Part of running a global network of websites is looking at numbers – lots of numbers. Recently, we had a look at metrics from MSDN and TechNet from July to September. Here are some highlights on MSDN. Next post will be TechNet.
As a member of the MSDN community, I hope you find this interesting. If you’d like to see more or different metrics, please let me know.
And, thank you to all our visitors and especially the ones who completed our satisfaction survey!
Worldwide Reach Increases
MSDN sites averaged 17.4 million Unique Visitors (UVs) per month in the Jun-Sep period. This is up about 10% from the same period last year. (Source: WebTrends)
Top 5 Locales
Microsoft manages dozens of country-specific MSDN and TechNet sites. These are the top country-specific sites sorted by average monthly traffic in the Jun-Sep period. This list is also based on data from WebTrends.
The rest of the factoids are sourced from Jun-Sep data from the monthly satisfaction survey on the US MSDN site.
Top 5 Ways People Get to MSDN
Top 5 Tasks
More than 80% of the visits to MSDN are driven by these top 5 tasks:
Question: Is this they way you see your tasks as a developer? Have any suggestions for us?
Top 5 Developer Centers
MSDN is made up of dozens of smaller mini-sites called “Developer Centers,” which are dedicated to specific developer tools and technologies. Here are the top 5.
Other Fun Factoids
I thought these were kind of interesting as well…
Which of the following best describes your level of knowledge and skills related to the product or technology you are researching today?
How often do you visit MSDN?
What resources did you use during your visit to MSDN today? (Please select all that apply)
Like I said, if there is other data you’d like to see or have questions, please let me know!