Prepared by William R. Eubank & Russell Crump
July 31, 1999
Steady, positive growth, on a quarterly basis, from April 1996 to July 1999 is shown by the chart below. In general, a site is considered successful when it has 10,000 'hits' per month. That point was passed in October of 1997. The SFRH&MS is now approaching 50,000 'hits' per month.
There were 243 visits per day during July 1999. During the month visits were made by 3,233 unique IP addresses - which roughly equals that many different individuals. 7,560 discrete visits were made in July - meaning that visitors are coming back on a regular basis.
PROJECTION: Looking at the ratio between July 1997 / July 1998 and July of 1998 /
July 1999, it is not unreasonable to expect accesses to top 100,000 accesses per month sometime
in the next twelve months.
Plans that may accelerate this growth:
This site has added many materials unique to the history of the Santa Fe Railway. These
include: Meades, The Splinters, Evaluation Photos, Junction Records, written and oral history
reports, and audio files. The site is becoming a research destination.
Plans are being made to add approximately 1,500 PDF files of the Folio 211 Santa Fe 4
Freight Car Diagram book.
In general, there are less accesses in summer than in other times of the year - July is
usually a low access month - who wants to be in using a computer when there are so many
outdoor activities? Cooler weather and the starting of school in August marks the renewal of
ENTRY PAGE (JULY 1999):
top / index page 1,015 entries 2,653 total visits in July
EasternArchive/Photos 879 entries 1,008 total visits in July
Warbonnet/index 364 entries 395 total visits in July
current.htm 261 entries 261 total visits in July
companystore/ 256 entries 277 total visits in July
REFERRING DOMAINS (JULY 1999): OTHERS MORE:
altavista.com 385 metpro.com buzz.net
ink.yahoo.com 228 goto.com dogpile.com
search.msn.com 137 search.excite.com kcmo.com
steamlocamotive.com 139 primenet.com trains.com
ribbonrail.com 125 google.netscape.com Mp3board.com
netfind.aol.com 124 hotbot.com railserve.com
CONTRIBUTORS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR ( AUGUST 1998 - JULY 1999).
Bob Burton, Matt Lee, Russell Crump, Joseph A. Cammalleri, D.K. Spencer, Sam Bailey, Kevin
Kemp, Kevin Kneisley, Evan Stair, Richard L Dorman, Stan Kistler, Karen Walk, William R.
Eubank,Lou Nigro, John Palmer, and others..
NEW SECTIONS ADDED TO THE SITE SINCE AUGUST 1998
August 11, 1998 Splinters Volume 12
September 20, 1998 Train Orders
October 25, 1998 Oral History
November 11, 1998 Eastern Oklahoma
December 13, 1998 Plains Division
January 10, 1999 Junction Records
February 21, 1999 Aerial Photos
May 13, 1999 1890s
July 27, 1999 1900s, 1910s,
August 1, 1999 Folio Freight Car Diagrams
RENEWALS & NEW MEMBERS THROUGH THE WEB (Aug 1998 - July 1999)
These numbers reflect the E-mail form membership application on the web. They do not indicate
actual collection of dues - they are not accounting numbers. The "print and mail" application
form was accessed approximately 725 times - lots more potential members!
WHERE ARE THEY FROM? 79.3% USA 20.7% OVERSEAS
USA: TX 17; CA 17; AZ 11; FL 9; IL 8; KS 7; NM 6; PA 4; MD 4; MN 4; CO 4; TN 4;
OH 3; VA 3; NE 3; MO 3; NV 3; IA 2; NY 2; NJ 2; WA 2; OK 2; UT 2; IN 2;
OVERSEAS: Australia 8; Netherlands 6; England 4; New Zealand 3; Argentina 2; Luxembourg 2; Norway 2; Switzerland 2; Canada 2; South Africa 1; Isle of Man 1; Finland 1; France 1; Austria 1
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