unique visitors to your website...

Discussion in 'Coastal Vacations' started by griffiths, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. griffiths

    griffiths New Member

    I was just curious as to the number of unique visitors/hits you get on your websites on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. I know some might not feel comfortable sharing this kind of information, but I was just looking for some kind of realistic goal/benchmark to shoot for. Of course one must realize that clicks does not equal success, however the more quality hits the more likely chance for success! Thanks!

    Brandon

    p.s. I had 375 hits for the month of May.
     
  2. decker2006

    decker2006 New Member

    That's great. What advertising methods are the most successful for you? I did not have that many [​IMG] but I have stopped all of my PPC advertising since I have just gotten Contactmate up and running this week and I want to track my success rate on that method only for a bit.

    Noreen
     
  3. cashwealth

    cashwealth Guest

    Hi Brandon,

    That's very good! I can keep track of my traffic also. Just for interest, I had somebody on my site for 58 min....yesterday...

    I hope he/she wasn't copying my html's...

    cw
     
  4. griffiths

    griffiths New Member

    right now I am using ppc advertising along with free classified ads on random websites. I can say that yahoo has the contributed the highest number of hits for the the cheapest price! I have found it quite difficult to get much out of google. I have not bought leads because I am still quite skeptical about them. my next feat is conversion. converting hits into prospects and prospects into sales! [​IMG]
     
  5. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Depends on how old your website is, older websites usually get more traffic
     
  6. susaneng

    susaneng New Member

    Brandon,

    Thanks for your input on where you are getting your best leads. I was using Google ppc and getting quite a few leads, but it got awfully expensive. I have been using bidvertiser. It is cheaper but I am not getting a lot of leads there unless I have it advertising worldwide. I am getting most my leads now from a sources I didn't track, so I am not sure where they are coming from!

    Susan
     
  7. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Try posting on craigslist also
     
  8. AAbleHome

    AAbleHome New Member

    What do you post on craigslist? I have used it for my inventory business, but hadn't thought of it for advertising a business system. Or do you just promote products?

    BTW - 78 unique visitors since May 15th at aablehomeservices.

    8 since yesterday with my sig line.
     
  9. griffiths

    griffiths New Member

    yeah, i get about 15-25 hits a month from this forum [​IMG] From what I could see, it is $75.00 to post a classified on craigslist. Does/has anybody posted there? That seems pretty steep for a single listing.
     
  10. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Quoting: griffithsI was just curious as to the number of unique visitors/hits you get on your websites...

    Unique Visitors and Hits are actually two different sets of statistics.

    A unique visitor is generally recorded by IP address, cookie, or other method and is tracked over a specific period - usually 30 days. This number is consistently lower than hits, which count the number of files that load when a Web page is called.

    Example:

    If I visit a web page that has 3 graphics, the number of hits that would be recorded when that page loads is 4 (1 page + 3 graphics). Correspondingly, I would be recorded as 1 unique visitor based on my IP address.

    Now, if I looked at other pages on that site, the number of hits would increase, but I would still be counted as 1 unique visitor.

    While none of these statistics is100 percent reliable, the unique visitor number is a much more realistic traffic measurement than hits.

    Hermas
     
  11. griffiths

    griffiths New Member

    Thank you for the clarification! [​IMG] I was referring to unique visitors but I loosely used the term "hits" as well. I am able to track both unique visitors and the number of pages that each unique visitor visits. I agree that the unique visitor statistic is a much better indicator then hits.
     
  12. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Quoting: pcworkDepends on how old your website is, older websites usually get more traffic

    Really? Then I must be doing something right!! I don't know WHAT mind you! I'm on the first page of google for my #1 targeted search term (and the other 2 are coming up!) and my site has been up 6 weeks or so?

    I'm working on figuring out how to track the traffic well.. does anyone have any suggesstions? My phone is ringing off the HOOK- but I would really like to see where they are coming in from, where they are going, and what they are doing there!

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  13. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

  14. griffiths

    griffiths New Member

    Vishal,

    Thanks for the info!

    Brandon
     
  15. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Thanks Vishal!

    I actually got my hands an a groovy little program yesterday.. seems to be easy to use (great, as I'm not what you could possibly call technically inclined!)

    I found google analytics to be confusing, though it looks very powerful!

    Cheers all

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  16. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: matiasmommyI found google analytics to be confusing, though it looks very powerful!

    Oh yes! It can be intimidating to newbies as well as pros! Would you mind sharing what you came across?
     
  17. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Sure.. its called "alterWind". I don't know what kind of wind needs altering, but I sure find it helpful and easy to use!

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  18. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    Is there any problem if I use both google analytics and sitemeter on every page?
     
  19. jshaffstall

    jshaffstall New Member

    I haven't used both those, but I've used Google Analytics and Statcounter before on the same web page with no problems.

    Jay
     
  20. Hemjoe

    Hemjoe Member

    I use statcounter and it is free and useful piece of software
     

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