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en:nm_glossary [2011/07/22 12:32]
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 There is a few terms from the web analytics world you need to get familiar with to fully understand Netmonitor. There is a few terms from the web analytics world you need to get familiar with to fully understand Netmonitor.
  
-  * **Page views**: every time a visitor reads a page from your website, it is counted as a "page view"+===== Pageviews (or hits) ===== 
-  * **Visits**: a session of pages viewed by the same visitor within a certain time period. If a visitor comes back after a certain time of inactivity (typically 30 minutes), it is counted as a new visit. + 
-  * **Bounce**: whenever a visitor come to your site, and leaves immediately. In other words, the number of visits with only one page view. +Every time a visitor reads a page from your website, it is counted as a **page view**
-  * **Source** (or **traffic source**)the websites where your visitors come from. It can be search engines, social media sites, directory sites, etc. + 
-  * **Referring URL** (or **referer**/**referrer**): this term usually describes any URL (Web-address) that has lead visitors to your site, and that is not classified in any predefined type of **source** (like search engine, social media site, etc.)+===== Visits ===== 
 + 
 +**visit** is a session of pages viewed by the same visitor within a certain time period. If a visitor comes back after a certain time of inactivity (typically 30 minutes), it is counted as a new visit. 
 + 
 +Read more about the [[http://blog.netmonitor.fi/2011/09/the-base-metrics-demystified-visits/|meaning of a visit]] in our blog. 
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 +===== Bounce rate ===== 
 + 
 +A visit is called a **bounce** whenever a visitor come to your site, and leaves immediately. In other words, the number of visits with only one page view. 
 + 
 +Read more about the [[http://blog.netmonitor.fi/2011/11/base-metrics-meaning-of-bounce-rate/|meaning of bounce rate]] in our blog. 
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 +===== Sources ===== 
 + 
 +**source** (or **traffic source**) is the website where your visitors come from. It can be search engines, social media sites, directory sites, etc. 
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 +**referring URL** (or **referer**/**referrer**) is  the term usually used to describe any URL (Web-address) that has lead visitors to your site, and that is not classified in any predefined type of **source** (like search engine, social media site, etc.)
 
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