1. aWebVisit 0.1.2 - a Web Visit / Session analyser
For your information, aWebVisit 0.1.2 was released on 23/Jan/1999.
See http://gallery.uunet.be/Michel.Dalle/awv.html for details.
Blurb follows :
What is aWebVisit ?
It's a Perl script that analyses WWW logfiles for visitor information like :
the most commonly used ENTRY points into the website
the most commonly used EXIT points from the website
the most frequently followed internal LINKS
the average DURATION of each visit
the average number of PAGES viewed PER VISIT
the average TIME SPENT on each page
the path of the LONGEST VISIT (in time and/or hits)
The reports are generated in HTML format for easy viewing (sample reports).
Downloading the latest version
You can download aWebVisit 0.1.2 from here (38 KB). It was released on
Installation and Configuration
Nothing is easier :
1.copy awebvisit to any directory
2.find out where your web server logfiles are located
3.run 'perl awebvisit <logfile(s)>'
4.have a look at the HTML output reports : awebvisitf.html
No need to change your pages or webserver (no SSI, CGI, referer log, cookies,
Why use aWebVisit (instead of ...) ?
There are hundreds of logfile analysers in the world, but most of them
concentrate on 'basic' statistics like the number of hits per
hour, day, week or month, the pages with the most hits, the originating
domains etc. For a list of common tools, have a look at
DaveCentral or at CGI-Resources for instance.
These tools are great, but something is still missing : how do you know what
your visitors are actually DOING on your website ?
How do they navigate inside your website : do they just 'hit-and-run', or do
they walk through the site as you intended ? Which pages
tend to 'put off' your visitors so that they leave your website ?
Getting reliable visitor information has always been tricky. Some tools rely
on a specific SSI (server-side include) or CGI for each
page to keep track of visits, others use the referer log information, while
others work with cookies to keep track of sessions.
All of this is fine, but what of the logfiles you collected in the last few
months/years ? And do you even want to change your pages or
server for this ? The only non-intrusive way is to use referer information,
which is often standard on webservers, but this does not
really work for frames inside your website...
So, here we are with aWebVisit. It's easy, it's free, and it's yours for a
try-out. It may not be perfect (especially with AOL), but it'll
give you a good idea of what people do on your website.
If you're also interested in getting the 'standard' web statistics, try
Analog. If you want to find out which search engines led to your
website, try Relax. They're free too...
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