Piwik Analytics Interview Questions & Answers

    1. Question 1. How Is A “visit” Defined In Piwik?Answer :
      • If a visitor comes to your website for the first time, or if he visits a page (or downloads a file) more than 30 minutes after his last page view, this will be recorded as a new visit. A Unique Visitor can make multiple Visits per day.
      • In the first visit, the visitor is a New Visitor. From the second visit (the same day or later), a Unique Visitor is a Returning Visitor.
      • You can change the 30 minutes value (session timeout) by overriding.

 

    1. Question 2. What Is The “super User” In Piwik?Answer :

      Super Users are the only users that can perform all administrative tasks such as adding new websites to monitor, adding users, changing user permissions, activating and deactivating plugins and even installing new plugins from the Marketplace.

      By default in Piwik there is one super user which was created during the installation process. As of Piwik 2.1, you may give Super User permission to other users.

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    1. Question 3. What Data Does Piwik Track?Answer :

      When you use the Piwik JavaScript Tracker Piwik will by default track the following information:

      • User IP address (see also: IP anonymisation)
      • Optional User ID
      • Date and time of the request
      • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
      • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
      • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
      • Screen resolution being used
      • Time in local user?s timezone
      • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download).

 

    1. Question 4. Does Piwik Support Ipv6 Protocol?Answer :

      Yes, Piwik works well with any IPv6 addresses. Here is further information:

      • Tracking API will track users with an IPv6 address.
      • Visitor Log and other detailed user reports will display IPv6 addresses.
      • IP Anonymisation privacy feature will anonymise IPv6 addresses.
      • Geolocating IPv6 does not work very well: most IPv6 will not be accurately geo located. A few Ipv6 addresses may be geo-located when using the PHP or Apache geo location driver. IPv6 geo location does not work with the source.

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    1. Question 5. Does The Piwik Tracking Tag Work On Https (ssl) Pages?Answer :

      To track your https pages correctly, your server hosting Piwik should work when called from https. You will need to buy a SSL certificate for your Piwik server.

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    1. Question 6. What Are “admin” Users In Case Of Piwik Analytics?Answer :

      You can create users and assign them the admin permission on a given set of websites. Users with the admin permission can edit the website settings (Name, URLs, Timezone, etc.). They can also grant other users the view or admin permission on the website(s) the user has admin permission.

      Users with admin permission cannot add other websites and users, and they cannot manage plugins.

 

  1. Question 7. What Is “page Title Not Defined” In The Page Titles Report, In Case Of Piwik Analytics?Answer :

    Piwik provides two reports for your page views: Page Titles and Page URLs. A page title is the content of the HTML