Progress in July to September 2017
The major upgrade of the LEAKSSuite website in Feb 2013 created a free information source for international concepts and management of Non-Revenue Water, Apparent Losses, Leakage and Pressure. During July-Sep 2017, User numbers rose by 2,332 (10.7%) to 24,056 from 185 countries, and number of Page Views reached 135,211. 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. For example, Page Views of the Influences of Pressure Info-Hub have increased by 85% in the last 6 months.
The Navigation diagram on the ‘Welcome’ Home 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 Whats New.
LeaksSuite Website content rates highly in Google searches for ‘Water Leakage and Pressure Management’ and associated topics. Cumulative and Quarterly growth of numbers of New Users, Sessions and Page Views are shown in the following charts and Tables. For slower viewing of individual slides in sequences below, click on any slide and then move backwards or forwards using arrows which appear at the left and right sides of the slides.
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