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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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EdinPhoto

Web Site

Stats

Beginning 2002

I launched the EdinPhoto web site in February 2001, some time before the days of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other social media sites.

Here are a few stats about the number of visitors to the site and pages viewed on the site from March 2002 onwards.  (That's the first date form which I have been able to obtain reliable stats about use of the site.)

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 1, 2014

 

EdinPhoto

1.

Search Engines

I found it interesting to look at the % of visitors who found the EdinPhoto web site by using different search engines at:

-   Mar 2002 (the earliest month for which I have stats) and

 -  Dec 2013 (the latest month for which I have stats).

Over this period, Google has become even more dominant, squeezing out most of its early competitors.

Year

% of visitors who found the  EdinPhoto web site through this search engine

Feb 2002 Dec 2013

Google

74.8%

92.5%

Yahoo

17.3%

7.5%

Alta Vista

2.7%

-

Lycos

2.5%

-

All The Web

0.8%

-

Ask Jeeves

0.8%

-

MSN

0.5%

-

Look Smart

0.2%

-

Direct Hit

0.2%

-

AOL

0.2%

0.01%

Excite

0.0% *

-

Netscape

0.0% *

-

Dogpile

0.0% *

0.06%

MetaCrawler

0.0% *

-

Hotbot

0.0% *

-

Infoseek

0.0% *

-

*  None of the visitors to in Feb 2002 found the EdinPhoto web site by using this search engine.

However, during the year beginning 1 Feb 2002, some of the visitors used this search engine to find the EdinPhoto web site.

 

 

EdinPhoto

2.

Sessions and Pages Viewed

TOTALS

Brief History

This brief summary covers all the years for which I have reliable stats for the web site.

Briefly, it shows that the number of visitors to the site, and the number of pages they  viewed:

-  increased steadily up to about 2007

-  then gradually declined up to about 2011

-  and have then remained fairly level.

EdinPhoto Web Site

Year

Sessions Pages viewed Avge no of pages per session

  2002 *

201,873

761,624

2.6

2003

620,216

1,953,557

2.3

2004

825,933

3,626,151

3.1

2005

1,848,233

6,864,616

2.6

2006

4,134,277

10,417,110

1.8

2007

5,636,084

13,149,209

2.3

2008

3,598,604

10,877,449

3.0

2009

2,542,683

10,161,431

4.0

2010

2,744,257

11,538,273

4.2

2011

2,238,974

7,972,352

3.6

2012

2,274997

7,769,426

3.4

2013

1,900,972

9,399,961

4.9

* March to December only

Possible Reason for the Decline

Perhaps the decline in the number of visitors to the site and the number of pages viewed during the period 2007 to 2011 was the result of some of the visitors moving to social media web sites that had not previously existed.  e.g.

-  Twitter was launched in 2005

-  You Tube was launched in 2005

-  Facebook was launched to the public in 2006.

It would have taken these sites a while to gain a sizeable membership following their launch.

Promoting the EdinPhoto web site

I've not advertised the web site, or made any attempt to promote it (other than by referring to in on my Twitter pages over the past  month to see if this might halt any decline in the use of the EdinPhoto web site).

The site is already generating more emails for me than I am comfortably able to cope with, so I don't plan to take any steps to try to increase the number of visitors to the site.

 

 

EdinPhoto

3.

Session Lengths and Pages Viewed

PER VISIT

2002 and 2013

The way in which people have made use of the EdinPhoto web site does not seem to have changed very significantly over the years. 

However, the proportion of people staying on the site for a long time and  the proportion looking at a large number of pages has certainly increased over the years.

In each of the two tables below, I've compared the earliest and latest stats that I have:

Table A

Length of Visits to EdinPhoto

Length of Visit

Number (and %) of Visitors

March 2002 Dec 2013

0 minutes

6,567  (66.2%)

82,363  (48.7%)

1 minute

852  (8.6%)

16,710    (9.9%)

2-5 minutes

1,136  (11.5%)

25,189  (14.9%)

6-15 minutes

866     (8.7%)

24,233   (14.3%)

16-30 minutes

369    (3.7%)

12,009     (7.1%)

31-45 minutes

85    (0.9%)

3,506      (2.1%)

46-60 minutes

14    (0.1%)

2,213    (1.3%)

>60 minutes

28    (0.3%)

3,022   (1.8%)

All

9,917 (100%)

169,245 (100%)

Table B

Pages Viewed per Session on EdinPhoto

Number of Pages Viewed in a  session

Number (and %) of Visitors

Mar 2002 Dec 2013

1 page

5,835  (58.8%)

113,062  (66.8%)

2-5 pages

3,294  (33.2%)

39,338  (23.2%)

6-10 pages

483     (4.9%)

6,982     (4.1%)

11-20 pages

185    (1.9%)

4,668    (2.8%)

21-50 pages

99    (1.0%)

3,562    (2.1%)

51-100 pages

14    (0.1%)

1,101    (0.7%)

>100 pages

7    (0.1%)

532    (0.3%)

All

9,917 (100%)

169,245 (100%)

 

 

EdinPhoto

4.

Pages Most Frequently Viewed

The table below has links to the pages that I add to the web site each month showing which have been the most viewed pages on the EdinPhoto web site over the past month.

 

 

1.  All Months

Top 20 Pages      -  2002:                    Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                        2003:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2004:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2005:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2006:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                           -   2007:  Jan

Top 40 Pages      -  2007:           Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2008:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2009:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2010:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2011:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2012:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2013:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep+ Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2014:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2015:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2016:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2017:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

                       -  2018:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct+ Nov+ Dec

                       -  2018:  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct+ Nov+ Dec+

                       -  2018:  Jan   Feb

 

                         + includes fuller stats .    + includes breakdown of recent visitors by country

Top 100 Pages       2002          2003         2004         2005        2006        2007        Summary

2.  Countries

Where did the EdinPhoto viewers come from in 2018?

   

   

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Links to Other Pages

EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks