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Every quarter or so, we’re going to start providing the MSDN and TechNet communities with some insights about activity on the global websites. Yesterday, I posted on MSDN – today is TechNet.

As a member of the TechNet community, I hope you find this interesting. We have tons of data, so please let me know if you’d like to see more or different numbers.

And, thank you to all our visitors and especially the ones who completed our satisfaction survey!

Worldwide Reach Increases

TechNet sites averaged 13.8 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 TechNet sites sorted by average monthly traffic in the Jun-Sep period. This list is also based on data from WebTrends.

  1. United States
  2. Spain 
  3. Germany
  4. China 
  5. UK

Way to go Spain!

The rest of the factoids are sourced from Jun-Sep data from the monthly satisfaction survey on the US TechNet site.

Top 5 Ways People Get to TechNet

  1. Search (27%)
  2. From within a Microsoft product (14%)
  3. From www.microsoft.com (11%)
  4. From some other Microsoft site (10%)
  5. Favorites or bookmarks (8%)

Top 5 Tasks

More than 80% of the visits to TechNet are driven by these top 5 tasks:

  1. Troubleshooting (24%)
  2. Downloads (23%)
  3. Find out how to perform a task (14%)
  4. Learn about a product or technology (11%)
  5. Lookup reference info (10%)

Question: Is this they way you see your tasks as an IT processional? Have any suggestions for us?

Top 5 TechCenters

TechNet is made up of dozens of smaller mini-sites called “TechCenters,” which are dedicated to specific products and technologies. Here are the top 5.

  1. Security
  2. Windows Sysinternals
  3. Exchange Server
  4. Windows Client
  5. SQL Server

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?

Beginner 14%
Basic 26%
Intermediate 42%
Expert 18%

How often do you visit TechNet?

More than once a day 8%
Once a day 4%
A few times a week 19%
Once a week 5%
A few times a month 16%
Once a month 7%
Less than once a month 14%
This is my first visit 28%

What resources did you use during your visit to TechNet today? (Please select all that apply)

Technical documentation and articles 40%
Knowledge Base articles 37%
Downloads 34%
Newsgroups and forums 15%
Script Center 6%
TechNet Webcasts 6%
TechNet Events 5%
eLearning 4%
TechNet Virtual Labs 3%
TechNet Magazine 3%
Windows or Office Online Seminars 3%
Skills Assessments 3%

Like I said, if there is other data you’d like to see or have questions, please let me know!

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