321 (215)
  4. middfiles: 300 (42)
  5. mojo: 177 (93)
  6. homecoming: 157 (34)
  7. menu 134 (77)
  8. sites.middlebury.edu: 121 (90)
  9. jobs: 111 (29)
  10. fall family weekend: 102 (42)

Browsers

  • Safari: 33.65% (36.68%)
    • Desktop Safari: 19.49% (25.04%)
    • Mobile Safari: 13.11% (11.57%)
    • Safari (in-app): 1.05% (1.04%)
  • Chrome: 29.14% (28.00%)
  • Internet Explorer: 17.61% (15.54%)*
    • IE8: 8.74% (7.69%)
    • IE10: 4.56% (4.08%)
    • IE9: 2.42% (2.08%)
    • IE7: 1.85% (1.65%)
    • IE6: 0.03% (0.04%)
  • Firefox: 17.51% (16.68%)
  • Android Browser: 1.09% (1.03%)

* Note: Google Analytics is currently unable to identify traffic from IE 11.

Platforms

  • Windows: 42.61% (39.02%)
  • Macintosh: 39.22% (44.46%)
  • iOS: 15.00% (13.50%)
  • Android: 2.06% (1.87%)
  • Linux: 0.38% (0.32%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.08% (0.08%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.08% (0.07%)

Friday Links – Novmeber 1, 2013

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

The Middlebury Campus has a feature on Special Collections in this week’s issue.

WordPress 3.8 Dashboard and Admin Interface designs. We’re currently on 3.7 and the 3.8 release is targeted for December. Follow along with WordPress core development updates.

Firefox 25 released.

The PewInternet 2013 Photo & Video survey shows 43% of 18-29 year old cellphone owners use Instagram.

A Look into Facebook’s Potential to Recognize any Face.

Something scary for the day after Hallowe’en? “Silicon Valley’s ‘hit list,’ [Srinivasan] argued, had already knocked off newspapers and the music industry. Next up: ‘We’re going after advertising, television, book publishing.’ Higher education ‘is next in the gunsights.’ “

Get a Sitemap of your Drupal Site

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

I know that many of the people who edit our site are responsible for large areas of content. Often this includes pages that are hidden in the site menu and don’t show up in tools like SiteImprove that crawl publicly visible content on our site. I’ve added a tool that can help you look at and organize the pages in your site.

There’s a new link in both versions of the Edit Console. In the old Edit Console it is the number to the right of the page title:

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 4.15.14 PM

In the new Edit Console it is the “Sitemap” text in the purple section in the upper right:

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 4.14.16 PM

Clicking on this link will open a new browser tab with a report of all the pages in whatever section of the site you happen to currently be viewing. (Note: the list of pages is only displayed if you have permission to edit the current level of the website.)

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 4.19.48 PM

You can then print or copy and paste this table into an application like Excel for further review.

Google Analytics for Higher Education Workshop

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

I’ll be hosting two workshop opportunities to discuss how you can use Google Analytics to get information about and improve the Middlebury website. You can sign up for the workshop on Thursday October 31 from 10-11:30am in LIB 105. I will also host a trial session for interested LIS staff this Thursday, October 17 from 10-11:30am in LIB 105 where I welcome your feedback in helping polish up the material for the 10/31 session.

If you want to attend either session and don’t already have access to Google Analytics, please submit a Helpdesk ticket for “Other Software Issue” so that I can make sure you’re set up prior to the session.

Description: We can give you access to our Google Analytics reports so that you can look at traffic patterns for your website, but in order to get the most from this tool, you’ll need to do a bit of set up work and understand the basics of the platform. If you do not yet have a Google Analytics account, please indicate this in your sign-up.

What we’ll cover: Google Analytics tips & tricks, what number you should care about, search engine optimization, and getting your account set up.

What we won’t cover: Goals, conversions, AdWords, and on page events. If you need help with these, please send a note to helpdesk@middlebury.edu and ask for a one-on-one meeting to discuss Google Analytics.

Format: The workshop will last an hour with additional time for questions and discussion, as needed.

Materials: Available ahead of the workshop at http://go.middlebury.edu/analytics-workshop and hard copies will be made available at the session.

More information about LIS workshops is available at go/lisworkshops.

September 2013 Social Media Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

The following stats refer to activity on the Middlebury College Facebook page, the Middlebury College Twitter account, and share buttons on the main Middlebury College website. For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses, where appropriate.

Facebook Insights

  • 247 (142) new people liked our Page, while 31 (36) people unliked our Page.
  • 1190 (612) unique people shared stories about our page. These stories include liking our Page, posting to our Page’s Wall, liking, commenting on or sharing one of our Page posts, answering a Question we posted, RSVPing to one of our events, mentioning our Page, phototagging our Page or checking in at our Place. [Daily People Talking About This]
  • 41464 (21110) unique people saw one of the items shared in that way. [Daily Viral Reach]
  • 95009 (59144) unique people saw content associated with our Page. [Daily Total Reach]

Top Five Facebook Posts

“Reach” is the number of people who saw the post. “Engagement” is the number of people who clicked on the post.

  1. President Ron Liebowitz’s statement to the campus community about the Sept. 11th incident.. Reach: 11488, Engagement: 1874
  2. Where do students enroll when applying to top colleges? According to the Parchment Student Choice College Rankings, Middlebury is among the top 20 schools in the nation and top five among liberal arts schools. http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-rankings.php. Reach: 10736, Engagement: 1274
  3. Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz issues statement on divestment.. Reach: 8276, Engagement: 994
  4. Do you remember moving into your first-year dorm? This short video might take you back! Reach: 7292, Engagement: 803
  5. Welcome first-year students and their families who are arriving on campus today!. Reach: 7240, Engagement: 385

ShareThis

ShareThis is a service that tracks the clicks on the sharing buttons on our website. These buttons are shown on news postings, which are primarily found in the News RoomArtsSustainability, and Athleticssections of the site.

Shares By Channel

  • Email: 5 (6) Shares, 258 (17) Clicks
  • Facebook: 6 (23) Shares, 125 (1723) Clicks
  • Twitter: 1 (9) Shares, 21 (77) Clicks
  • Google+: 1 (3) Shares, 0 (0) Clicks

Data Sets

September 2013 Web Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses.

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 321,114 (312,603) visits from 187,648 (170,440) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 56,713 (36,085) visits from 45,003 (29,469) people
  3. menus.middlebury.edu: 29,971 (4,675) visits from 14,102 (2,828) people
  4. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 28,841 (22,714) visits from 27,042 (21,323) people
  5. catalog.middlebury.edu: 23,137 (7,778) visits from 19,717 (7,192) people
  6. courses.middlebury.edu: 23,137 (6,130) visits from 18,402 (4,239) people
  7. portal.middlebury.edu: 14,653 (16,396) visits from 8,903 (11,077) people
  8. web.middlebury.edu: 13,612 (8,425) visits from 11,477 (7,679) people
  9. biblio.middlebury.edu: 11,127 (6,730) visits from 8,706 (5,208) people
  10. eres.middlebury.edu: 11,107 (1,132) visits from 9,264 (876) people

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 175,965 (183,436) pageviews
  2. catalog.middlebury.edu/schedules/index/catalog/catalog/MCUG/term/term/201390 38,759 (8,992) pageviews
  3. menus.middlebury.edu: 30,652 (4,699) pageviews
  4. courses.middlebury.edu/dashboard: 25,256 (4,790) pageviews
  5. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 20,444 (19,472) pageviews
  6. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 19,543 (20,504) pageviews
  7. web.middlebury.edu/database/directory/Default.aspx: 19,438 (11,139) pageviews
  8. courses.middlebury.edu: 18,942 (6,159) pageviews
  9. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 15,983 (9,751) pageviews
  10. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 14,204 (7,671) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 391 (504)
  2. moodle: 221 (48)
  3. schedule planner: 221 (69)
  4. academic calendar: 215 (254)
  5. mojo 93 (72)
  6. sites.middlebury.edu: 90 (55)
  7. menu: 77 (17)
  8. my schedule planner: 76 (25)
  9. go/hub: 69 (47)
  10. political science: 54 (21)

Browsers

  • Safari: 36.68% (34.61%)
    • Desktop Safari: 25.04% (24.30%)
    • Mobile Safari: 11.57% (10.21%)
    • Safari (in-app): 1.04% (0.98%)
  • Chrome: 28.00% (23.46%)
  • Firefox: 16,68% (18.27%)
  • Internet Explorer: 15.54% (19.91%)
    • IE8: 7.69% (10.17%)
    • IE10: 4.08% (5.00%)
    • IE9: 2.08% (2.76%)
    • IE7: 1.65% (1.93%)
    • IE6: 0.04% (0.06%)
  • Android Browser: 1.03% (1.22%)

Platforms

  • Macintosh: 44.46% (39.34%)
  • Windows: 39.02% (45.30%)
  • iOS: 13,50% (11.72%)
  • Android: 1.87% (2.03%)
  • Linux: 0.32% (0.36%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.08% (0.11%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.07% (0.08%)