How to Get a Complete Export of Your Website Visitors in WordPress
There is a wide array of third-party tools that allow you to export your website’s analytics in one convenient report. The only problem is that when you’re looking at a long list of numbers and clicking on the export button, you may end up with only a small sample of the data. The good news is there is an easy method to get a complete and accurate report with just a few mouse clicks.
Here, we will teach you how to get a complete export of your website’s visitors in wordpress. You’ll discover the many advantages of this method and how you can put it to use to make your life easier when inspecting your site’s analytics in the future.
The Importance Of Getting A Complete Export
One of the most important things to consider when dealing with analytics is the sampling rate. This is the percentage of the total data that is being reported on; for example, if you’ve set the sampling rate to 90%, this means that only 10% of the data is being reported on. The general rule of thumb is the larger the sampling rate, the more accurate the results will be. However, a higher sampling rate also makes it more difficult to interpret the results.
When you opt to download the entire spreadsheet, this is exactly what you get. Essentially, you are ensuring that no samples are being taken and that all the data is being relayed.
This is an important point because a while back, we were checking some site performance reports and discovered that a large portion of the data was missing. Upon further investigation, we discovered that the sampling rate was set to 90% and there wasn’t anything else available to download. When we changed the sampling rate to 100%, we were able to download the full report and get a better view of what was going on. This is why it’s extremely important to ensure that you are always choosing the complete option when exporting your analytics.
How To Get A Complete Export In WordPress
To get a complete export of your website’s analytics in wordpress, follow these easy steps:
- From your Dashboard, navigate to Tools and then select Analytics.
- You’ll then see a screen similar to the one below.
- Click the Export button to the right of the site’s name.
- You’ll then be presented with the below dialog box.
- Choose what you want to export and then click on the Go button.
- This will download a.csv file with your site’s analytics in it.
Once you have your.csv file, you can use a program like Excel to easily analyze the data.
The Different Formats Available
When choosing the complete export option, you are presented with a list of the different formats that the report can be downloaded in. By default, this will be.csv (for spreadsheets),.xls (for Excel users) and.ods (for Open Office users).
If you have an.ods file, you can also choose to import this into Excel or any other program you may use.
Other Useful Options To Consider
It’s also a good idea to look at the metrics that are being reported on when exporting your analytics. You can choose to download the report in the same format that it was originally uploaded to, or you can choose to download it in a different format. You can also choose which metrics you want to report on and which ones you want to ignore. This is a great option for those who want to have full control over how the data is presented to them.
One more thing to consider when exporting your site’s analytics is the date range that you want to include in your report. By default, the report will be set to show data up until the present day. However, if you want to limit it to a more recent time period, you can do this by clicking on the drop-down menu to the right of the Export button and choosing a specific date from the list that appears.
You should also check out the documentation for the tool that you’re using to get your analytics. This is where you’ll find important information about the different options and how to use them. Sometimes these documentation files are hidden and can be difficult to find. However, if you read through them carefully, you’ll learn a lot about how to get the most from your analytics.
The Advantages Of Getting A Complete Report
One of the great things about getting a complete report is that you don’t have to guess at what some of the numbers represent. You can clearly see the entire picture that is being painted by the numbers. This is also beneficial because it allows you to compare and analyze different metrics simultaneously.
In the example above, you can see that our Dashboard traffic is currently at 21,852 visitors per month. However, if you scroll down a little bit, you’ll see that our Instagram followers are now at 1,091. This is important because it shows you that while our overall traffic is staying steady, our Instagram followers are on the rise, meaning that we’re probably reaching more people on this channel than we are on our website.
Another advantage of getting a complete report is that you can track changes over time. For example, if you notice that one day your Instagram followers are at 100 and the next day they’re at 500, this means that the channel has doubled in size in just a matter of days. You can then look at what caused this spike in interest and decide if it’s something that you want to pursue or replicate in the future.
Also, getting a complete report shows you all the valuable metrics that are available. It’s a good idea to look at the different metrics that are available because not all of them may be relevant to your situation. This is why you need to make sure that you’re only choosing the metrics that pertain to your website’s performance.
One more advantage of getting a complete report is that you can track all of your site’s referrals, whether they come from organic search visitors or referrals from other websites. If you notice that most of your organic search traffic comes from Google, while most of your referrals come from other websites, this can be an indication that you’re doing something right on your website because people are finding you through other channels.
If you want to learn more about getting a complete export of your analytics in wordpress, check out the documentation for the tool that you’re using below.
Or if you’d like, you can contact us and we’ll give you the scoop right over the phone.