Waves Web Design hosting comes with built in statistics. To view your web site statistics login to your hosting control panel.
You will need your hosting account username and password to login to your hosting control panel.
In the hosting control panel find the icon called AWStats or Webalizer and click on it. We prefer the AWStats application as it gives the most data.
Browse through the application to track unique visitors, hits, popular key words and more.
Web Site Hits vs Visits vs Unique Visitors vs Page Views
1. Visit - A visit is one individual visitor who arrives at your web site and proceeds to browse. A visit counts all visitors, no matter how many times the same visitor may have been to your site.
2. Unique Visit - A unique visit will tell you which visits from item 1 are visiting your site for the first time. The website can track this as unique by the IP address of the computer. *The number of unique visits will be far less that visits because a unique visit is only tracked if cookies are enabled on the visitors computer*
3. Page Views or Impressions - Once a visitor arrives at your website, they will search around on a few more pages. On average, a visitor will look at about 2.5 pages. Each individual page a visitor views is tracked as a page view.
4. Hits - Website owners often confuse the meaning. A hit means a visit but it is very different. A Hit actually refers to the number of files downloaded on your site, this could include photos, graphics, etc.
To give you an example - Using the average statistics listed above, 1 Visit to an average web site will generate 3 Page Views and 45 Hits.
Have questions or want to add Google Analytics? Contact Waves Web Design or call us at 307-265-2157.