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Departmental Internet

Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unique hits his Department's website received in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Statistics for the Ministry of Defence corporate website:

www.mod.uk for the last 12 months are as detailed in the following table:

Ministry of Defence http://www.mod.uk
Unique visitors Visits Page impressions/views
2010      
November 383,045 662,147 2,289,979
December 307,997 536,901 1,761,668
       
2011      
January 369,912 631,828 2,175,925
February 374,983 652,598 2,231,375
March 480,517 815,660 2,644,254
April 410,324 694,555 2,204,767
May 404,405 711,973 2,277,439
June 400,104 720,205 2,316,623
July 374,910 677,176 2,209,697
August 419,604 708,158 2,266,321
September 409,696 682,454 2,171,981
October 408,729 669,982 2,206,702
       
Total (1)3, 894,552 8,163,637 26,756,731
(1) The annual total unique visitors figure has duplicated visitor records removed as per reporting guidance, to ensure the annual number of unique visitors is not inflated by a simple addition of monthly totals.

These show the number of unique visitors, visits and page impressions and comply with the guidance issued by the Central Office of Information (COI) on the methodology for identifying website usage in response to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Sixteenth Report. A copy of the guidance has been placed in the Library of the House and can be found at the following links:

COI guidance measuring website usage TGI 16:

http://www.coi.gov.uk/guidance.php?page=229

PAC Sixteenth Report:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmpubacc/143/14302.htm

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