Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Website Review: Analytics.usa.gov

ANALYTICS.USA.GOV is a fascinating statistical website from the U.S. federal government.
The website shows how many people are currently at government websites and tracks activities over time. Users can view the traffic over the past 90 days and see what devices, browsers, and operating systems are used by visitors. For instance, more than 40% of users are now using Google’s Chrome.
Users can also track what government domains have the most traffic. For instance during a 30 day period in Fall 2015, the most visited locations included National Institutes of Health, NOAA’s Weather, the Center for Disease Control, the Internal Revenue Service, and NASA. The data comes from Google Analytics.
Librarians will find this to be a captivating website to use with youth. Whether discussing website use with technology students or integrating real-world statistics into a math class, there are many uses for this website across the curriculum. Also, consider an activity that involves students evaluating the most used websites.
To learn more, go to https://analytics.usa.gov/.