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Does Anyone Ever Look at All This Stuff 2011?
Richard P. Sevier
January 2012

NOTE: This is an update to articles that appeared in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and covers the year 2011 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 2011. Similar statistics are available for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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

·         Between 2000 and 2012 the weekly visits, commonly known as “hits”, to the Madison  Parish LAGenWeb website varied from a low of about 40 per week to a high of 250 per week (during the 2011 flood period.) 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 have visited the website several times. At the beginning of the year 2000, the average (yellow line) number of accesses per week was about 50. By the end of 2011 this rate had doubled to about 110—a substantial increase, although there was a typical year-end decline. During 2011 there were 6670 unique visitors to the site as opposed to 7159 in 2010, 6880 in 2009 and 6204 in 2008. 2008 also included visitors from the LAArchives which data was not used for 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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13-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 2011 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 1055 unique visits to this site during 2008, 750 in 2009, 513 in 2009 and only 421 in 2011.

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

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This interesting graph shows the increased popularity of Edward Haas’ 1982 story of the 1899 Tallulah Lynchings after Donna Jo Napoli’s version (Alligator Bayou) was published in March 2008. Haas’ story is factual history. However the Napoli book is highly fictionalized and unauthentic.

Foreign Visits

During 2011 245 visitors from 137 different cities in 55 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 - 2011 numbers are for the LAGenWeb site only.  (2011 first time visits are color-coded green.  2010 first-time visits are color-coded red and 2009 first-time visits are color-coded blue.)

 

2011

2010

2009

2008*

Country

Cities

Visits

Cities

Visits

Cities

Visits

Cities

Visits

Albania

1

1

Angola

1

1

Argentina

1

1

Australia

6

9

7

13

11

19

14

35

Austria

2

4

1

3

Bahamas

1

1

Bangladesh

1

1

Barbados

1

2

1

1

1

1

Belgium

1

1

11

12

4

7

4

5

Belize

1

3

1

1

Brazil

1

2

2

2

4

4

Bulgaria

2

2

1

1

1

1

Burundi

1

1

Canada

25

95

30

130

36

109

27

69

Cayman Islands

1

1

Chile

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

China

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

Columbia

1

1

Costa Rica

1

1

1

1

Cote D'Ivoire

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

6

Croatia

1

1

Czech Republic

6

6

2

2

2

2

3

5

Denmark

1

1

1

1

Dominican Republic

1

2

1

7

Egypt

1

1

1

1

1

1

Estonia

1

1

1

1

Europe, Unknown

1

1

Finland

2

2

1

1

France

2

2

6

8

7

8

11

12

Germany

4

6

9

11

9

9

12

15

Greece

1

1

2

2

2

4

2

3

Guam

1

1

2

2

Haiti

1

1

Hong Kong

1

1

1

2

2

3

Hungary

2

3

1

1

India

4

4

6

8

3

5

3

5

Indonesia

2

3

1

1

2

2

Iran

1

1

Ireland

3

7

3

14

7

37

1

49

Israel

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

Italy

2

3

3

3

6

8

8

12

Jamaica

2

2

Japan

2

2

3

5

2

5

Korea

2

2

Kuwait

1

2

1

1

Latvia

1

2

1

1

Lebanon

1

1

Lithuania

2

2

1

1

1

1

Luxemburg

1

1

Malaysia

1

1

1

1

1

1

Mexico

1

1

2

2

5

6

3

4

Mongolia

1

2

Morocco

1

1

1

1

Netherlands

5

5

5

8

5

5

8

8

Netherlands Antilles

1

1

New Zealand

2

2

2

6

1

2

Nigeria

1

1

1

1

Norway

2

2

1

1

2

2

Philippines

4

4

5

5

4

7

2

2

Poland

2

2

6

7

3

6

4

4

Portugal

2

2

1

1

2

2

Puerto Rico

1

1

1

1

Qatar

1

1

Romania

1

1

2

4

1

1

Russian Federation

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

5

Saudi Arabia

1

1

1

1

Singapore

1

1

1

1

Slovakia

1

1

1

1

Slovenia

2

2

1

1

South Africa

1

1

2

4

3

6

2

2

Spain

2

2

6

8

7

12

6

9

Sweden

2

3

2

2

1

1

3

3

Switzerland

4

4

2

2

2

2

3

3

Taiwan

1

2

2

2

2

2

Thailand

1

1

1

1

Tunisia

1

2

Turkey

2

2

3

3

1

1

2

2

Ukraine

2

3

1

1

United Arab Emirates

1

2

United Kingdom

19

38

25

32

27

41

29

47

Vietnam

1

1

1

1

Yugoslavia

1

1

137

245

175

331

184

348

193

356

  

Foreign City List

Country, City

Visits

Country, City

Visits

2011

2010

2009

2008

2011

2010

2009

2008

Albania, Tirana

1

Italy, Bologna

1

Angola, Luanda

1

Italy, Cagliari

2

4

Argentina, Buenos Aires

1

Italy, Cascina

1

Australia, Adelaide

1

1

1

Italy, Civitavecchia

1

Australia, Ballarat

1

Italy, Falconara Marittima

1

Australia, Brisbane

1

1

2

1

Italy, Florence

1

Bangladesh, Unknown

1

Italy, Milan

1

2

Australia, Canberra

2

1

1

Italy, Oristano

1

Australia, Chatswood

1

Italy, Padova

1

1

Australia, Churchill

1

Italy, Palermo

1

Australia, Craigieburn

1

Italy, Rome

2

1

2

1

Australia, Darwin

2

Italy, Turin

1

Australia, Devonport

1

Jamaica, Kingston

1

Australia, Fremantle

1

Jamaica, Spanish Town

1

Australia, Glengarry

1

Japan, Kamakura

1

Australia, Hexham

1

Japan, Sendai

2

Australia, Kwinana

1

Japan, Tokyo

1

Australia, Lower Templestowe

1

Japan, Unknown

1

3

3

Australia, Manly

1

Japan, Zama

1

Australia, Melbourne

2

3

18

Korea, APO

1

Australia, Melton

1

Korea, Seoul

1

Australia, Perth

1

1

Kuwait, Unknown

1

1

1

Australia, Richlands

1

Latvia, Dobele

1

Australia, Sydney

2

2

5

3

Latvia, Riga

2

Australia, Unknown

1

4

4

2

Lebanon, Beirut

1

Australia, Wollongong

1

Lithuania, Kaunas

1

Austria, Salzburg

1

Lithuania, Siauliai

1

1

Austria, Vienna

3

3

Lithuania, Vilnius

1

Bahamas, Nassau

1

Luxemburg, Ehlange

1

Bangladesh, Unknown

1

Malaysia, Petaling Jaya

1

1

Barbados, Bridgetown

2

1

1

Malaysia, Unknown

1

Belgium, Aalst

1

2

Mexico, Aguascalientes

2

Belgium, Antwerpen

1

1

1

Mexico, Colima

1

Belgium, Beloeil

1

Mexico, Cuernavaca

2

Belgium, Braine-l'Alleud

1

Mexico, Hermosillo

1

Belgium, Brussels

1

4

1

Mexico, Mexico

1

Belgium, Brasschaat

1

Mexico, Monclova

1

Belgium, Brugge

1

Mexico, Mrida

1

Belgium, Hamme

1

Mexico, Puebla

1

Belgium, Machelen

1

Mexico, Puerto Vallarta

1

Belgium, Nijlen

1

Mexico, Tijuana

1

Belgium, Stabroek

1

Mexico, Unknown

1

Belgium, Tongeren

1

Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

2

Belgium, Tournai

1

Morocco, Rabat

1

Belgium, Vilvoorde

1

Morocco, Unknown

1

Belgium, Waterloo

2

Netherlands, Almere

1

Belize, Belize City

3

1

Netherlands, Amersfoort

1

Brazil, Campinas

1

Netherlands, Amsterdam

1

1

Brazil, Curitiba

1

Netherlands, Arnhem

1

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro

1

Netherlands, Boskoop

1

Brazil, So Bernardo Do Campo

1

Netherlands, Breda

1

Brazil, So Paulo

1

Netherlands, Cuijk

1

Brazil, Unknown

2

1

Netherlands, Delft

1

Bulgaria, Plovdiv

Netherlands, Den Haag

1

Bulgaria, Sofia

1

1

Netherlands, Drachten

1

Bulgaria, Svishtov

1

Netherlands, Epe

1

Burundi, Unknown

1

1

Netherlands, Heemstede

1

Canada, Barrie

2

2

Netherlands, Heerlen

4

Canada, Batiscan

1

Netherlands, Hilversum

1

Canada, Beaverton

1

Netherlands, Leusden

1

Canada, Bobcaygeon

Netherlands, Maastricht

1

Bolton, Canada

3

Netherlands, Nuenen

1

Canada, Borden

1

Netherlands, Voorschoten

1

Canada, Brandon

11

Netherlands, Unknown

1

Canada, Brampton

1

1

2

Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad

1

Canada, Brandon

Netherlands, Winterswijk

1

Canada, Brantford

1

1

Netherlands, Wouw

1

Canada, Brockville

1

Netherlands, Zaanstad

1

Canada, Burlington

1

2

1

New Zealand, Auckland

1

4

2

Canada, Burnaby

21

69

41

1

New Zealand, Christchurch

2

Canada, Calgary

1

1

New Zealand, Unknown

1

Canada, Canmore

2

Nigeria, Lagos

1

Canada, Charlottetown

1

Nigeria, Unknown

1

Canada, Coquitlam

1

Norway, Kjeller

1

Canada, Creston

1

3

Norway, Oslo

1

Canada, Dawson Creek

3

3

Norway, Tonstad

1

Canada, Edmonton

1

2

18

Philippines, Angeles

1

Canada, Etobiecoke

1

Philippines, Calamba

1

Canada, Grand Forks

1

Philippines, Cavite

1

Canada, Guelph

2

6

Philippines, Cebu

3

Canada, Halifax

1

Philippines, Dagumba-an

1

Canada, Hamilton

1

Philippines, Ligao

1

Canada, Harriston

1

Philippines, Luzon

1

Canada, Kamloops

1

Philippines, Makati

1

Canada, Kelowna

2

Philippines, Manila

1

1

2

Canada, Kingston

1

Philippines, Philippine

1

Canada, Kitchener

1

Philippines, Quezon

1

1

Canada, Langley

1

Philippines, Vizal Santo Nio

1

Canada, Laval

3

Poland, Cracow

1

Canada, London

2

1

3

Poland, Gliwice

1

Canada, Markham

1

Poland, Krakw

1

Canada, Mississauga

3

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, New Westminster

1

Poland, Szczecin

1

Canada, Oakville

1

2

1

Poland, Szczercw

1

Canada, Ottawa

27

1

1

Poland, Unknown

1

Canada, Port Alberni

5

Poland, Warsaw

2

3

1

Canada, Port Colborne

1

Poland, Wroclaw

1

1

Canada, Port Moody

1

2

Portugal, Almada

1

Canada, Queen Charlotte

1

Portugal, Lisboa

1

1

Canada, Quebec

2

3

Portugal, Vialonga

1

Canada, Red Deer

1

Portugal, Viseu

1

Canada, Richelieu

3

Puerto Rico, San Juan

Canada, Saint John

1

1

1

Puerto Rico, Unknown

1

Canada, Saskatoon

10

1

Qatar, Doha

1

Canada, Scarborough

1

4

1

Romania, Arad

1

Canada, Shawinigan

1

Romania, Bucharest

1

3

1

Canada, Surrey

1

1

2

Romania, Targu-Mures

Canada, Thornhill

2

3

Russian Federation, Khimki

1

3

Canada, Thorold

1

1

Russian Federation, Moscow

1

Canada, Thunder Bay

1

Russian Federation, Novosibirsk

1

2

Canada, Toronto

12

13

2

1

Russian Federation, Rostov-na-Donu

Canada, Trail

1

Russian Federation, Tambov

1

Canada, Unknown

2

12

1

2

Saudi Arabia, Unknown

1

Canada, Vancouver

1

1

1

1

Singapore, Unknown

1

1

1

Canada, Victoria

1

Slovakia, Bratislava

Canada, Waterloo

3

2

1

1

Slovenia, Celje

1

Canada, White Rock

1

Slovenia, Lovrenc Na Pohorju

1

Canada, Winnipeg

1

1

1

Slovenia, Radovljica

1

1

Cayman Islands, West Bay

1

South Africa, Johannesburg

2

1

1

Chile, Lampa

1

South Africa, Midrand

1

Chile, Santiago

1

South Africa, Parow

2

China, Beijing

1

South Africa, Unknown

2

3

China, Chaoyang

1

Spain, Almera

1

2

China, Peking

1

Spain, Barcelona

1

2

China, Wuhan

1

Spain, Cornell

1

Chile, Santiago

1

1

Spain, Ibiza

2

China, Shenyang

1

Spain, Lorca

1

3

Colombia, Bogot

1

Spain, Madrid

1

1

2

1

Costa Rica, San Jose

1

1

Spain, Marbella

1

Cote D'Ivoire, Abidjan

2

Spain, Ministerio

1

Cote D'Ivoire, Unknown

2

2

2

4

Spain, Mlaga

2

Croatia, Zagreb

1

Spain, Salamanca

1

1

Czech Republic, Brno

1

1

Spain, Sevilla

Czech Republic, Ceska

1

3

Spain, Unknown

1

Czech Republic, Ceska Budejovice

1

Spain, Valencia

2

Czech Republic, Hradec Krlov

1

Spain, Vigo

1

2

Czech Republic, Prague

1

2

1

1

Sweden, Gteborg

1

1

1

Czech Republic, Praha

1

Sweden, Landskrona

1

Czech Republic, Unknown

1

Sweden, Lerum

Denmark, Copenhagen

1

Sweden, Skvde

1

1

Denmark, Frederiksburg

1

Sweden, Stockholm

1

1

Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

2

7

Sweden, Unknown

2

Egypt, Alexandria

1

Switzerland, Arth

1

Egypt, Cairo

1

Switzerland, Basel

1

Egypt, Unknown

1

Switzerland, Bremgarten

Estonia, Hru

1

Switzerland, Geneva

1

Estonia, Paide

1

Switzerland, Herzogenbuchsee

1

Europe, Unknown

1

Switzerland, Langnau

1

1

Finland, Helsinki

1

Switzerland, Lanusanne

1

Finland, Tampere

1

Switzerland, Muttenz

1

Finland, Vantaa

1

Switzerland, Unknown

1

France, Angoulme

1

Switzerland, Zrich

1

1

France, Argenteuil

1

Taiwan, Hsinchu

France, Blaise

1

Taiwan, Kaohsiung

1

1

France, Billancourt

1

Taiwan, Tainan

1

1

France, Brtigny-sur-Orge

2

Taiwan, Taipei

2

1

France, Cognac

1

Thailand, Bangkok

1

France, Courtry

1

Thailand, Nonthaburi

1

France, Ermont

1

Tunisia, Unknown

1

1

France, Fontenay-sous-Bois

1

Turkey, Ankara

1

France, Lens

1

Turkey, Aydin

1

1

France, Marseille

1

Turkey, Istanbul

1

France, Menton

1

Turkey, Izmir

1

France, Monte

1

Turkey, Samsun

1

France, Montpellier

1

Ukraine, Kiev

1

France, Moulineaux

1

Ukraine, Nikolaev

1

1

France, Paris

7

1

1

Ukraine, Rivne

France, Pont--Mousson

2

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

2

1

France, Provins

1

United Kingdom, Aberdeen

France, Roissy-en-Brie

1

United Kingdom, Amersham

1

1

France, Solers

1

United Kingdom, Andover

1

1

France, Ste

1

United Kingdom, Antrim

1

France, Toulon

1

United Kingdom, Balintore

France, Unknown

1

1

United Kingdom, Barry

1

Germany, Augsburg

1

United Kingdom, Basildon

2

Germany, Baden-Baden

1

United Kingdom, Benfleet

1

Germany, Berlin

1

United Kingdom, Birmingham

1

Germany, Bonn

1

United Kingdom, Blackburn

1

Germany, Delmenhorst

1

United Kingdom, Bradford

1

Germany, Dessau

1

United Kingdom, Brighton

3

1

Germany, Erkner

1

United Kingdom, Bristol

1

2

Germany, Eschborn

1

United Kingdom, Cambridge

1

Germany, Essen

1

United Kingdom, Cardiff

1

Germany, Frankfurt Am Main

1

1

United Kingdom, Chelmsford

1

1

Germany, Frth

1

United Kingdom, Colwyn Bay

1

Germany, Halberstadt

1

United Kingdom, Crawley

1

Germany, Halle

1

1

2

United Kingdom, Crewe

1

Germany, Hanover

1

United Kingdom, Dartford

1

1

Germany, Heidelberg

2

United Kingdom, Derby

Germany, Kassel

1

United Kingdom, Dorchester

1

Germany, Kelheim

1

United Kingdom, Droitwich

1

Germany, Kiel

2

United Kingdom, Dudley

1

Germany, Lnen

1

United Kingdom, Dunfermline

1

1

Germany, Mannheim

1

1

United Kingdom, East Retford

1

Germany, Nienburg

1

United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Germany, Oberursel

1

United Kingdom, Fleet

1

1

Germany, Neumnster

1

United Kingdom, Frome

1

Germany, Pfeisenham

1

United Kingdom, Gateshead

1

Germany, Sindelfingen

1

United Kingdom, Godalming

1

1

Germany, Traunreut

1

United Kingdom, Gillingham

1

1

Germany, Trebur

1

United Kingdom, Glasgow

1

Germany, Velbert

1

1

United Kingdom, Grays

2

Germany, Unknown

3

2

United Kingdom, Grimsby

1

Germany, Usingen

1

3

2

United Kingdom, Heywood

1

Greece, Athens

1

United Kingdom, Horsham

1

1

Greece, Magola

1

United Kingdom, Itchen

Greece, Polyiros

1

United Kingdom, Keighley

1

1

Greece, Skhimatrion

1

United Kingdom, Kidderminster

1

Greece, Unknown

1

United Kingdom, Kingston

1

Guam, Barrigada

1

United Kingdom, Kirkconnel

1

Guam, Hagatna

1

United Kingdom, Laurencekirk

1

Guam, Santa Rita

1

United Kingdom, Leatherhead

1

Haiti, Port-au-Prince

2

United Kingdom, Leeds

1

1

Hong Kong, Central District

1

United Kingdom, Liverpool

1

1

2

1

Hong Kong, Kwai Chung

2

United Kingdom, London

4

3

2

5

Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

1

United Kingdom, Luton

1

Hong Kong, Unknown

2

1

United Kingdom, Maidens

1

Hungary, Budapest

1

United Kingdom, Manchester

2

1

3

Hungary, Budars

2

United Kingdom, Milton Keynes

1

India, Ahmadabad

1

1

United Kingdom, Northampton

1

India, Alandur

1

United Kingdom, Nottingham

1

India, Bangalore

1

3

2

United Kingdom, Oxford

1

2

India, Bombay

1

1

United Kingdom, Peterborough

1

India, Guwahati

1

United Kingdom, Pontefract

1

India, Hyderabad

1

United Kingdom, Portsmouth

2

1

India, Kochi

1

United Kingdom, Reading

1

India, Madras

1

United Kingdom, Rugby

1

India, Nagpur

1

United Kingdom, Saint Albans

1

India, Naroda

3

2

United Kingdom, Sheffield

1

India, New Delhi

1

United Kingdom, Slough

1

2

India, Unknown

1

1

United Kingdom, Southampton

1

Indonesia, Depok

1

United Kingdom, Stockport

1

Indonesia, Jakarta

2

1

United Kingdom, Stratford-upon-Avon

1

Indonesia, Surabaya

2

United Kingdom, Sunbury

1

Iran, Tehran

1

United Kingdom, Thornton

1

Ireland, Bray

1

1

United Kingdom, Tiverton

1

Ireland, Cork

4

3

United Kingdom, Trowbridge

1

Ireland, Dublin

3

1

United Kingdom, Swindon

1

11

Ireland, Galway

1

United Kingdom, Unknown

11

4

11

1

Ireland, Limerick

1

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