Originally written by Eric Peterson on July 24, 2005
Average revenue per visit is a more granular examination of your site’s financial performance but otherwise similar to average revenue per visitor.
See average revenue per visitor but substitute “Visits” for “Visitors.”
See average revenue per visitor.
While average revenue per visitor is really a long-term, time independent performance indicator, revenue per visit is a good indicator of how you’re doing right now in your marketing and conversion efforts. Compare revenue per visit to average revenue per visitor to see if your short-term efforts are paying off but not really contributing to the lifetime value of a visitor.
Eric T. Peterson is author of Web Analytics Demystified, Web Site Measurement Hacks and The Big Book of Key Performance Indicators and a long-time member of the web analytics community. He frequently presents on web analytics and is often cited in articles about digital measurement. In the past Mr. Peterson has worked with well-known brands like Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Best Buy, Disney, LEGO, CBS and CBS News, and ESPN. More recently, Mr. Peterson has founded The Analysis Exchange, a completely new way to gain experience with digital measurement.
As an employee of Analytics Demystified Eric is a member of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA), an Adobe Business Partner, and a Google Analytics Certified Partner.