Last month, Google switched up it’s terminology for analytics. What used to be called “visits” are now known as “sessions.” A session is essentially a group of interactions within a certain timeframe. These sessions can contain multiple pageviews or social interactions from a single user. However, the session will expire after 30 minutes of inactivity, and if the same user visits the same site once the session is over, a new session is started. A new session also begins if that same user leaves the site and returns via a different outside source. Additionally, what used to be called “unique visitors” is now simply termed “users,” meaning the number of separate people who visited the site, regardless of the number of sessions they logged. Google is tough to keep up with!
In April, the WM blog generated 25,218 sessions and 90,312 pageviews, up 17% from this time last year.
Last month, our search site generated 14,536 sessions and 20,737 pageviews, with our number of users up 5% from this time last year.
Below are the top outside sources of traffic to our search site. Of course, the blog topped the charts with 1,605 sessions, followed by A Photo Editor, Facebook, Josh Anderson and Zack Arias. Thanks guys!
Below are our top clicked photographers in April. Amber Fouts led the way with 120 clicks (she just joined last month, so that’s pretty awesome)! Amber was followed by Martin Bauendahl, Edgardo Contreras, Kayoua Xiong and Kevin Necessary. Grace Chon joined the top ten in April as well, probably due to her awesome personal project, Zoey and Jasper, which received a good amount of traffic on the WM blog.
Below are a few April successes:
And that wraps up April’s analytics! If you need help understanding your own Analytics, we have a tutorial on Google Analytics and Google has an informative Help page as well.
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