Archive-It partners may integrate their accounts with the Internet Archive's self-hosted instance of Plausible Analytics in order to collect and explore statistics about end user access to their web archives. This includes accounts, collections, and archived web pages accessible from the archive-it.org public website. Use the instructions below to get started and understand the web analytics dashboard developed by Plausible Analytics.
Each user requires a Plausible Analytics account in order to access reporting about their Archive-It account.
ℹ️ Need access to Plausible Analytics? Contact us to get started.
On this page:
- Login with your Plausible Analytics credentials here: https://analytics.archive-it.org/
- Click on the "site" on your home screen to access your Archive-It account’s dashboard:
- Use the kebab icon (⋮) at the top-right corner of the page to access and administer your personal account settings, such as your email address or dashboard appearance style.
- Use the chevron icon (⌄) next to your dashboard's ID number to access and administer your Plausible integration's settings, like users, timezones, or email notifications.
Explore access to your web archives over time with the following tools and views:
Use the drop-down menu above the top-right corner of the graph visualization to change the time interval for stats reported to your current dashboard view:
Use the Filter tool above the top-right corner of the graph visualization to narrow your reported stats to a specific page, referring traffic source, geographic user location, or the user's device, screen size, or type of web browser:
The top sources of traffic to your Archive-It account, collections, and archived web pages are listed below the graph visualization, in the top-left quadrant. Click the Details link at the bottom of the panel to see statistics for all sources.
The Top Pages dashboard panel lists your Archive-It account, collections, and archived web pages by number of visitors. Use the tabs in the top-right corner to toggle your view among:
- Top pages: All pages related to your account.
- Entry pages: Landing pages for incoming traffic.
- Exit pages: Last pages viewed by exiting visitors.
Click the Details link at the bottom of the panel to see all page statistics.
The Location dashboard panel maps and lists the geographic locations of visitors to pages related to your account by number of visitors. Use the tabs at the top-right corner of the panel to toggle your view among:
- Map: Cartographic visualization of visitor locations.
- Countries: Countries listed by number of visitors.
- Regions: States and provinces listed by number of visitors.
- Cities: Approximated cites listed by number of visitors.
Click the Details link at the bottom of the panel to see all location statistics.
The Device dashboard panel lists the technological characteristics of visitors to your account, collections, and archived web pages. Use the tabs at the top-right of the panel to toggle your view among:
- Size: Description of device type listed by number of visitors.
- Browser: Name of web browser type listed by number of visitors.
- OS: Computer operating system listed by number of visitors.
Click the Details link at the bottom of the panel to see all device statistics.
Click the download icon in the top-right quadrant of the graph visualization to download the data for the current view, inclusive of any filters and interval, as a ZIP archive of CSV files:
The Plausible Stats API provides access to all of the above data programmatically. Use the API to stream data to your preferred front end interface. Follow directions here from Plausible Analytics to get started and contact us for assistance.
- Data is current as of the creation of your Plausible Analytics account. Internet Archive staff are working actively to incorporate historical data for users of the legacy integration with Google Analytics.
- This integration does not yet support collecting campaign statistics or UTM tags.
- Plausible Analytics does not yet distinguish new users from total unique visitors.
- In order to maintain privacy, each visitor is tracked by a unique cryptographic hash that refreshes daily rather than by an IP address that identifies them permanently. This is consistent with how Archive-It reported user behavior discretely with the legacy Google Analytics integration.
ℹ️ Want to learn more? Read the full Plausible Analytics docs here.