Web site sets new records again and again
MP Derek Wyatt's web site, designed by HBR in Bapchild, goes from strength to strength.
Each week an independent audit is provided by the server company, hosting his web site, of the hits and unique readers.
Already the site is listed as one of the top 50 political web sites in the country and it is the most visited MP's site; his blog has just been nominated in a new list to be published at the end of this month as one of the top 20 worth reading.
The site is currently undergoing a refit (about 75% complete) so that more radio and video clips can be added. It currently holds over 4000 pages of information.
Over the past year the number of hits has risen from 60,000 a week to 126,000 a week but of much more importance is the number of unique readers a week and these have jumped from just under 8,000 to as high as 15,250. Derek puts this down to the number of new stories being placed on the site every day. Around 80-90 new stories are added each month.
The site won the New Statesman of the Year Elected Representative award in 2006 and Derek won the Internet Society Providers Association Heroes Award 2006 on behalf of the All Party Internet Group for his work in re-writing the Computer Misuse Act 1992 which has now become law. Politics Online based in America nominated him as one of the top players in the Internet and Politics space in the world also in 2006.