Site hosting, and Domain registration, and analytics

This blog has been online for around a year now, and I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts, and experience. Earlier today the site was down, because I forgot to renew the hosting plan. I remembered to renew the domain name (jbr.io), but the hosting plan slipped my mind.

So far I have no complaints related to namecheap’s  hosting or registration. Their website is slightly confusing, but they have been fair. I pay $30 for the registration, and $38 for the hosting. I could have gotten a .com for less but I like the .io (it helps me feel hip and trendy).

I have been using google analytics to track sessions, and usage over time. I suspect some of my CS friends would be irked to know I let google track them.

Stats

 

There are 4,693 sessions which is much higher then I expected. The average user looks at 1.2 pages per session, and spend a minute and 24 seconds.

I enjoy looking at the map, and thinking about all the countries that have visited my website.

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The counties that have the most sessions are the US followed by Russia and China. states_country

 

 

Every state in the United States have visited my page. Kentucky (my home state) followed by California are the top 2 states.  stats_map_US

 

 

Below is a listing of the most mobile deices that have been on my page. Iphones lead this group by a massive margin.

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The below data shows how many uses spend time ranges of time. I have a total of 4,693 sessions and 4,039 of those sessions are less then 10 seconds.stats_time

 

Google also understands acquisitions (How users got to my page). Most of my sessions are bots. Users that find my page (organically) through google search, spend an average of 6 and 21 seconds. These  356 are probably real people.

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The google analytics tool are very complex and do many things. I don’t understand or use all of them, but this has been a brief overview of the google analytic tools I use.