Tracking Returning Vistors


(anotherguy) #1

Hello, I was wondering what would be the best way to try and get more info about returning visitors.
I am looking to know

  1. What was the first referring site that the returning visitor came from.
  2. How many pageviews/visits the average retuning visitor created from a given referring site creates per month
  3. the number of months a returning visitor returns to the site [again, divided up per reffering site/ keyword]

I was wondering what would be the most efficient way to get this info and how much work, in your opinion it would take to get this all set up.


#2

me to option 1

  1. What was the first referring site that the returning visitor came from.
    would be great as then the goals i have created would be more accurate, i am tracking mailto link on contact page and it helps with sites that we pay for accommodation links for, some provide a lot of traffic but seem inititialy so have poor ctr for mailt but i dont know when the visitor on a returning visit came from

hope someone can help


#3

any ideas?


#4

Bump!!


(Matthieu Aubry) #5

you will be able to do this, via the API only, in the next release. We are working on Segmentation, and you will be able to define a segment “visitorType==returning” and have all the Piwik reports only for these visitors


#6

that sounds good
you see with the goal conversions setup i can get a good guesstimate of unique visitors its in the return entry it gets lost a little, you say it can be done now via the API could you give a hint or in the next version api
Regards Tudor
looking forward to happy days
ps
i know i can put a php cookie and store return visits into mysql, but its nice not to have to place to many cookies into a browser


(Sofia Robert) #7

Please suggest more


#8

hmmm yes i was about ask a similar question thanks for the suggestion matthieu