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Planet13 - 8:19 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think it won't take you more than 10 minutes to check the required reports in analytics.
You give me far too much credit than I deserve. It takes me four times as long to do anything as anybody else... just ask my wife!
I just did a comparison of a four-month-period, May 3rd through September 2nd, compared to December 31st through May 2nd (so there is a before and after MayDay update snapshot) and here are the main metrics:
(This is an ecommerce site, by the way.)
Visits: -9.74% Pageviews: -9.19% Pages/Visit: +0.61% Bounce Rate: -0.19% (Note: bounce rate is 66.97% - is that high?) Average Time On Site: -7.9% (Note: Average Time on site is 00:01.19 - is this low?) New Visits: -0.25%
My most popular page reflects pretty much the same drop in visits, page views, time on page, etc. One interesting thing to note though: The $ Index went up from 0.11 per visit to 0.15 per visit (an increase of +35.39%).
when i look at my most popular page, for May 3rd through Septemeber 2nd, it says:
this page was viewed 9,800 times though 2,141 keywords
When I look at that page from December 31st through May 2nd it says:
This page was viewed 11,482 times via 2,392 keywords
So there is a definite drop in views and number of keywords used to access the page.
Please let me know what other metrics to post here, and I will do my best.