Get detailed statistics working for www.snigel.nu

Statistics is nice, as long as you don’t have to do calculations on your own. In this case, my curiosity concerning the traffic on this site, drove me to install various stat counters on the server. It may seem strange, but before now I’ve had no idea of how much traffic the site gets. Since it’s been up for about two years and I normally fancy stuff like that, I thought the time had finally come to quench my hunger for knowledge. I’ve employed two counters (see below), which has been monitoring traffic for about two weeks now. This is what the report looks like for an average day (summarised, of course):

Pageloads: 39
Unique visitors: 13
First time visitors: 7
Returning visitors: 6

The numbers themselves aren’t that surprising, though I’m happy to see that not all visitors are returning ones. Some influx of new visitors is good, though it would be even better if they returned later as well. The most salient result is the relationship between pageloads and unique visitors. Pageloads come in chunks, most times just a few more than the amount of unique visitors.

This implies that most people never leave the main page and that sometimes, someone conducts a foray into other parts of the site (thus rendering some 40 additional pageloads). This is understandable, because i think most people view the page about once a week and then you don’t need more than the main page (which is my intention). I’ll probably say something more on this subject later on, when I’ve got more data. The conclusions drawn here are probably premature.

Right now I’m using:

StatCounter
Google Analytics

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  1. Jocke’s avatar

    Och hur många har du nu då?

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  2. Snigel’s avatar

    Nu har jag typ 35 page loads, 25 unique visitors (varav 12 är returning). Du kan också kika på det här inlägget.

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