Comments and lessons learned

 

Comments:

No negative comments have been received since the Deforestation in Central America was launched. However, some statistics gathered since June 2000 to December 2004 indicate that the number of visitors is increasing over time and that these visitors come from both inside and outside Central America.

The statistics of this section when in CAEE in terms of page views per month June 2000-March 2001 are the following:

June 2000 --------100

July 2000 ------- 24

August 2000 ------- 80

September 2000 ---- 117

October 2000 ----- 137

November 2000 ----- 235

December 2000 ----- 153

January 2001----- 165

February 2001----- 576

March 2001----- 1,274

 

Direct visits to each page in Deforestation in Central America when in CAEE from June 14, 2001 to November 11, 2001

Main Page----------------------------------2483

Deforestation Data page---------------489

Deforestation Perception page-------113

Deforestation Theory page-------------101

Qualitative Validation page------------041

My views on Degorestation page-----141

Talkback Deforestation Page---------18

Deforestation Bibliography page----061

 

Record of direct visits to main page since June 14, 2001

Date-------------------------------How many------------------------Change

June 14, 2001---------------------0

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2483

November 11, 2001-------------2483

------------------------------------------------------------------------------+13442

November 15, 2002-------------15925

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December 9, 2002--------------------17785

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December 2003--------------------------------21500

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- + 3715

December 2004--------------------------------24111

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- + 2611

December 2005------------------------------26050

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 1839

August 2006----------------------------------27140

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 1050

January 2007---------------------------------29,000

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 950

December 2008------------------------------29, 950

 

Success in terms of direct hit increases to main page

From June 14, 2001 to December 2008, we are approaching the 30, 000 direct hits mark

From January 2009 to December 2013 there were 9, 488 visitors.

 

Lessons learned

The main lesson learned is that it takes time for visitors to start noticing your site, but once they do, they start coming back or mentioning your site to others and bringing this way ongoing traffic. And this to me is an indication that many people inside and outside Central America are finding the information and ideas presented here still useful. It also indicates that being patient is one of the components of future success.

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