While the Orthodox Church in America’s Office of Communications personnel were busy reporting the latest news throughout the Church’s 13th All-American Council, held in Orlando, FL July 21-26, 2002, individuals around the world were following the event on the OCA’s web site, http://www.oca.org.
“During the week of July 21, the site received a heavy amount of traffic, logging 53,817 sessions served,” according to the Very Rev. John Matusiak, OCA Communications Director. “Total hits made on the server numbered 1,964,109, while 214,114 page view hits and 1,749,995 non-page view hits were recorded. Usually the website receives 700,000 page views in an average month.”
People logged onto the OCA website from every state in the United States, every province in Canada, and 46 countries worldwide.
Eighty-four percent of the sessions involved the viewing of one to five pages, while 15.01 percent viewed between six and 100 pages.
“Some of the web site’s visitors were extremely busy, with 9 percent viewing 101 pages or more!” Father Matusiak added. “As to be expected, the pages logging the most visits were those involving the day-to-day news and photo coverage of the election of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman and other All-American Council happenings.”