|Academic year 2016-2017 traffic for theorion.com|
Fueled by a strong effort on the news side and controversy in the opinion section, theorion.com completed the spring semester with more than double the traffic of the website's two previous semesters. This strong showing brought overall traffic to some very impressive numbers for the year:
Unique users: 186,315
Bounce rate: 36 percent
Because The Orion didn't start gathering data from Google Analytics until December 2015, it's impossible to make a comparison to last year, but the numbers for Spring 2017 make theorion.com look like an entirely different website from the two previous semesters. Traffic this spring accounted for more than two-thirds of traffic to the site for the academic year.
The spring-to-spring comparison shows a dramatic increase in pageviews, sessions and unique visitors.
|Traffic for Spring Semester 2016|
|Traffic for The Orion mobile app 2016-2017 academic year|