OIP Begins Tracking Its Website Statistics

Posted on May 30, 2012 in What's New

May 30, 2012

As the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has increased its efficiency and audience by offering more training and advice through its website at hawaii.gov/oip, OIP has sought to objectively measure the effectiveness of its efforts. Thus, OIP recently began using a free internet program (StatCounter.com) to understand how its website is being used by others and could be improved. Here are some early results from the webstat program for the week of May 21-27, 2012, which excludes OIP’s own usage of its website:

1. The number of visitors to OIP’s website during the week totaled 430. 

2. On a typical mid-week day (Wednesday, May 23, 2012), the site saw 84 visitors.

3. During the week, 96% of the visits were from the United States, with the rest from India, Canada, the Philippines, Germany, Japan, France, Peru, and the United Kingdom.

4. The most visited pages were the OIP home page, the UIPA page, Sunshine Law, Forms, and Opinion Letter Summaries. Other pages with multiple visitors were the Formal Opinions page, Reports, Related Links, and What’s New. 

5. The downloads most often clicked were the Formal Opinion Subject Index; the Notice to Requester form; the Request to Access a Government Record form; Open Records: Guide to Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act; Index of OIP Formal Opinions; Open Meetings: Guide to the Sunshine Law; and the Acknowledgment to Requester form. Other downloads included the Request for Assistance to OIP form; Open Meetings: Guide to the Sunshine Law for Neighborhood Boards; and dozens of individual OIP opinion letters.

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