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I have a video streaming site with a paywall. How do I track users that have been referred by an affiliate?

What I would like to do is track if a user has been referred to my website. If the incoming user purchases something I would like to share revenue with the affiliate. I'm not sure what the common ways ...
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What are low activity, medium activity and high activity

I received stats for a website (page views, bounce rate, etc), I can't understand what some of the columns mean. Low activity Medium activity High activity The numbers are biggest in the "Low ...
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Why are Awstats, Webalizer, and Google Analytics results so different?

I realize that comparing Awstats and Webalizer to Google Analytics is like comparing apples to oranges, but each of them track at least basic statistics about visitors and pages. So why are there ...
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How can I determine the trending pages on my site?

I'm looking to see what the "hot" pages are on one of my sites. I want to see for various timeframes, what the top-50 pages are. I'm only concerned with the current month's data. I'm going to create ...
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How can I track the “Traffic Sources” of “Unique Visitors” by Google Analytics?

Now I can only see the "Traffic Sources" of "Visits". But what I would like to know is the number of "Unique Visitors" from each referrals. But when I go to "Traffic Sources" -"Referrals" from the ...
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Obtaining visitor stats without traffic monitoring software

A client would like me to obtain visitor stats for his website, but does not have any traffic monitoring software installed. So I'm wondering if it's even possible. The site is hosted on Heroku, so ...
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Anyone know a way to find out the number of Twitter followers for a particular account on any given date?

I manage two corporate Twitter accounts and two personal Twitter accounts, and it would be really useful to know how many followers each account has at the end of each week. I'm using TweetStats.com ...
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Is Google Analytics safe for websites that deal with sensitive information?

I work for a company that writes several webapps that deal with a lot of sensitive information, such as full name, date of birth, address, and SSNs. Currently we don't have anything to measure site ...
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Extremely large spike in traffic on the 1st - 4th of every month from mobile browsers

I've noticed that on the 1st - 4th of the recent months (since January), several sites I maintain are getting thousands of requests from mobile browsers, whereas throughout the rest of the month, the ...
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is it possible to get browser marketshare by OS?

For development purposes, I'd like to get a rough estimate of the distribution of browser usage share, but everything I've been able to find just states overall market share. Is it possible to get ...
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Getting statistics on traffic sources for website usage

Does anyone know a valid source where to get global statistics on how users access a webpage? E.g., Site Referrer - 48% Search Engines - 41% Direct Entry - 1%
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Math behind multivariate testing for website optimization [closed]

I am looking for theoretical resources (books, tutorials, etc.) to learn about making sound statistical inferences given (plenty of) multivariate website conversion data. I'm after the math involved, ...
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What percentage of internet users reject cookies?

What percentage of internet users don't accept cookies by default? (persistent and session cookies). Couldn't find any current data, only estimates.
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Google Analytics: What to feed back to clients?

We have several successful websites all of which have Google Analytics. A few clients like to see some of the stats on the website and kind of like to have a "feedback" session. I usually go through ...
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Handling Page View for Images Site

I want to know how sites like stackoverflow.com or imgur.com manage the page views of their article. i.e. once i view it and then no matter how many times i refresh it.. the page view count won't ...
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How to correctly count pageviews?

I've been using a free 3rd party sitestats counter for years, and I would like to get rid of the external party. For this simple thing I'm only interested in pageviews (other stats I use google ...
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Is there any way to find out how often a certain query is sent to a search engine?

For example, let's assume a string 'green apple'. Is there at least one SE (or, maybe 3rd-party site) which provides its statistics on how often do users search this concrete string?
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effect of page speed on ad revenue

I'm thinking of slowing my pageloads a bit, and want to know how much ad revenue will decrease due to the slowness. For ads on a revenue-per-impression (CPM) basis, I have to worry about decreased ...
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What are you using for getting stats about your web app? G. Analytics or other solution? [closed]

if you are building your own web application, what are you using for monitoring of visitors. Are you getting this information from Google Analytics? Or do you prefer your own solution?
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Download as PDF - really worth implementing?

Many CMS systems (e.g. Joomla) offer the user an option to download the post content in PDF format. Is this really worth implementing? Are there any reliable stats showing how many users do use ...
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Find out where the user has come from — previous page URL within the same site

Is it possible to use Google Analytics or a similar tool to track the users' inter-site click behaviour? I'd like to know how many users clicked on certain links on a particular page which lead them ...
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How do I keep track of multiple websites?

As an owner of multiple websites I sometimes find it difficult to remember when each site needs renewing. Another problem is that I have to log into every single site to check the site traffic ...
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How much percentage of total internet users are online at any given moment?

Also, how does this percentage change during the day? Is it different in developed countries than in developing countries?
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What is the easiest and fastest way to get statistics of a webservice response time?

I implemented a webservice with node.js and want to test its response time. I don't just want to do the test with one connection attempt, but I want statistics about multiple attempts, telling me the ...
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What is the best browser usage statistics source?

I wonder about what source of browser usage statistics is most reliable and updated. I've been using Google Analytics (with use of my analytics enabled pages) W3 Counter Stat Counter but they ...
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Accessing server stats using PHP

There are over 10 stats packages installed in my server (AWStat, Webalizer, etc) and cPanel has an interface to show them in terms of visitors, bandwidth, popular pages, etc. It is possible to access ...
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How to track where web page visitors are coming from?

My main web page is nmjava.com/index.html, I have posted "nmjava.com" in different places on the web, when visitors click on the link how do I know where they are from ? I've come up with the ...
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How do I measure which links get the most clicks?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can measure which types of links (links to twitter [or other social network] profiles, links to videos, stack exchange flair, navigational menus, etc.) ...
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Where can I get reliable information on website popularity?

I know there is a site out there that provides data and stats on websites' relative popularity, unique hits etc, but I can't remember what it's called. This isn't for my own site, I want to look up ...
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Do Google's feed statistics include former users?

I'm currently not using any sort of fancy stat tracking software such as feedburner, but I occasionally look at Google's stats in their Webmaster Tools just to get a rough idea of whether the number ...
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Google Analytics: Find external sites which referred most visitors to a Goal

I have a goal setup in Google Analytics, I would like to track the number of visits that come from external sources. e.g. I would like to see how many visits come from google.co.uk vs google.ie
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Best in-depth analytics or stats tools? (preferrably server-side)

I know there's been questions about this before, but mine is a little more specific. I work for a high traffic website and we want to start tracking our visitors better. Unfortunately, Google ...
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Does placing Google Analytics code in an external file affect statistics?

I'm working with an outside software vendor to add Google Analytics code to their web app, so that we can track its usage. Their developer suggested that we place the code in an external ".js" file, ...
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Is there a (free) reliable place to get statistics from sites, more reliable than Alexa, Quantcast, Compete? [closed]

I mean, seems there's no way. I am just asking in case someone knows of a recent new site being more accurate. I am aware of Alexa's, Compete and Quantcast inaccuracies and/or limited system/range of ...
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Is there anything better than awstats? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best Apache logs Analyzer? I am looking for something to do some basic apache log analysis server side, or remotely. awstats seems like it has all the info, ...
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Visitor statistics software per user account page

Hi I plan to have a web site that will have pages for local companies. The companies will have a backend to update their details. Essentially in the backend I want the company to be able to see their ...
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Presenting very simple and minimalistic stats graph to final user, unique visitor or visits?

Often if you present too much stuff to normal audience (non geeky tech guys) they might go in confusion. If you had to present a simple minimalistic website's monthly statistics to someone, with one ...
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Analytics data from google.com?

While browsing around for browser statistics today I figured that it would be nice to see a dataset from www.google.com, it ought to be somewhat well balanced and should provide a pretty decent ...
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What are the most popular web statistic scripts?

What are the popular web statistic scripts/web log analyzers? I'm searching for popular web statistic scripts like wusage, WebStat or WebAlizer.
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Is viewing a site's unpassword protected HTTP logs/stats illegal?

If not, why? If so, please provide US Federal code, or case law confirming this is the case.
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Facebook application: insights not updated [closed]

For publishing your facebook app offcially, you need 10 monthly users or 5 total users (check out the paradox :s), but the thing is, while quite a lot of people have visited my app, and about 30 liked ...
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How many keystrokes would be saved per day, if every site dropped the 'www.' part of their site?

Just curious... Not sure how many domains are actually visited directly like that - I'm guessing it would be impossible to know exactly - but what would be a rough estimate?
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What is the best browser market share data source?

Browser market share is important to a webmaster, or at least it will be until IE6, 7 and 8 disappear (my guess is the year 2532, more or less). What is the most trustable, versatile and ultimately ...