Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Schools around the country may have resumed classes this week but the year is already flying ahead as
we bring you our third newsletter edition for 2007 and move into February.
If you’re fortunate enough to travel outside school holidays now might be the ideal time to visit areas
that have been busy over summer, or perhaps your next trip starts in Easter (just 9 weeks away). In either
case, be sure your vehicle is setup safely and plan well in advance. In this newsletter we launch 3 articles
on vehicle accessory products, and as usual our Shop has new books and maps designed to interest you.
Corryong-Omeo-Thredbo Adventure Map|
This map, which covers an area from Dartmouth Dam to Mt Kosciuszko Summit, features road and
track information, seasonal closures, fishing access, camping areas plus much more.
Victoria Touring Map|
This map of Victoria contains a complete town index, current road and park information,
new parks and freeways plus more in an easy to read colour scheme.
Mailman of the Birdsville Track|
This is a remarkable story about a mailman named Tom Kruse who battled through searing heat,
floods and mechanical breakdown on one of the best known and loneliest tracks in Australia – The Birdsville Track.
Elfare 510W - White
Eflare LED Emergency Safety Beacons can be seen over a kilometre away and are an extremely effective
warning light for 4WD, caravan and hiking enthusiasts.
Pannikin & Pinta|
Storm Boy author Colin Thiele returns to the magical world of the wild pelicans in this outstanding picture story book.
Follow the story of a pelican family that sets out on a heroic journey.
ExplorOz Site Stats|
January has seen a very strong start to the year with ExplorOz audience activity showing a strong increase.
With the User Session count up by 15% from Dec, we have reported over 511,000 visits1 to ExplorOz for Jan.Click here for the statistics page
Harsh conditions such as driving deep through water crossings and on extremely dusty outback
tracks will be detrimental to your engine without proper air filtration. Water, which has found its way
through the air filter can stall a petrol engine and seriously damage a diesel. Find out the major
reasons for installing a snorkel to a 4WD vehicle.Click here for the article
A vehicle's bull bar, sides steps and rails are known as its "bar work" and provide critical strength and
protection for your vehicle. A bullbar at the front of the vehicle can protect from headlight and radiator damage
and should deflect an animal before it strikes the windscreen. This article talks about the issues surrounding
bullbars and the different types that are available - including softer options. We also discuss side steps and
rails and how they can also protect your vehicle from damage.
Click here for the article
After purchasing a brand new 4WD, there is a good chance that it won't come fitted with a suspension system designed
to carry the kind of load you'll pack for a serious outback trip. A good suspension system is made up of many components
that work together, to assist in softening the undesirable effects of the surface, whilst providing the driver with the
necessary road response for driving, steering and braking safely. In this article we explain the various suspension
systems available and explain why it’s important to consider upgrading your vehicle suspension.Click here for the article
1. At ExplorOz, a user session (visit) is the presence
of a user with a specific IP address who has not visited the site
anytime within the past 30 minutes. A user who visits at noon and
then again at 3:30 pm would count as two user visits. But a user who
visits at noon and stays active on the site until 3.30pm would only
count as one visit (provided there was no period of inactivity for
more than 30 minutes).
Other measures are also reporting an increase, with Page Views
across the site up by 22% to 7.3 million for the month of January.
At ExplorOz, we report the actual raw data measured by the server, however due to
our current conversion activity this number is artificially inflated.
The estimated Page View figure is closer to 3 million unique pages for January,
which is still a very significant number.
Although we also measure Hits, and it’s a huge number, this is
not used to measure the volume of visitors to a website. The
retrieval of any item, like a page or a graphic, from a Web server
is counted as a Hit. For example, when a visitor calls up a Web page
with four graphics, that's five hits, one for the page and four for
the graphics. However, ExplorOz Hits are also up by 25% to over 38 million for January.
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