Google Analytics has a relatively new feature called benchmarking that lets you compare your site’s visitor statistics anonymously with average statistics (benchmark data) for other sites of similar size. This helps to determine if the visits to your site are in line with the general trends.
I have done this for Snail’s Tales for 1 March 2008 thru 31 May 2008.
The thick blue line is the number of visits to Snail’s Tales , the gray line is the benchmark data.
The characteristic sawtooth pattern of the weekly fluctuations in the number of visitors is obvious both for Snail’s Tales and for the benchmark data. The visitor numbers seem to peak during Monday thru Wednesday and then dip during the weekend.
The weekly fluctuations in the number of visitors was the also the subject of this post.