SmarterStats 6.x Help
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Site Defaults

Use this section to create global default settings that will be applied to new sites added to SmarterStats. These default settings can be overwritten and are only intended to avoid needless data entry. Note: Modifications to these settings will not affect existing sites.

To access the default site settings, click Settings in the main toolbar and expand the Defaults folder. Then click Site Defaults in the left tree view. The default site settings will load in the content pane and the following tabs will be available:

Options

Use this tab to specify the following options:

  • Site Name - The domain name for the site (e.g. example.com).
  • SmarterLog Path - The full path to the location in which the site's SmarterStats log files will reside. Note: This should be a location dedicated to storing the SmarterLog files on a drive with ample free space.
  • Time Zone - The time zone under which log files are processed.
  • Enable SEO - Check this box to enable SmarterStats to collect and report on SEO data for the site.

Auto-deletion

Use this tab to specify the following options:

  • SmarterLogs - The maximum number of months SmarterLog files should be stored. SmarterLog files are in a compressed format, which allows you to store a wider date range of logs versus saving the standard web server log files.
  • Original Logs - The maximum number of months original log files should be stored.

SEO Options

Use this tab to specify the following SEO options:

  • Max Keywords - The maximum number of keywords a site can have. Because SEO retrieval is a time consuming process, limiting the number of keywords keeps this time manageable. Note: SmarterStats Free users are limited to a maximum of 10 keywords.
  • Max Competitors - The maximum number of competitors a site can have. Because SEO retrieval is a time consuming process, limiting the number of keywords keeps this time manageable. Note: SmarterStats Free users are limited to a maximum of 10 competitors.
  • Max Position to Retrieve - The lowest ranking for which SmarterStats searches for a website or URL in the SERPs. By default, the max position is 100. All positions after 100 are listed in SmarterStats as >100.
  • Search Engines - Select the search engines SmarterStats uses to calculate SEO ranking and statistics. By default, SmarterStats uses results from Google, Yahoo!, Ask, and Bing. Note: Only the selected search engines will be available to site administrators for SEO reporting.