After several requests for tracking support for SilverCollection it has finally arrived. SilverCollection has now been configured to support Google Analytics for logging information about visitors actions.
How does it work?
With traditional web pages it is easy to track each page request but with web applications it becomes a bit more difficult. With Google Analytics they allow for special requests to be made to create entries into the logs. For our case we have set up a logging schema to make use of the Content Drilldown feature. Below is the information about the software package “SilverCollection” You can see that this day it was accessed 18 times. If you notice the trailing “/” signifies that there is more content available and by clicking on the link will drilldown to the next level.
At the second level we can take a look at a little more detail. Each link that does not contain a trailing “/” is a module in SilverCollection and the pageviews represent the number of times that module was opened. By recording this information we can directly see which module is being accessed the most. Lets drill down to the “/Browse/” and see even more information.
The next image below is the statues from “SilverCollection/Browse/”. We can directly see that each Folder or node in the browse module corresponds to a node in the statistics. Here we can see that County, Regions, StateProvince have all be clicked to view its details. We could continue to drill down and look at regions or species.
I will continue this blog next month to show real statistics from a clients system and see in more detail how we can make use of this information. This new feature is good news for everyone that needs to show demographics and statistics about the usage of their web portal to justify the use of funding.
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