The jpoc guide to statistics for small websites

Everyone wants stats for their site. But what stats do you want, what do they mean and how do you get them?

Whether you have a personal home page or a business e-commerce site, you will be interested in knowing something about who is coming to your site and what they are doing when they get there. There are many ways to get this information and you can learn a lot from it. Best of all, you do not need to pay for any of the services that will give you site statistics.

If you read everything below, you should find out all that you need to get top quality information about visitors to your web site.

What you need to understand
Hits What are hit?
Page Views/Page Hits
Real Page Views
Referrers
Domains
Visits
Search Engine Terms
Bandwidth
How to obtain statistics
From your web site host
Raw log files
Third party services
Roll your own cgi scripts
What Next?
Understanding the information in the stats.
Using the stats to improve your site.
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