Sunday, November 1, 2009

How to use your Google Analytics to check highest traffic times

yah so the title says it all...

step 1: access your google analytics page. If you don't have one yet go to 'your etsy' and on the left side bar click on web analytics. They have step by step instructions on how to set up your account. Anyway, once you're on GA (google analytics) click on the left side of you screen, where it says 'visitors'

step 2: click on the 'visitor trending' then click on visits

step 3: click on clock symbol (sorry, it is a bit hard to see on the graph)

voila! you have a chart telling you at which times you have the most views. You can also change the month or day... if you want to.

sometimes you might see a big jump in views, this might be because you got onto the front page at that time.. or maybe someone twittered about you...
you'll probably have the most views at the times when you usually list items, so there is a bias with GA. To truly see when you have the most views, look at your times on a day when you didn't list anything. Then you can see when people were looking at your shop. Hope this helps =D