Monday, November 15, 2010

Google Analytics - What Are Your Peak Hours?

Do you know your peak hours? I didn't and I may be the only person NOT to know this, but I just learned how to find out what my peak hours are. Just in case I am not alone, I am sharing this golden nugget of information.

Access Google Analytics. On your Dashboard, on the top left,  go to Visitors ->Visitor Trending->Visits. Now look at the top right above the graph and below the dates. See a clock icon? Click and there you go - how many visits you have at every hour for whatever dates you have set. This is good stuff!

For the last month, 1:00PM has by far the most visits in my shop. My visits are fairly stable between 6:00AM-8:00PM besides that spike What is your best hour?

I would love to hear what your peak hours are, will you come back and report?

13 comments:

scracklep said...

I'm trying to do this, but I'm not seeing any of those. I definitely see the "visits" link in the graph, but that's it. No clock or "visitors" or "visitor trending." Is it all off the main page?

charmeddesign1012 said...

scracklep, look on your top left on the main page, which is your 'dashboard.'Under the word 'dashboard' you will see several categories. The second from the top is 'visitors'

SleightGirl said...

Mine are consistantly in the morning, but sometimes I get a burst around 5 o'clock when work lets out.

Jacqueline Gikow said...

Mine are consistently in the afternoon with a peak yesterday about 2PM

aquariann said...

Interesting! Mine's fairly consistent between 6pm and 9pm, ranging from 24 and 33 visitors.

Alexis said...

Mine are allll over the place. My top time (by a really narrow margin) is 8 PM, closely followed by 6 PM, 2 PM and 9 AM.

charmeddesign1012 said...

Thanks for everyone's answers. it is really interesting that we all have fairly different peaks.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I will have to try that and see what my peak time is. Thank you for the great info. Also thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I love meeting new people. Will be following you also.

Lee Ann

Annie Dee said...

I have a bit of trouble with this! I usually get high volume of visitors in the evenings/early night time, but that's also the time that I can post. So, I don't know if it's a popular time - or if people just visit b/c I just posted.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is great info! thanks!!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following your blog now too :)

Sofia's Ideas said...

OMGosh! I've never been to Analytics before! I just went and all my info is blank. I guess I have to set it up or something?

Sometimes I check Feedburner stats, but I honestly don't even know what I'm looking at! I just like seeing the numbers go up! LOL!

Hopefully I'll be able to learn some from you!
I'm now following you through the Boost My Blog Friday Blog Hop! I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @ http://sofiasideas.com/

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Marcelle said...

This is fascinating! I never explored that area of GA before. I have no peak, but a plateau between 11am and 6pm. Do you know what time zone GA is reporting in? Thanks for this great info!

The Pendant Studio said...

I noticed mine is around 1:00pm and 10:00pm.
I think it is because at 1:00 is working womans lunch hour (or the kiddies are taking a nap).
10:00pm is after the family has gone to bed for the night and they finally get time to themselves~

 
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