Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

Site Traffic Hits vs Visitors

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Podcast episode 058 entitled Site Traffic Hits vs Visitors takes a look at comparing website traffic hits versus visitors, and how some services exaggerate the difference. Some site owners mistakenly think 1000 hits in one day means 1000 site visitors. It does not as explained in this podcast episode. Here’s the outline for today’s program:

  • Case Study of a Site Owner and Deceptive Statistics
  • Understanding Site Hits on Your Website Server
  • Understanding Website Visitors and Pageloads
  • Feedback from New Prospects to Evaluate Site Performance
  • Website Quick Tip of the Day – Unique Visitors and Return Visitors Compared

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Site Traffic Hits vs Visitors
0:07:49 Quick Tip of the Day – Unique Visitors and Return Visitors Compared
0:09:39 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:10:09 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 058

Referenced links
StatCounter stats tracking for site traffic evaluation

Installing website tracking statistics and spending 15 minutes a day evaluating your web design and site performance is one way to keep your small business website up to date. If you depend on outside services to report data, knowing the meaning of terms used is necessary to avoid being deceived about site performance. The tip of the day provides more details comparing unique and return visitors.

Web Design Stats Advanced Tips

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Podcast episode 055 entitled Web Design Stats Advanced Tips provides advice to use your stats to check trends, adjust product focus by revising content, and reviewing search terms that brought people to your site. Results allow you to track or adjust emphasis for your most popular products or services. Here’s the outline for today’s program:

  • Introduction to StatCounter Site Statistics
  • Referral Pages in Web Design Stats History
  • Automatic Web Design Stats Emailed Reports
  • Stats Log Data History Review Tips
  • Interpreting Your Web Design Visitor Statistics
  • Website Quick Tip of the Day – Google Analytics for Site Stats

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Web Design Stats Advanced Tips
0:08:35 Tip of the Day – Google Analytics for Site Stats
0:09:41 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:10:11 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 055

Referenced links
StatCounter website visitor stats free online service
Google Analytics free visitor stats signup page
December podcast contest results and winner announcement

The tip of the day introduces Google Analytics, another free resource for checking visitor stats to analyze visitor behavior and determine web design adjustments to improve site visitor experience.

Website Visitor System Stats

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Podcast episode 043 entitled Website Visitor System Stats comes after a question earlier this week about my choice of standard web page design width, and the importance of knowing visitor behavior. By viewing website visitor system stats your web design can keep up with the needs of the majority of website visitors. Using free stats tracking allows site owners to determine the browser brands and most common screen monitor width of their site visitors. Here’s the outline for today’s program:

  • Visitor Browser Brands and Screen Monitor Size Intro
  • Tracking Visitor Stats and Web Design Strategy
  • Review of my Visitors’ Browser Brands and Screen Size Stats
  • Browser Brand and Web Design Cross Browser Compatibility
  • Visitor Screen Monitor Size and Evolution of Web Design
  • Website Quick Tip of the Day – Online Resource for Testing Page Display

0:00:00 Podcast Theme Music and Introduction
0:00:45 Main Topic – Website Visitor System Stats
0:09:32 Tip of the Day – Online Resource for Testing Page Display
0:11:52 Podcast Outro Theme Music and Credits
0:12:22 End of Small Business Website Mailbag Podcast 043

Referenced links:
Online Resource for Testing Page Display from BrowserShots.org

Referenced statistics from this podcast episode:
Browser Brand Usage of Visitors to My Site

34.0% FireFox3
27.4% MSIE7
17.0% MSIE6
07.0% Safari
06.6% FireFox2
03.0% Chrome
02.2% Netscape
01.6% Camino
01.2% MSIE Older
01.0% Opera

Monitor Screen Size of Visitors to My Site

37.10% 1024×768
33.47% 1280×1024
22.58% Unknown
04.03% 1152×864
02.02% 800×600
00.81% 1600×1200

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