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Does Anyone Ever Look at All This Stuff 2010?
Richard P. Sevier
January 2011

NOTE: This is an update to articles that appeared in January 2008 and January 2009 and covers the year 2010 only.

What follows are detailed statistics for the Madison Parish LAGenWeb website and less detailed statistics for the Madison Parish LAArchives website for the year 2010. Similar statistics are available for the years 2009 and 2008.

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11 Year Graph showing the weekly and cumulative visits (“hits”) to the Madison Parish LAGenWeb site – the Primary Site

Between 2000 and 2011 the weekly visits, commonly known as “hits”, to the LAGenWeb website varied from a low of about 70 per week to a high of almost 200 per week. Each “hit” represents one unique visit per day to the website. Visits to additional pages on the website are not counted. A visitor is counted only once per day even though he or she may visited the website several times during the day. At the beginning of the year 2000, the average (yellow line) number of accesses per week was about 55. By the end of 2010 this rate had doubled to over 110—a substantial increase, although there was a typical year-end decline. During 2010 there were 7159 unique visitors to the site as opposed to 6880 in 2009 and 6204 in 2008. 2008 also included visitors from the LAArchives which data was not used for 2009 and 2010.

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12 Year Graph showing the weekly and cumulative visits (“hits”) to the Madison Parish Archives site

In contrast, activity for the Madison Parish Archives website (LAArchives), which starting in September 2009 had about 90% less data than the Madison LAGenWeb, has had its ups and downs. At the beginning of 1999 the number of “hits” per week was about 23. This increased to a high of about 31 during 2002-2004 but has since dropped down to less than 10, sometimes averaging less than 1 per day. After the LAArchives unwisely dropped their relationship with rootsweb.com in early 2008, activity (and content) on the Madison site decreased sharply and continues to drop. Content and format on the Archives site are much more restrictive than that of the LAGenWeb, and for that reason the LAGenWeb site is much more popular. Also the search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo work much better on the LAGenWeb site. During 2010 most of the Madison parish visits were to the LAGenWeb site. Visits to the LAArchives site have now dropped to an all-time low. There were 1059 visits to this site during 2009 and only 510 during 2009.

Activity graphs of some of the more popular Madison Parish LAGenWeb sub-sites are shown below:

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Foreign Visits

During 2010 331 visitors from 175 different cities in 48 different foreign countries viewed data on the Madison Parish LAGenWeb. Note that the 2008 figures below also include data from the LAArchives site, whereas the 2009 and 2010 numbers are for the LAGenWeb site only.  (2010 first-time visits are color-coded red whereas 2009 first-time visits are color-coded blue.)

Foreign Country List

Foreign City List

2010

2009

2008*

Country, City

Visits

Country, City

Visits

Country

Cities

Visits

Cities

Visits

Cities

Visits

2010

2009

2008

2010

2009

2008*

Angola

1

1

Angola, Luanda

1

Israel, Bet Dagan

1

Argentina

1

1

Argentina, Buenos Aires

1

Israel, Kefar Sava

1

Australia

7

13

11

19

14

35

Australia, Adelaide

1

1

1

Israel, Tayibe

1

Austria

2

4

1

3

Australia, Ballarat

1

Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo

1

2

Bahamas

1

1

Australia, Brisbane

1

2

1

Israel, Unknown

1

Barbados

1

1

1

1

Australia, Canberra

1

1

Italy, Alcamo

1

Belgium

11

12

4

7

4

5

Australia, Chatswood

1

Italy, Bologna

1

Belize

1

3

1

1

Australia, Churchill

1

Italy, Cagliari

2

4

Brazil

2

2

4

4

Australia, Craigieburn

1

Italy, Cascina

1

Bulgaria

2

2

1

1

1

1

Australia, Darwin

2

Italy, Civitavecchia

1

Burundi

1

1

Australia, Devonport

1

Italy, Falconara Marittima

1

Canada

30

130

36

109

27

69

Australia, Fremantle

1

Italy, Florence

1

Cayman Islands

1

1

Australia, Hexham

1

Italy, Milan

1

2

Chile

1

1

1

1

1

1

Australia, Kwinana

1

Italy, Oristano

1

China

1

1

1

1

2

2

Australia, Lower Templestowe

1

Italy, Padova

1

Costa Rica

1

1

Australia, Manly

1

Italy, Palermo

1

Cote D'Ivoire

1

2

1

2

2

6

Australia, Melbourne

3

18

Italy, Rome

1

2

1

Croatia

1

1

Australia, Melton

1

Italy, Turin

1

Czech Republic

2

2

2

2

3

5

Australia, Perth

1

1

Jamaica, Kingston

1

Denmark

1

1

Australia, Richlands

1

Jamaica, Spanish Town

1

Dominican Republic

1

7

Australia, Sydney

2

5

3

Japan, Kamakura

1

Egypt

1

1

1

1

Australia, Unknown

4

4

2

Japan, Sendai

2

Estonia

1

1

Australia, Wollongong

1

Japan, Tokyo

1

Europe, Unknown

1

1

Austria, Salzburg

1

Japan, Unknown

1

3

3

Finland

2

2

1

1

Austria, Vienna

3

3

Japan, Zama

1

France

6

8

7

8

11

12

Bahamas, Nassau

1

Kuwait, Unknown

1

1

Germany

9

11

9

9

12

15

Barbados, Bridgetown

1

1

Latvia, Dobele

1

Greece

2

2

2

4

2

3

Belgium, Aalst

1

2

Lithuania, Kaunas

1

Guam

1

1

2

2

Belgium, Antwerpen

1

1

1

Lithuania, Siauliai

1

1

Haiti

1

1

Belgium, Beloeil

1

Lithuania, Vilnius

1

Hong Kong

1

1

1

2

2

3

Belgium, Braine-l'Alleud

1

Malaysia, Petaling Jaya

1

1

Hungary

2

3

1

1

Belgium, Brussels

4

1

Mexico, Aguascalientes

2

India

6

8

3

5

3

5

Belgium, Brasschaat

1

Mexico, Cuernavaca

2

Indonesia

1

1

2

2

Belgium, Brugge

1

Mexico, Hermosillo

1

Ireland

3

14

7

37

1

49

Belgium, Hamme

1

Mexico, Mexico

1

Israel

2

2

2

2

2

3

Belgium, Machelen

1

Mexico, Monclova

1

Italy

3

3

6

8

8

12

Belgium, Nijlen

1

Mexico, Mrida

1

Jamaica

2

2

Belgium, Stabroek

1

Mexico, Puebla

1

Japan

2

2

3

5

2

5

Belgium, Tongeren

1

Mexico, Puerto Vallarta

1

Kuwait

1

1

Belgium, Tournai

1

Mexico, Tijuana

1

Latvia

1

1

Belgium, Vilvoorde

1

Mexico, Unknown

1

Lithuania

2

2

1

1

1

1

Belgium, Waterloo

2

Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

2

Malaysia

1

1

1

1

Belize, Belize City

3

1

Morocco, Rabat

1

Mexico

2

2

5

6

3

4

Brazil, Campinas

1

Morocco, Unknown

1

Mongolia

1

2

Brazil, Curitiba

1

Netherlands, Almere

1

Morocco

1

1

1

1

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro

1

Netherlands, Amsterdam

1

Netherlands

5

8

5

5

8

8

Brazil, So Bernardo Do Campo

1

Netherlands, Arnhem

1

Netherlands Antilles

1

1

Brazil, So Paulo

1

Netherlands, Boskoop

1

New Zealand

2

6

1

2

Brazil, Unknown

1

Netherlands, Cuijk

1

Nigeria

1

1

1

1

Bulgaria, Plovdiv

1

Netherlands, Delft

1

Norway

1

1

2

2

Bulgaria, Sofia

1

1

Netherlands, Den Haag

1

Philippines

5

5

4

7

2

2

Bulgaria, Svishtov

1

Netherlands, Epe

1

Poland

6

7

3

6

4

4

Burundi, Unknown

1

Netherlands, Heemstede

1

Portugal

1

1

2

2

Canada, Barrie

2

Netherlands, Heerlen

4

Puerto Rico

1

1

1

1

Canada, Batiscan

1

Netherlands, Leusden

1

Romania

2

4

1

1

Canada, Bobcaygeon

11

Netherlands, Maastricht

1

Russian Federation

1

1

2

2

2

5

Canada, Borden

1

Netherlands, Nuenen

1

Saudi Arabia

1

1

Canada, Brandon

1

Netherlands, Voorschoten

1

Singapore

1

1

Canada, Brampton

1

2

Netherlands, Unknown

1

Slovakia

1

1

1

1

Canada, Brandon

1

Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad

1

Slovenia

1

1

Canada, Brantford

1

1

Netherlands, Winterswijk

1

South Africa

2

4

3

6

2

2

Canada, Burlington

2

Netherlands, Wouw

1

Spain

6

8

7

12

6

9

Canada, Burnaby

69

41

1

Netherlands, Zaanstad

1

Sweden

2

2

1

1

3

3

Canada, Calgary

1

1

New Zealand, Auckland

4

2

Switzerland

2

2

2

2

3

3

Canada, Canmore

2

New Zealand, Christchurch

2

Taiwan

2

2

2

2

Canada, Charlottetown

1

Nigeria, Lagos

1

Thailand

1

1

Canada, Coquitlam

1

Nigeria, Unknown

1

Tunisia

1

2

Canada, Creston

1

3

Norway, Tonstad

1

Turkey

3

3

1

1

2

2

Canada, Dawson Creek

3

3

Philippines, Calamba

1

Ukraine

2

3

1

1

Canada, Edmonton

1

2

18

Philippines, Cavite

1

United Arab Emirates

1

2

Canada, Grand Forks

1

Philippines, Cebu

3

United Kingdom

25

32

27

41

29

47

Canada, Guelph

2

6

Philippines, Ligao

1

Vietnam

1

1

Canada, Halifax

1

Philippines, Luzon

1

Yugoslavia

1

1

Canada, Hamilton

1

Philippines, Makati

1

175

331

184

348

193

356

Canada, Harriston

1

Philippines, Manila

1

2

Canada, Kamloops

1

Philippines, Philippine

1

Canada, Kelowna

2

Philippines, Quezon

1

Canada, Kingston

1

Philippines, Vizal Santo Nio

1

Canada, Kitchener

1

Poland, Cracow

1

Canada, Langley

1

Poland, Gliwice

1

Canada, London

1

3

Poland, Krakw

1

Canada, Mississauga

4

1

1

Poland, Leszno

1

Canada, Moncton

3

Poland, Nowogard

1

Canada, Montreal

3

1

1

Poland, Poznan

2

1

Canada, Morden

1

1

Poland, Radom

1

Canada, Nepean

1

Poland, Slawinek

1

Canada, Oakville

1

2

1

Poland, Szczecin

1

Canada, Ottawa

1

1

Poland, Szczercw

1

Canada, Port Alberni

5

Poland, Warsaw

2

3

Canada, Port Colborne

1

Poland, Wroclaw

1

Canada, Port Moody

1

2

Portugal, Lisboa

1

1

Canada, Queen Charlotte

1

Portugal, Viseu

1

Canada, Quebec

2

3

Puerto Rico, San Juan

1

Canada, Red Deer

1

Puerto Rico, Unknown

1

Canada, Richelieu

3

Romania, Arad

1

Canada, Saint John

1

1

Romania, Bucharest

3

Canada, Saskatoon

10

1

Romania, Targu-Mures

1

Canada, Scarborough

1

4

1

Russian Federation, Khimki

1

Canada, Surrey

1

2

Russian Federation, Moscow

1

3

Canada, Thornhill

2

3

Russian Federation, Novosibirsk

1

Canada, Thorold

1

1

Russian Federation, Rostov-na-Donu

2

Canada, Thunder Bay

1

Singapore, Unknown

1

Canada, Toronto

13

2

1

Slovakia, Bratislava

1

Canada, Trail

1

Slovenia, Radovljica

1

Canada, Unknown

12

1

2

South Africa, Johannesburg

2

1

1

Canada, Vancouver

1

1

1

South Africa, Midrand

1

Canada, Waterloo

2

1

1

South Africa, Parow

2

Canada, White Rock

1

South Africa, Unknown

2

3

Canada, Winnipeg

1

1

Spain, Almera

1

Cayman Islands, West Bay

1

Spain, Barcelona

1

2

2

Chile, Lampa

1

Spain, Cornell

1

China, Chaoyang

1

Spain, Ibiza

2

China, Peking

1

Spain, Lorca

1

China, Wuhan

1

Spain, Madrid

1

2

3

Chile, Santiago

1

1

Spain, Marbella

1

China, Shenyang

1

Spain, Ministerio

1

Costa Rica, San Jose

1

Spain, Mlaga

2

1

Cote D'Ivoire, Abidjan

2

Spain, Salamanca

1

Cote D'Ivoire, Unknown

2

2

4

Spain, Sevilla

1

Croatia, Zagreb

1

Spain, Valencia

2

Czech Republic, Brno

1

Spain, Vigo

1

2

Czech Republic, Ceska

3

Sweden, Gteborg

1

Czech Republic, Hradec Krlov

1

Sweden, Landskrona

1

Czech Republic, Prague

2

1

1

Sweden, Lerum

1

Denmark, Copenhagen

1

Sweden, Skvde

1

Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

7

Sweden, Stockholm

1

1

Egypt, Alexandria

1

Switzerland, Basel

1

Egypt, Cairo

1

Switzerland, Bremgarten

1

Estonia, Hru

1

Switzerland, Herzogenbuchsee

1

Europe, Unknown

1

Switzerland, Langnau

1

Finland, Helsinki

1

Switzerland, Unknown

1

Finland, Tampere

1

Switzerland, Zrich

1

1

Finland, Vantaa

1

Taiwan, Hsinchu

France, Angoulme

1

Taiwan, Kaohsiung

1

France, Argenteuil

1

Taiwan, Tainan

1

1

France, Blaise

1

Taiwan, Taipei

1

France, Billancourt

1

Thailand, Nonthaburi

1

France, Brtigny-sur-Orge

2

Tunisia, Unknown

1

France, Cognac

1

Turkey, Ankara

1

France, Courtry

1

Turkey, Aydin

1

France, Ermont

1

Turkey, Izmir

1

1

France, Fontenay-sous-Bois

1

Turkey, Samsun

1

France, Marseille

1

Ukraine, Kiev

1

France, Menton

1

Ukraine, Nikolaev

1

France, Monte

1

Ukraine, Rivne

1

France, Montpellier

1

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

2

France, Moulineaux

1

United Kingdom, Aberdeen

1

France, Paris

7

1

1

United Kingdom, Amersham

1

France, Pont--Mousson

2

United Kingdom, Andover

1

1

France, Provins

1

United Kingdom, Antrim

1

France, Roissy-en-Brie

1

United Kingdom, Balintore

1

France, Solers

1

United Kingdom, Basildon

2

France, Ste

1

United Kingdom, Benfleet

1

France, Toulon

1

United Kingdom, Birmingham

1

France, Unknown

1

United Kingdom, Blackburn

1

Germany, Augsburg

1

United Kingdom, Bradford

1

Germany, Baden-Baden

1

United Kingdom, Brighton

1

Germany, Berlin

1

United Kingdom, Bristol

1

Germany, Delmenhorst

1

United Kingdom, Cambridge

2

Germany, Dessau

1

United Kingdom, Cardiff

1

Germany, Erkner

1

United Kingdom, Chelmsford

1

1

Germany, Eschborn

1

United Kingdom, Colwyn Bay

1

Germany, Essen

1

United Kingdom, Crawley

1

Germany, Frankfurt Am Main

1

United Kingdom, Crewe

1

Germany, Frth

1

United Kingdom, Dartford

1

Germany, Halberstadt

1

United Kingdom, Derby

1

Germany, Hanover

1

2

United Kingdom, Dorchester

1

Germany, Heidelberg

1

United Kingdom, Droitwich

1

Germany, Kassel

2

United Kingdom, Dudley

1

Germany, Kelheim

1

United Kingdom, Dunfermline

1

Germany, Kiel

1

United Kingdom, East Retford

1

Germany, Lnen

2

United Kingdom, Edinburgh

1

Germany, Mannheim

1

United Kingdom, Fleet

1

Germany, Nienburg

1

1

United Kingdom, Gateshead

1

Germany, Oberursel

1

United Kingdom, Godalming

1

Germany, Neumnster

1

United Kingdom, Gillingham

1

1

Germany, Pfeisenham

1

United Kingdom, Glasgow

1

1

Germany, Sindelfingen

1

United Kingdom, Grays

2

Germany, Traunreut

1

United Kingdom, Grimsby

1

Germany, Trebur

1

United Kingdom, Heywood

1

Germany, Velbert

1

United Kingdom, Horsham

1

Germany, Unknown

1

1

United Kingdom, Itchen

1

Germany, Usingen

2

United Kingdom, Keighley

1

Greece, Athens

1

3

2

United Kingdom, Kingston

1

Greece, Magola

1

United Kingdom, Kirkconnel

1

Greece, Skhimatrion

1

United Kingdom, Laurencekirk

1

Greece, Unknown

1

United Kingdom, Leeds

1

Guam, Barrigada

1

United Kingdom, Liverpool

1

2

1

Guam, Hagatna

1

United Kingdom, London

3

2

5

Guam, Santa Rita

1

United Kingdom, Luton

1

Haiti, Port-au-Prince

1

United Kingdom, Maidens

1

Hong Kong, Central District

2

United Kingdom, Manchester

1

3

Hong Kong, Kwai Chung

1

United Kingdom, Milton Keynes

1

Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

2

United Kingdom, Nottingham

1

Hong Kong, Unknown

1

United Kingdom, Oxford

2

Hungary, Budapest

2

1

United Kingdom, Peterborough

1

Hungary, Budars

1

United Kingdom, Pontefract

1

India, Ahmadabad

2

United Kingdom, Portsmouth

1

India, Alandur

1

United Kingdom, Saint Albans

1

India, Bangalore

1

United Kingdom, Sheffield

1

India, Bombay

3

2

United Kingdom, Slough

1

India, Guwahati

1

United Kingdom, Southampton

2

India, Hyderabad

1

United Kingdom, Stockport

1

India, Kochi

1

United Kingdom, Stratford-upon-Avon

1

India, Nagpur

1

United Kingdom, Sunbury

1

India, Naroda

1

United Kingdom, Tiverton

1

India, New Delhi

3

2

United Kingdom, Trowbridge

1

India, Unknown

1

United Kingdom, Swindon

1

Indonesia, Jakarta

1

1

United Kingdom, Unknown

4

11

11

Indonesia, Surabaya

1

United Kingdom, Warrington

1

1

Ireland, Bray

2

United Kingdom, Warwick

1

Ireland, Cork

1

1

United Kingdom, Wigan

2

Ireland, Dublin

4

3

United Kingdom, Winchester

1

Ireland, Galway

1

United Kingdom, Worcester

1

Ireland, Limerick

1

United Kingdom, Wrexham

1

Ireland, Louth

8

28

49

Vietnam, Dong Thap

1

Ireland, Lucan

1

Yugoslavia, Unknown

1

Ireland, Unknown

1

331

348

356

 

It is really surprising that so many people from overseas would be interested in Madison Parish. The reason for most searches was not apparent because, once the website was entered; it was hard to identify which pages were actually visited. Many identifiable searches were for information on the Battle of Milliken’s Bend (about 9% of the total LAGenWeb) which occurred on June 7, 1863. Many others were interested in cemetery data, especially obituaries. Some even visited the Tallulah High School photo section.

US Visits

During 2010 people from every state in the union searched for information on Madison Parish. The table below shows the state, number of different cities and the total number of U. S. cities from which inquiries have been received. Although the total number of US searches was 6,757, it should be noted that 2016 (30.5%) came from an unknown location. For 2010 the five top states in number of visitors were: Louisiana (1176-17.4%), Texas (718-10.6%), California (402-5.9%), Missouri (330-4.9%), and Mississippi (239-2.8%). The top five states in terms of number of different cities were: Louisiana (115-9.9%), Texas (99-8.6%), California (96-8.3%), Mississippi (61-5.3%) and Virginia (47-4.1 %.) Again note that data from 2008 cannot be directly compared with that of 2010 ot 2009 because the 2008 data also includes data from the LAArchives site. LAArchives City, State and Foreign data is unavailable for 2009 or 2010. The US data is tabulated below:

State List

2010

2009

2008*

2010

2009

2008*

State

Cities

Hits

Cities

Hits

Cities

Hits

State

Cities

Hits

Cities

Hits

Cities

Hits

 Alabama

24

70

15

62

24

77

 Nebraska

12

12

3

15

5

17

 Alaska

2

5

2

7

1

1

 Nevada

12

35

4

54

7

90

 Arizona

14

49

14

39

13

101

 New Hampshire

10

60

7

8

4

5

 Arkansas

26

89

26

80

38

94

 New Jersey

28

33

35

39

28

31

 California

96

402

119

418

93

282

 New Mexico

5

8

5

10

7

14

 Colorado

13

66

15

52

13

40

 New York

35

89

43

74

33

148

 Connecticut

18

22

18

18

14

18

 North Carolina

30

63

42

86

31

83

 Delaware

1

1

2

2

2

3

 North Dakota

2

3

1

8

 District of Columbia

1

15

18

18

1

23

 Ohio

32

68

28

77

23

75

 Florida

47

146

49

150

48

144

 Oklahoma

11

40

15

52