Website Analytics

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to monitor traffic to this website and I things were going okay but I couldn’t get the right information that I was looking for.

I was able to narrow down the countries that the visitors were from but that’s as close as I got. With a little help from Google, I was able to get a better view of things.

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The image gives you a visual of where the traffic is coming from. Just so you know, the tracking only started recently, so the numbers are fairly low.

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The first box, Visits and Pageviews, shows the number of visitors and the number of pages they viewed for the week. So, since the start of the monitor until now, I’ve had 52 visitors viewing 228 pages. That’s an average of 4 pages per visitor and that’s pretty good.

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The chart beside it is pretty much self explanatory. It shows that out of the 52 visitors, 63.46% of them are visitors that have visited the site before. So that means approximately 33 visitors have been here before and there are 19 new visitors to the site. Again, these numbers are good.

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The second pie chart monitors where the traffic is coming from. Not ‘where’ as in what country, ‘where’ as in who is sending visitors my way. According to the charts, my research was right. The majority of the visitors are getting here by typing in the address directly. The others are getting here via MSN.

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As for this map, this was what I was looking for, a way to chart the location of visitors. The dot that is located in southern Ontario represents Hamilton, that’s where the majority of the traffic is coming from.

I’m anxious to see the rest of the results so I can figure out how visitors are getting here from around the globe.