Can you believe our website is a year old? We can’t!
We went live with the new website on November 8, 2021 to overwhelmingly positive reactions from our network and our online visitors. Thank you. The positivity has continued throughout the year. Communications Manager Ainsley Burgess speaks for all of us when she says we are proud of our user-centred approach and ability to build best practice communication into an innovative platform.
The website is now world class with new filtering tools, search functionality and design that allows users to enjoy a 360 degree journey of our extensive resources, events and news in chronic disease prevention research.Ainsley Burgess, Communications Manager
Prevention Centre Digital Producer Tim Johnson reports we have seen a 25% increase in website users with a 35% increase in ‘return visitors’ and a 10% increase in the average time spent on our site. As well as a 20% increase in Australian users, visits from the US and UK increased by over a third. Our social media audience is also going great guns with a 156% increase in website users from Twitter and a 263% increase in visitors from LinkedIn.
It’s wonderful to bring our research and reports to an ever wider global audience. Prevention Centre pages are now appearing in Google search results 250,000 times a month – more than double what it was a year ago.Tim Johnson, Digital Producer
What were the top pages you visited on our website?
- Systems thinking
- What is the burden of chronic disease?
- Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)
The website is a great way to connect CERI members and to showcase the research of CREs that we work so closely with.Helen Signy, Science Communications Advisor
What were the top News items you visited?
It’s also wonderful to see great traction with our Prevention Headlines which is updated almost daily with news items about chronic disease prevention.Cindy Jones, Senior Communications Officer
What were the top Events you visited?
The end-of-project research seminar Creating healthy liveable cities: The journey of a research program also proved to be a hit with our website users.
The Past Events function is very popular on the website with recordings of webinars and other resources added online.Karen Metcalfe, Engagement Coordinator
What were the top Resources you visited?
What were the top Projects you visited?
The other most-visited research project pages included Harnessing the power of citizen science for prevention and Improving food security in Aboriginal communities
Thank you for loving the website as much as we do!