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Web Statistics Documentation

This page describes your statistics and what is counted in each category.
It also provides definitions for the statistical headings.

Statistics are the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of your web site. Careful analysis of your statistics can provide you with valuable marketing information.


Web Statistics Summary

Successful requests
How many successful "hits" you've had on your site during the statistic time period. One Hit is counted for every element requested within your site. For example, if your main home page has 1 text block and nine graphics on it, a request for this specific page would produce a hit count of 10.

Average successful requests per day
Requests for your files per day averaged over entire statistic time period.

Successful requests for pages
Number of successful requests for pages only, during statistic time period.

Average successful requests for pages per day
Requests for your files, per day, averaged out over stat time period.

Failed requests
May be produced for a variety of reasons, but the most common are when the requested file is not found. It may also indicate the number of people who canceled requests prior to the entire page (or graphical elements) being loaded onto their screen. They may have hit "stop" or the "back button" or simply clicked through to a subpage before completion.

Redirected requests
Indicate that the visitor was directed to a different file on your site instead of the originally requested. The most common cause is they have incorrectly requested a directory or page name. The server replies with a redirection ("you probably mean the following") and then makes a second connection to get the correct document. Rest assured however, they indeed visited your site. The other common cause of redirected requests is the use of "click-thru" advertising banners.

Distinct files requested
Total number of files specifically requested by your visitors over entire statistic time period.

Distinct hosts served
Total number of "distinct" or individual visitors or machines to your pages. The most accurate accounting of true site traffic. I.E. How many "individual" people hit your site over entire statistic time period.

Data transferred
Total amount of computer data in bytes transferred from your site.

Average data transferred per day
Daily average amount of computer data in bytes transferred from your site.

Weekly Report
Total successful requests for pages per week.

Daily Report
Total successful requests for pages per day.

Daily Summary
Total successful requests for pages per individual day of the week.

Hourly Summary
Total successful requests for pages per hour of the day. (midnight indicated as the hour "O" or zero) This indicates which time of the day your pages are most often visited.
Hot Tip: Keep in mind the differences in time zones for proper analysis.

Domain Report
Where your visitors are coming from by domain. What type of domain is visiting your site; .com=commercial edu=educational .mil=military .ca=canada .org=organization, etc.
Also where your visitors are coming from by country.

Host Report
Where your visitors are coming from by original host of the above domains.

Directory Report
All files for your pages are located within a home directory by whomever is serving your page to the internet. (probably your ISP) These numbers indicate the count of requests within each directory within your home (FTP) site to supply the requested files.

File Type Report
Total successful requests for individual file types within your directories; I.E. graphics, HTML, etc. Useful to analyze which element of your pages are the most (and least) popular.

File Size Report
Breakdown of size of transferred files.

Status Code Report
Error code report. Indicates how many error codes were generated by visitors selecting elements of your site. Could be a missing graphic, out of date link or a requested page which no longer exists or has been renamed. Could be a problem with the visitor's browser.

Request Report
Indicates which pages were requested the most and totals for each. Very useful for analysing which "specific links" within your site visitors are requesting.

Redirection Report
Indicates which links within your site were clicked to go to another section of your site. Useful for analysing how much or the total information within your site is being viewed. I.E. Which parts are the being frequented the most.

Failure Report
Requested files which failed to be delivered. Perhaps a bad link or something not showing up properly on your pages or the request was canceled by the visitor.

Referrer Report
The "referrer" is the place where the user heard about your site. I.E. The last place a visitor was before coming to your site.

Referring Site Report
Indicates the number of "direct" requests sent to you from other sites. Perhaps a link to you on their page. Reciprocal links bring in lots of traffic. The more the merrier.

Redirected Referrer Report
The number of "redirect" requests to you by a third party. For example: From a search engine.

Failed Referrer Report
Indicates the number of "direct" or "indirect" requests sent to you from other sites. Perhaps a bad link to you on their page or something not showing up properly on your pages. May also indicate requests which were redirected from a sub-domain. For example if your site is hosted at more than one location.

Browser Summary
Name of WWW browser software your visitors are presently using to visit your site.

Browser Report
Which version of WWW browser software and which type of computer system visitors are presently using to visit your site.

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