posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 01:59 PM
ABOUT ABOVE TOP SECRET
July 2004 Site Performance Summary
July of 2004 was a reasonably busy summer month for ATS. Normally, many discussion board websites experience a significant slow-down in the summer
months, but we seem to be moving forward at a steady pace, even in the "dog days" of summer.
During July, we experienced a total of 755,973 unique user sessions, which is 83% of our previous record on May of 2004 (which was primarily due to
seeing a major thread about Nick Berg being extremely well indexed on Google).
However, when looking at pure page views, July of 2004 had the highest number of pages viewed (to date) on ATS ever at 18.7 million! That's 175% more
than our previous high of 10.7! So it's clear that, while somewhat fewer visitors came to ATS, those who did come were spending more time on ATS,
looking at more content.
The single most-popular content page throughout the month was the War on Terrorism forum, followed closely by the UFO and Aliens forum. The most
popular forum thread was, of course, the Very Scary End Of The World Article thread which continues to be a big Google draw.
On the main site, our Area 51 Page remains the most popular of the main site content pages, followed in a close second by the Aircraft Index page.
We continue to be a major force in search engine topics within our category. A record 192,201 users came to ATS from searches on Google alone, and a
total of 8,716 unique website URL's have referred visitors to ATS in July. A total of 43,747 unique search terms brought people to ATS, with the
following ranking as the top 10 searches:
above top secret
Another great month for ATS!