This past month, our site saw 21,082 sessions from 14,488 users—down about 1/3 from April, which had 32,121 sessions. This means we’re back to more normal traffic, following larger numbers in April due to to the increased publicity surrounding the launch of our new site. Check out an overview of our analytics for May below:
Wonderful Machine analytics overview for May. The dips on the chart indicate weekends.
Below are the geography stats for last month. As usual, the majority of our traffic came from the United States, which contributed to more than half of our overall number of sessions. In second place was the UK, followed by Canada, Russia and Germany. While we regularly see good traffic from the UK, Canada and Germany, it’s unusual to see Russia in the top five. It’s hard to say why they are climbing in the ranks, but we’re happy to have their attention!
Now, for the outgoing photographer clicks. After launch, many of our photographers were unable to measure their analytics from WM because we switched to a secure server (read more about that here). So on May 6th, our developers implemented an internal redirect for clicks to photographer sites. This also switched how we measured our most clicked photographers. Because of this, I’m including the top ten most clicked photographers from May 1-6 as well as the top ten from May 6-31:
Top clicked photographers May 1-6
Top clicked photographers May 6-31
Above are the top ten most clicked photographers following the implementation of the redirect (hence the different-looking URLs). Trinette + Chris led the way with 37 clicks, followed closely by Jonathan Hanson, Andrew Klein, Justin Sullivan and Peter Coe.
In May, our blog received 10,957 pageviews:
The top ten most viewed pages within the blog section of our site in May.
Below are our most popular photographer news blog posts for May:
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