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Departments: Internet

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many hits the (a) most and (b) least popular website run by his Department has received since 1 January 2007. (157890)

The information requested is as follows:

Visitor statistics 1 January to 31 August 2007

The following statistics refer to ‘unique visitors’ rather than ‘hits’ which is accepted as a more useful indicator of the popularity of sites.

The most popular site was the main website at:

http://www.culture.gov.uk/

Month

Number

January

141,954

February

162,029

March

155,449

April

140,659

May

107,151

June

110,018

July

100,454

August

87,734

The least popular was ‘Where We Live’ at:

http://www.wherewelive.org.uk/

Month

Number

January

520

February

520

March

478

April

415

May

585

June

479

July

396

August

426