About Erik Runyon

Erik is the Manager of Interactive Development for University Communications.

August 2014 Stats

Welcome back students! This month saw an increase in iOS and mobile traffic with a (nearly) equal drop in Windows traffic. August also resulted in a huge traffic spike to our m.nd.edu (and native apps) properties. Continue reading

About Erik Runyon

Erik is the Manager of Interactive Development for University Communications.

June 2014 Stats

This month saw a climb in IE11 traffic at the expense of IE10, while IE9 remained flat. It’s also worth noting that in Google Analytics (under Audience > Mobile) is now splitting “Windows Phone” (version 7.5), and “Windows” (version 8.1), which started showing up on June 17. Continue reading

About Erik Runyon

Erik is the Manager of Interactive Development for University Communications.

A Brand New Search Experience

Last month you may have noticed that search.nd.edu had a slightly different look. Not only did the site get a facelift, but the entire infrastructure changed as well. In the past, search at Notre Dame ran on a dedicated device housed in and maintained by the Hesburgh Library. This device, bought from Google, allowed us to have our own search ecosystem, but there were a number of downsides. Not only did the library have to put resources toward the maintenance and management of the device, but it also had to be upgraded every few years. One other problem was that it was fairly labor intensive to update the public interface for the device. So even after the university as a whole moved on to mobile friendly websites, search.nd.edu lagged behind. Continue reading

About Erik Runyon

Erik is the Manager of Interactive Development for University Communications.

May 2014 Stats

Overall, there was not much change in browser percentages. The largest shift this month was the drop in traffic to m.nd.edu and the associated native apps. This can be attributed to the “newness” effect from last month as well as students leaving for the summer. Continue reading

About Erik Runyon

Erik is the Manager of Interactive Development for University Communications.