Top Paths Through Site

Hello,

I am trying to understand the Top Paths Through Site report. I am hoping you can help me to use this information.

Path Visitors % of Total Visitors
/ 10900 8.78%
/dept.asp 5322 4.28%
/default.asp 2031 1.64%
/receipt_new.asp 1763 1.42%

For the "Path" column. Is that an entry page to the site? When does the path tracking start? As soon as the visitors comes to the website?

Many of my top paths only show one page, rather than a path. Why would this happen?

What does the visitor number mean in the "Visitor" column. Is this the number of visitors who followed the exact path?

For the "% of Total Visitors" column, is that the % of total visitors to the site who traveled that exact path?

Can I set up goal paths for sub-directories? For example: I want to track:

from the homepage to /dept
from homepage to /item
from homepage to /subcategory

How do I track just the homepage?

Thank you for your help,

Gina
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  • For the "Path" column. Is that an entry page to the site? When does the path tracking start? As soon as the visitors comes to the website?

    Yes, visitor path is just the order in which he/she viewed pages on the site

    Many of my top paths only show one page, rather than a path. Why would this happen?

    It happens if a visited viewed just this page on the site and exited from the site after it.

    What does the visitor number mean in the "Visitor" column. Is this the number of visitors who followed the exact path?

    Yes.

    For the "% of Total Visitors" column, is that the % of total visitors to the site who traveled that exact path?

    Yes.

    Can I set up goal paths for sub-directories? For example: I want to track:

    from the homepage to /dept
    from homepage to /item
    from homepage to /subcategory

    You can use use goals, they are available in Profile Properties > Tracking > Track paid search and goals > Goals. You can specify file name or wildcard like /dept/* and then get statistics on visitors that visited the page(s).

    How do I track just the homepage?

    What kind of tracking do you need? You can use the homepage ( / ) to the tracked file list in the Profile Properties to get detailed information on it.
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