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Website Statistics

Terms and glossary

We use Google Analytics to measure activity on our website. This uses the following classifications to categorise different activity on the website.

Page views

A page view is measured as someone visiting the website and viewing any page. If someone visits 2 pages whilst browsing the site, this would be measured as 2 page views. Repeated views of a single page are also counted.

Sessions

Sessions are measured as a group of interactions that a user has made over an amount of time, and the time a user is actively engaged with a website. The amount of time differs depending on how long the user is active on the website and when they arrive at the site.

A session expires after 30 minutes of inactivity or at midnight every night. If a user browses the website again after either of these 2 events, it will class as a new session.

If someone visits the site and views 2 pages within 30 minutes, it would be measured as 1 session. If they were to then leave a 30 minute interval and carry on browsing the website, it would be measured as 2 sessions.

Further information on sessions is available on Google Analytics Help below.

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Users

Users are measured as visitors that have had at least one session within the month. It includes both new and returning users.

If a user visits this month who has previously visited the site in the month before, this will be measured. However if they return again this month, it will not.

Months with higher usage

In the statistics, some months have higher usage than others. This is usually due to an electronic communication being sent out to users in the form of a link to our site via email, examples of this are our Pension Power and Grapevine magazines. This generates a higher amount of traffic, with people viewing the communication on our website. Other reasons for higher traffic over some periods are changes to pensions regulations, and other communication with members, such as annual pension statements.

Historic Statistics

To select statistics for a previous month (up to 6 months ago), please use the dropdown box below:

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Statistics for the GMPF website (www.gmpf.org.uk)

Pageviews for the GMPF Website

Pageviews for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal pageviews External pageviews Total pageviews
May 2019 8,416 167,407 175,823
April 2019 8,374 155,042 163,416
March 2019 8,232 174,740 182,972
February 2019 8,235 92,119 100,354
January 2019 8,459 86,474 94,933
December 2018 3,990 49,154 53,144
November 2018 7,918 67,018 74,936
October 2018 8,627 80,014 88,641
September 2018 7,382 77,694 85,076
August 2018 9,276 163,533 172,809
July 2018 7,662 76,540 84,202
June 2018 7,999 62,645 70,644
May 2018 4,790 82,906 87,696
April 2018 7,293 72,805 80,098

Sessions for the GMPF Website

Sessions for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal sessions External sessions Total sessions Average session duration
May 2019 2,191 57,392 59,583 00:02:22
April 2019 2,155 48,577 50,732 00:02:33
March 2019 2,110 50,021 52,131 00:02:24
February 2019 1,907 23,231 25,138 00:02:54
January 2019 1,858 20,842 22,700 00:03:03
December 2018 970 13,265 14,235 00:02:33
November 2018 1,659 16,967 18,626 00:02:57
October 2018 1,802 19,680 21,482 00:03:05
September 2018 1,690 20,110 21,800 00:02:56
August 2018 2,129 39,837 41,966 00:03:05
July 2018 1,530 15,288 16,818 00:03:48
June 2018 1,200 11,988 13,188 00:04:15
May 2018 844 14,986 15,830 00:04:28
April 2018 1,309 13,477 14,786 00:04:24

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
May 2019 31,897 15,231 12,455
April 2019 27,843 12,576 10,313
March 2019 29,202 12,365 10,564
February 2019 15,016 5,457 4,665
January 2019 14,113 4,753 3,832
December 2018 8,903 3,099 2,233
November 2018 12,295 3,538 2,793
October 2018 14,204 4,086 3,191
September 2018 13,855 4,381 3,562
August 2018 22,615 12,056 7,295
July 2018 11,221 2,938 2,659
June 2018 8,809 2,417 1,962
May 2018 9,907 3,179 2,744
April 2018 9,467 2,700 2,619

Users for the GMPF Website

Users for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal users External users Total users
May 2019 540 33,986 34,526
April 2019 498 27,657 28,155
March 2019 506 28,149 28,655
February 2019 501 13,987 14,488
January 2019 466 12,640 13,106
December 2018 303 8,646 8,949
November 2018 504 10,683 11,187
October 2018 511 12,373 12,884
September 2018 479 12,603 13,082
August 2018 655 25,600 26,255
July 2018 425 10,210 10,635
June 2018 365 8,771 9,136
May 2018 281 10,918 11,199
April 2018 411 9,876 10,287

File downloads for the GMPF Website

File downloads for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal file downloads External file downloads Total file downloads
May 2019 590 3,509 4,099
April 2019 547 3,739 4,286
March 2019 599 3,730 4,329
February 2019 664 3,145 3,809
January 2019 569 3,155 3,724
December 2018 352 1,924 2,276
November 2018 615 3,150 3,765
October 2018 727 3,395 4,122
September 2018 671 3,954 4,625
August 2018 759 6,443 7,202
July 2018 570 3,855 4,425
June 2018 557 3,767 4,323
May 2018 428 5,205 5,633
April 2018 687 4,584 5,271

Top pages for the GMPF Website in May 2019

Top pages for the GMPF Website in May 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Welcome to the GMPF 54,140 42,938
2 Your annual pension statement 11,253 7,307
3 Your pension at a glance 9,147 6,386
4 Help with My Pension 5,602 4,684
5 Drawing your deferred benefits 5,300 3,759
6 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 5,108 3,955
7 Working out your maximum lump sum 4,812 3,183
8 When you can retire and draw your benefits 4,131 1,825
9 Working out benefits 3,110 1,929
10 Early retirement factors 2,787 1,899

Top pages for the GMPF Website excluding the homepage in May 2019

Top pages for the GMPF Website excluding the homepage in May 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Your annual pension statement 11,253 7,307
2 Your pension at a glance 9,147 6,386
3 Help with My Pension 5,602 4,684
4 Drawing your deferred benefits 5,300 3,759
5 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 5,108 3,955
6 Working out your maximum lump sum 4,812 3,183
7 When you can retire and draw your benefits 4,131 1,825
8 Working out benefits 3,110 1,929
9 Early retirement factors 2,787 1,899
10 GMPF A-Z 2,201 1,550

Top downloaded files for the GMPF Website in May 2019

Top downloaded file for the GMPF Website in May 2019
Rank Title Downloads Unique downloads
1 /forms/optingout/form.pdf 734 647
2 /forms/5050/application.pdf 237 213
3 /documents/freedom/members.pdf 213 189
4 /documents/annualreport/2018.pdf 174 160
5 /documents/grapevine/24.pdf 161 138
6 /documents/freedom/qanda.pdf 146 133
7 /documents/cover/form.pdf 118 79
8 /documents/illhealth.pdf 91 81
9 /forms/join/form.pdf 85 71
10 /documents/faqs%20moving%20online.pdf 75 54
11 Other downloaded files 2,065 0

Statistics for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)

Pageviews for GMPF online forms

Pageviews for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Internal pageviews External pageviews Total pageviews
May 2019 379 8,425 8,804
April 2019 273 7,738 8,011
March 2019 373 8,820 9,193
February 2019 336 5,737 6,073
January 2019 353 5,058 5,411
December 2018 222 3,031 3,253
November 2018 341 4,207 4,548
October 2018 508 5,524 6,032
September 2018 668 5,822 6,490
August 2018 565 11,491 12,056
July 2018 317 5,449 5,766
June 2018 287 4,932 5,219
May 2018 192 6,098 6,290
April 2018 289 4,987 5,276

Sessions for GMPF online forms

Sessions for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Internal sessions External sessions Total sessions Average session duration
May 2019 206 4,569 4,775 00:02:44
April 2019 144 4,258 4,402 00:02:39
March 2019 186 4,718 4,904 00:02:30
February 2019 168 3,010 3,178 00:02:42
January 2019 187 2,731 2,918 00:02:48
December 2018 116 1,638 1,754 00:02:43
November 2018 177 2,297 2,474 00:02:35
October 2018 236 2,895 3,131 00:02:54
September 2018 242 3,082 3,324 00:02:52
August 2018 319 6,212 6,531 00:02:30
July 2018 178 2,803 2,981 00:02:46
June 2018 157 2,472 2,629 00:02:52
May 2018 94 2,993 3,087 00:03:10
April 2018 162 2,584 2,746 00:03:00

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
May 2019 2,706 1,100 969
April 2019 2,488 1,034 880
March 2019 2,792 1,190 922
February 2019 1,868 718 592
January 2019 1,767 680 470
December 2018 1,120 391 243
November 2018 1,648 509 317
October 2018 2,054 668 409
September 2018 2,086 725 513
August 2018 4,126 1,464 941
July 2018 1,983 549 449
June 2018 1,796 487 346
May 2018 1,982 647 458
April 2018 1,825 511 410

Users for GMPF online forms

Users for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Internal users External users Total users
May 2019 95 4,069 4,164
April 2019 68 3,775 3,843
March 2019 84 4,185 4,269
February 2019 85 2,636 2,721
January 2019 73 2,395 2,468
December 2018 59 1,464 1,523
November 2018 100 2,021 2,121
October 2018 85 2,520 2,605
September 2018 100 2,677 2,777
August 2018 166 5,503 5,669
July 2018 83 2,438 2,521
June 2018 74 2,181 2,255
May 2018 48 2,680 2,728
April 2018 77 2,263 2,340

Top pages for GMPF online forms in May 2019

Top pages for GMPF online forms in May 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Contact us 3,308 2,511
2 Keeping in touch 1,269 1,066
3 Online forms 1,085 761
4 My Pension feedback 617 564
5 Letting us know someone has died 167 142
6 Transfer value request 123 100
7 Online forms 101 94
8 Welcome to the GMPF feedback zone 98 78
9 Personal statement request 78 72
10 Tracing your benefits 38 36