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Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 pm

Here’s a list of the 10 most-trafficked City of Philadelphia websites

The City of Philadelphia's property assessment site was the city government site that reached the most eyeballs last month, with more than 280,000 unique page views, according to city data.

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(Photo by Flickr user Marc Szarkowski, used under a Creative Commons license)

More than one in four visits to a Philly city government website last month landed on the one about taxes for property owners.

The City of Philadelphia’s property assessment site was the city government site that reached the most eyeballs last month, with more than 280,000 unique page views, according to city data. 

The site, which allows users to find current and proposed property assessments on any city property, has been popular for some time. Chief Data Officer Mark Headd said last summer that it was by far the most-trafficked phila.gov site, especially in light of Philadelphia’s property reassessment move. It’s the reason why Headd’s staff redesigned the site, which wasn’t built to handle so much traffic.

In terms of sheer volume, the city’s Revenue Department website was the best-trafficked last month with nearly 442,000 page views (not unique).

Find a list of the 10 best-trafficked phila.gov sites in terms of unique page counts below. Headd published the data on Github yesterday.

  1. Office of Property Assessment: 280,803 unique page views / 28.07 percent of overall unique page views
  2. Revenue Department: 181,412 / 18.13 percent
  3. City of Philadelphia homepage: 167,950 / 16.79 percent
  4. Board of Revision of Taxes: 43,204 / 4.32 percent
  5. Health Department: 34,842 / 3.48 percent
  6. Licenses & Inspections: 29,557 / 2.95 percent
  7. Department of Records: 25,918 / 2.59 percent
  8. Prison System: 24,035 / 2.4 percent
  9. Resident resources: 23,565 / 2.36 percent
  10. Parks and Recreation: 21,045 / 2.1 percent

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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