stmgrts stats how access 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to share some quick stats on the year that has gone by, as we have in 2015 and 2014. The site has gone through many big changes this year, but not many people will notice, including:

  • a new CMS - now we are using Jekyll moving over from Movable Type
  • a new version control system - GitHub
  • a new server - with Digital Ocean
  • a new domain name - stmargarets.london over stmgrts.org.uk
  • secure pages - https over http

Articles and events

This year we wrote fewer articles, but published more events than in previous years.

Category Number
around town 126
news 39
editorial 3
events 650
total 818

Not to mention, we sent out around 40 newsletters

Top 20 Articles

Here are the top 20 articles published and read in 2016.

  1. Protected View of St Paul’s Destroyed - 798
  2. Residents Overwhelmingly Reject Twickenham Riverside Plans - 714
  3. Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday with a Street Party - 509
  4. The Triumph of the ‘Tripods’ - 470
  5. Councillor Comment on Sale of Kneller Hall in Whitton - 429
  6. Two Months of Gas Mains Repairs on St Margarets Road - 386
  7. Latchmere House - aka Camp 020 - 378
  8. TfL ‘Upgrades’ A316 Speed Cameras - 370
  9. Event Reminder: Crown Road 2016 Summer Street Party - 12 June 2016 - 362
  10. The Kilmorey Coincidence - 360
  11. To Be Young Was Very Heaven - 345
  12. Let Me Make This Clear… - 315
  13. Event: St Margarets Christmas Fair - 11 December 2016 - 306
  14. TfL Agrees to Improve A316 Crossing by St Stephens - 302
  15. New Business: Magowans - 288
  16. Moormead FC Bids to Save the Moormead Park Pavillion - 257
  17. Deer Park School Moves to Ryde House - 256
  18. Vogue Words - 252
  19. The Twickenham Time Machine - 248
  20. Heddon Street W1B 4BQ - Where Ziggy Fell to Earth - 247

Twitter

We have not been the best twitter user again this year, but all events and articles are posted, so why not follow us?

   
followers 3,192
tweets 1,644

We also have a Facebook page. Why not follow us

Usage stats

Perhaps less newsletter means a slight decline in usage over 2015:

   
Sessions 63,903
Users 47,013
Pageviews 110,505

How people accessed the site

stmgrts stats devices 2016

One trend we have been watching is how many people are now using the site on phones and tablets. This is why we continue making the site work better on smaller screens.

Device Sessions Change from 2015
Desktop 51.78% -3.62%
Mobile 33.42% +5.52%
Tablet 14.80% -1.90%

Well, hope you have a great 2017 and if you want to write an article or promote that local event, please get in touch