Traffic under Insight of repository

I created a website in HTML, and published it using GitHub Pages.

Now i regularly go to see traffic on my repository, and I have multiple questions about it.

  1. Can I use the views under traffic as count of people viewed my repository or the website?

  2. My visit to my repository also count as a visit?

  3. What’s the difference between unique visitors and visitors?

  4. Who are cloners?

  5. What is the difference between unique cloners and cloners?

  6. Is there any way to know how many visitors visited my website?


First topic, hoping for quick help!!

Hi @AnimishY! Welcome to the GitHub Support community!

The insights tab within your repository displays traffic for your repo, not your GitHub pages site itself.

If you are logged in to GitHub then your own page views won’t be counted.

Visitors is the total visits to your repo. Unique visitors refers to the number of individual users who have visited your repository and these are only counted once, regardless of how many times they visit the repo.

Cloners refers to people to have cloned or downloaded a copy of your code from GitHub. Again, unique cloners is the number if individual users who have cloned the repo, whereas cloners is the total number of clones.

If you want to track traffic to your actual pages site, the best way to do this is through configuring a third party analytics service, such as Google Analytics or Clicky.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Hey @robertnorrie,

Thanks for reply!
Concepts more clear now!