Website use increases
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CTA. 2002. Website use increases. Spore 100. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47630
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore100.pdf
Almost 40% of Spore subscribers now have email, and some sort of access to the World Wide Web computer network. Two years ago, it was 12%.No wonder that the use of CTA's Website is growing. In early July 2002, it had 720 users a day, reading 2,000...
Almost 40% of Spore subscribers now have email, and some sort of access to the World Wide Web computer network. Two years ago, it was 12%. No wonder that the use of CTA s Website is growing. In early July 2002, it had 720 users a day, reading 2,000 pages, with 8,950 hits , a way of counting all the parts of a page shown on the screen. A page with a heading, two texts, four photos and four captions has at least 11 parts. The hits parade means less than user numbers, but it places CTA s Website higher than, for example, the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centres. What are people looking for (and usually finding)? Addresses, research projects, courses, books, journals, marketing tips, and lots of policy and technical details such as vanilla processing, raising ducks, impact assessment, apomixis, network planning, sorrel juice and hydroponics. All of which they ll find in the Spore pages the most popular, followed by CTA s Publications Catalogue. Since almost half the visitors have addresses marked as .net (network), .com (commercial), and .org (non-profit), instead of country markers such as .ke for Kenya, we do not know where some users are. Some we do, with 80 countries marked, including Belize, Fiji, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and St Lucia, and a lot of Asian, European and South American people making use of ACP information. You re all welcome! Even the person from .mil, a military body. Website: www.agricta.org