Making sense out of those statistics
Various web hosts including LiquidNet Ltd Hosting use Webalizer to help people get statistics for their websites. If you are not using that web host, you will have to adjust the information below to suit your situation.
Getting started using Webalizer in 7 steps
Read the brown text to skim through these steps.
- Go to the LiquidNet Hosting control panel. I live in North America. So, I go to us.cloudlogin.co.
- Statistics > Web Statitics.
- Go to the line that represents the website for which you wish to have statistics.
- Click on the graphic in the Webalizer column.
- That will give you a summary of the activity for the past year.
- The yellow area in the graph and in the tab represent visits to the website. That is likely the most important statistic. A single visit is the number of times a visitor has gone to your website for a 30 minute period of time. For instance, when someone goes to your website and visits 11 pages during a 12 minute period, that would be one visit. When someone goes to your website and visits a bunch of pages over a 48 minute period of time, that would be two visits.
- Click in the month column to find the statistics for a particular month.
Earn a percentage of the selling price for every book sold.
In September I created my WordPress blog post. Then I started an advertising program to get people to that post. I want to know how successful my advertising program is.
Going down to my top 10 pages, I saw that the WordPress blog post had 1714 visits using it as an entry page. I saw that 558 visitors used that post as an exit page.
That means that over 1100 visitors linked to another page from my blog post page. Over two thirds of the visitors linking to another page meant that at least two thirds of the people who went to the page engaged with my entry page.
What that meant to me was that it would be worth my while putting some very effective advertising on that page.
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Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.