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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
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
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

Sessions for the GMPF Website

Sessions for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal sessions External sessions Total sessions Average session duration
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
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

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website

Sessions by device for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
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
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

Users for the GMPF Website

Users for the GMPF Website (www.gmpf.org.uk)
Month Internal users External users Total users
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
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

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
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
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

Top pages for the GMPF Website in September 2019

Top pages for the GMPF Website in September 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Welcome to the GMPF 41,488 31,411
2 Your pension at a glance 7,607 5,043
3 When you can retire and draw your benefits 7,047 3,333
4 Your annual pension statement 5,441 3,283
5 Help with My Pension 4,892 4,126
6 Deferred benefit statements 4,783 3,847
7 Early retirement factors 3,559 2,459
8 Working out benefits 2,880 1,731
9 event 2,827 1,617
10 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 2,350 1,757

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

Top pages for the GMPF Website excluding the homepage in September 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Your pension at a glance 7,607 5,043
2 When you can retire and draw your benefits 7,047 3,333
3 Your annual pension statement 5,441 3,283
4 Help with My Pension 4,892 4,126
5 Deferred benefit statements 4,783 3,847
6 Early retirement factors 3,559 2,459
7 Working out benefits 2,880 1,731
8 event 2,827 1,617
9 Pension statement example - before 1 April 2008 2,350 1,757
10 Retiring early at your own choice, 60 onwards 1,980 1,329

Top downloaded files for the GMPF Website in September 2019

Top downloaded file for the GMPF Website in September 2019
Rank Title Downloads Unique downloads
1 /forms/optingout/form.pdf 634 554
2 /forms/5050/application.pdf 197 188
3 /documents/annualreport/2019.pdf 187 176
4 /documents/freedom/members.pdf 153 139
5 /documents/freedom/qanda.pdf 95 85
6 /documents/illhealth.pdf 89 86
7 /forms/divorce/cetv.pdf 74 64
8 /documents/toppingup/avcs/flyer.pdf 67 64
9 /documents/cover/form.pdf 66 62
10 /forms/join/form.pdf 57 51
11 Other downloaded files 2,101 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
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
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

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
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
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

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms

Sessions by device for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Desktop Mobile Tablet
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
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

Users for GMPF online forms

Users for GMPF online forms (www.gmpf.org.uk/eforms)
Month Internal users External users Total users
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
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

Top pages for GMPF online forms in September 2019

Top pages for GMPF online forms in September 2019
Rank Title Pageviews Unique pageviews
1 Contact us 2,447 1,855
2 Keeping in touch 922 776
3 Online forms 891 634
4 Letting us know someone has died 114 100
5 Transfer value request 97 81
6 Online forms 84 69
7 Welcome to the GMPF feedback zone 82 65
8 Website survey 63 53
9 Personal statement request 54 48
10 Tracing your benefits 30 26