Site Traffic Meanings

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Hello, I've been wondering what the numbers are for in my site traffic. I've visited and read posts about visitors and unique visitors but those are not the words used in the site traffic page. So I'm left wondering, when people talk about Unique visitors, if they are talking about Visitors or Unique Visitors Change. Can some one tell me what the meaning of these following words which appear in site traffic page mean?

Visits
Visitors
Unique Visitors Change
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Hi xzcallaway

Visits represent the number of individual sessions initiated by all the visitors to your site. If a user is inactive on your site for 15 minutes or more, any future activity will be attributed to a new session. Users that leave your site and return within 15 minutes will be counted as part of the original session.

The initial session by a user during any given date range is considered to be an additional visit and an additional visitor. Any future sessions from the same user during the selected time period are counted as additional visits, but not as additional visitors.

Unique visits is when a person first comes to a website in a given time frame. So if that person returns, their visits are not unique any longer and does not count towards the unique visit stats.

Visits vs Visitors - Definition taken from Google Analytics.

I hope that info is helpful!
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Andi North, Mangopear Media

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Hi Xzcallaway,

Site traffic can be a complicated issue and can get very complicated!

Visits = The number of times your pages are viewed. This number is basically the number of 'hits'

Visitors = This is rather difficult to explain, so bare with me... The number of visitors is the number of people who visit the site. One person (or IP address) may visit a website more than once, and this would count as more than one visitor.

Unique Visitors = This is the number of *DIFFERENT* (that is the important word here) IP addresses (people). If one person visits the site more than once, it only counts as one Unique visitor.

Unique Visitor Change = This is the difference between the number of Unique visitors in one period of time and another. With the Yola stats, this is one week for free users and one month for Yola Silver users.

I hope you understand!

Andi North
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Thank you.
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No problem!
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Is unique visitors not available to yola customers...I have yola silver and its greyed out with a sign N/A.
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Hi Shay,

I have Yola Silver and they are displayed for me. How long have you been a Yola Silver customer because if it is less than two months, there will be no data for it to compare so that may be why it is displaying the N/A sign.

Andi
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Hello Shay

Do you mind sharing with us your URL and I can also investigate this further on my end? Thanks!
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thanks andi...ok I just signed up for yola silver about a month ago. actually its my first month with yola but I had to get yola silver because of my domain being registered with a different company.Still what data would it need to compare..is it not the same as visits and visitors and page reviews which are displayed in my sites. but unique visitors is greyed out.
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Hi Shay,

The Unique Visitors number is a % of last months visitors, for you to compare not actual numbers like the rest are.
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ok sanja....lundypainting.com
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Thanks Shay.

I'm pretty sure that Andi is correct but I'll just double-check! Please leave this with me and I'll get back to you.
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Hello Shay

Thanks for your patience. I've spoken with my colleague and yep, Andi is correct! Once your site has been collecting traffic for a couple of months, then you'll see statistics for the unique visitors!