Progress in October to December 2017
During October to December 2017, User numbers rose by 2,680 (11.1%) to 26,737 from 188 countries, and number of Page Views reached 147,754. The overview of the website statistics to date, near the end of this Blog, shows User numbers by Google Geographical region and country.
Over the past 12 months key topics of User interest are shown below; analysis of trends in this data is used to identify new initiatives which are likely to be of greatest interest and benefit to Users. Page Views for the Info-Hubs grew during the quarter by 28% for Influences of Pressure, 16% for KPIs Fit for Purpose, 12% for Apparent Losses and 6% for Global ILIs.
The Navigation diagram on the Welcome Page assists Users to access material of interest to them on the site. Over 1500 Users have also registered on the LEAKSSuite Knowledge Hub so that they can be automatically advised whenever additional items are listed in What’s New.
Our apologies for any inconvenience during the first week in January 2018, when the previous and older WordPress theme was upgraded. Several additions were made to the ‘Influences of Pressure’ Webpage, including the improved FAVAD methodology and it’s beneficial consequences. For example, a fast direct calculation of Night-Day Factor is now possible without using the AZP&NDFCalcs Free Software, so this is no longer issued. As this left only one Free software (EURWB&PICalcs) in LEAKSSuite, all issues of software will now be made through WLR&A Ltd, mostly associated with Workshops, so the ‘Software’ Webpage has been moved to the ‘Workshops’ Section and provides links to the WLR&A Website. For slower viewing of individual slides in sequences below, hover on any slide and then move backwards or forwards using arrows which appear at the left and right sides of the slides.
LeaksSuite Website content continues to rate highly in Google searches for ‘Water Leakage and Pressure Management’ and associated search phrases. Cumulative and Quarterly growth of numbers of New Users, Sessions and Page Views are shown in the following charts and Tables.
Number of Users continues to grow at varying rates in all Google Geographical Regions, by 13.5% in Asia, 12% in Europe, 9% in the Americas, 7% in Oceania and 4.5% in Africa. The split between new and return Users continues to be consistent at around 55%:45%. Most Users find the website through Organic Search (62% of sessions), followed by Direct Access (29% of sessions) then Referrals (8%,) and 1% from social media for this website with specialist technical content.
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LeaksSuite Website Approach
The LeaksSuite website is written by us using current issue industry standard open source WordPress software and appropriate plug-in and back-up applications and themes; as such it is robust and independent to our best endeavours. The site adopts Google Analytics (GA) to monitor search engine results pages (SERPS) and to track other anonymous user parameters in an effort to maintain currency of content and focus on our mission through consistent and appropriate inclusion and site navigation. GA filters are applied to reduce referral and other spam and this apparent traffic reduction is reflected in the statistics quoted. Search engine optimisation (SEO) follows “white hat” content driven best practice without any attempt to apply black-hat techniques. As such the websites authority is derived purely by and is dependent upon substantial verified industry leading content and references. It is our intention to continuously enliven the site with new content and innovation.
Allan Lambert, on behalf of ILMSS Ltd and WLR&A Ltd