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[Great Web and Print Design] [Hooter, Jocey Designs' Web wise owl] With Jocey Designs you can view your Web site's traffic statistics easily, at your convenience, whenever you are online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Access to your statistics is password protected. Go to yourdomain.com/stats. Input the username and password which were provided to you upon completion of your site --- it's that simple! Reports are generated daily. You can view hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly statistics.

If you have forgotten, lost or need your username and/or password to be re-set, click here.

Your site usage statistics give you information about Web traffic to your site. Site usage stats are generated once a day early in the morning, by analysing logs from the previous day. Stats for a given day should be available by noon of the next day, Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you are in Ontario or Quebec, this basically means 3 hours behind, in Edmonton, one hour behind, Vancouver, it is the same time. Adjust accordingly to your location and Daylight Saving Time (DST). Click here for current local times around the world.

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  Below, the term "request" refers to an attempt by a visitor to access a file from your site. Different kinds of files include: pages on your site, images on a page, PDFs, etc.

Your site stats report may contain some or all of the following information. Here's a breakdown of what each of these statistics represents:


Successful Requests: Total number of file requests; this includes images, tables, etc. so there will be multiple requests per page. The number of times a user attempted to access a specific file or URL at your site, and succeeded.

Average Successful Requests Per Day: The number of requests for files over a 24-hour period with respect to the analysed time period.

[Traffic Logs] Successful Requests For Pages: The number of times a user attempted to access a specific URL at your site, and succeeded. This would represent html and PDF files only (no images which are GIFs or JPEGs).

Average Successful Requests For Pages Per Day: The number of requests for pages over a 24-hour period with respect to the analysed time period.

Failed Requests: The number of files that were requested but not found. The number of times someone attempted to access a given image or file from your site, but for whatever reason, was unsuccessful. See below for more details.

Redirected Requests: The number of times a visitor attempted to access a particular file, but was redirected to a different one by the server. The two main reasons this happens are:

  1. the visitor has incorrectly requested a directory name without the following slash: / ; a request for www.yourdomain.com/yourdirectory (the incorrect name) returns www.yourdomain.com/yourdirectory/ (the correct name).
  2. "Click-thru" banner ads can also cause a request to be redirected.

Distinct Files Requested: represents the number of files, each distinct file (pages, pictures, programmes, etc.) which were requested from your site. Each file is only counted once no matter how many times it was requested.

*** Distinct Hosts Served: The number of people that actually visit your page! In other words, the number of computers that made requests to your site. However, this can be deceiving, as customers of some large ISPs (Internet Service Provider), for example AOL, go through a proxy server. As a result, a large number of visitors may be represented as a small number of distinct hosts.

Data Transferred: The size of data requested (in bytes), so basically it's the total number of successful requests for files multiplied by the file's size.

Average Data Transferred Per Day: The amount of data requested over a 24-hour period with respect to the analysed time period.

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[Back to Top of Page]   Hourly Report: An hour-by-hour breakdown of the previous day's requests for files and pages.

Daily Report: A day-by-day breakdown of the current month's requests for files and pages.

Monthly Report: A month-by-month breakdown of the past month's requests for files and pages.

Domain Report: A breakdown of the number of visitors to your site, by top-level domain --- that is, how many visitors you had whose own URLs ended in .org, .gov, .com, .net, and so on. This shows a list of the different IP (Internet Protocol: Internet addressing scheme) addresses of users who visited your Web site.

Organisation Report: A list of which domains (usually organized by country) made requests to your site.

Host Report: This shows the number of requests for files and the IP addresses from which these requests were made.

[Server & Traffic Reports] Directory Report: A breakdown of traffic your site received, organized by directory.

Request Report: This shows which files were requested, the number of times they were requested in that period, and the most recent time they were requested.

Failure Report: This shows which files were requested but not found. These could be existing files which have mysteriously disappeared or became corrupted, or more than likely, the URL wasn't typed in correctly. It may also be generated by a search engine robot which is visiting an old page which no longer exists. In this case, the visitor was redirected to a custom "Missing Page" which helps them to re-orient themselves within your site.

It will also often report an error for "favicon.ico", if you did not request this element. First introduced by Internet Explorer with version 5+, the Favicon appears in the "Address Bar" and "Favorites Folder", preceding the Web site's URL. It is fast becoming a prominent fixture of many new Web browsers such as Netscape v. 7 which displays it in the address bar and the tabbed browsing window. Each Web browser has a unique user interface, and as a result uses the Favicon in different ways. It is basically a branding "feature", which allows a custom icon file to identify the site, thus making it more easily recognizable, especially among a long list of URLs.

Referrer Report: This is a list of what URL people were at when they clicked a link and arrived at your Web site. Great for figuring out from where your visitors are finding you! It doesn't show URLs with less than a certain number of visitors. It will also show results for people accessing your site from a bookmark or if typed in directly.

Search Query Report: Expressions used to find your site in the Internet Search engines and directories.

Search Word Report: Break down of individual words used to find your site in the Internet Search engines and directories.

Browser Summary: This shows which browsers made how many requests. In other words, browsers used by your visitors.

Operating System Report: This shows the computer platforms your visitors are using to access your site: Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux.

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