Tracking Web Site Usage
- On This Page
- Personal Log Files
- Log File Analysis
- Google Analytics
Personal Log Files
UW's Web servers generate log files that record the time and date a Web page was accessed, what browser was used to access the page, and which page your site was linked from.
Using Personal Log
Learn how to get data about the requests to your Web site.
Log File Analysis
Your personal log files contain raw log file data. Tools exist to help you analyze this data. UW Information Technology provides limited support for such tools.
How to use Webalizer to generate reports based on the data in your personal extended_log file.
Google Analytics is a powerful and often easy-to-install free Web traffic analysis service.
You'll also need a Google Analytics account. If you have a gmail or google account, that will work.
All of the content these links point to is hosted elsewhere.
A Wordpress plugin that inserts the Google Analytics tracking code into the appropriate places for a Wordpress blog.
A Drupal module that inserts the Google Analytics tracking code into your Drupal site.
This extension allows Dreamweaver users to insert the Google Analytics tracking code into all of their pages at once.
do I add tracking code to my website?
Google's help documentation on how to add the Analytics tracking code to your Web site. The exact method that you use to add this code to your site will vary based on how your site is constructed and what tools you use to edit the site.