This is an updated version of a Google Analytics Tutorial I did waaaay back in 2007 or so. You know, back in the days when the American Dollar could still buy a loaf of bread in Canada.
I cover unique visitors, pageviews and engagement stats, as well as referring traffic data.
This new version uses the updated interface, and should make a lot more sense:
Google Analytics walkthrough that focuses on the basic stats you likely want to use as you start out.