David set Spark up with Google Analytics so we could track usage. Here’s the Fall 2010 semester:
This graph shows page views for Spark for the entire semester. Usage is highest mid-week (Tuesday through Thursday) and typically peaks on Wednesday. Over the semester, Spark had nearly 106000 page views. Peak usage was on Oct 20 with almost 3400 page loads. On this peak day, the peak hour saw 330 page loads. Heaviest usage on Oct 20 was between 5pm and 8pm.
Here’s a graph of page views broken down by time of day:
Usage peaks in the morning and again after 4pm. This latter peak suggests significant use by students.
The following table shows page views over the past three fall semesters:
It is difficult to predict the future, but we should plan on Spark receiving at least 150000 page views in the Fall 2011 semester.
Date: January 18, 2011