Website Administrator Console Manual - Your Website Statistics

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Website Administrator Console Manual
Accessing the Administrator Console
Administrator Console Overview
Updating Static Content
Managing Articles (Content Items)
Managing Menus
Using the Text Editor
Managing Images
Updating Contact Details
Managing your Shopping Cart
Managing your Newsletters
Administrator Console User Accounts
Your Website Statistics
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Your Website Statistics

Our websites come with a free statistics package which can tell you lots of different things about your website.

Access your website statistics with your browser at this address:  your-domain-name.com.au/stats

Be sure to substitute "your-domain-name.com.au" for the domain name of your own website

The initial stats page should appear like this:

 

Website Statistics - Front Page

 

Notice that the month namess are blue links. (They change to red if they've already been visited) These links take you to a detail page of statistics for just the month you select. You are then presented with a long list of charts and graphs which are explained below. This information is useful in determining how your website is performing and how it is being used.

If you'd like to protect your website statistics from public view, let us know. We will password-protect the statistics page for you. You will then need your Administrator Console account username & password to access the statistics. We can also optionally create a separate account which you can provide to partners and advertisers if required.

Here's what the information means:

Definitions
Hits
A hit is a request for a file from your website.  There are more hits than files because many pages contain the same files which don’t need to be requested more than once.
Files
A file is a page, image or stylesheet, which together make up your website. This statistic refers to the number of files that have been sent from your website.
Pages
A page is simply a page of your website, made up of a collection of files.
Visits
A visit is one person viewing your website at one time. Two people viewing your website, or one person viewing it on two separate occasions, are both examples of two visits.
Kbytes
This is an abbreviation for Kilobytes, which is a measure of data. Site and pages vary in ‘data efficiency’ so this statistic enables you to measure data traffic.
Unique Sites
This refers to the ‘sites’ that are visiting your website where a site may be a PC, a company, or an entire Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Unique URLs Unique Resource Locators (URLs) are web addresses of pages. This statistic tells you how many different pages your website has served to visitors.
Unique Referrers
Referrers are other websites that link to your website.  This statistic tells you how many other sources of visitors the website has tracked.
Unique User Agents
A User Agent is most commonly a browser, which enables you to see what browser software visitors to your site are using, usually of interest to web developers.

 

 

Descriptions
Daily Usage
These charts tell you how much usage there was on each day of the month you are viewing.  It breaks down the information into hits, files, pages, visits, sites and Kbytes, as defined above.
Daily Statistics
These are the numerical statistics used to create the Daily Usage chart above.
Hourly Usage
Similar to the Daily Usage chart above, this chart breaks down the website activity by the hour of the day (cumulative for each day of the month).  As the server is located in USA (GMT-4) you need to subtract 14 hours (15 during daylight savings).
Hourly Statistics
These are the numerical statistics used to create the Hourly Usage chart above.
Top URLs
These are the most commonly visited pages of your website based on the number of times each pages has been requested.
Top URLs by Kbytes
These are the most commonly visited pages of your website based on the amount of data sent, meaning bigger pages rank higher than lighter pages.
Top Entry Pages
These are the top pages that visitors saw first when they visited your website. Typically your home page is the top, but some sites have pages with a large number of inbound links that attract visitors to that page directly.
Top Exit Pages
These are the top pages that people view last before leaving your website. Pages with a large amount of outbound links will rank highly here.
Top Sites
These are the places on the Internet that have viewed your site the most, based on the number of pages viewed. You will see a lot of ISPs listed here.
Top Sites by Kbytes
These are the places on the Internet that have viewed your site the most, based on the amount of data transferred. You will see a lot of ISPs listed here.
Top Referrers
These are the top referring websites – websites that send visitors to your website through links. Search engines usually rate highly here.
Top User Agents
These are the top software applications – usually browsers – that have been used to view your website.
Usage by Country
This are the countries that visit your website the most, represented in a pie chart.
Top Total Countries
This is the numerical data used to create the Usage by Country pie chart above.

 

If you require further assistance with understanding your website statistics, please contact us directly.