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Links and banners

Any referring URL that cannot be classified in one of the previous categories (Search Engine, Social media, etc.) will appears here. This section can show visits from, for example:

  • blogs that talk about your website
  • partners website that have create a link to your site
  • traditional banners that you can buy as part of a marketing campaign
  • etc.

List by domains

This is the default view of the Links and banners section, it displays from which websites your site receives the most traffic. Websites are displayed by their domain name only. For example, two visits from “http://www.example.fi/about” and “http://www.example.fi/help”, will be grouped and displayed under the same row “example.fi”. You can also have a list view of the specific address with the “Complete addresses” section (see below).

Ignoring a referring domain

In some cases, you might want Netmonitor to ignore certain referring domains. For example, you might want to ignore your own site(s), or test pages that you created, because you think it doesn't make sense. You can set a list of domains which Netmonitor will ignore and not display in this section. The visit data will not be ignored though, instead Netmonitor will consider visits from ignored referrers as “direct hits” (= no referrer). To do so:

  1. Open the Settings (top right corner)
  2. Go to Site settings
  3. Select the site you want to edit
  4. Add the domains in the text field (one domain per line)
  5. Save

Note that this will apply for any further visits, but not for visits already processed by Netmonitor. Hence you might only see the results after one day.

Complete addresses

This section ranks the specific referring pages, no matter what domain the page belongs to.

Domain details

When you click on a domain, the domain details page is displayed. It contains two sub-pages: Pages and Evolution.

  • Pages displays a list of all pages under the selected domain, with all detailed metrics.
  • Evolution displays the evolution of the metrics for this particular domain within the selected time-period

Address details

When you click on a specific page name in the Links and banners section, for instance under Complete addresses page, you will see the evolution of that specific page.

Group management

Netmonitor allows for domain grouping, for instance if you wish to separate “partner sites”, traffic from paid links and other link back.

This section requires that you create groups, and move referring domains to them manually. By default there is only an entry called 'No group'. See the “How to” topic below for more info on how to manage groups.

Each group name can be clicked to view the content of it. This view is identical to the “Display by domain”, except that it's limited to only show domains belonging to the group.

Create a group

To create a group for domains navigate to the “Display in groups” page. Then,

  1. Click the “Create a new group” link (below the pie chart).
  2. Give a name for your new group and pick a color of your preference.
  3. Save

Your new group will now display in the list of groups. To start with the group is empty. See the Add a domain to a group below, for more info on adding domains to groups.

Edit a group

The name and color of a group can easily be changed in a few easy steps.

  1. Open the “Display in groups” page,
  2. Find the group you wish to edit in the list, under the pie-chart
  3. To edit click the edit icon in the right hand side of the list.
  4. The edit form is identical to the creation form (See above)

Delete a group

In order to delete a group, follow the instructions for editing above. In the edit form at the bottom of pop-up you will find a link to delete the group.

Add a domain to a group

To group a domain go to the “Display by domain” page (default view for links and banner). To add a domain to a group:

  1. View the list of domains (under the pie chart)
  2. Find the domain you wish to add to a group
  3. In the right hand side of the table you'll find a edit icon
  4. From the edit view you can select a new group for the domain
  5. Save
en/nm_guide_links.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/22 12:32 (external edit)