Now that 2008 is over, we’ll be posting a few charts & graphs that illustrate some interesting trends in how our digital collections (and our shiny new system) have been used in the past year. This post focuses on “referrers,” or, those other sites that people come from that directly lead them to land on our pages.
OK, so what are we counting?
- Any referrals from outside of Duke Libraries websites that resulted in a Page View anywhere in library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/*, including our digital collections homepage, individual collection homepages, contextual info pages, item pages, or search results.
- 890,000 referrals from 10,000 unique external domains (all Duke library web sites/pages excluded). Only the top 9 individually account for more than 1% of external referrals, so there’s quite a long tail.
Notable External Referrers
Of the 10,000, some stand out in particular…
Continue reading How We’re Found (or, Referrer Stats for 2008)