In terms of content, 2014 was good year for website. The number of stories, letters and documents increased significantly.
However, for the first time in many years, the number of people visiting our site declined compared to last year and we're not sure why that was. It may be that fewer schools are teaching about the Civil Rights Movement, or they're using our site less. Or it may be that fewer Movement veterans are helping to promote the site by linking to it from their blogs and posts or mentioning it to their friends. Another possibility is that while Google, the most popular of all search engines, lists us very high in search results, at some time in the last year the Bing search engine (which is owned by Microsoft) dropped us way down in their listings. Since Yahoo uses Bing, this means that we are downgraded by the 2nd and 3rd most popular search engines that students use to research terms like "Civil Rights Movement." You can help us push back against this by regularly linking to www.crmvet.org on your Facebook and blog posts, in tweets, on your own websites, and so forth.
Annual Number of Visits
(A "visit" is a person coming to the website. That person might view one, two, or many different pages. If that same person comes again to the site on a different day, it counts as a second visit.)
2010: 328,000 (est)
Our daily traffic rises and falls with the school calendar. Students (K-12 & college) use the site for homework, reports, research, etc. When school is in session, the number of visits each day to the site generally range from 1,000 to 2,400 (compared to 500-1000 when school is not in session).
Total number of visits to the site in 2014 (includes multiple visits): 355,153
Roughly 90% U.S. — 10% Non-U.S.
Number of Freedom Movement veterans listed on our Roll Call:
Rough count of Personal stories, narratives, interviews & oral histories:
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Top-20 Most Viewed Pages (excluding Photo Album, History & Timeline, and Poetry pages).