WEB SECURITY

To measure the performance of a website, analysts and marketers look at website traffic: the total number of website visitors along with information on where they came from and how they got from there to the site.

Understanding the nature of traffic, how to

increase the number of visitors, how to convert

traffic into customers, and why traffic is lower

on Saturday evenings is the key to your online

prosperity.

 

These are the key terms in web traffic

analytics:

 

Hits — visitors’ interactions on the website

 

Sessions — collections of hits grouped by time

and interaction logic

 

Users — collections of sessions grouped on the

basis of similarities in device, browser, system,

and other parameters

 

Metric — a measurable index of an event

Parameter — a setting or criteria for analysis

 

Dimension — an attribute of your data

 

Below, we’ll describe these key terms and

others you might not know.

 

How to analyze website traffic

 

Your toolbox for traffic analysis will contain a

number of tools to explore your site metrics.

These services are programmed to examine

your website from the inside out and

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