There are ways to get valuable statistics for your website traffic that you can use to improve website performance. Most web hosting services provide statistics on the traffic to your websites. These stats can be accessed through your account, in many cases this is called a "C-panel." The C-panel is where you can change important parts of your hosting info, access your website files and use a vast array of programs provide to make your hosting experience easier. In this C-panel you will find a sophisticated stats program.

Google Analytics is probably the easiest and most powerful program for seeing how people get to your site, what words they used in the search engines to find your site and where they went on your site after they got there. Other stats include how long they stayed on a page, where on the page they clicked out and what kind of browser and operating systems they were using. Believe it or not, all of this info is critical to website performance. Not only that, it is fun to see how your marketing efforts are paying off and what you can do to improve it.

Other services and sites that you'll use everyday for your Internet business provide stats programs as well. WordPress blogs, your shopping cart system, article directories and even your Facebook account will show simple stats like where your visitors are coming from and which links they clicked out on. Stats programs are important tools to know how your traffic is getting to your websites so you can put more effort into those resources.

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