Q1 2011 – Comings and goings

In case you weren’t bored enough already by the previous statistical post, here’s another. This time, it’s where people came from in the first quarter of 2011 and where they left to go to if they clicked on a link on this blog.

 

Q1 2011 - referring sites
Q1 2011 - referring sites

 

In some ways it’s no great surprise that facebook tops the list this time. I’m now finally on there myself and it also seems to have replaced a lot of the chatter that used to happen in the FirstClass forums in previous years. These are still there in second place, but it’s a very distant second place now. There have been very few direct visits from the OU Moodle forums too – again, no real surprise as I haven’t been particularly active on either the SD226 or DD307 forums and there’s no ability to set up a signature – so there’s no obvious place to leave a link to here.

 

Q1 2011 - clicks
Q1 2011 - clicks

 

There’s a much wider variety of places where people go to after visiting here though. The vast majority of them are clicks on the blogroll on the right hand side of the screen. Until a couple of months ago, these were listed alphabetically which obviously favoured ‘A BSc for me!’ I’ve since randomised their order and that seems to be levelling out the primacy effect to some extent. However, TMA Machine tops the list – an indication of what most OU students are thinking about most of the time!

If you’re not asleep yet, there will be a final post in this series once the week is over, showing the overall traffic here over the last two and a quarter years. Thanks again for visiting!

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