DFID's £1m website gets 3,000 visitors per month

While we’re on the subject of blogs and DFID… if it’s true that DFID is funding a Research for Development portal that’s costing £360,000 a year to run, and getting only 3,100 visitors in the average month (as disclosed to Hansard a couple of weeks back), that’s pretty shocking. Surely there’s more to it than it seems…? (spotted on DizzyThinks)

Theresa May tabled a wad of PQs lately asking departments for details of the websites they run, and the costs incurred: I think this search picks most of the answers up, but don’t expect many great insights. In quite a few cases, departments have used the ‘disproportionate cost’ excuse.