Streamlined Navigation

Good news, web traffic shows that practically everyone has updated their bookmarks to go directly to ratings and reports! So I’ve expired the last few placeholder pages on whsca.org. I replaced them with automatic redirection to the corresponding new page here on Ratings NW.

In case you’re interested in the webmaster’s perspective, here are statistics from my tracking tools and a gratuitous green chess image in honor of St Patrick’s Day:

  • RatingsNW.com gets 400 – 600 visits per day, averaging 15,000 visits per month. This is a lot of traffic by any standard.
  • Two-thirds of our visitors look at tournament reports
  • One-third of our visitors look-up individual ratings
  • Web browsers used are: IE 48%, Firefox 21%, Safari 17%, Chrome 13%
  • Operating systems are: Windows 76%, Mac 15%, iPhone 2.3%, Android 1.6%, iPad 1.5%, Linux 1.4%
  • 13 of our visitors like to capitalize just part of the domain name: www.ratingsNW.com
  • Washington visitors outnumbered Oregon visitors by 8,800 visits to 4,700
  • 8 – 10pm is our busiest time of the day, but one-third of our visits occur in working hours from 9am to 2pm (it’s okay, I won’t tell on you)
  • Nobody has made any comments (yet!) under our headings for Elementary, Middle School or High School topics. Go ahead, this should be a good place to ask/share your school chess ideas.

Mobile users are up to almost 5% of our visits. Cool! Let me know how it’s working on your mobile device.

Webmaster Barry

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One Response to Streamlined Navigation

  1. amy says:

    As it happens, I just used the web site to look up a player’s rating on my Android last night. Worked like a charm — all of the interactive features were pretty much just like on my desktop. Thanks, Barry!

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