Page views per hour of the day
track your hourly page views patterns
This graph shows the average hourly page views on your site over a typical day. The data is cumulative since the beginning of tracking.
- A 'visit' or 'session' is started when a visitor opens your site in a browser. It is terminated when that same visitor (defined by his IP address or a cookie) has been inactive for more than 30 minutes. If the visitor comes back to your site after more than 30 minutes, a new session is counted.
- A 'page view' is counted whenever a visitor loads one of your web pages inside a browser (providing that the CounterCentral code has been installed on that page). During a single 'visit' or 'session' a typical visitor will view several pages, incrementing the page views count each time (which is why the number of page views is always higher than the number of visits for a given day).
The exact number of page views can be read at the bottom of each bar or by hovering your mouse over the bar.
A page view is recorded every time one of your pages with the CounterCentral code on it is loaded or reloaded. For that reason the number of page views is always greater than the number of unique visitors.
Example : a unique visitor arriving on your entry page, going to a second page, going back to your main page and then off to a third page will be recorded as :
- one visitor session
- 4 page views