# Top Ten pages

#### (unique pageviews)

Part of my faculty service assignment is to maintain the site math.hawaii.edu. Here are the top ten most visited pages within it during 2011 (some pages did not exist or were not tracked during part of the year). 2012 results further down the page.

Position 2011 2012 2013
1 / / /
2 /home/ /online-grapher/ /wordpress/placement-exam/

Analysis: the home page / will always be number one. In 2011 due to a temporary issue the home page was for a while redirected to /home/, so that got the number 2 spot. Number 3 was the now archaic-sounding /home/Placement.shtml. In 2012 the number 2 spot went to /online-grapher/ followed by /people/ at number 3. For 2013, due to a redesign the Online Grapher was split between wordpress/online-grapher and online-grapher thereby losing the number to slot to /wordpress/placement-exam/.

In summary, 2011 was dominated by plain server-side include and .shtml URLs, 2012 by introduction of URL rewriting rules, and 2013 by WordPress delivering some of the most visited pages.

1. /

This is the homepage, so it is to be expected that it’s number one.

2. /home/

This was the address of the homepage for a while due to a temporary configuration. Ideally this should not be on the list.

3. /home/Placement.shtml

This was the address of the page /placement/ for a long time. The page features exam sign-up, practice exams, and detailed rules regarding an exam taken by many undergraduates on campus.

4. /home/directory.shtml

This was the address of the page /people/ for a long time. A natural use of the site is to go to /people/, then /people/specificperson/, and then click on the link to the specific person’s home page, /~whateveritis/.

5. /?online-grapher

Somehow our department has the #1 hit for the search term “online grapher” on Google. This page is now called /online-grapher/.

6. /home/?directory

Another name for the /people/ page that was in use for a while.

7. /online-grapher/
8. /home/?Placement

Another name for the /placement/ page that was in use for a while.

9. /home/Courses.shtml

A name for the page /courses/ that was in use for a long time.

10. /?page=online-grapher

A name for /online-grapher/ that was in use for a while.

For 2012 the list was (again by Unique Pageviews):

Page Pageviews Unique Pageviews Avg. Time on Page Entrances Bounce Rate % Exit Page Value
1.
/
89,070 64,187 00:02:07 60,555 42.11% 38.72% \$0.00 2. /online-grapher/ 23,377 18,139 00:02:10 18,003 78.44% 75.01% \$0.00
3.
/people/
24,617 15,476 00:00:29 2,647 22.33% 8.30% \$0.00 4. /placement/ 22,607 15,156 00:03:45 10,486 63.85% 55.53% \$0.00
5.
/fortran/3/
14,732 13,581 00:03:56 12,663 91.66% 85.45% \$0.00 6. /fortran/1/ 7,843 6,698 00:03:06 5,384 84.66% 69.83% \$0.00
7.
/courses/
11,011 6,268 00:00:46 609 37.11% 13.70% \$0.00 8. /computer-lab/ 6,256 5,422 00:01:59 4,622 83.64% 71.08% \$0.00
9.
/wordpress/placement-exam-coming-up/
7,846 5,413 00:01:15 1,361 39.82% 27.43% \$0.00 10. /undergraduate/ 6,634 4,713 00:00:26 233 52.36% 12.10% \$0.00