Visitor statistics

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Hiking-lofoten.net creation date: 1 May 2013

Statistics covering the period from 01/05/2013 to 12/12/2014

Analysis of hits

With over 43,000 hits and 480,000 pages viewed during the first year of activity (01/01/14 – 31/12/14) Hiking-lofoten.net has proved a great success, attracting a very large number of visitors to a subject as specific and unusual as hiking in the Lofoten Islands.

A more in-depth analysis shows that the users appear to be satisfied with the content. It has become apparent that the “bounce rate” is extremely low at 2.75% and that the “return rate” to the site is extremely high at 43%! The average session time (over 7 minutes) and the average number of pages viewed at each visit (11.2) show the extent to which visitors are interested by the information on the site.

These very positive results encourage us to continue developing content that is increasingly thorough and FREE on hiking in the Lofoten Islands.

 


 

Hits 2013/2014

Sessions: 8575 / 43.470

Users: 5154 / 24.808

Pages viewed: 54.075 / 483.172

Pages viewed at each visit: 6,31 / 11,12
Average duration of sessions: 00 :07 :03 / 00 :06 :50

Bounce rate: 40% / 2,75%
New sessions: 56,79% / 60,10%

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Changes in hits 2013/2014

Sessions: 406,94%

Users: 381,33%

Pages viewed: 793,52%

Pages viewed at each visit: 76,26%

Average duration of sessions: 3,02%

Bounce rate: -93,12%
New sessions: -5,52%

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Demographic data
(2014 only)

Sexe :
Male : 51,62%
Female : 48,38%

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Age :
25-34 : 38,64%
35-44 : 16,14%
55-64 : 15,33%
45-54 : 13,40%
18-24 : 8,92%
65+ : 7,57%

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Geographic origin 
(2014 only)

FR France : 51,54%
NR Norway : 13,60%
CH Switzerland : 4,74%
BE Belgium : 4,42%
NL Netherlands : 3,53%
DE Germany : 3,29%
USA United States : 2,86%
UK United Kingdom : 2,47%
IT Italy : 1,67%
SE Sweden : 1,42%
Other: 10,46%

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Definitions of visit criteria -  (Source: Google Analytics)

Sessions: the total number of sessions over the period. A session is the period during which users are active on a website, its applications, etc. All the user data (screen viewing, events, e-commerce, etc.) is associated with a session.

Users: the number of users who have opened at least one session over the selected period. This statistic includes both new and unknown users.

Pages viewed: the total number of pages viewed. Repeated visits by an internet user are included.

Pages/session: (average number of pages) the average number of pages viewed during a session. Repeated visits by an internet user are included.

Average length of sessions: the average length of a session.

Bounce rate: the bounce rate is the percentage of visits to a single page, i.e. visits during which internet users leave your site as soon as they reach the home page, without interacting with the page.

% new sessions: an estimate of the percentage of initial visits.

Evolution of the number of visits on Hiking-Lofoten, since the 1st of January 2014

The start of 2019 marks the sixth year of Hiking-lofoten's existence, and we thought it was time to update the “consultation statistics” (yep, they haven’t been updated since 2015 ;-)).

The analysis of this anonymous data provided by Google Analytics gives us - in addition to the satisfaction of looking at these nice figures - a better understanding of what visitors come to look for. In short it allows us to improve the content of the website.

Of course, we prefer direct contact with users telling us what they would like to see on the website or what isn't so useful. So, let's say it again: do not hesitate to contact us by email to share your suggestions, so we can make new improvements.

In any case, we believe that it is normal and interesting for users to be informed about Hiking-Lofoten's functioning and its evolution.

Users

Visits / sessions data

YEAR

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Users1

24.808

57.851

96.972

135.734

161.424

User progress compared to the previous year

+133,19%

+67,62%

+38,62%

+18,93%

New users2

24.686

57.353

96.041

133.342

159.059

New user progress compared to the previous year

+132,33%

+67,46%

+38,84%

+19,29%

Sessions3

43.470

103.129

169.663

227.320

266.334

Sessions progress compared to the previous year

+137,24%

+64,52%

+33,98%

+17,16%

Number of sessions per user4

1,75

1,78

1,75

1,67

1,65

Average number of sessions per user  compared to the previous year

+1,74%

-1,85%

-3,34%

-1,48%

Page views5

483.172

1.010.543

1.420.037

1.398.071

1.507.407

Page view progress compared to the previous year

+109,15%

+40,52%

-1,55%

+7,82%

Pages/session6

11,12

9,8

8,37

6,15

5,66

Average number of pages view per session compared to the previous year

-11,84%

-14,58%

-26,52%

-7,97%

Average session duration7

7,03

6,48

6,18

5,04

3,24

The average length of a session in minutes compared to the previous year

-3,47%

-7,41%

-19,52%

-32,8%

Bounce rate8

2,75%

1,35%

2,47%

10,72%

4,48%

Average bounce rate compared to the previous year (this number should be as low as possible)

-50,87%

+82,53%

+334,48%

-58,22%

   

Detailed users data for 2018

Demographics

Men

50,4%

Women

49,9%

 

Age range

Ranking of site users by age group

18-24 years

13,18%

25-34 years

36,86%

35-44 years

18,59%

45-54 years

13,5%

55-64 years

10,85%

65 years + 

7,02%

 

Geo

Countries from which site users connect to hiking-lofoten

France

26,6%

Germany

20,57%

Norway

13,74%

Swiss

5,86%

United-States

5,43%

United-Kingdom

2,99%

Belgium

2,77%

Finland

2,50%

Austria

2,29%

Sweden

2,15%

Other countries

15,1%

 

Language

User's browser language

French

33,87%

german

28 ,94%

English

20,02%

Finnish

1,46%

Italian

1,18%

Other languages

14,53%

 

Definitions

(1) Users : Users who have initiated at least one session during the date range.

(2) Nwe user : The number of first-time users during the selected date range.

(3) Session : A session is the period time a user is actively engaged with your website, app, etc. All usage data (Screen Views, Events, Ecommerce, etc.) is associated with a session.

(4) Number of sessions per user : The average number of Sessions per user.

(5) Pages views : Pageviews is the total number of pages viewed. Repeated views of a single page are counted.

(6) Pages / session : Pages/Session (Average Page Depth) is the average number of pages viewed during a session. Repeated views of a single page are counted.

(7) Average session duration : The average length of a Session.

(8) Bounce rate: The percentage of single-page sessions in which there was no interaction with the page. A bounced session has a duration of 0 seconds.

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Boat Shuttle

Reine/Vindstad/Kjerkfjord

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If you want to go from Forsfjord power station to Vindstad (or vice versa), and you don’t want to rely on the boat shuttle MS Fjordkyss, it is now possible to do it by foot.

We provide GPX track, map and the description (in french only) for the section connecting Vindstad to Forsfjord. This new possibility is particularly interesting for hikers engaged in the great crossing of the Lofoten Islands trek.

Our tips

Where to sleep, eat, drink and more in the Lofoten Islands

As we are not a tourist office, we will only publish recommandations for places we think are hikers and backpackers friendly and that we have tested AND appreciated. This section will get more stuff as we go along.

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North of the archipellago

Laukvik
Brotoy: E Raftsundet
Kabelvag: Ip kamera skistua, kongstind
Henningsvær - Austvågøya

Center of the archipellago

Steine: F Hagskaret (Retning Stamsund)
Ballstad: havn i Lofoten, Vestvågøy, Nordland

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 Visitor statistics

161,424 users, 24,000 subscribers and over 1,500,000 pages viewed in 2018!

To find out more about all the Rando-Lofoten visitor statistics with accurate data from Google Analytics, click here

 Increasingly accurate maps!

The Day Walks section has been improved thanks to the work of Frank Ingermann and the fantastic vector map background of Norgeskart.no (Norwegian Mapping Authority - Karverket). Hiking-Lofoten offers hiking guides that are getting ever more accurate and professional. Come and find out about them!

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Download the official Lofoten Islands maps

Lofoten Islands maps, scale 1:50 000 (UMT33)  download them for free on hiking-lofoten!Maps from the Norwegian National Institute of Cartography (Kartverket) are available in high definition (Tiff) on a set of ten maps.  Essential to prepare your hikes in the Lofoten Islands...

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Northern lights forecast

Discover aurora forecast for Lofoten islands, thanks to NOAA POES satelitte from the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"

GPS routes

  • The GPS hiking routes are finally available as free downloads from the Hikes section!
  • Discover eight new routes in the Lofoten Islands with detailed Topos from Rando-Lofoten.

Day Length in the Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is located above the Arctic Circle, the result of this situation is a period of permanent days in summer and at the opposite a period of permanent night in winter (polar night).

To organize properly your trips and expedition in this region, it is important to take this phenomenon into account due to the high latitude. Discover our sunset/sunrise calendar

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