As you can imagine, it’s been very busy on the website in the past few days as people have wanted to find information about when the Tube strike would happen and what the impact would be.
Traffic volumes on the site
We’ll do a more specific post tomorrow about the traffic volumes and most popular content, but the headlines are that on Monday we received around 7 million page views in 1.6m visits from 1.3m unique users. That’s a little more than twice our normal daily traffic.
In the evening we received around 600,000 page views between 10pm and 11pm – which proved to be the busiest hour of the day.
This morning we’ve seen pretty intense volumes, around 900,000 page views between 7am and 8am. I would expect we’ll see even higher demand between 4pm and 5pm this afternoon.
The key content people were looking for prior to the strike was information on which services would run. Once the strike had kicked off, Status Updates and the homepage quickly became the most popular content with Journey Planner not far behind.
We would be keen to know what content you have found useful before and during this strike, as well as anything which has not been so good so that we can do better should there be other similar situations in the future. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.