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Web Traffic: Up to 2.9 million pages a month - website of Patrick Dixon, Futurist Keynote Speaker

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Dr Patrick Dixon: Future Strategy, Keynote Speaker - Global Change Ltd - Futurist Keynote Speakers

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This site is written by Dr Patrick Dixon, international conference keynote speaker, author of 16 books and Chairman of Global Change LtdPatrick Dixon is a management consultant, growth strategist and trends analyst, whose clients include many of the world's largest multinationals. He has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50 2005).

Over 15 million different people have used the Global Change website since 1995, created originally as a personal storehouse for press articles and other writing. More than s have been viewed. Around half of all visitors are in management, and most of the rest are in full-time education. Dr Dixon writes the content, produces his own videos and manages the site, often while on the move in taxis, trains and planes.

Why give so much "intellectual capital" away?

Because it helps millions of people. Many business speakers are very protective of their "intellectual capital", anxious about articles, presentations, books or corporate videos being online - some even refuse to allow their powerpoint slides to be loaded onto a technician's PC. That's last-century thinking. The future is about a world where information is free, ideas widely broadcast, use and adaptation encouraged (acknowledging source). The real added-value is knowing exactly how to apply ideas to your own business, yourself, family, community and wider world.

Some statistics about this site

Over 15 million unique visitors to our pages with 6 million video views and over 43,000 Twitter followers (January 2014).  2.9 million pages were read in February 2009 alone.  Around 12 million page views on 800,000 different computers from October 2008 to March 2010.   This does not include those watching 3,000 video clips a day, mainly on YouTube, nor over 30,000 people following many posts each week on Twitter.

We had 5.5 million unique visitors from July 2003 - March 05 alone, but the site has been running since 1996.

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Site visitors peaked in 2007 at over 22,500 different people and 110,000 pages a day - At peak times an average visitor requested 4.5 pages of around 800 words each, over 7 minutes - a total of more than 2,600 hours onsite in 24 hours, not including offline reading time, during which our server can delivered an estimated 88 million words including more than 2,200 book chapters

bullet 13 million pages viewed in 12 months from 1 April 2004 to 30 March 2005
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Around 500,000 unique visitors in a busy month. Up to 600,000 html pages viewed a week. Of around 320 million global search requests a day in March 2005 (source: WordTrack) , up to 22,500 a day landed up at our site - so we think on busy days around one in 14,500 of all 320 million search requests around the world produces a visit to our pages - or more like one in 30,000 at quieter times . Around 65% of our traffic is from the US (compared to 42.4% of all net traffic). In March 2005 there were around 111 million individuals in the US who used search engines (Wordtracker figures), of which we estimate around 325,000 different US citizens visited our pages. One person in every 360 American users of search engines visits us in a busy month, and we estimate around 3% of 175 million US online citizens have visited our site at least once since we launched in 1996 - the figure is far less for the rest of the world.

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Single hit can be an entire 130 page book (28,000 words), a 5 page article, a 60 minute video, press photo or image of a slide (six entire books and over 60 powerpoint presentations on the site). On a busy day over 4,000 actual book chapters are sent by our server. Over 335,000 book chapters were downloaded in just 6 months of 2003.

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Roughly 100,000 "screenfuls" of info viewed per 100,000 hits.

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Some pages are consistently in the "Top 10 most popular sites" for certain search words on engines such as http://www.msn.com.

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Up to 110,000 large "pages" of html downloaded a day by up to 22,500 individuals, equivalent in length to peak demand of:  240,000 sheets of A4, or over 88 million words a day, the same as 1,000 hardback books.

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Up to 4,500  html pages downloaded an hour (more than 5 million words) - see typical day below:

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Up to 1,300 people an hour view multiple Web Cams inside the cyberbubble or actual live video/sound streaming.

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Most html "pages" viewed are between 4 and 25 A4 pages in length if printed out.

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Larger pages are more popular.

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Biggest hit rate = 5 hits a second (24 megabytes transferred in an hour).

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Webcam peaks are usually radio listeners on stations like BBC who have been told they can also watch a live radio broadcast from the cyberbubble on the webcam.  See recent media log.

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Figs don't include discussion groups - approx 200 hits a day.

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The human cloning discussion area has had over 220,000 message reads since start.

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Around 50,000 try to watch site videos each month.

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Around 30,000 succeed - rest need free software.

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Traffic peaks in High School and College terms.

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Busiest pages are on human cloning, mobile phone radiation, health, ethical and "future" issues.

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Most people arrive from search engines, reviewed pages or cross-links.

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Some videos stream broad bandwidth (300kbps).

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Most of the data load is people watching RealVideo.

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The site was first launched in 1996 as a set of personal web pages.

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Dr Patrick Dixon is the creator and maintainer of these pages.

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The site remains his own experimental area for learning and testing.

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The shape of the site has been directed by traffic and demand.

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Recent search words show how many ways people look for things.

Data:  Webtrends and Superstats 1999/2000/2001/2002/2003



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