The University of Texas at Austin

Web Analytics: Urchin


Urchin Retirement:
The Urchin Web Analytics service is scheduled to be retired on Monday, December 15, 2014.

The Urchin software, owned by Google, was discontinued at the end of March 2012 and runs on an ITS server that is currently out of warranty and the warranty cannot be extended.

Exporting Reports:
If you need to retain any website-statistics report information, please log on to Urchin, run the reports you need, and export the data by Friday, December 12, 2014. You can export any Urchin report as a Text, XML or Excel (CSV) file by using the icons at the top of the report.

If you have any questions, please email

Urchin uses Web server log files to determine which pages are visited most frequently, what search terms are being used, and what browsers and operating systems visitors are using. Web developers with sites on The University of Texas at Austin network can use this information to tune their site to meet their users' needs.


  • Find out how many visitors, page views, and hits your Web site receives in a given time period
  • Determine which pages are hit most frequently
  • Find out what search terms people use to get to your Web site, and what browsers and operating systems they are using


Urchin site scans, also known as profiles, are available at no cost to departments, colleges, and faculty and staff organizations at UT Austin.

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