About FreeBSD.org visitors

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Thu Oct 3 17:45:41 UTC 2013

On 10/3/2013 8:14 AM, Eitan Adler wrote:
> Here is an overview of the people that visit FreeBSD.org:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~eadler/files/Report-10.01.pdf
> Some takeaways:
> - More than half (60%) the people that come to our website leave
> without going to another page (called 'bouncing').  However these
> users spend more time than any other user per page.

In the Google-driven world, this is normal.  Users search Google for the 
FreeBSD.org page they want and Google does a pretty amazing job of 
finding it.

Interestingly, that freebsd.org gets a lot of bounces indicates the 
information is organized, stable, reliably searchable, and labelled 
well.  These are very good things that are a lot less common than they 
should be.  It also means the site makes deep bookmarks reliable.

As such a user, I use Google to find, say, the errata pages or the 
release cycle data and just go to those pages directly.  I also have the 
FTP site listing and the send-pr page bookmarked.

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