Traffic Analysis Overview
Traffic Data and Information for APPRAISERSdotCOM.
Due to problems with our site during 2009, we were unable to provide accurate traffic information. (This did not affect the normal operation of the site.) As a result, in late 2009 and 2010 we began the process of re-writing the software for the site, both to provide better Analysis of Traffic Data and to allow for future changes in the site as we go forward. There are few visible differences from the old site, which went live on February 19, 2011.
The revisions mentioned above have resulted in some changes in the way we now track activity on APPRAISERSdotCOM. Beginning with the software change in February of 2011, the traffic system, which did track Hits and Unique Users, will now track Pageviews, Visits, and Time on Site. As with the previous traffic system, these counters will not be tracked to the individual state or county level. While both old and new information is valuable in determining the activity on our site, the old and new information can not be directly compared.
Visits (Visitors) have replaced Unique Users
A Unique User is the number of different people (URL’s) that access a site in a given time period. Ex. 1 – In the same month, 5 different computers access a site one time each = 5 Unique Users. Ex. 2 – In the same month, if the same computer accesses a site 10 times = 1 Unique User.
A Visit (or Visitor) is registered each time a person accesses our site over a given time span, regardless of the number of times or from what location they may do so. In the examples above, Ex 1 would still be 5 Visits and Ex 2 would now be 10 Visits.
This method allows us to include in our counts all access by lenders that may use us multiple times during a month as well as the single users that may need their home appraised to sell privately, to contest their tax assessment, or for a legal reason (divorce, estate settlement, etc).
Page Views have replaced Hits
A Page View (pageview) is each time a visitor views a page on a website, it is what you see on your screen, regardless of what components are required to compose what you see on your screen.
A Hit. All pages that you see are comprised of separate parts. If a visitor looks at their screen (again – this is a single pageview), they may see numerous images, graphics, pictures, etc. and each of them generate multiple “hits”. For example, if you have a page with 7 pictures, a header and a footer, and text on the page in an html file, then a request to a server to view that single page generates at least 10 hits (7 for the pictures, one each for the header and the footer, and one for the html file with the text). A single pageview can contain dozens of hits depending on how the page is composed. For this reason, we now measure page views instead of hits.
Time on Site has been added
Time on site is exactly what is says. The average amount of time that a user spends on the site. With APPRAISERSdotCOM, with it’s ease of use, only a minute or so is required to enter the property Zip Code and decide on which appraiser to call.
Time on Site for 2011 to 2020