Understanding Real-Time Data

Real-time enabled profiles have the most up-to-date data.

Real-Time Profiles

To provide accurate hourly reports, Analytics 10 continually refreshes data for real-time enabled profiles.

Note: Analysis and data refresh for real-time enabled profiles typically takes fewer than five minutes, but can take up to ten minutes.

To use real-time data in Analytics 10, your account must be licensed for real-time analysis. Real-time data is only available for Standard (full-featured) site profiles that do not use visit filters.

Real-time data is automatically disabled for profiles that do not fit these criteria.

Note: Real-time data is not available for profiles in spaces that only include external data. This includes all Facebook Page spaces and any other type of space that is not configured to collect Webtrends data. In 24-hour and Today modes, these spaces are disabled on the account dashboard. To see if your space is configured for Webtrends data, click on the space dashboard. On the Space Details page, see if "Webtrends" is listed as a data source.

Real-Time Metrics

Real-time data is available for the following metrics in site spaces:

Note: When you use the Today and 24-hour date range shortcuts, only these metrics are available.

Real-time data is not available for:

In relative date ranges, like 28-day mode, the real time bar is not displayed for these metrics.

About Average Visitors Per Day

When you view Average Visitors Per Day on the trend graph in a relative date range, the real-time bar reflects the number of visitors up to the current time instead of an average. The rest of the data points on the graph represent the average visitors per day.

Data Exceptions

Real-time analysis does not support URL Search and Replace, URL Rebuilding, Hostname filters, or plug-ins. Analytics 10 analyzes profiles that use these features, but you might see discrepancies between the data in Analytics 10 and the data in Analytics 9. If you have profiles that use these features, view them in Analytics 9 for the most consistent data.