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 Post subject: British Statistics
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:59 pm 
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For those that are interested the live games is popular so here is that access statistics for Monday:-

Successful requests: 584,963
Average successful requests per day: 585,368
Successful requests for pages: 15,099
Average successful requests for pages per day: 15,108
Failed requests: 1,210
Redirected requests: 35
Distinct files requested: 547,066
Distinct hosts served: 2,105
Data transferred: 359.83 megabytes
Average data transferred per day: 360.08 megabytes

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 Post subject: Tuesday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:59 pm 
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Tuesday was:-

Successful requests: 793,457
Average successful requests per day: 794,007
Successful requests for pages: 16,019
Average successful requests for pages per day: 16,029
Failed requests: 705
Redirected requests: 54
Distinct files requested: 759,619
Distinct hosts served: 2,300
Data transferred: 376.78 megabytes
Average data transferred per day: 377.05 megabytes

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:33 pm 
Cheers Carl.

The real number of interest though of course is unique visitors. Do you know what that number is?


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Sean Hewitt wrote:
Cheers Carl.

The real number of interest though of course is unique visitors. Do you know what that number is?

It's hard to determine that, what exact figure are you looking for?

The number of distinct hosts being the number of unique IP's is pretty close if not entirely accurate buy maybe as close as you can get?

I will check however

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:31 pm 
Distinct IP addresses sounds a reasonable way to do it. I use a stats provider to do it for me and i believe they do something with cookies.

My point is that 1/2 million successful requests (is that hits) sounds really impressive (if somewhat unbelievable) until you realise that the live games tfd file keeps refreshing every few seconds to keep up with moves played. Each time it does this is a hot, so this number is in fact fairly meaningless.

The number of unique visitors is much more interesting (although it will be much lower, probably several thousand) because it will tell us how many individuals are looking at the site. And persumably each of these is a chess player or a potential chess player.


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Sean Hewitt wrote:
Distinct IP addresses sounds a reasonable way to do it. I use a stats provider to do it for me and i believe they do something with cookies.

The cookies method is even worse - what sort of figures do you get then?

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The log file from Tuesday is over 237 megabytes so it's a lot of work to analyze in detail

Is it worth the effort and if so anyone got any free software they can recommend?

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Sean Hewitt wrote:
Distinct IP addresses sounds a reasonable way to do it. I use a stats provider to do it for me and i believe they do something with cookies.

My point is that 1/2 million successful requests (is that hits) sounds really impressive (if somewhat unbelievable) until you realise that the live games tfd file keeps refreshing every few seconds to keep up with moves played. Each time it does this is a hot, so this number is in fact fairly meaningless.

The number of unique visitors is much more interesting (although it will be much lower, probably several thousand) because it will tell us how many individuals are looking at the site. And persumably each of these is a chess player or a potential chess player.

Tuesday was spread around the world a bit as well:-

346124 42.91% .com (Commercial)
208446 25.25% .uk (United Kingdom)
67060 9.91% .net (Networks)
3059 0.70% .dk (Denmark)
4119 0.69% .edu (USA Higher Education)
7323 0.66% .nl (Netherlands)
4789 0.65% .it (Italy)
7475 0.54% .fi (Finland)
5768 0.50% .de (Germany)
336 0.44% .au (Australia)
1810 0.36% .be (Belgium)
3529 0.32% .fr (France)
1549 0.31% .ie (Ireland)
3516 0.30% .arpa (Arpanet)
3185 0.26% .org (Non Profit Making Organisations)
629 0.26% .ch (Switzerland)
3534 0.21% .pl (Poland)
488 0.21% .cz (Czech Republic)
150 0.20% .br (Brazil)
2109 0.15% .se (Sweden)
87 0.15% .sk (Slovakia)
479 0.14% .gr (Greece)
907 0.13% .my (Malaysia)
40 0.13% .lt (Lithuania)
1039 0.13% .es (Spain)
26 0.12% .ca (Canada)
76 0.12% .is (Iceland)
198 0.11% .no (Norway)
74 0.10% .hr (Croatia)
577 0.10% .sg (Singapore)
2273 0.08% .mx (Mexico)
41 0.07% .tv (Tuvalu)
72 0.06% .jp (Japan)
1076 0.05% .yu (Former Yugoslavia)
46 0.04% .il (Israel)
49 0.04% .int (International Treaty Organisations)
7 0.03% .cl (Chile)
46 0.03% .nz (New Zealand)
179 0.03% .lu (Luxembourg)
39 0.02% .pe (Peru)
51 0.02% .pt (Portugal)
239 0.02% .ar (Argentina)
11 0.02% .th (Thailand)
36 0.02% .at (Austria)
5 0.01% .gov (USA Government)
7 0.01% .hu (Hungary)
5 0.01% .co (Colombia)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:20 pm 
Carl Hibbard wrote:
Sean Hewitt wrote:
Distinct IP addresses sounds a reasonable way to do it. I use a stats provider to do it for me and i believe they do something with cookies.

The cookies method is even worse - what sort of figures do you get then?

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For some reason the forum wont let me insert the image URL to show you what I get. But I get Page Loads, Unique Visitors and Returning Visitors. For our county website its about 3 pages loads per visitor. But for the GibTelecom Chess Festival website its loads more than that - more like 50 page loads per visitor. I suspect the British Champs is more likely to have 50 page loads per visit than 3, but thats why visitors is a better measure of site activity.

I dont know if its worth the effort to get the stats (it might useful when talking to sponsors) but no-one is going to believe that the British Chess Championships is getting 3/4 million visitors per day! Having said that, at 50 pageloads per visit (which could be wide of the mark of course) that would be 15,000 visitors per day. A very healthy number.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:51 pm 
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Wednesday was:-

Successful requests: 1,075,907
Average successful requests per day: 1,076,653
Successful requests for pages: 19,547
Average successful requests for pages per day: 19,559
Failed requests: 1,141
Redirected requests: 68
Distinct files requested: 1,027,383
Distinct hosts served: 2,780
Data transferred: 641.95 megabytes
Average data transferred per day: 642.39 megabytes

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:35 pm 
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Sean H's points are all well made.

Various people in the USA have looked into how many people worldwide watch live chess tournaments online and come up with the generality that it is about the number of people you get in a sports stadium. That's not quite as vague as it sounds. What they mean is that it peaks at around 60,000, for world-class events, and goes down to 5,000 to 20,000 for lesser ones.

My guess is that the British might attract something between 5,000 and 20,000 unique visitors, so Sean's extrapolation of 15,000 looks very feasible.


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Thursday was:-

Successful requests: 1,456,994
Average successful requests per day: 1,458,005
Successful requests for pages: 21,666
Average successful requests for pages per day: 21,680
Failed requests: 1,021
Redirected requests: 56
Distinct files requested: 1,401,585
Distinct hosts served: 2,906
Data transferred: 769.20 megabytes
Average data transferred per day: 769.74 megabytes

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Friday was:-

Successful requests: 1,317,929
Average successful requests per day: 1,318,843
Successful requests for pages: 25,188
Average successful requests for pages per day: 25,204
Failed requests: 629
Redirected requests: 75
Distinct files requested: 1,252,842
Distinct hosts served: 3,755
Data transferred: 856.67 megabytes
Average data transferred per day: 857.26 megabytes

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Saturday despite some broadcast problems was a new record:-

Successful requests: 1,735,719
Average successful requests per day: 1,736,924
Successful requests for pages: 28,778
Average successful requests for pages per day: 28,796
Failed requests: 1,014
Redirected requests: 51
Distinct files requested: 1,658,010
Distinct hosts served: 4,032
Data transferred: 1.06 gigabytes
Average data transferred per day: 1.06 gigabytes

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An hourly summary for yesterday reports:-

hour req's pages
0 6975 528 +++++++
1 4255 253 ++++
2 3514 179 +++
3 3184 143 ++
4 2917 86 ++
5 3115 91 ++
6 3551 161 +++
7 3882 266 ++++
8 5420 568 ++++++++
9 12872 885 ++++++++++++
10 33124 1003 +++++++++++++
11 37980 1111 ++++++++++++++
12 29417 929 ++++++++++++
13 20539 1176 +++++++++++++++
14 186509 2544 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15 298081 2858 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
16 323209 2644 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
17 315346 2507 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
18 226234 2531 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
19 95959 2220 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
20 69569 1943 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
21 23772 1830 +++++++++++++++++++++++
22 15849 1360 +++++++++++++++++
23 10446 962 +++++++++++++

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