CityOfBoston.gov Web Metrics
Visits represent the number of individual sessions initiated by all the visitors to your site. If a user is inactive on your site for 30 minutes or more, any future activity will be attributed to a new session. Users that leave your site and return within 30 minutes will be counted as part of the original session.
A pageview is defined as a view of a page on your site that is being tracked by the Analytics tracking code. If a visitor hits reload after reaching the page, this will be counted as an additional pageview. If a user navigates to a different page and then returns to the original page, a second pageview will be recorded as well.
This report classifies visits (sessions) by the visitor type (new or returning). So when somebody visits your site for the first time, the visit is categorized as “Visit from a new visitor.” If this user has browsed your website before, the visit is categorized as “Visit from a returning visitor.”
Top External Searches
city of boston
things to do in boston
boston food trucks
boston food truck schedule
boston zip code
Top search keywords used while on an external search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Live.
Top Internal Searches
Top search keywords used through the internal CityofBoston.gov search as opposed to an external search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Live.
Most Popular Pages
Most Popular Pages refers to the most frequently viewed pages on CityofBoston.gov. The popularity count is based on Page Views.
Top Languages represents the most popular browser languages of visitors.