Analytics (site stats)

UVic uses two different programs for tracking visitors to your site. Your analytics program is determined by the version of the UVic template your site is in.

UVic web template (3.3)

If your site has been migrated to the UVic Edge template (with the dynamic edge design along the top), you’ll use Google Analytics to track visitors to your site. To access this service you’ll need to register your UVic email address with Google. Once you have done this, contact to get access to Analytics.

All other UVic template sites

For all pre-Edge websites, we use a program called Urchin to track your stats.

Your site must be added to Urchin by an administrator before you can begin looking at site stats. Email  to set up site stats. Please indicate who should have access. 

  • Log in to Urchin (your username and password is not necessarily your NetLink ID)

What can web analytics tell me?

  • What are my most popular pages?
  • How has the number of visitors changed over time?
  • How are people finding my site?
  • What countries are my visitors from?

Visitors: Number of people who visit your site on one day.

Visits: Number of times a person comes to your site in one day.

Page views: Number of pages that are loaded.

Example: Jane visits the Social Sciences site at 9 a.m. and looks at five pages. She visits again at 4 p.m. and look at ten pages.

  • Visitors: 1
  • Visits: 2
  • Page views: 15