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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! Here is the blog post for the statistic in 2015.

In 2016, less blog is written (5% less), but the pageviews are increased more than 9%, and total session increase 5.45%. This means Salesforce community and the 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 an almost similar number of sessions come from the 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% compared 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 the top search engine for everyone, it contributes more than 97% which is increase almost 1%. Both Bing and Yahoo are decreased, but they still stay at the 2nd and 3rd spot, their combined percentage for only 2.6% for the search engine. This top 3 search engine contribute 99.89% of all total search engine, which does not change compared 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 a lot of changes in term of social media as the referral. I usually share the 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 compared to other channels, but looking at the number of sessions, it still increases by 40%. Total top six social media contribute more than 97% of total social media as the 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 countries of visitors, US visitors increase to 49% of the total visitor, India stays the same contributing 20% of visitors, while UK visitors decrease by more than 13%. Russia suddenly jumps 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 compared 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 drops to 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 includes 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 a new web browser. Edge included in Windows 10 gain spot #5 replacing Opera. Safari getting stronger with the growth of MacOS and iOS users, Chrome surely becomes 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 surpasses 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, compared to 2015 growth for almost 50% for both iOS and Android. But total mobile access still less than 7.5% of the total of visitors. This makes sense because most of the 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 are no changes to the top 5 screen resolutions, 1366 x 768 still the standard for the normal laptop nowadays, it 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 the LCD monitor. In contrary 1600 x 900 which is an older standard resolution for LCD monitor drop more than 13%, and 1280 x 1024 even older resolution drop by 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 a case to Salesforce support. Salesforce SOQL Query (#1 in 2014 and #5 in 2015) is no longer so popular, it drops 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 Referral Site
1. Cloud Socius ~ Tips for passing the Salesforce certified administrator exam (#1~2015)
2. Stack Exchange ~ Chatter feed data migration (#2~2015)
3. Salesforce Ben ~ Ultimate Salesforce Blogs List (#3~2015)
4. Stack Exchange ~ Why is Transfer Record a system permission?
5. Stack Exchange ~ How to Auto populate account name


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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