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Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by CJ, May 9, 2007.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    What is the difference between Unique visitors, Number of visits, Pages, and Hits?
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    "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.
     
  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Thank you David.
     
  4. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Like when I hit F5 multiple times in a thread to bump the views to draw others in for a look-sie. :D
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    So can I track bandwidth usage by user? ;)
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    I think you are going to win that contest! :D
     
  7. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Some servers will allow that. You may have to write a Perl script or something... or just ban your little brother. :lol:
     
  8. Michael M

    Michael M Active Member

    Are you going to start charging for bandwidth?! :shock: j/k
     
  9. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    CJ, if you want to keep up with your stats, get an account here:

    http://www.statcounter.com/

    We use it for our blogs. We also use Google analytics.
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    The control panel for the hosting service provides all these stats for me already.
     
  11. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Well, then, delete post, ban user! :lol:
     
  12. brianca

    brianca New Member

    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.
     

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