We installed a traffic meter on WikiFOIA in May 2007. The sitemeter enables us to see that 76% of the people who visit the site find it through a search engine, rather than visiting it from a link on some other website.
The search engine visitors are usually looking for information about salaries of government employees, and secondarily are looking for information about open records legislation and access to state public documents.
I was pleased to see that comparing website visitors in May 2007 to May 2008, WikiFOIA has already had 10 times as many pages viewed in May 2008 as it did the entire month of May in 2007–a little over 10,000 pages viewed in the first eight days of the month.
Since we created WF to make it easy for people to find this kind of information in what we hope is a usefully arranged way, we’re really pleased at how it’s going.