This is something that a lot of people might not be aware of – School Jotter includes some simple, easy-to-use tracking tools right within its interface. There’s no need to set up complicated Google Analytics tracking profiles, you can get the relevant information from right within Jotter Site itself!
This is something that’s actually really easy to set up, you just need to log into the Jotter backend, go to your site and click Manage > Web Stats.
And that’s pretty much all there is to it! After clicking that, you’ll see the following screen:
You can drill down by page, to see where people are visiting on your website, as well as on what days. The arrows at the top let you change which month you’re looking at, and you can also see a longer-term picture with the “Year” tab to the left.
What these figures mean
There can sometimes be a bit of confusion over the difference between Hits and Visits:
- Hits – Number of times a web page has been loaded
- Visits – The number of unique visitors to your school website – one visitor can generate multiple hits through refreshes, hence why the hits number is always a bit higher.
By properly paying attention to your web stats you can work out the behaviour-flow of site visitors and plan out your content accordingly.