Page views over time

track page views over days, weeks or months

This graph shows the page views(*) on your site over a time period of your choice. You can change that period by selecting a different date range from the calendar icon at the top of the page.

  • A 'visit' or 'session' is started when a visitor opens your site in a browser. It is terminated when that same visitor (defined by his IP address or a cookie) has been inactive for more than 30 minutes. If the visitor comes back to your site after more than 30 minutes, a new session is counted.

  • A 'page view' is counted whenever a visitor loads one of your web pages inside a browser (providing that the Web-Stat code has been installed on that page). During a single 'visit' or 'session' a typical visitor will view several pages, incrementing the page views count each time (which is why the number of page views is always higher than the number of visits for a given day).

The exact number of page views can be read at the bottom of each bar or by hovering your mouse over the bar.

A page view is recorded every time one of your pages with the Web-Stat code on it is loaded or reloaded. For that reason the number of page views is always greater than the number of unique visitors.

Example : a unique visitor arriving on your entry page, going to a second page, going back to your main page and then off to a third page will be recorded as :

  • one visitor session
  • 4 page views

In the case of daily traffic, if the period you are looking at is greater than 60 days, a red line will appear superimposed on the graph. It represents the 28-day rolling average of your page views. Since it smooths out the daily variations it gives you a better idea of your long-term traffic trends.