CWS currently offers Urchin Analytics statistical reporting to provide comprehensive information about how your web site is accessed. The live reporting tool allows you to easily generate reports and graphs using custom date ranges and filters so you can quickly find relevant information about your web site.
Reporting services are available for web sites hosted by CWS as well as sites hosted by other OSU departments. You may evaluate Urchin by visiting the free basic reporting for oregonstate.edu. To order reporting for your site, first review our rates and then submit your request.
When initially setting up a site for Urchin statistics, you have a choice on the method you wish Urchin to use when tracking visitors. With standard session tracking, Urchin uses the visitor's IP address, browser and platform (e.g. Windows 2000/Internet Explorer 6.0), and a 30 minute session timeout. Standard session tracking requires no site modifications and is available for all domains. However, it is not as accurate as UTM tracking and will include robot traffic in session analysis.
By default, reports are generated using data from the last 7 days. The reporting period can be changed to a single day, week, month, year, or any arbitrary date range. To view a specific day, month, or year simply click the day, month, or year of interest. To view a specific week, click the arrow to the left of the week you wish to analyze. To specify a date range, click the "Enter Range" link and select the start and end dates of your range.
On most reports, you may sort by any field or collumn displayed in a table. To change the sort order, simply click one of the small up or down arrow icons next to the field you wish to sort by.
You may optionally apply a filter on the first column of any report that generates a sorted list of entries. Simply type the text you wish to filter, then click the plus button to include only entries matching your text. Alternatively you may click the minus button to exclude all entries matching your text. You may also use the special characters '^' and '$' in your filter text. '^' matches the beginning of an entry, while '$' matches the end of an entry. See the following examples:
|Filter text||Include result||Exclude result|
||Only entries containing "cws" will be shown||Entries containing "cws" will be excluded|
||Only entries starting with "/cws" will be shown||Entries starting with "/cws" will be excluded|
||Only entries ending with "html" will be shown||Entries ending with "html" will be excluded|
A print-friendly view of any report can be generated by clicking the printer icon in the top-right of any report. The print-friendly version will open in a new window.
To quickly print an entire set of reports, click one of the "Print All with Defaults" links in the reports navigation menu. All reports in the section will be generated in a single window using the current date range and default parameters. It is not possible to customize this mass report using filters, sorting, or drilldowns. Generate each report individually if customization is desired.
Reports can be exported to Microsoft Word, Excel, and tab separated text formats. To export, simply click on the icon of the desired format. Note that the Word and Excel files do not embed any images, but rather link to the Urchin reporting website. To make the Word report more suitable for viewing off-line, you can manually embed the linked images in a Microsoft Word document using the following steps:
Note that the above method does not work in Microsoft Excel. There is currently no known workaround for embedding the external links in Excel reports.
Former WebTrends monthly report users may wish view the report equivalency table.
This set of reports is only available on profiles setup using UTM session tracking (see UTM Setup below):
This set of reports is only available on profiles setup using UTM session tracking (see UTM Setup below)
If you requested to use the optional UTM session tracking for your statistics reports, then you must modify all pages on your site that you wish to be included in Urchin's session statistics. Include the following 3 lines in all your html pages (either inside the
<body> of your pages). If your site has a common header file included in all your pages, then you should only need to modify that included file.
Below is an example of a webpage properly modified to use UTM.
<!-- Start Urchin Trafic Monitor code -->
<!-- End Urchin Traffic Monitor code -->
<h1>This is a webpage</h1>
Official Urchin help and reference documents are available at the Urchin Help Center.
Note that free basic statistics for all sites hosted under http://oregonstate.edu/ are included in the OSU Home Page report below (see help on using filters).
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