Web log analysis software

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Web log analysis software (also called a web log analyzer) is a simple kind of Web analytics software that parses a log file from a web server, and based on the values contained in the log file, derives indicators about who, when, and how a web server is visited. Usually reports are generated from the log files immediately, but the log files can alternatively be parsed to a database and reports generated on demand.

Common Indicators

  • Number of visits and number of unique visitors
  • Visits duration and last visits
  • Authenticated users, and last authenticated visits
  • Days of week and rush hours
  • Domains/countries of host's visitors
  • Hosts list
  • Number total pageviews
  • Most viewed, entry and exit pages
  • Files type
  • OS used
  • Browsers used
  • Robots
  • HTTP referrer
  • Search engines, key phrases and keywords used to find the analyzed web site
  • HTTP errors
  • Some of the log analyzers also report on who's on the site, conversion tracking, visit time and page navigation.

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