This article first appeared on May 9th, 2012.
If you’re set up for Google Analytics – and you should be – there’s a neat way to check how many people you have on the site in real time.
Head to the Google Analytics dashboard, and then press on “home” in the upper banner. There, on the left-hand side, you should see the ability to press a button with the words “Real Time”.
Click on it, and then press “overview”.
Give it a second to load, and then you’ll be able to see how many people you have on your site right now¸ along with the actual pages they’re visiting, and how much traffic they’re using as a percentage of everyone on the site.