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Can I check how many people are visiting my site?

Yes you can. We can set you up with a Google Analytics account and you’ll be able to see not only how many people are visiting but also much more.

There are other applications you can find on the web to track visitors but not only do they tend to give you highly skewed results (because they count every time an automated robot crawls through your site and every page the robot downloads — which is a lot more than you might think), but they don’t offer you the many, many ways to view and understand the data as Google Analytics do.

The information you can gain from Google Analytics is greater if you spend the time researching how they work and how you can work with them (or hire us for SEO help). Of greater value than mere numbers of visitors, for example, is the information you can glean about how visitors behave on your site: which pages people are entering your site through (which is not always your homepage), how people are finding your site, what pages they tend to gravitate towards, how long they stay on your site, how many pages they click through, which pages make people leave, etc.

Most people want to know about their visitors at some point (even if they don’t think of it at launch) so unless you ask us not to, we will create a Google Analytics account for your new website so you’ll be able to access all this data that gets collected. It becomes more useful the longer Google Analytics is running, as your website will gain traction over time (if you keep it updated) and patterns of visitor behavior emerge.

You will need a Google account (eg a gmail account) to be able to access the analytics.