November 20, 2019: A Day in the Life of the NGPF website

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Dec 03, 2019
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Teaching Strategies

It's been over 2 1/2 years since I last did a post highlighting how teachers are using our website. A lot has changed since then, as visitors to our website have quadrupled since then. 

By now, you realize that I am a data geek, so it would only seem natural that I obsess over our website statistics and the story it tells about how educators, students, parents and others use us. Please note that we don’t track individual users on our site and get our aggregate data from Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google.

I thought I would choose a day from last month. How about Wednesday, November 20th? Here is what I can tell you about that day:

  • In terms of geographical reach…
    • We had users from all 50 states visit our website on November 20th
    • California, Texas and New York were top 3 states in terms of users 
    • Users came from more than 2000 cities and towns from Athens (GA) to Zionsville (IN)
    • We had some international visitors too, with users from 50 different countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, China and India
  • In terms of sites referring users to our site…
    • Users came to us through the Jump$tart Clearinghouse, TeachFinLit.org, Visual Capitalist (infographics) and state personal finance resource lists developed by states, including California, Kentucky, 

We are so grateful to you, the educators, who make such a difference by providing these valuable life skills to your students. Thank you for visiting our website! 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.