Thursday, October 25, 2007

Google Analytics installations for Sub Domain

If you want to track the data of sub domain for your site, you needto be made to the initial Google Analytics tracking code. A sample for subdomain tracking code is given below.




Minor Change in below code from:

<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js"

type="text/javascript">

</script>

<script type="text/javascript">

_uacct = "UA-xxxx-x";

urchinTracker();

</script>

to

<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js"

type="text/javascript">

</script>

<script type="text/javascript">

_uacct = "UA-xxxx-x";

_udn="example.com";

urchinTracker();

</script>

The primary domain should replace example.com.

Google Analytics installations for Secure Pages


Change this line from:

<script src=”http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js” type=”text/javascript”>

to

<script src=” https://ssl.google-analytics.com/urchin.js” type=”text/javascript”>

Monday, October 22, 2007

Site Usage: General but Important Terms of Analytics

Let's go to know about some of important terms generally we need to see in web analytics. These terms describe about whole site position in brief summary.

Visits: When a user request from www server then it is called Visit. Therefore we can say Visits represent the total number of times people have visited your web site. There is an important point to note that When a user is not active over 30 minutes on the server, another request is recognized as an another visit.

Page Views: The total number of distinct pages seen by users with in a time frame after visiting on site. For example, if a Web site contains 100 pages and an estimated 1000 visitors per month, the site receives approximately 100000 monthly page views (100X1000=100000). Page Views is also known as page impressions.

% Pages/Visit: The average of pages seen per visit. It tells that how many pages seen by a user or per visit.

% Bounce Rate: The percentage of users or visitors who arrive at a web site entry page, then leave without visiting or seen other pages of website. Means to say user leaves the site without going into deep page of site.

Avg. Time on Site: Counted estimated time of presence of visitor on site. Approx for 30 minutes only. After idle 30 minutes it is counted new visit.

% New Visits: It shows the percentage of actual new visits of visitors on website.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Google Analytics - Dashboard displays the overview of all tracking details

Now this is the time to track your site's traffic data. When you will sign in to google.com/analytics you will see a window like shown below, click on View Report to go to dashboard at where you can see all types of data whatever you required.


Next window you will see that will be dashboard. Now I will try to familiar with Google Analytics Platform. The GA Platform looks like this: (Click on images to view full images with accurate resolution). A web analytics dashboard provides all of your critical metrics in one place to help you understand the health or performance of your business.


I think now you will got an overview of GA Dashboard and you will become familiar some the basic navigational link and buttons to view and generate site tracking report.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

First Step to Start Using of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free web analytics application that is quickly becoming one of the most widely used web analytics tools around. To use its services you need to first sign up for an account. You can use a Google account e.g. Gmail ID or others. Google account can be used for all of its services but have to sign up differently for all services. You can use your any email id you have, like yahoo email id, hotmail email id or any domain hosted email ids e.g. myname@example.com.

After creating an google analytics account click on Sing Up>> button


After click on sign up this process will ask you to put a domain name to provide tracking code.

Put a URL which you want to tracking , put an account name. Set time zone for country and time zone. After fill up site detail click on continue button, fill personal information such as last name, fist name, phone no. and country or territory

Next click on continue button, Google will let you know about terms and conditions, you will have to accept it and be continue. Finally click on Create a New Account button, you will get a tracking code in next window. It looks like something-

Copy provided tracking code in text box area and paste in your all website's pages that to you want to track and make sure to paste it into the body section of your HTML code, immediately before the closing body tag. After copy and paste this code you have to just verify the code by click in check status button.


After check status done, you will have to wait at least 24 hours to gathering data for website by Google Analytics. Google Analytics generally updates your reports every 24 hours.

Next step detail for Google Web Analytics will be available in next post. Read continue.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Welcome to Google Web Analytics Guide

There are many web analytics packages are available in the market but many of them are expensive. Google Analytics is free for all and easy to use.

Web analytics package also known as Log Analyser. Some of the best log analyzers are Web trends, NetTracker and Urchin. Google Web analytics is based on Urchin log analyzers that can track user behavior, browser types, referrers, keywords, page errors, and many other aspects of the Web site.

Here you will find the different types of web analytic report samples that can help you to generate, prepare and maintain all types of web analytics, traffic reports, visitor stats , visitor sources, keyword and many other analytical by using Google Analytics.



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Google Web Analytics Guide