73% of visits came during the week before the event and the 2 weeks of the event.
Nearly 75% of visits were from the UK. Almost 30% of the non-UK traffic was from the US. 135 visits came from Germany (possibly due to Ricarda’s participation). No other country supplied more than 100 visits.
More than half (60%) of visitors came just once, but a significant minority made multiple visits. 40% of returning visitors (703) made at least 10 visits to the site.
13,442 page views, an average of 3.4 per visit
Unsurprisingly the home page was the most visited page in the zone. Next was Andy Stirling’s profile:
Views of Profile pages:
- Andy Stirling – 477 page views
- Ricarda Steinbrecher – 427
- Julian Little – 385
- Les Firbank – 384
- Cathie Martin – 383
The similarity of the figures for the final 3 experts is surprising.
Our first question received the most page views:
- What do you think is the main issue for ensuring we can feed the world in 2050? – 466 page views
- do you think that there may be unkown side affects with GMfood? – 433
- Can GM food take over in taste and healthyness from organic produce? – 382
- Scientists are political animals too. ¿For the sake of debate is it better to keep out the political aspect of the GMO – 320
- GM researchers say that global use of GM shows it is safe – where is the big paper or meta study that shows this? – 271
Page views are a crude method of determining what interests people about GM Food and further research is required to establish any patterns. The Page View data is available here in case anyone wishes to do this research. Please show your workings and credit the project.
3:19 minutes per question
Visitors invested time in the questions. The average time spent on a page for the whole site was 1:40, but when you look at the time spent on the 5 most popular questions listed above, the average is 3:19. Visitors are taking time to read the question, the answers and the comments.