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Website Statistics

January to December 2010
Our current website was launched in May 2009 with three main purposes
  • information for ‘visitors’
  • information for church members
  • an opportunity to explain our faith, and to support spiritual growth.

In 2010, we certainly managed to hit our first two targets.

  • We had 6643 visitors across the year, with 3137 making more than one visit – that’s 9 regular and 9 new visitors every day on average.
  • If we take out the one-time visitors (who are likely to have arrived at our website in error), then on average they had a look at 8 pages each.
  • Most of the visitors are from the UK, but we have had visits from 60 countries in total, with someone in Macedonia spending five minutes on the site.
  • Our regular visitors, those who visited at least once a month, totalled 1818 people, whilst 1294 visited at least each week.
  • The most visited page (7496 visits) was the home page indicating that a good number of folk have it set as a bookmark in their browser.
  • Other popular pages are the Calendar, our Audio page where talks from the 10:30 service can be heard or downloaded (averaging 13 visits a week), our weekly notices and our community groups page.
  • Those who arrived at our site from a search engine mostly came using some combination of christ, church, ilkley, methodist (which probably explains the 42 visitors from New Zealand!), but the next most popular route involved ‘yoga’ and ‘brownies/rainbows/guides’.
  • Those visiting through a link came from ChurchEdit (our host provider – where we are listed as a user) - 15 a week, Churches Together – 5 a week, and the URC and Methodist websites – 3 a week on average.

As for the third purpose, we have added in Rob’s ‘Mind The Gap’ material into our Big Questions pages, but this area is an opportunity to place material to support visitors and members in their faith journey and needs development.
The Community Groups page is in process of a big revamp once material from the groups has been collected, clearly meeting a need as itemised above.


January to December 2011
Even more visitors came to the site, with four times more folk visiting via a mobile phone.
The most popular pages (after the Home page) are: Calendar, Audio, People, Tour of Premises, Photo Albums, Bookings, Weekly Notices, Community Pages, BIG Saturday, Our Worship, Uniformed Groups.

Many other apges are getting more htan a hit every other day.

Year 2011 2010
Visitors 7032 6643
Unique Visitors 4363 3503
Pages Visited 27681 30833
Pages per Visit 3.94 4.64
New visitors 59.4% 52.1%

Google Analytics
We use Google Anaytics to gather information about where our visitors go on our website.
The following is a statement that will explain the effect of Google Analytics:

“This website will be using Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for this website and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

If you have any concerns over the above, please contact the Web Team via the Church Office.

 Thank you for visiting our site - we hope you found it useful. If you have any comments, please do let us know.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that Google Analytics passes on to us as compiled reports. No individual information will be used. We will not pass on that data to any other body. The information is all about your access to the website and there is no other intent.


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