There are many detailed metrics upon which to measure a site's activity. These metics can be Sessions (visits), Unique Browsers, Hits, Page Views, Avg Session Time, Avg Time on Page, Bounce Rate, and these metrics can be reported for the site as a whole or on individual pages and can be reported in variable time frames such as a month, quarter or year. This data is tracked by Google Analytics and we can provide customised reports upon request.
Site Usage is best shown by the Session metric. Generally, a session is known as a period of activity that a user spends on a website during a specified time frame, such as 30 minutes. A session count of one occurs during that entire time period a user is on the site despite periods of inactivity. A "Session" on ExplorOz is not time-limited due to background AJAX queries that hold the session open despite periods of inactivity, across hours, even days. This means that ExplorOz Session counts only end when a user closes their ExplorOz web browser. Our Session counts do not refresh for individual users revisiting the site periodically throughout the day or week if they keep their webbrowser open. This might result in a session count of one for a person that leaves their webbrowser open overnight with repeated visits through the day, or many days.
Based on that definition of Sessions, the chart below shows the Total Combined Session metrics of visits to the ExplorOz website - combining all session traffic through the desktop (full) site and mobile site per month over the past 12 month period.