Visits to Vatican site up 452% in March-April 2005

Visits to The Vatican Official Web site increased by 452% in March 2005, HitWise says. Main contributors to the traffic spike included search engines and directories (55.

Visits to The Vatican Official Web site increased by 452% in March 2005, HitWise says. Main contributors to the traffic spike included search engines and directories (55.7%), religion sites (7.73%) including catholic.net contributed 7.73%, and Broadcast Media sites (3.34%), including CNN.com. The predominant demographic profile of visitors to The Vatican Official Web site were men (55%), aged 45-54 years (25.8%), with a household income between $30,000 and $60,000 per year (29%). The states with the highest representation of visitors to The Vatican's web site were Connecticut, North Dakota and The District of Columbia.