How To Understand Project Analytics
In this guide we explain how to understand the analytics data of your projects.
Step 1: Login
Open a web browser and navigate to:
Once there, login with your Raptor Username and Password:
You can click on the ‘Remember Me’ tick box to save your details for future access on that device.
Then click on ‘Sign In’.
Step 2: Choose a Project
By clicking on the ‘project name’ link in the table shown in the screenshot below you can view a project:
Step 3: Click 'Analytics'
By clicking on the ‘Analytics’ link in the side menu (see illustration below) from within a project will take you to the Analytics page for that project:
Step 4: View Project Analytics
This is the project analytics pages:
From here you can see three groups of metrics, which will only show data if there have been past crawls of the sites:
In this section we show some data about the crawls previously performed on sites.
URLs: This is the number of URLs crawled on the last crawl of the site, if there is no previous crawl it will show a hyphen.
Crawls: The number of times the site has been crawled (all time).
First Crawl Date: The date & time the site was first crawled (GMT).
Last Crawl Date: The date & time the site was last crawled (GMT).
In this section we show the number of URLs found returning status codes in the following groups:
Status 200: Accessible URLs
Status 3XX: Redirects
Status 4XX: Client error (inaccessible URLs)
Status 5XX: Server error (inaccessible URLs)
Other Status: All other status codes
In this section we show the number of URLs found based on their file type:
HTML/Text: Standard web page
XML: Typically, sitemaps
CSS: Style sheets
A Bit More About Crawling, URLs & Usage
You can crawl any number of URLs, in a month, up to and including the number stated as the limit for your pricing plan. Crawling sites uses up URLs until your limit is reached.
URLs are not just limited to standard HTML web pages, they can also include:
- CSS files
- JS Files
- PHP Files
- Video Files
- External links
- Inaccessible Pages & Broken Links
- 4XX error pages
- 5XX error pages
- 301 Redirects
- 302 Redirects
- Canonical duplicates
- www / non-www
- http / https
- with and without trailing slash
- upper and lower case URL characters
We are currently ramping up to launch a suite of analytics pages that will provide a deeper visual analysis of a site as well as competitor analysis data.
If you liked or found this article useful, you might also be interested in the below guides, these are also in the ‘Usage & Analytics’ section of our support documentation.