"Lies, damned lies, and statistics" (Benjamin Disraeli, Mark Twain and others...)
The visitor numbers below are based upon faculty data derived from Webtrends analysis of the UNSW Embryology site. This page is generally updated annually when the quarterly figures can be compiled into annual data. Statistical data currently only goes back to the move to the new website address (embryology.med.unsw.edu) in 2004 from the original address 1997 - 2004 (anatomy.med.unsw.edu.au/embryo) and is based upon quarterly faculty data from Webtrends. Graphical data is generally shown as quarterly values.
The UNSW Embryology site for the 2008 had over 22 million hits representing 1,320,520 visitors to the site who stayed for an average of 7.5 minutes. Of all these visitors 73% were International and 159,864 visitors were repeat visitors during this year.
The UNSW Embryology site for the Quarter (Oct-Dec 2007) had over 7 million hits representing 484,528 visitors to the site who stayed for an average of 10 minutes. Of all these visitors 75% were determined as International and 5% were from Australia, 58,818 visitors could be determined as repeat visitors during this one period.
Statistical data currently only goes back to the move to the new website address (embryology.med.unsw.edu) in 2004 from the original address 1997 - 2004 (anatomy.med.unsw.edu.au/embryo) and is based upon faculty data from Webtrends. Graphical data is generally shown as quarterly values.
UNSW Embryology ranks #1 on web searches "embryology" using Google.
Total Queries cannot be updated. This value is derived from only searches using the Google search window available on UNSW Embryology pages, not the total number of external Google searches, which would be significantly higher.
Hits: Entire Site (Successful) - Number of hits that had a "success" status code. (More? School site comparison)
Visits - Number of times a visitor came to your site. If a visitor is idle longer than the idle-time limit, WebTrends assumes the visit was voluntarily terminated. If the visitor continues to browse your site after they reach the idle-time limit, a new visit is counted. The default idle-time limit is thirty minutes.
Below is shown the amount of time that visitors to the site stayed and viewed pages. These values show that viewers are staying for some time to view content pages.
Median Visit Length - Median of non-zero length visits in the log. Half the visit lengths are longer than the median, and half are shorter. This number is often closer to the "typical" visit length than the average visit length. Numbers that are wildly atypical can skew the average, but will not skew the median so much.
If you are interested in some more embryology statistical information, begin at the Statistics Introduction page and the linked resources.
For those wanting to see dynamic processes of development (and have a reasonably quick connection) then the Movies pages are good for watching changes occur.
The study of human development has relied extensively on studying the process in other model animals. For those wanting to see the process of development in other species then the other embryos pages are a good start.