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The third option down in the Author Menu is "Look at activity log" which takes you to the Activity Logging Menu.
Your options there are:
- View reader database
Lists all distinct visitors ("readers") to your web site including the
first and last time they visited and their "host", the address of the
computer from which they came.
One reader will typically generate many page hits.
- View hit log for last 14 days
A detailed log of every page hit over the last fortnight, including the
time of the hit, the reader code, the IP address of the reader's PC and
the title of the web page.
- View referrer log for last 14 days
A detailed log of every page hit over the last fortnight where the
reader came from another page outside the site, typically a search
engine. In this case Opus tries to work out what they were searching for
(the "Query" column). I personally find this report the most fascinating
as it reveals what people were looking for when they ended up on your site.
- View page hit stats
Show page hits ever and page hits in the last month for every page on
the web site, sorted in number of hits ever order.
- View reader stats
Gives four figures:
- Total readers ever
- Return readers ever
- Visited in last month
- New readers in last month
"return readers" are defined as readers who visited on more than one day
- View article hitlog
Shows every hit for one page (which you select by articlecode)
- View total readers by date
Shows total readers each day/month/year. Again this is the number of
readers, not the number of page hits, one reader may generate many page
hits on a day.
Note that all these reports exclude the small minority of readers who
don't accept cookies.