The World Wide Web at Mines
Google Analytics Report: Q3+Q4 2011
David Frossard
9 March 2012
This document is one in a series of periodic reports from the Client and Web Services (CWS) group of the Campus
Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies (CCIT) department. It examines data and trends from the two
main Colorado School of Mines websites: inside.mines.edu and www.mines.edu. It is hoped that by identifying long-term web
trends we can react to them effectively, proactively, and (relatively) inexpensively.
Note that this document does not account for approximately 160 smaller websites – representing academic departments,
research institutes, and other Mines-affiliated organizations – also hosted on Mines servers.
INSIDE.MINES.EDU
For the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 20111
Our “internal” website, inside.mines.edu, is the largest Mines website, with more visitors and more pages than any other.
While most of inside.mines.edu is accessible to the world (a few pages are restricted to viewers on campus), it is primarily
directed at current faculty, staff, and students.
Visits and Unique Visitors

Compared to the same 6-month period in 2010, total visits to inside.mines.edu increased roughly 19 percent, from
833,259 to 989,562 (est.).2 This implies a doubling time of three years, eight months.

Compared to the same period in 2010, unique visitors viewing inside.mines.edu pages increased about 37 percent,
from 361,509 to 478,871 (est.).3

In the second half of 2011, approximately 38 percent of visitors were new to the site (compared to 34 percent in the
same period of 2010). Remaining visits were by returning users.

While visitors viewed about 2.4 pages per visit in 2010 and 2011, in 2011 they looked at those pages for about 20
percent longer (2 minutes 31 seconds in 2011, versus 2 minutes 5 seconds in 2010). This may be attributed to our
production of better and more engaging web pages, to a higher incidence of new and naive users visiting the site in
2011 … or both.
Visits to inside.mines.edu pages between 1 July and 28 November 2011 (blue line) and 2010 (orange line). Note that
inaccurate data collected after 28 November are omitted, above. Generally, the day with the greatest number of
visits occurs early in the week that school opens in August.
1 A methodological note: Due to incomplete data collected by Google Analytics from 29 November 2011 to 17 January
2012, numbers regarding inside.mines.edu during this period have been extrapolated from existing data. (The Google
Analytics configuration issue that caused incomplete data collection has been corrected.) In most cases, numbers below
have been rounded to the nearest integer so as not to imply spurious precision.
2 This number includes people who visited the website more than once. Each visit (sometimes called a “session”) is
deemed to have ended once the connection to the website is terminated or when the connection has been idle for 30
minutes. Source: http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33073
3 “Unique Visitors represents the number of unduplicated (counted only once) visitors to your website over the course of a
specified time period. A Unique Visitor is determined using cookies,” according to Google. Source:
http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33087
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Page Statistics

Pageviews increased almost 20 percent, from 1,978,575 during this period in 2010 to approximately 2.4 million
(est.) in 2011.

Each visit averaged about 2.4 pages viewed (compared to 3.3 pages per visit on www.mines.edu visits).

Bounce rates remained steady year-to-year at about 53 percent.

Of the thousands of pages on this site, approximately 250 received more than 1,000 pageviews in this period. But
even the 500th most popular page received more than 500 pageviews. Visitors are exploring all sections of
inside.mines.edu.
Most-Visited Pages
These are the top 25 most-visited pages on inside.mines.edu (“/” refers to the top-level page on that site). Pageview and
unique-pageview numbers are estimated.4

Unique
Avg. Time
Pageviews Pageviews
on Page
Bounce
Page
Rank
(Est.)
(Est.)
(HH:MM:SS)
Rate
% Exit
/
1
735,483
541,391
00:02:10
45.84% 43.62%
/Campus-Email
2
170,851
144,975
00:06:30
79.35% 74.19%
/Blackboard_1
3
69,999
59,997
00:04:43
86.83% 81.99%
/HR-Job-Openings
4
34,950
22,037
00:00:18
4.13%
13.14%
/Registrars_Office
5
32,465
22,650
00:02:02
53.69% 41.07%
/HR-Admin-Faculty
6
26,030
18,300
00:01:16
66.56% 45.56%
/academic_departments
7
24,879
16,753
00:02:34
63.59% 45.15%
/administrative_departments
8
22,438
17,686
00:00:45
36.28% 17.80%
/HR-Classified-Staff
9
19,650
14,611
00:00:52
60.70% 28.27%
/Bulletins
10
17,365
12,314
00:04:00
61.23% 55.15%
/Trailhead_1
11
16,097
13,651
00:02:03
62.06% 58.82%
/HR-Academic-Faculty
12
15,703
11,791
00:01:16
70.83% 46.24%
/Parking
13
15,078
8,216
00:00:57
30.06% 21.22%
/Educational_Outreach
14
13,852
11,919
00:01:45
53.92% 53.57%
/Student-Freshmen_1
15
13,741
5,261
00:01:01
46.08% 12.82%
/recreation-center
16
13,737
10,866
00:01:05
50.18% 35.83%
/student-gateway/
17
11,178
8,168
00:02:00
45.45% 39.42%
/Office_of_Human_Resources
18
11,121
7,903
00:01:10
48.81% 26.05%
/Accounts_Receivable-Cashiering
19
10,333
7,361
00:03:02
68.88% 58.95%
/MyMail
20
9,900
8,815
00:00:55
48.29% 47.59%
/Find_Databases
21
9,462
7,099
00:02:49
95.29% 53.84%
/Scholarship-Information-Prospective-
Freshmen
22
9,123
7,570
00:02:02
60.35% 43.20%
/calendars/Campus-Calendar
23
8,765
6,925
00:00:43
30.86% 29.24%
/MS-Mineral-and-Energy-Economics
24
8,518
5,137
00:01:44
39.94% 27.46%
/MME-staff
25
7,737
3,542
00:01:14
54.41% 24.14%
Visits by Language
The preferred language of visitors to inside.mines.edu may be inferred from the language settings of their web browsers. So,
for instance, we know that US English has been by far the most common browser language for our visitors since we began
keeping records. However, visits from browsers set to other languages did increase slightly in this period, to about 6.5
percent of total visits.
4 The figures for visits and unique visits have been weighted to compensate for missing data in December. Statistics
concerning bounce rates, exit rates, and average time on page seem not to vary much from month to month and can be
assumed to be quite accurate.
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The fastest-growing browser languages of visitors – that is, languages that increased at a rater greater than the roughly 19
percent general increase in visits for the website as a whole – included the following:

Non-US, non-Great Britain English (up 40 percent to 22,000 visits)

Chinese (up 61 percent to 13,600 visits)

Great Britain English (up 73 percent to 7,100 visits)

French (up 64 percent to 4,500 visits)

Korean (up 131 percent to 4,100 visits)

Spain Spanish (up 55 percent to 2,200 visits)

Brazil Portuguese (up 35 percent to 1,700 visits)
Languages that grew more slowly than the overall rate of increase included:

Non-Spain, primarily South American, Spanish (up 17 percent to 4,200 visits)

Japanese (up only 5 percent to 1,650 visits)
Country of Access
Another measure of international interest can be derived by knowing the locations of the browsers used to access
inside.mines.edu (as determined from IP addresses and other metrics). Approximately 93 percent of the time,
inside.mines.edu is accessed from within the United States. The next eight countries account for less than one percent each.
In order, they are:
1.
China
2.
India
3.
Canada
4.
United Kingdom
5.
Australia
6.
Iran
7.
Germany
8.
France
City of Access
Unsurprisingly, since inside.mines.edu was designed to serve primarily visitors who are already at Mines, the plurality of
inside.mines.edu users can be found in Golden. The next largest group is found in Denver. Only one non-Colorado city
makes our Top 10 list in the second half of 2011:
1.
Golden (42 percent)
2.
Denver (13 percent)
3.
Wheat Ridge (9 percent)
4.
Morrison (1.7 percent)
5.
Colorado Springs (1.3 percent)
6.
Boulder (1 percent)
7.
Houston (1 percent)
8.
Littleton (0.7 percent)
9.
Arvada (0.6 percent)
10. Westminster (0.6 percent)
These cities and towns account for roughly 70 percent of total visits to inside.mines.edu.
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Browser Trends
Four web browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari – account for the vast majority of all visits to Mines web
sites. Numbers below are rounded to the nearest integer.

Browser (All Versions)
% Usage 2010
% Usage 2011
% Change
Internet Explorer
46
36
-22
Firefox
25
24
-4
Chrome
12
19
+58
Safari
16
18
+13
Other5
1
3
+200
While it is still the most popular browser family, Internet Explorer is losing users at a steady pace. Perhaps our historic
practice of inserting special HTML code in web pages to compensate for the eccentricities of Internet Explorer may be less
crucial in the future. Firefox, Chrome, Safari – and, indeed, virtually all other browsers – have traditionally observed HTML,
CSS and other web standards more consistently.
Operating Systems
What operating systems are our web visitors using most, and what are the trends (comparing the second half of 2010 to the
second half of 2011)? Usage numbers are rounded to the nearest integer.

OS (All Versions)
% Usage 2010
% Usage 2011
% Change
Windows
77
72
-6
Mac OS X
19
21
+11
Other6
2
5
+150
Linux
2
2
0
Mobile Trends
Of the approximately 4 billion phones on the planet, about 1 billion are “smart” phones – that is, phones that can access the
World Wide Web, and more. Add in the wildly successful large-form-factor Apple iPad, other tablet computers, and multi-
purpose non-phone devices like the Apple iPod Touch, and it is estimated that by 2014 mobile Internet usage will surpass
desktop Internet usage worldwide. One-third of Facebook's 600 million-plus users access the service via a mobile interface.
Fifty percent of Twitter's 163 million-plus users access the service on a mobile device. The trend is clear.7
The rapid rise of mobile devices – and the attendant demand for specialized, mobile-specific web interfaces – is of ongoing
interest within CCIT. As a result, we are in the process of implementing a very basic, first-generation mobile website
(available to any device with a web browser) and iOS- and Android-specific mobile applications, as part of an initiative we are
informally calling “Mines Mobile.” Our (beta) mobile website is now available at http://m.mines.edu. The first version of our
iOS (iPhone/iPad) application should be available in the Apple App Store this spring, with the Android application coming later
to the Android Marketplace.
Though mobile devices account for only a small fraction of all visits to inside.mines.edu – less than 5 percent in the second
half of 2011 – that number is increasing rapidly. In the second half of 2011 mobile devices accessed inside.mines.edu web
pages an estimated 42,500 times, versus roughly 15,591 mobile visits in that period of 2010 – an increase of 173 percent.
Compare this to overall visits to inside.mines.edu itself, which rose “only” 19 percent (a figure that in fact includes the mobile-
specific increase). Again, the trend toward mobile delivery of web content is clear.
5 The “Other” category consists primarily of mobile browsers – that is, browsers used on mobile devices like phones and
tablets. While the increase has been great in percentage terms, mobile access is still embryonic at Mines. Mobile devices
will be discussed in the “Mobile Trends” section of this report.
6 Again, “Other” generally refers to mobile operating systems of various kinds. Note the startling increase in just a year.
7 Source: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
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Number of mobile visits to inside.mines.edu in 2010 (orange line) and 2011 (blue line), in the Q3+Q4 period for which
we have reliable data (1 Jul-28 Nov). The increase in just one year is startling.
Mobile Devices
What are the most popular devices currently used to access our websites? Note that Google Analytics conflates devices
(“iPhone,” “iPad”) with operating systems (“Android,” “SymbianOS”). Still, we get the idea: Apple hardware of various kinds –
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – remains far and away the preferred mobile means to access Mines web pages, with 68 percent of
the total, up 1 percentage point year to year. Android devices of all kinds (mainly phones) are solidly second at 30 percent, up
3 points since this period in 2010. There are literally hundreds of Android devices now available, with hundreds more in
development, so this is a segment with much potential.
Blackberry, Nokia, and all the models of Windows Phone are distant also-rans at this time, though a major, ongoing
marketing push by Microsoft and Nokia may raise Windows Phone numbers somewhat in upcoming months and years.
Tablets are a solidly increasing player in mobile access, with website access through the Apple iPad up 100 percent since
last year (Android tablets – and of course the failed HP WebOS and Blackberry Playbook tablets – have yet to make
significant inroads in this market).
Interestingly, because tablets can access the full inside.mines.edu website with good results, the rise of tablets might appear
to signal less need for dedicated mobile applications scaled to small devices. However, the meteoric rise in smartphone
usage would imply that dedicated, small-form-factor mobile sites are indeed a future requirement at Mines.


As a percentage of all mobile

devices, Q3+Q4
Device (All Versions)
2010
2011
% Change
iPhone
39
35
-10
Android
27
30
+11
iPad
13
26
+100
iPod
15
7
-53
Blackberry
4
1
-75
Samsung
0.6
0.3
-50
Nokia
0.02
0.2
+900
SymbianOS
0.4
0.2
-50
Windows
0.5
0.1
-80
TOTAL
99.52
99.8
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Conclusion
Several major trends are readily apparent in the data above:
First, visits to inside.mines.edu increased at approximately 19 percent from 2010 to 2011 (Q3+Q4). If that rate of increase
were to remain constant, visits would double every 3 years and 8 months. Any constantly expanding system tends to be
unsustainable over time. So, at the very least, CCIT will need to closely monitor server performance as demand for web
services increases.
Second, mobile visits to inside.mines.edu rose approximately 173 percent during the same period, for a doubling time of
about 146 days. Of course, high rates of increase are common when starting from a very low base. We expect to see a
leveling of the rate of increase over time. And since our mobile-specific website and applications do not at this time allow
visitors to access all of inside.mines.edu (nor all of www.mines.edu for that matter), we can expect mobile access to settle at
a stable fraction of total visits … eventually. A full-sized desktop browser – found on laptops, desktops, and tablets – still
gives a superior browsing experience on the full Mines websites. On the other hand, as we make new mobile-specific web
services available in the near term, this may accelerate the growth of mobile visits as a fraction of all visits, further increasing
demand for mobile services.
For those fond of thought experiments, were current rates of increase to continue unabated, mobile visits to inside.mines.edu
would exceed visits from full-sized computers by mid-2015. Indeed, if such trends continued unabated, by 2021
inside.mines.edu would be receiving more mobile visits than there are currently people living in the United States. As Thomas
Malthus pointed out, that is the magic of exponential increase. It is also why we don't believe that present trends – mobile or
otherwise – will continue at current rates. We will monitor actual increases and tailor our recommendations accordingly in
upcoming years.
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WWW.MINES.EDU
For the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 20118
The website www.mines.edu (or simply “mines.edu”) was conceived as an “external” website, directed primarily to those not
already at Mines in some capacity. It serves primarily marketing and admissions purposes, though other features make it an
occasional destination for Mines faculty, staff, and students. It is the second largest website (in terms of pages and visitors)
supported by CCIT.
Visits and Unique Visitors

During the second half of 2011, www.mines.edu saw 600,236 total visits, up slightly from 582,780 in 2010. That's a 3
percent increase.

Unique visitors rose from 299,760 to 322,977 in 2011, a 7.7 percent increase.

In 2011, new visitors made up almost exactly half of all visits (obviously, returning visitors made up the rest). That's
up about four percent since 2010.
Visits to www.mines.edu pages between 1 July and 31 December show a modest increase from 2010 (orange line) to
2011 (blue line). Note that the orange spike in traffic seen on 7 September 2010 is an anomaly and not indicative of
an actual spike in true web traffic for that day.
Page Statistics

Total pageviews rose slightly, from 1,967,653 in the second half of 2010 to 2,001,531 in 2011.

Visitors accessed an average of 3.3 pages per visit (versus 2.4 pages on inside.mines.edu). Visitors to
www.mines.edu are drilling deeper.

Average time on site increased slightly, from 2:33 to 2:43.

Bounce rates remained substantially unchanged.
8 Figures for www.mines.edu, below, are actual, not estimated.
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Most-Visited Pages
These are the top 25 most-visited pages on www.mines.edu (“/” refers to the top-level page on that site).
Unique
Avg. Time
Bounce
Page
Rank Pageviews Pageviews
on Page
Rate
% Exit
/
1
536,842
430,955 00:01:36
42.18%
41.53%
/AcademicsLandingPage
2
125,633
100,997 00:00:24
15.05%
8.08%
/Admissions
3
119,407
94,228 00:00:21
9.26%
6.79%
/CSMAthletics
4
80,237
63,349 00:02:03
69.24%
58.88%
/Undergraduate_Admissions
5
74,766
58,661 00:00:54
54.03%
19.84%
/ProspectiveStudents
6
56,597
47,081 00:00:21
24.64%
7.84%
/graduate_admissions
7
51,872
35,852 00:01:08
42.85%
20.14%
/Undergraduate-Academic
8
51,479
39,530 00:00:24
41.64%
8.86%
/graduate_academic
9
48,100
36,310 00:00:37
48.07%
10.93%
/applynow
10
39,221
29,270 00:02:08
55.33%
45.88%
/AboutMines
11
38,157
31,526 00:00:49
52.20%
18.63%
/Departments
12
37,758
28,161 00:01:46
55.07%
36.43%
/Undergraduate
13
28,765
24,766 00:00:33
54.51%
8.27%
/Employment3C9AZH8
14
24,576
19,303 00:01:49
66.45%
63.38%
/Engineering
15
24,450
16,392 00:01:27
67.74%
27.98%
/CostandFinancialAid
16
22,349
18,677 00:02:04
64.07%
44.47%
/UgradGeoResouces
17
21,673
13,802 00:01:39
51.51%
28.73%
/Deadlines_GS
18
20,590
16,254 00:02:09
58.73%
31.65%
/
GeoscienceandResourceEngineering
_GS
19
20,357
12,319 00:00:26
41.18%
5.51%
/Requirements
20
20,276
17,277 00:01:10
60.69%
22.42%
/HowtoApply
21
18,695
14,244 00:01:01
62.78%
19.44%
/Directories
22
16,853
11,663 00:01:11
56.38%
38.66%
/Parents
23
16,399
12,933 00:01:01
41.85%
28.07%
/Engineering_GS
24
16,381
10,710 00:00:23
45.69%
5.80%
/ContactUsYPZCQC4
25
16,084
13,449 00:01:53
67.77%
54.79%
Visits by Language
Visits to www.mines.edu via US English-language web browsers were up slightly in the second half of 2011, to 539,390. But
as a percentage of all visits, US English dropped about 1.6 percent, to 90 percent of all visits. Only US English; non-US, non-
Great Britain English; and Chinese each accounted for more than 1 percent of total visitors in this period (1 percent being
equivalent to about 6,000 visits).
In order, visits from non-US English browsers included:

Non-US, non-Great Britain English (up 18 percent to 17,275 visits)

Chinese (up 21 percent to 16,089 visits)

Great Britain English (up 41 percent to 4,011 visits)

Non-Spain, primarily South American, Spanish (up 6 percent to 3,601 visits)

French (up 3 percent to 1,976 visits)

Brazil Portuguese (up 32 percent to 1,620 visits)

Spain Spanish (essentially unchanged at 1,465 visits)

Russian – a language not in the top 10 on inside.mines.edu – dropped 27 percent to 1,291.

Japanese (down 6 percent to 1,264)
It has been suggested that more non-English content on www.mines.edu, our main “external” website, might be helpful for
recruiting and retention of international students – assuming this is a desired institutional goal. Since approximately one in 20
visitors might be inferred from browser-language choice to operate in a language other than English (of some kind), this
observation is not without some merit. While all technical instruction at Mines is in English, and international students at
Mines are expected to be fluent in English, a larger international-language presence at www.mines.edu might be used to
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draw speakers of other languages to our web pages in the first place, or to reassure them that Mines is aware of, and
sympathetic to, other cultures.
Country of Access
Approximately 85 percent of the time, www.mines.edu is accessed from within the United States (compared to 93 percent of
the time for inside.mines.edu). Of the next eight countries, only China accounts for more than 2 percent of total visits in this
time period. (One percent equals approximately 6,000 visits.) In descending order of visits, these countries are:
1.
China (2.5 percent of visits)
2.
India (1.2 percent)
3.
Canada (0.8 percent)
4.
United Kingdom (0.7 percent)
5.
Iran (0.6 percent)
6.
Saudi Arabia (0.55 percent)
7.
Nigeria (0.45 percent)
8.
Australia (0.33 percent)
City of Access
By a large margin, the largest source of visits to inside.mines.edu (42 percent) is Golden. However, visits to www.mines.edu
are overwhelmingly from ... almost anywhere else. In fact, Golden ranks at number 18 on this list – behind New York, Beijing,
or Los Angeles. The Top 10 cities accessing www.mines.edu in this period are:
1.
Denver (15 percent of total visits)
2.
Wheat Ridge (8 percent)
3.
Houston (2.4 percent)
4.
Colorado Springs (2.4 percent)
5.
Boulder (1.4 percent)
6.
Morrison (1.3 percent)
7.
Littleton (1.2 percent)
8.
Arvada (1.1 percent)
9.
Aurora (1 percent)
10. Westminster (0.9 percent)
These cities account for roughly 35 percent of visits to www.mines.edu (compared to inside.mines.edu where 70 percent of
visits come from the top 10 locations). Thus, those interested in reading about, or applying to, Mines (the presumed target
audience for www.mines.edu) are much more widely dispersed than those who are already on campus (the target audience
for inside.mines.edu). Clearly www.mines.edu and inside.mines.edu have vastly different audiences, with vastly different
goals.
Browser Trends
Four browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome (in that order) account for the vast majority of visits to
www.mines.edu. Trends are similar to those noted previously for inside.mines.edu:

Browser (All Versions)
% Usage 2010
% Usage 2011
% Change
Internet Explorer
47
38
-19
Firefox
24
21
-13
Chrome
17
20
+18
Safari
10
17
+70
Other (Mostly Mobile)
2
4
+100
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Operating Systems
What operating systems are used by visitors to www.mines.edu? The usual suspects. However, the greatest increase in the
past year is seen in access via mobile operating systems (iOS and Android particularly), generally at the expense of
Windows.

OS (All Versions)
% Usage 2010
% Usage 2011
% Change
Windows
77
71
-8
Mac OS X
19
21
+11
Other (Mobile)
3
7
+133
Linux
1
1
0
Mobile Trends
In the second half of 2011, mobile devices accounted for almost 7 percent of all visits to www.mines.edu – up from less than
3 percent a year earlier. To be precise, mobile visits increased 137 percent year to year. As noted above, overall visits to
www.mines.edu increased less than 3 percent in this period. Once again, the trend is clear: the future is mobile.
Mobile Devices
As on inside.mines.edu, Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) are by far the most popular mobile platforms used to
access www.mines.edu – in fact, they account for more than 70 percent of the total. Within iOS devices, the iPad saw the
most significant jump in users, apparently at the expense of the iPhone and iPod. Android devices are in a strong second
position at 27 percent. Blackberry continues to have a negligible presence (2.5 percent and dropping). Other mobile
operating systems are even more negligible, with none rising beyond 0.2 percent of the total in the second half of 2011.

As a percentage of all mobile

devices, Q3+Q4
Device (All Versions)
2010
2011
% Change
iPhone
40
35
-12.5
iPad
16
30
+88
Android
25
27
+8
iPod
11
5
-55
Blackberry
7
2.5
-64
Windows (All Versions)
0.7
0.2
-71
Nokia
0.01
0.2
+1900
SymbianOS
0.5
0.2
-60
Samsung
0.3
0.1
-67
TOTAL9
100.51
100.2
9 Totals are >100 because of rounding.
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Conclusion
Compared to inside.mines.edu (which is accessed primarily from Golden by current Mines faculty, staff, and students),
www.mines.edu is accessed more widely in Colorado and beyond. It is clearly the site first used by individuals wishing to
know more about Mines itself and, potentially, to apply for admission to the school. Once these individuals arrive in Golden,
however, their Mines website of choice becomes inside.mines.edu. This is how the two websites were conceived to work.
Unlike inside.mines.edu, the number of total visits to www.mines.edu stayed relatively constant over the past year, rising just
3 percent. Could this increase be made larger? If it is a major institutional goal to increase visits to www.mines.edu (which is,
after all, Mines' primary marketing and admissions website), then we suggest that new features on that site would be useful –
features that would increase time on the site and make it “stickier” for visitors. In early 2012, the Client and Web Services
group at CCIT began to survey stakeholders to determine what added features might be most desired. Preliminary results
are now being compiled.
As seen on inside.mines.edu, mobile visits to www.mines.edu increased markedly in this period, up 137 percent (less than
the mobile-visits increase on inside.mines.edu but still a remarkable rise). If this trend were to continue – and some flattening
is likely eventually – mobile visits to Mines websites would be expected to double in less than a year. Clearly, we should keep
a close eye on our mobile strategy and make sure we are serving our users the information they need – admissions and
marketing information on www.mines.edu, day-to-day departmental and academic information on inside.mines.edu – and do
so more and more often via interfaces readily viewable on mobile devices.

Not finding the statistics you need to make a particular well-informed decision? Just ask. Please send suggestions for data
to be gathered in further reports to the Client and Web Services group of CCIT, at teamweb@mines.edu.
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