Hosting Statistics Data Definitions
The following terms are used within your free Web Stats application.
General Summary — provides a quick overview of the general statistics for the entire website during the report time frame.
Yearly Report — displays total activity on your site for each calendar year. Remember that each page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load.
Quarterly Report — displays total activity on your site for each quarter of a year. Remember that each page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load.
Monthly Report — identifies activity for each month in the report time frame. Remember that each page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load.
Weekly Report — identifies the activity for each week within the report time frame. Remember that one page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load.
Daily Report — identifies the activity for each day within the reporting period. Remember that one page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load.
Daily Summary — identifies the level of activity as a total for each day of the week. This summary also compares the level of activity on weekdays and weekends as a total for the report time frame.
Hourly Report — identifies the level of activity for each hour within the report time frame. Remember that one page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page loads.
Hourly Summary — identifies the level of activity broken down by each hour. Remember that one page hit can result in several server requests as the images for each page load. This summary also compares the level of activity during working hours and after hours as a total for the report time frame.
Host Report — identifies the top computers or ISPs (Internet Service Providers) of visitors to this site.
Host Failure Report — shows the top computers or ISPs whose requests could not be fulfilled. This is usually caused by a file not found "404 Not Found" error, but can also include server problems due to improperly written CGI scripts.
User Report — identifies any user that has successfully logged into a secure area within the site. The majority of the accesses to a Web page are anonymous, so they will not display in this report.
Failed Referrer Report — identifies where failed page requests originated. This often indicates a broken link on a referring page.
Referring URL Report — identifies specific pages on the Internet that link to pages on this site. This can be helpful in knowing where traffic is coming from.
Referring Site Report — identifies sites on the Internet that have links to pages on this site. This can be helpful in knowing where traffic is coming from.
Search Query Report — displays the queries that your site's visitors have sent to search engines to find your site. This only lists queries for search engines that have been defined and that provide this information in their referrer data. This report is useful in determining what keyword and which search engines refer visitors to your site.
Search Word Report — a summary of words that your visitors have asked search engines for that brought them to your site. You can use this to get a better idea of what your visitors are looking for when they come to your site.
Browser Report — provides a detailed breakdown of the most popular Web browsers used to visit this site. From this report it is also possible to identify which operating system and which version of the browser the visitor is using.
Browser Summary — identifies the most popular Web browsers used to visit this site. Browsers are broken down by recognized categories such as Netscape Navigator/Communicator®, Microsoft Internet Explorer®, WebTV®, Opera® and the like. Within each category is also a subgroup by version number such as MSIE 5.0 or Netscape 4.5.
Operating System Report — lists the operating system your visitors are running for visitors whose browser types you know. Not all browsers provide this information and not all visitors provide browser information, but what is provided is summarized here.
Status Code Report — lists the HTML headers returned to the client from the server. For example a status "200 OK" means that the requested page or image was found and the server can now send it. A "404 Document Not Found" means that the requested page or image cannot be found on this server at the specified location. This can occur if a user mistyped a URL or clicked on a broken link.
Processing Time Report — displays the time it took for your server (or your host's server) to process each request. The processing time is listed in seconds with a theoretical accuracy of milliseconds. remember that if your processing time looks to be about 100 times too long, then you are probably hosted on an IIS system that reports in 100th second intervals rather than second intervals.
File Size Report — categorizes the size of the file being requested. This can be useful in optimizing site performance. (Remember that on a 28.8Kps modem, it takes on average of 40 seconds to download 100Kb of data.)
File Type Report — identifies the type of information that is requested from the website. GIF and JPG are the two types of graphic (image) files that are most commonly supported by web browsers. HTML (sometimes abbreviated HTM), ASP, and [directories] all represent actual pages. The number of image requests will almost always outnumber page requests as one page may contain several images.
Directory Report — analyzes accesses to this website's directories. This information can be useful in determining the most requested areas.
Failure Report — identifies requests that were made to the server that resulted in an error such as a "404 Document Not Found". These errors can be caused by a mistyped URL or a broken link on a referring page.
Request Report — identifies the most popular Web pages on the site and how often they were accessed.
Including and Excluding Sitemap URLs in the Hosting Control Panel
Submitting Your Sitemap to Google in the Hosting Control Panel
Renaming a Sitemap in the Hosting Control Panel
Resetting Web Stats in the Hosting Control Panel
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