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Monday, January 2, 2017

SimplySfdc in 2016



We just close 2016 and welcoming 2017. I would like to share some interesting statistics for SimplySfdc blog on 2016, a blog dedicated to all Salesforce users and community around the world. Happy New Year 2017!

In 2016, less blog is written (5% less), but the pageviews is increase more than 9%, and total session increase 5.45%. This mean Salesforce community and user is growing worldwide.

Page
2016
2015
change
Total New Page
76
80
-5.00%
Total Pageviews
  161,516
  148,130
9.04%
Total Sessions
  130,724
  123,964
5.45%
Pages / Session
1.24
1.19
4.20%


Again this year, we see almost similar number of sessions come from search engine (0.13% increase), simplysfdc.com become more known with almost 26% increase of direct hit to the website. Instead of growth from referral as in 2015, this year social media take off by contributing increase more than 158% sessions, while referral down by 18% compare to 2015.

Channel Source
2016
2015
overall
by number of sessions
1. Organic Search (#1~2015)
78.79%
82.98%
-5.05%
0.13%
2. Direct (#2~2015)
12.68%
10.58%
19.85%
26.42%
3. Social (#4~2015)
5.19%
2.12%
144.81%
158.69%
4. Referral (#3~2015)
3.34%
4.33%
-22.86%
-18.71%
* overall mean percentage of the item compare of total in 2016
* by number of sessions mean percentage of the item compare to 2015 sessions


Google as we know serve as top search engine for everyone, it contribute more than 97% which is increase almost 1%. Both Bing and Yahoo are decrease, but they still stay at 2nd and 3rd spot, their combine percentage for only 2.6% for search engine. This top 3 search engine contribute 99.89% of all total search engine, which is not change compare to 2015 statistic.

Top Search Engine
2016
2015
overall
by number of sessions
1. Google
97.29%
96.47%
0.85%
0.98%
2. Bing
1.90%
2.02%
-5.94%
-5.87%
3. Yahoo
0.70%
1.40%
-50.00%
-50.00%
total top 3 search engine
99.89%
99.89%


This year we see lot of changes in term of social media as referral. I usually share new post to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. But I have no idea why Reddit suddenly spike to spot #3 and contributing almost 1,300 hits. All social media channel increase compare to last year, except Google+ which now I start to doubt that people still use Google+. Overall Stack Exchange is lower compare to other channel, but looking from number of session, it still increase for 40%. Total top six social media contribute more than 97% of total social media as referral site.

Top Social Media Source
2016
2015
overall
by number of sessions
1. Twitter (#4~2015)
29.07%
15.40%
88.79%
388.37%
2. LinkedIn (#2~2015)
21.77%
20.54%
6.00%
174.21%
3. Reddit (#~2015)
19.12%
0.57%
3,245.07%
8,553.33%
4. Facebook (#6~2015)
11.43%
8.00%
42.84%
269.52%
5. StackExchange (#1~2015)
11.39%
21.04%
-45.87%
40.04%
6. Google+ (#3~2015)
4.45%
19.36%
-77.02%
-40.55%
total top 6 social media
97.23%
97.79%*
* total 2015 consist of StackExchange, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Blogger (13.45%), and Facebook. Reddit not count
** based on some conversations in internet, hit from Reddit maybe fake


There is no change for top 3 country of visitors, US visitors increase to 49% of total visitor, India stay the same contributing 20% of visitors, while UK visitors decrease by more than 13%. Russia suddenly jump to spot #4 with almost 3% of total visitors, while visitors from Australia and Canada also decrease. French removed from the list as they're dropped into #7. Top six countries represent more than 81% of the blog visitors.

Top Visitor Country
2016
2015
overall
by number of total user
1. United States (#1~2015)
49.04%
45.26%
8.37%
14.28%
2. India (#2~2015)
20.41%
20.96%
-2.61%
2.70%
3. United Kingdom (#3~2015)
4.88%
5.96%
-18.14%
-13.68%
4. Russia (#9~2015)
2.96%
1.04%
185.67%
201.25%
5. Australia (#4~2015)
2.17%
2.91%
-25.43%
-21.36%
6. Canada (#5~2015)
2.12%
2.74%
-22.79%
-18.58%
total top 6 countries
81.58%
79.77%*
* total 2015 consist of US, India, UK, Australia, Canada, and France (1.94%), Russia not count
** based on some conversations in internet, hit from Russia maybe fake


From cities perspective, all 6 cities in 2016 stay the same compare to 2015, only New York take over London in spot #4. Top 3 cities visitor increase around 1.5-2.5%, New York has a big jump of 22%, while London drop for 15%. Top 6 cities still represent more than 20% of total visitors.

Top Visitor City
2016
2015
overall
by number of total user
1. Bangalore (#1~2015)
5.74%
5.93%
-3.15%
2.14%
2. Hyderabad (#2~2015)
3.51%
3.61%
-2.80%
2.51%
3. San Francisco (#3~2015)
3.39%
3.51%
-3.58%
1.68%
4. New York (#5~2015)
2.98%
2.56%
16.45%
22.80%
5. London (#4~2015)
2.57%
3.20%
-19.69%
-15.31%
6. Pune (#6~2015)
2.00%
1.88%
6.32%
12.12%
total top 6 cities
20.19%
20.69%


This statistic include access from desktop and mobile. Total top 5 web browsers still contribute more than 99% of the visitors. There are few changes in top 5 web browsers, with Safari take over Internet Explorer and Edge appear as new web browser. Edge included in Windows 10 gain spot #5 replacing Opera. Safari getting stronger with growth of MacOS and iOS users, Chrome surely become more popular and contribute close to 79% of users, Firefox still in spot #2 but in overall lower more than 33%, and Internet Explorer down by more than 32%. Opera actually still stay with 0.46%, but Edge surpass it in 2016.

Top Visitor Web Browser
2016
2015
overall
1. Chrome (#1~2015)
78.88%
74.46%
5.94%
2. Firefox (#2~2015)
8.37%
12.60%
-33.57%
3. Safari (#4~2015)
6.80%
5.31%
28.06%
4. Internet Explorer (#3~2015)
4.46%
6.59%
-32.32%
5. Edge (new)
0.64%
0.16%
300.00%
total top 5 web browsers
99.15%
99.42%*
* total 2015 consist of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera (0.46%), Edge not count


In terms of operating system, there is no change in top 5 web browsers. MacOS gain more than 4% increase, but Windows down by more than 4%. Access from mobile device increase by 56% for iOS and 36% for Android, compare to 2015 growth for almost 50% for both iOS and Android. But total mobile access still less than 7.5% of total of visitors. This is make sense because most of visitors access this blog when they have difficulty in configuring Salesforce. iOS users almost reach 71%, while total Android users more than 29%.

Top Visitor Operating System
2016
2015
overall
1. Windows
73.78%
77.21%
-4.44%
2. Macintosh
17.04%
16.33%
4.35%
3. iOS
5.26%
3.37%
56.08%
4. Android
2.18%
1.60%
36.25%
5. Linux
1.23%
1.24%
-0.81%
total top 5 operating system
99.49%
99.75%


There is no changes for the top 5 screen resolutions, 1366 x 768 still the standard for normal laptop nowadays, it down down less than 1% for our visitors in 2016. However 1920 x 1080 keep gaining more popularity with 9% increase in 2016, we see this resolution in high-end laptop and most of LCD monitor. In contrary 1600 x 900 which is older standard resolution for LCD monitor drop more than 13%, and 1280 x 1024 even older resolution drop for more than 20%.

Top Visitor Screen Resolution
2016
2015
overall
1366 x 768
26.81%
27.01%
-0.74%
1920 x 1080
22.46%
20.58%
9.14%
1440 x 900
8.94%
9.65%
-7.36%
1600 x 900
8.22%
9.53%
-13.75%
1280 x 1024
4.39%
5.52%
-20.47%
total top 5 screen resolution
70.82%
72.29%



Top 5 Popular Page in 2016
For popular pages, 4 of 5 pages from 2015 still stay in 2016, except 1 new post created in late 2015 make it to #3 - users are looking on how to log case to Salesforce support. Salesforce SOQL Query (#1 in 2014 and #5 in 2015) is no longer so popular, it drop to #12.
1. Salesforce: ISBLANK() or ISNULL() (#2~2015; #3~2014)
3. How to log Case to Salesforce support (new blog posted on 26 Dec 2015)
4. Salesforce: How to export Attachments ? (#4~2015; #5~2014)


Top 5 Referring Page
1. Query Chatter Feed Item & How the structure in Salesforce object (#2~2015)
2. Salesforce: Master-Detail relationship (#1~2015)
3. Salesforce: Change Record Owner (new)
4. Salesforce: Validation Rule in Workflow and Process Builder (new)
5. Record Type in Salesforce.com (#4~2015)


Top 5 Referred Page
1. Salesforce Ben (new)
2. Global Salesforce Blogs (new)
3. Cloud Socius (#3~2015)
4. Search the Force.com (new)
5. Cloud for Good (new)


Additional Sub Blog
In 2016, I also start 2 new sub blog:
- http://app.simplysfdc.com to list down apps related to Salesforce ~ 4,959 pageviews
- http://blog.simplysfdc.com to list down all active blogs related to Salesforce ~ 657 pageviews 


Alexa's Rank
On 22 November 2016, simplysfdc.com domain hit all times high in Alexa's rank #457,326 as top #6 for global Salesforce personal blog.




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