troubleshooting Question

Google Analytics reports - average daily hits?

Avatar of snix123
snix123 asked on
Web DevelopmentWeb BrowsersWeb Languages and StandardsSearch Engine Optimization (SEO)
3 Comments1 Solution1074 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi Experts:
I have a site which is tracked using Google Analytics.  For the site, we post articles for our readers daily.  The article information is stored in a database and the articles are stored as .htm files (database points to these).  The users click on a link on the stie, and a common template program pulls the information from the database and displays the article.  Everytime an article is clicked on, a count is stored in the database--this is just a simply a click count and not very useful for us.

Google Analytics will track these, too, of course.  I usually produce a report which gives the article name, date is was posted and number of visits to the article using the Google count.  

I've been asked to come up with some sort of scheme to count an "average daily" hits for an article and am not sure how to proceed.  The customer wished the reports to be more "meaningful".  Of course, the longer the article is on the site, the more interest there MAY be in it.  Popular articles always have more hits, but the frequency will taper off.

I know this is somewhat vague, but does anyone have any experience with this and can give me a little guidance?  What types of reports are easy for clients to understand and interpret?

Thanks!
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Geoff Kenyon

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros