Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Google Analytics Report

Google Analytics offers information regarding traffic to our blogs. Information ranges from where the traffic is coming from, what browsers and operating systems they use as well as how long long they stay on the pages. In relation to Blogger's statistics, they offer a lot of information to the owner of the blog.
According to Blogger I have a grand total of 730 page views since I started my blog back in late January. I'm sure the majority of those views are me view my own blog. Last month I had 280 page views.
 
Google Analytics tells me which of my pages get the most traffic. Below is a screen shot of my pages:
My most popular page is unsurprisingly my main page with 164 views. My second most popular page is my 'First Image' page for my Photoshop assignment.


Referrals to my page are also traced by both Blogger and Google Analytics. Unsurprisingly most referrals come from Colin's blog (http://colinmcit.blogspot.ie/p/comp6023-student-blogs.html.) Referrals from his site surpasses others by over 200 page views.
33 page views came from the website filmhill, (http://www.filmhill.com/redirect.php?url=http://flf-course.com?a_aid=510d2acc92117&a_bid=6f93443e) by the looks of it a spam site. Other referrals come from others in my web publishing class.

Over the last month the there was almost as many new visitors as there were returning visitors, as the pie chart demonstrates. The difference being just 1.5%.

The most popular browser to view my blog was Firefox with Google Chrome in second.
The most popular Operating System to view my blog was, by far, Windows. The rest of the OS's comprised of Mac, Linux and Unix.
 
The most popular ISP to view my blog was local ethernet which I assume is the computers in CIT. So it's no real surprise that it's the most popular ISP. Below is a list of page views in relation to their ISPs.

 Conclusion

Google Analytics is a free and extremely useful tool that web owners can utilise. They can use the information gather by Google to potentially increase they page views by focusing on what gets a lot of traffic and what doesn't.  




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