The video statistics functionality in the media library allows you to see the popularity of your video uploads by giving you a breakdown of the visitor numbers. It shows the total number of views, the overall view ranking, a breakdown of views by month and a breakdown by source; iMedia, iTunes and YouTube.
Checking my stats
To access your video stats just log in to the media library and click on your ‘Dashboard’, this will take you to the ‘Your Content’ tab, scroll down to the video you wish to view and click on the stats link.
You will automatically be taken to the statistics page with four tabs; Overview, Imperial College London, iTunes U and YouTube.
- The Overview tab shows the total number of views from all the channels, the overall rank, the breakdown source; iMedia, iTunes, YouTube and a graph shows the breakdown by month.
- The Imperial College London tab shows the total number of iMedia views with a monthly breakdown graph
- The iTunes U tab shows the total number of iTunes U views with a monthly breakdown graph
- The YouTube tab shows the total number of YouTube views with a monthly breakdown graph. (Please note any YouTube videos are uploaded to the Imperial College YouTube account by the digital media team only and if you require assistance with this please contact Martin Sayers on email@example.com
The statistics you are entitled to view are for your video uploads only, if you would like to view other video statistics please contact Liz Swift on firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially, site visitor statistics were available through software called ‘Awestats’ but this placed a considerable workload on our developers and has been discontinued.
The current way to get site visitor statistics uses Google Analytics. Instructions for setting up a Google Analytics profile for your site are available on line. Contact Peter Gillings in Communications to arrange for your permissions to be activated.
The statistics which are collected will tell you:
- how many unique visitors you had and how many visits
- how long they spent in your site and which pages they viewed
- which countries and which computer addresses they came from (you may well find that you and other site editors were the heaviest users of your site!)
- what search terms were used to give links to your site
- what web browsers and operating systems (O/S) your visitors used. This can help you assess the impact of browser/OS related issues e.g if you have some fancy formatting on a page which does not work in Internet Explorer version 6 youcan see how many users are actually impacted and get an idea of how serious a problem this is for you!
A record is kept of all the edits made to all CMS websites. This can be useful to check who made a particular change when there are multiple editors, or to check the dates and pages on which edits were made. Statistics are also available for edits to PWPs (Professional Web Pages). Only site owners (who are members of the imperial-admin group) are able to view editor stats.
Website editor statistics
Note: These statistics are available to Site Managers and other authorised parties. They detail and summarise the editing of individual websites on the Oracle Portal Application and are dynamically updated so they are always up to date. The data started being logged from the 21st October 2005.