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November 22, 2014
 
 
 
 
 

Collection Use and Extent Statistics

Google Analytics

We offer usage statistics on your content on OAC and Calisphere through Google Analytics. For instructions on implementing your own personal Google Analytics report for your content, log into your OAC Contributor Dashboard. You can also access extent statistics for your collections through the Dashboard (total number of collection guides and digital objects).

 

AWStats

We also are temporarily also maintaining usage stats reports with AWStats, but this system will be discontinued in December 2013. These reports track usage as of January 2007 to present. To access the reports, log into your OAC Contributor Dashboard. You can also access extent statistics for your collections through the Dashboard (total number of collection guides and digital objects).

Frequency of reports

Statistics are organized by month, and tracked for each day of the month. The reports take between 7-10 days to update; e.g., statistics for January 5 should be published by January 12-15.

What is counted

The number of times a user (robots, spiders, etc are excluded from the statistics) views the ARK URL for one of your objects—that is, a collection guide and/or a digital object. A person has to actually click and view the object; not just have it appear in search results. Usage is tracked for all CDL hosted sites (OAC, Calisphere, JARDA, California Cultures, etc.).

Note that "Search Key phrases” and "Search Keywords" are the terms that users entered from external search engines (e.g., Google) that got them to our sites, not the terms they entered into search forms on our sites.

Why do I have "302 Moved temporarily (redirect) errors"?

These errors are showing because any link to an object or to a search results page is getting counted as a "redirect". For example, every search results page results in 25 to 200 "hits" -- but all of these hits are counted as redirects. Also, for every object viewed, there is one hit for the main page; and then a second for the image on that page. The image also gets counted as a redirect. Every time every image gets shown on a search results, it is counted as a redirect.

More information on AWStats:

Last updated: November 22, 2013