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Log Analysis (4 links)

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Finding out all you can from server logs.

Server logs can help you understand what pages your users are visiting and could give you insight into how they are using your site.

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Correlating Web-User Data
Combining data from observation and from individuals.

Destination: ClickZ (31)
Author: Allen, Cliff (1)
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May 1, 2001


The End of the Hit Parade
Measure customer experience, not hits.

Destination: CIO WebBusiness (20)
Author: Jaleshgari, Ramin (1)
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May 15, 2000


Tracking Site Growth
How to plot past traffic to estimate future capacity.

By using a logarithmic scale to plot exponential growth of page visits over time, you can guess at how much server capacity is needed to keep your site feeling fast.

Use of regression analysis also described so you can determine if spikes in usage are significant.

Ironically, Nielsen's own site was hit hard following this article and he had to upgrade!

Alertbox for February 22, 1998.

Destination: Alertbox (101)
Author: Nielsen, Jakob (116)
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March 8, 1998


Measuring User Motivation from Server Log Files
Measures of how much time users spend looking at a page proposed.

Rather than counting page hits, the authors calculate time between page access coming from each domain.

Topic: Research (35)
Destination: HFWeb Proceedings (13)
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September 16, 1996

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