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Quantifying Web‐site visits using Web statistics: an extended cybermetrics study

Sanghamitra Jana (Programme Officer, Shastri Indo‐Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India)
Supratim Chatterjee (Information Analyst, Tata Energy Research Insititute, New Delhi, India)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



The purpose of the present research is to evaluate the accessibility and lineament of a Web site through statistical analysis of the site log files using any available software, and to identify some effective measure of usage and do prediction of future usage using linear trend line approach. This Web tracking program also examined the geographic distribution of users and usage patterns of the Web pages, the peak usage times, etc. In analysing Web site traffic and to report on activity and volume of visitors, three most common measurements, hits, page views and user sessions, are used. After a thorough and periodic study of the reports of TERI's Web page activity, it is found that TERI achieved a unique milestone of one million hits during the month of April 2002.



Jana, S. and Chatterjee, S. (2004), "Quantifying Web‐site visits using Web statistics: an extended cybermetrics study", Online Information Review, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 191-199.



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