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Step 5 - How to read and understand basic reports

Pages - Requests per page

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This report shows the requests per each tracked page.
The first table shows the following data:
  • Number of listed pages: the number of pages that are viewed and listed below
  • Total requests on listed pages: the total amount of requests on listed pages
  • Bounces: the number of times when the page was the only page viewed during a visit, that is the number of visits by browsers that entered the site, viewed a single page and exited the website
  • Bounce Rate: it shows the percent of visits consisting of a single page view (that is the percent of visits where a browser entered the site, viewed a single page and exited the website) out of the total number of times when this page was the first viewed page (entry page)
Filters
  • Interval: this option allows you to retrieve the data of a particular period of time.
  • Sort by: this feature allows to sort the data in the underneath table by the selected option.
  • Search: this option is very useful because it allows you to perform a search within a great number of pages as well as to analyse all the pages in a group. For example, you can retrieve the pages in a site directory and the total requests to them simply by entering the directory name.
Table
Each table row shows:
  • Page: the page name
  • Requests: the number of requests
  • %: the percentage on the total requests
  • Entries: the number of times a page has been the first to be visited
  • Exits: the number of times a page has been the last to be visited
  • Time per Page: the time spent on it
  • Bounces (*): the number of visits by browsers that entered the site, viewed a single page and exited the website
  • Bounce rate (*): the percent of visits consisting of a single page view out of the total number of times when this page was the first viewed page (entry page)
(*) Bounce Visits and Bounce Rate are shown when the page under examination has been an entry page at least once in the selected period.

Clicking on the Refs (Referrers of each page) icon on a given page, you can access the report that lists the Referrers, that is the traffic sources (regardless of the referrer's type: Direct request, Sites, Search Engines, Campaigns, Pay per Click) that brought users to your site in  the selected time period, entering it from that particular page.

Clicking on the "Day-by-day" icon for each page, you can access the report that shows the trend of requests in the selected time period.

Bounce Rate
The Referrers report (Refs) lets you see which are the traffic sources with the greater Bounce Rate for these landing pages, providing you with a useful set of statistics to pinpoint critical spots and figure out what problems are encountering your visitors.
The Bounce Rate, in connection with a traffic source, helps you in understanding the possible reactions of users when arriving on your site from a specific search engine or keyword, from a given web page or from a particular campaign (banner, mail, link, or Pay Per Click).
A high Bounce Rate could be due to a gap between the landing page and the expectations that an ad in the site, in a search engine or in a promotional campaign has generated in the user.

For more information about Bounces, please take a look at the page called: Bounces - Bounce Rate

Attention! Bounces and Bounce Rate are available since July 2010.


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