Some of your Questions:
Q.How does statistics module work? What are its resources?
Like other analytic providers (e.g. Google analytics) this module analyzes site visits data and save them in the portal database.
It gets all data from “sitelog” table. The module has a timer; gets new data hourly, analyze them and save them in its tables. For simple statistics like site visits and number of visitors it gets the data instantly. But for complex ones like analyzing the data per devices, browsers, countries, keywords, etc. data are checked and saved each hour.
Q. Can we show simple statistics to users?
Sure. Not only all analytic data are stored in portal database but also this module is completely template base. Therefor you can show simple or advanced statistics to users by different and appropriate templates.
Q. Can I have my custom template?
Yes. This module is completely template base and site admins can represent statistics by their own design. We provide some attractive templates. You can use them, edit them or make your own templates.
Q. Having powerful statistic services like Google analytics, why do we need this module?
There are couple of reasons. First, you have to go to Google site to see your site statistics. But by this tool, you don’t need any referring. So you can see all you need inside your website. Secondly, providers like Google analytics save your data in their own database therefor you are always depended on them. This module removes this dependency by saving data in your portal database. So you can catch statistic data of your site anytime, even offline. Third and the most important clue is that you might need to show some statistics to your users or some role groups. This is not available by other analytic providers but in our module. You can simply give access to any role group to see different statistics.
Q. What are the module tables?
After analyzing, data are stored in bellow tables:
| Table Name ||Description |
|MyDnnAnalytics_Statistics || Numbers of visitors site visits data are stored in this table daily. |
Data include, number of visits :
by real human and robots,
per different devices(like cellphone),
per different browsers.
|MyDnnAnalytics_Countries ||County and city data (name, province, geographic coordinate, etc.) are stored in this table. |
|MyDnnAnalytics_CountryVisits ||Site visits data by country/city are stored here. |
|MyDnnAnalytics_Tabs ||Site visits by pages are stored here. |
|MyDnnAnalytics_Users ||Site visits by portal users are stored here. |
|MyDnnAnalytics_Referrers ||Site referring data are stored here. |
|MyDnnAnalytics_Keywords ||Keywords that are searched by search engines are stored here. |
Q. How can I use this module?
This module is a very simple one. Start by installing MyDnnLibrary package and then MyDnnAnalytics package. Then add Statistics module in your page. Go to admin panel, select appropriate template and see all you need.
Q. What version of Dnn is compatible with this module?
It is compatible with Dnn 7 and higher.
Q. Which technologies are used in this module?