Question for you that own your own website!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Associates Plus

If you have your own website that you can track your own stats.  I am curious to know how many visitors you average in a week.  I am really the only agent in our office that is on the internet, or has a website, so I really have nothing to base it it on!  So!  ANY feedback at all would be GREAT appreciated!!

 Any info would be great appreciated!!

Comments (20)

Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama

Hi Cory and Tracy,

This is what I use to track my stats.  Its free and it has great reports!!  It even gives you tools to see where your traffic is coming from (which search engine, what keywords they used, what pages they viewed, how long they were there, etc).   www.statcounter.com

Jul 23, 2007 09:22 AM
Ken Realivent
Realivent - San Francisco, CA

Hi Cory and Tracy, one of the best website analytics program out there is Google Analytics.  We use them for our blog sites.  You can find it here:  http://www.google.com/analytics/

You can use this for each of your websites if you have multiple.  Enjoy!

Jul 23, 2007 09:39 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

I get stattracker free with my yahoo! hosting.  I get between 20-40K hits a month and I like to see where they are entering so I can determine what is working.

Good luck! 

Jul 23, 2007 09:42 AM
Mary Ann Ead
South East Arizona Real Estate - Douglas, AZ

Hi,

I use google analytics. I've tried a few others and this one has seemed the most comprehensive. I'm also the only one in my office with a website. The more that I work it the more traffic I get. It's not a ton yet, but I do get some folks calling because they saw me online somewhere. I try to diversify where I have info posted and then can track the different avenues. The more I blog the more hits I get to my site.

peace, 

Jul 23, 2007 09:43 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Another vote got Google Analytics. 

I was using another system, and it was showing thousands of monthly visitors.  I actually was only getting 150 or so unique visitors.  Now I know where they come from, and what they look at.   

Jul 23, 2007 10:13 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN

I will have to check out google analytics!!  

 I have a Topproducer Website, and it does have a good tracking system, I am just curious as to those that can track what kind of numbers you get on average per week. 

 

Thanks Renee!  20-40k a month is GREAT!!   I have aways to go to catch that kind of numbers!

Jul 23, 2007 10:45 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
THis may sound dumb, bhut are hits the same as visitors???
Jul 23, 2007 10:47 AM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
We get a tracking and analytics as part of our ihouse website package. We get about 3000 visitors per month. www.BestFlagstaffHomes.com
Jul 23, 2007 11:18 AM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Cory--On my static webpage I get about 1000 unique visitors a month and probably 3 times the hits. (Hits are page views and one visitor can have many page views.) My blogs are about 4-5 times that depending on the information that I have loaded that month...More hits on the blogs even though they are newer. Add a stat counter to your pages...they are free and you can use visible or invisible. www.statcounter.com

 

Jul 23, 2007 12:27 PM
Daniel Seider
BTRE Big Trees Real Estate - Arnold, CA

Cory and Tracy

 We get tracking as part of our package. But you want more than that. I would Call Shane Tucker. He can expain a system that is amazing which I am using call him at 1 972 668-5090

 

Call me if you want also. Unique visitors are what counts and clients leaving their information.

 

Dan Seider

Jul 23, 2007 12:54 PM
Laura Warden Nordin
Century 21 Camco Realty - Albuquerque, NM
30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate

Google Analytics is good, and free. I like WebTrends better, but it costs.

Visitors are individual users coming to your site.

Page views are pages viewed, usually several pages per visitor.

Hits are files called on the server. Often multiple files per page.

So you might see something like 400 visitors, 2000 page views, 6000 hits all for the same period.

 

Jul 23, 2007 01:10 PM
Win Singleton
Summit Web Design and Long & Foster Realtors - Falls Church, VA
Web Designer & Associate Broker
It is important, as Laura mentioned, to understand the difference between "hits" vs. "unique visitors". Rene Burrows mentioned that she was getting "20-40K hits a month". However, her Home page has 37 graphics (I just checked it in my HTML editor) as well as the 1 html page to deliver up each time a visitor shows up - for at least 38 "hits" to the web server that is hosting her web site. At 20,000 hits, that would equate to 536 unique visitors (20,000 divided by 38) who stopped by to load her page in their web browser. Divided by 4 = 131 visitors per week divided by 7 days = 18 per day. So she is getting anywhere between 18 to 36 visitors a day. Certainly a terrific average number of unique visitors! So tracking unique visitors offers a better "snapshot" of how a web site is performing. That would equate to sending out 18 to 36 "snail mail" postcards a day or knocking on 18 to 36 doors a day, if you were prospecting in the physical world. And the nice thing is that Rene never had to leave her chair. Ha!

Many of my web clients are also using Stat Counter for their statistics. A well-optimized web site that is ranking high in MSN, Yahoo and Google can certainly average anywhere between 15 to 50+ unique visitors per day... and some sites may even do better than that. If you are not getting those types of numbers, then you either need to look at the search engine optimization inside your site, do more off-line marketing to push visitors there, or change your web site to something much better that will allow you to gain higher search engine rankings to bring in traffic. Marketing on the Web is purely a numbers game.
Jul 24, 2007 01:41 AM
Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Hi Cory & Tracy - I've heard/read alot of explanations about hits/visitors/pages, but the comments to your post are very clear and concise.  Win's comments above are priceless.   Thanks for asking about the differences...it's definitely something that alot of us having been thinking about.  Good luck!
Jul 24, 2007 03:26 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN

Win!  You made my head spin with your Information!  VERY good stuff!

Thanks Laura For clearing up the differences!

 Dan!  I agree Unique Visitors are the real deal!

Teri!  Great job on your stats on your blog, with the way you write it is not a surprise to me!

Ann!  Thanks for the info!  It is hard to get an idea how your own website is performing with out asking others!

Jul 24, 2007 03:33 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN

Hey Calie!  Evertime I think that I am getting computer literate, someone like Win, shows up with amazing info and shows me what a Dum Dum I am!!

Jul 24, 2007 03:35 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
So in full disclosure, my stat counter which is included in my website shows that from July 1 to Today July 24 So far this month we have had 2721 Unique visitors.  Is this good, average, low?
Jul 24, 2007 03:37 AM
George Tallabas
RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
Idaho Real Estate
Cory & Tracy...I have had an Ihouse site for years and it tracks no only visitors but also who has visited your site.  I am averaging 50,000 visitors per month and Active Rain is responsbile for a big leap in my number of visitors.
Jul 24, 2007 03:39 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
George!  Those are INCREDIBLE numbers! 
Jul 24, 2007 04:12 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
I am getting about 6000 unique visitors a week on one site.
Jul 24, 2007 09:22 AM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
Hey Jim!  That is HUGE!  I have alot of work ahead of me.  I guessed that mine were lower, but not that much!
Jul 24, 2007 09:58 AM