Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Piz Gloria Website Launched Five Years Ago Today

It's party time here in Oz as was launched five years ago today.  During that time there have been over 15,800 visitors which is really pleasing.  The number of visitors in 2016 (3,380) is slightly less than 2015 (3,995) however I made several significant changes to the site in 2015 and the film "SPECTRE" was also released in cinemas, two reasons I attribute to the slightly lower patronage in 2016 but still great numbers nonetheless.

As usual here is a brief analysis of the stats below:
- The average number of pages viewed per visit has remained almost the same with 6.84 in 2016 compared to 7.06 in 2015
- The overall number of page views for 2016 was almost 40,000 which is less than 2015 when there were over 46,000
- The average time spent on the site during a visit in 2016 was 3:00 minutes which is half a minute less than 2015.  In 2012 the average was 4:40 minutes per visit/session

Year 1 - Jan 24, 2012 to Jan 23, 2013

Year 2 - Jan 24, 2013 to Jan 23, 2014

Year 3 - Jan 24, 2014 to Jan 23, 2015

Year 4 - Jan 24, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016

Year 5 - Jan 24, 2016 to Jan 23, 2017

So in summary I'd once again like to thank everyone who has taken time to visit both the Collecting Piz Gloria blog and the website. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rare Hardback Arrives

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a copy of Christopher Wood's "James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me" for sale on the web.  I've been searching for this elusive hardback for years.  So when I found a copy available and read that the book was a 1977 First Edition - Jonathan Cape, NOT ex-library, and the price was just over AU$300 I immediately went about the process of purchasing it.
Today the book arrived in the mail.  It's not perfect but for such a rare book I'm very happy with it.  Plus it's great to finally have it on the shelves between Fleming, Markham and Gardner.