As part of the City's ongoing commitment to improve the City website, staff enlisted a group of community volunteers to serve on a Website Advisory Committee with the goal of producing a set of recommendations to address concerns raised by citizens and enhance the overall website user-experience. The Website Advisory Committee, comprised of a select group of dedicated community volunteers, has met regularly during the past three years to help City staff with the creation of our present website.
Below you will find statistics about the performance of this site. The statistics are updated on a monthly basis for the prior month's activity. To the left are buttons to take you to information about the ongoing maintenance of this website, Ways to contact the City of Palo Alto about this website, and legal information.
Data For Month of May 2013
Visits Per Day
Pages / Visit
Avg. Visit Duration
% New Visits
The "Quick Facts" section provides "at a glance" information about this website.
Note: When somebody comes to this website, that constitutes a "visit". If the same person (from the same computer) visits again, that visit is counted again, but the "Unique Visitors" number does not increment, it counts two visits from the same computer in a certain period as one visit.
Library - My Account
With website metrics, a trend is generally more useful than any one snapshot in time. This information can be very useful in helping City Staff to determine what information visitors are looking for the most.
The Home Page of this site has a "Most Popular" corner, but it is a curated list, whereas these results are based on raw data.
Top Referring Keywords
palo alto library
city of palo alto
palo alto police
palo alto ca
palo alto utilities
palo alto police
When visitors come to the website as a result of a Google search, analytics captures the terms the visitor entered to find the site. This report helps City Staff determine visitor's interests in both the short (monthly) and long (annual) term.
New site content is one outcome of analysis of this report. Another outcome is the addition of keywords to commonly sought after pages to make them more easily found by a search.
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Google Nexus 4
Google Nexus 7
Motorola MOTXT912B Droid Razr 4G
This month, mobile devices accounted for 20% of website visits.
Mobile devices users are an increasingly important website visitor segment.
As of April 2013, Wikipedia ranks global browser popularity:
Chrome, 39% Internet Explorer 30% Firefox 20% Safari 8%