The Live Traffic page shows the heartbeat of your site in real-time. It lets you watch visitors as they surf through your site and provides up to the second information on the number of visits and page views.
Bump page views to top:
When a visitor clicks on an additional page on your site, that creates a new page view for that visitor. When you have checked the box to "Bump page views to top" that means when a visitor clicks on another page, their visit entry will bump to the top of the list showing an additional pageview. On very busy sites where many visitors are arriving, bumping page views to the top allows you to better see visitors who are visiting a second page.
Show first time visitors and Show returning visitors:
These checkboxes determine what type of visitors are shown in the live view list. If you uncheck first time visitors, then only returning visitor entries will be shown from that point on. If you then check the box for first time visitors again, the live view list will again show first time visitors. It works the same with turning on and off returning visitors.
What is a Visit?
A Visit is defined as a person who visits your site for the first time as a new visitor or as a returning visitor. A returning visitor is someone who visited your site more than 30 minutes ago. For example, if I visit your site for the first time ever on Monday, then I'm considered a new visitor. If I return later that night, more than 30 minutes has passed since my last visit so I'm now considered a returning visitor.
What is a Page View?
A Page View is when a visitor clicks on a page on your site. If I visit your homepage, that's one page view. If I then click on a link to visit another page on your site, that's a second page view.
What is a Landing Page?
This is the page the visitor lands on when they visit your site. If I visit your homepage on Monday, my landing page is your homepage. If I surf around your site and find for example, a list of delicious recipes for chocolate chip cookies, I may bookmark that page. On Tuesday I again visit your site using the bookmark for chocolate chip cookies and go directly to the chocolate chip cookies page which would be my landing page.
Some entries may show ...arrived from a bookmark or by typing in your URL and..
This means the visitor arrived at your site by using a bookmark, by directly typing in your site URL into their browser or sometimes by clicking a link in an email.