Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by CJ, May 9, 2007.
What is the difference between Unique visitors, Number of visits, Pages, and Hits?
"unique visitors" is the number of different IP addresses that hit the site
"number of visits" is total number of visits by all the unique visitors
"Hits" is any time a page is loaded, and a "page" is every HTML address.
A person's IP address only counts once per period (usually 24 hours) when they log onto the site. They might generate 10 or 100 visits depending on how many times they log into the site during the period. They might generate hundreds of page hits during each visit depending on how much clicking around they do.
Thank you David.
Like when I hit F5 multiple times in a thread to bump the views to draw others in for a look-sie.
So can I track bandwidth usage by user?
I think you are going to win that contest!
Some servers will allow that. You may have to write a Perl script or something... or just ban your little brother. :lol:
Are you going to start charging for bandwidth?! :shock: j/k
CJ, if you want to keep up with your stats, get an account here:
We use it for our blogs. We also use Google analytics.
The control panel for the hosting service provides all these stats for me already.
Well, then, delete post, ban user! :lol:
Be careful here because hits often refers to each resource downloaded, so a page with 5 images on it will show up as 6 hits : 1 for the base page and 5 for the images. There's no standard way of handling this, so it just depends on your reporting tool.
Separate names with a comma.