Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Sunny days send weather websites soaring


Sunny days send weather websites soaring

Auckland, 13th January, 2004 - With many of the country's four million inhabitants on holiday, a South Island drought, and the hottest January temperature ever recorded, it's no wonder New Zealand's weather related websites have been burning up the Hitwise charts.

The country's official weather watchdog, the MetService ( http://www.metservice.co.nz/) has witnessed its site rise to 25th placing amongst websites visited by NZ users for the week ending January 3rd. 3.5% of all visitors to the website added it to their favourites list in their Internet browsers indicating a desire to return.

If chart below is not visible please see attachment.

Many other NZ weather websites have been doused in web interest. NZoom Weather ( http://www.oneweather.nzoom.com/) saw its ranking rise to 45th among all websites visited by New Zealand Internet users in the week ending 27th December. The website rose from 67th position the week previous.

Hitwise clickstream data showed the aforementioned MetService site as being third most popular site visited following NZoom Weather, with Metra NZ www.metra.co.nz, a meteorological forecast service 9th, and the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology www.bom.gov.au in 10th position. Weather Online ( http://www.weatheronline.net.nz/ ) is another site to have its day in the sun, finding itself positioned at 20th in the News & Media category for the week ending January 3rd, up from 41st at the start of November with 9.3% of its visitors bookmarking the site.

The dry weather also pushed farmers online with rural website FencePost (www.fencepost.com) increasing its market share to almost 65% for the week ending December 27th, up from 55% at the start of the month.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>

ALSO:

Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>

ALSO:

Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>

ALSO: