Entry pages

Some sites are designed with multiple entrance pages. Web-Stat shows you what percentage of your total traffic enters through each one of these entrance pages for the current month. Previous months data is available from the archive bar above the report.

The information shown also includes the bounce rate for the page in question, which is the percentage of visitors who go to that page then leave your site without proceeding any further. Obviously the lower the bounce rate the better the page is at capturing visitors interest

Along with the bounce rate we measure the average visit depth for each entrance page. The depth of visit is the number of pages a visitor saw during his session on your site. In general, the higher the average visit depth the better the site is at capturing visitors interest (although it could be argued that if a visitor has to go through too many pages to find what he is looking for, then maybe there is a design issue)

If you only have one entrance page into your site (your home page) then the entrance pages report will show only one bar with 100% of the traffic going through your main page. If you do have several entry pages then you need to make sure that you have pasted the Web-Stat code on each one of them and we will automatically keep track of the way people enter your site.

Pages in the left-most column can be recorded by Web-Stat, then listed in different ways :

  • using their URL (www.yoursite.com/page1.html)
  • using the page title as it appears in the header (widget presentation)
  • using a name that you specify yourself (widget_page1)
For more details on this please see these instructions on how to name pages

Note that if your entrance pages are shown by URLs and if your URLs contain query strings (a question mark followed by a string of characters) we will by default remove the query string and group similar URLs together for the sake of clarity. If necessary you can force the report to show all the query strings by clicking on the 'show query strings' link.