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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
February 2020 6,383 136,436 142,819
January 2020 8,872 123,419 132,291
December 2019 6,950 63,257 70,207
November 2019 9,719 85,351 95,070
October 2019 10,057 100,471 110,528
September 2019 10,021 140,328 150,349
August 2019 8,271 147,914 156,185
July 2019 8,159 161,327 169,486
June 2019 7,608 179,021 186,629
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

Sessions for the GMPF Website

Sessions for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal sessions External sessions Total sessions Average session duration
February 2020 1,943 48,809 50,752 00:02:10
January 2020 2,277 38,785 41,062 00:02:26
December 2019 1,476 20,681 22,157 00:02:21
November 2019 2,002 25,881 27,883 00:02:40
October 2019 2,170 31,083 33,253 00:02:25
September 2019 2,412 45,430 47,842 00:02:13
August 2019 2,118 48,871 50,989 00:02:15
July 2019 2,243 52,235 54,478 00:02:14
June 2019 2,032 61,148 63,180 00:02:14
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

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
February 2020 29,230 12,967 8,554
January 2020 24,121 11,621 5,320
December 2019 12,148 7,608 2,398
November 2019 16,674 7,831 3,374
October 2019 19,505 9,291 4,454
September 2019 24,869 15,285 7,680
August 2019 26,000 16,789 8,200
July 2019 28,457 16,702 9,317
June 2019 32,433 18,786 11,961
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

Users for the GMPF Website

Users for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal users External users Total users
February 2020 816 29,860 30,676
January 2020 532 23,838 24,370
December 2019 362 13,525 13,887
November 2019 418 15,748 16,166
October 2019 570 18,263 18,833
September 2019 633 26,542 27,175
August 2019 553 29,052 29,605
July 2019 576 31,438 32,014
June 2019 474 35,546 36,020
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

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
February 2020 401 3,018 3,419
January 2020 659 3,232 3,891
December 2019 691 1,780 2,471
November 2019 822 2,848 3,670
October 2019 601 3,074 3,675
September 2019 706 3,014 3,720
August 2019 525 2,978 3,503
July 2019 598 3,884 4,482
June 2019 453 3,718 4,171
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

Top pages for the GMPF Website in February 2020

Top pages for the GMPF Website in February 2020
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Welcome to the GMPF 44,517 34,481
2 Your pension at a glance 7,514 5,178
3 Help with My Pension 5,206 4,211
4 Your annual pension statement 4,564 2,952
5 When you can retire and draw your benefits 4,322 2,074
6 Deferred benefit statements 4,186 3,472
7 Early retirement factors 2,665 1,883
8 Working out benefits 2,554 1,580
9 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 2,008 1,592
10 GMPF A-Z 1,907 1,339

Top pages for the GMPF Website excluding the homepage in February 2020

Top pages for the GMPF Website excluding the homepage in February 2020
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Your pension at a glance 7,514 5,178
2 Help with My Pension 5,206 4,211
3 Your annual pension statement 4,564 2,952
4 When you can retire and draw your benefits 4,322 2,074
5 Deferred benefit statements 4,186 3,472
6 Early retirement factors 2,665 1,883
7 Working out benefits 2,554 1,580
8 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 2,008 1,592
9 GMPF A-Z 1,907 1,339
10 Working out your maximum lump sum 1,758 1,102

Top downloaded files for the GMPF Website in February 2020

Top downloaded file for the GMPF Website in February 2020
Rank Title Downloads Unique downloads
1 /forms/optingout/form.pdf 502 452
2 /documents/grapevine/24.pdf 239 213
3 /documents/annualreport/2019.pdf 190 163
4 /forms/5050/application.pdf 188 174
5 /documents/freedom/members.pdf 157 150
6 /documents/illhealth.pdf 135 123
7 /documents/freedom/qanda.pdf 100 98
8 /documents/cover/form.pdf 93 84
9 /forms/divorce/cetv.pdf 81 72
10 /documents/toppingup/avcs/flyer.pdf 75 73
11 Other downloaded files 1,659 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
February 2020 210 7,789 7,999
January 2020 379 6,317 6,696
December 2019 213 2,888 3,101
November 2019 363 4,517 4,880
October 2019 295 4,690 4,985
September 2019 220 5,560 5,780
August 2019 353 4,975 5,328
July 2019 274 6,639 6,913
June 2019 332 8,567 8,899
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

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
February 2020 129 4,001 4,130 00:03:02
January 2020 214 3,367 3,581 00:02:38
December 2019 114 1,576 1,690 00:02:44
November 2019 168 2,416 2,584 00:02:45
October 2019 160 2,558 2,718 00:02:35
September 2019 135 3,120 3,255 00:02:43
August 2019 193 2,792 2,985 00:02:37
July 2019 168 3,697 3,865 00:02:24
June 2019 168 4,655 4,823 00:02:42
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

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
February 2020 2,443 995 692
January 2020 2,218 900 463
December 2019 1,019 472 199
November 2019 1,551 718 314
October 2019 1,615 703 400
September 2019 1,796 965 494
August 2019 1,709 846 430
July 2019 2,107 1,028 730
June 2019 2,668 1,291 864
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

Users for GMPF online forms

Users for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Internal users External users Total users
February 2020 95 3,575 3,670
January 2020 102 2,978 3,080
December 2019 54 1,395 1,449
November 2019 73 2,123 2,196
October 2019 71 2,241 2,312
September 2019 75 2,767 2,842
August 2019 81 2,508 2,589
July 2019 91 3,265 3,356
June 2019 80 4,161 4,241
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

Top pages for GMPF online forms in February 2020

Top pages for GMPF online forms in February 2020
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Contact us 2,798 2,064
2 Keeping in touch 1,039 855
3 Online forms 952 613
4 My Pension feedback 726 658
5 Welcome to the GMPF feedback zone 151 125
6 Letting us know someone has died 138 118
7 Transfer value request 115 99
8 Online forms 94 78
9 Personal statement request 92 72
10 Tracing your benefits 57 52