Masthead CMC Magazine / May 1, 1996
 Lessons Learned From Becoming a Self-Publisher on the Web, by David Strom

Examine Your Logs

It is a good idea to review your logs regularly to determine frequently-accessed pages, broken links, who is visiting, and when you have your peak periods. You'll be surprised as I was how many people from around the world are stopping by. (My site gets an ever-increasing percentage of non-US visitors, now around 15 %. That both surprises and pleases me.) A good tool for doing this is WebTrack: it runs on Windows and sucks in your access log and produces some very easy to read graphical reports. A page on Yahoo will help you find many other of these products. Going through these logs is a good way to figure out who your audience is--a --community.

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