How can you view how many people view your site?

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How do you find out how many people view your site? Can I add something to find that out or what?
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Emily

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Posted 9 years ago

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jeremy, Employee

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Hi there Emily,

The best tool to use when measuring traffic to your site is Google Analytics.

We have a tutorial on it here - See: Adding Analytics

Here's how to add Google Analytics:

1. Go to Google Analytics and sign up for a free account.
2. Type in the URL of your site.
3. Copy the verification code provided by Google.
4. Go to Yola and drag and drop an HTML widget at the bottom of each page you want to track. You could place the code anywhere on your page, but always adding it in the same spot helps you keep track of where you have placed it.
5. Paste the code from Google into the dialogue box of the HTML widget on each page.
6. Republish your site.

If the code is installed correctly you will not see anything on your page, but Google will use this invisible tracking code to gather data on your site. Once you update your site, it be verified and you can log in to your Google Analytics account to find out all the information you want to know about the people who have visited your site. Please be aware that it takes 24 hours for Google Analytics to collect the first lot of data about your site.

I hope this is what you are looking for.
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello Emily

If you looking to simply place a hit counter on your site so that the number of people who visit your site is visible, there are a number of free ones that you can use.

You can use the Widgetbox Gallery and type in "hit counter" and you'll see a bunch of options that way.

Another option to go to sites that offer free hit counters. Here are some of them:

www.simplehitcounter.com

www.simple-free-hit-counter.com

www.easycounter.com/FreeCounter3.html

www.amazingcounters.com/

Once you've selected the web counter you want, copy the HTML code. Then, in your site builder, drag the HTML widget over and then paste your code in the HTML. Be sure to click on "update" to see your web counter in action on your published site.

Please let us know if you need further assistance with this. =)
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Kent T Carter

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Look at my site, I think I found good ones. You can get the widgets from there.
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lambofgod

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My I suggest a more in depth site counter. It is like Google Analytics, but a little different. Its at www.tracemyip.org
You embed the code into your website and you can look at who is visiting your site, where they are from, you can even download you visitor list into a report.