Metrica

Common

You must specify the site's URL.

Counter number
A unique number that identifies the data store associated with the counter. It is assigned by the system automatically when the counter is created, and can't be changed. It is specified during initialization of the counter on a page.
Counter name

The specified name is shown on the My counters page and in the upper menu for switching between counters. If it is not set, the Website address is used instead.

Website address

The main domain of the site. This information is required. Don't include the prefix of the schema or protocol (http://, https://).

If necessary, you can enter the site's path in the URL structure. For example, example.com/category/. However, don't specify the URL for a specific file or page section (using the “#” symbol), or you will get an error. In addition, URL request parameters are ignored (the part of the URL after the “?” symbol).

More information about the URL structure

http://<host>/<path>/<page>?<params>

  • <host>  —The site's domain.
  • <path> — The path, which can have a hierarchical structure. The structure is indicated using slashes (“/”).
  • <page> — The page name.
  • <params> — The parameters section, which is separated from the <path> section using the “?” symbol.
Additional addresses

You may need to enter additional addresses in the following cases:

  • The same site with the same installed counter responds from different addresses.
  • You want to get statistics for multiple sites using a single counter.

Click-throughs between all of the set addresses are interpreted as internal clicks.

If necessary, you can enter the site's path in the URL structure. For example, example.com/category/. However, don't specify the URL for a specific file or page section (using the “#” symbol), or you will get an error. In addition, URL request parameters are ignored (the part of the URL after the “?” symbol).

If reports show data on page views that don't belong to your site addresses and you don't need this data, select Receive data only from specified addresses.

This situation can arise in the following cases:

  • Someone initialized a counter with your number on their own site (probably by mistake).
  • Your site's pages were being viewed via a proxy service.
  • There is an almost exact copy of your pages on other domains. When copying content, the counter code was also copied.

The Including sub-domains option lets you include subdomains of the main site and additional sites for filtration (subdomain.example.com, other.subdomain.example.com, ...).

Visit timeout in minutes

This is how long a user is inactive on the site. When the specified number of minutes has passed, the session will be considered ended. The session timeout must be an integer between 30 and 360. By default, it is 30 minutes.