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Offline Zero2Cool  
#11 Posted : Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:37:45 PM(UTC)
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Hits are such a poor way to measure web traffic. Visitors and unique visitors are much more accurate. A hit on a website is on any file that is called from the server. Let's say this page has 10 images, 2 javascripts, 1 css file, and a php file; that would be 14 hits for this page alone, greatly misrepresenting how much traffic comes to this site when measured in hits.


That's insane, I've heard of hit counters like that, but in over a decade of web development and administration I've never seen a counter behave like that.

I quoted the word hits for a reason and I didn't say it was a good measure of web traffic, but its the only one I have available since we used three hosts during 2010 and I no longer have access to the good stats from the original host.

The counter here increments by one whenever a .php file is loaded from the server. Hit F5, counter goes up by one if you are on the site and not a file. Click a link on the forums, counter goes up by one. Etc ... it doesn't count graphics or CSS files or db queries, nothing like that. It's a very simple counter. There's also a mod I can that tracks each unique IP, but I think it slows the site down so not worth it to me.



The amount of hits don't matter to me all that much, but I like stats so I do check them out from time to time for grins.
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#12 Posted : Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:43:58 PM(UTC)
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Check out Google Analytics. It's free and better than anything any host can offer.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Monday, January 3, 2011 1:09:15 AM(UTC)
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Check out Google Analytics. It's free and better than anything any host can offer.


thanks, will do.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:05:29 AM(UTC)
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Maybe this has something to do with the dropoff?
Offline Zero2Cool  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:28:56 PM(UTC)
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That's a cool button for the previous days posts. Neat.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:58:43 PM(UTC)
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Check out Google Analytics. It's free and better than anything any host can offer.


I've had us on Google Analytics since Jan 2nd. I wonder if that's why the sites been laggy the last few days.


Direct Traffic 1,423.00 (82.64%)

Search Engines 233.00 (13.53%)

Referring Sites 66.00 (3.83%)



* 1,722
Visits

* 724
Absolute Unique Visitors

* 16,378
Pageviews

* 9.51
Average Pageviews

* 00:13:04
Time on Site

* 18.12%
Bounce Rate

* 32.06%
New Visits






724 Absolute Unique Visitors &lt;-- I highly doubt that.
Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:41:12 PM(UTC)
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What does Bounce Rate mean?

And yes, the site has been noticeably laggy the past couple of days.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:17:12 PM(UTC)
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I made a change to the file so we'll see if it loads quicker, if not, I'm gonna ditch it all together as it's not that important.
Offline musccy  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:22:04 PM(UTC)
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If you're looking for more "hits," just post another poll with insufficient options to vote on and I'd be glad to ''hit' you! :facepalm:
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:50:53 PM(UTC)
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Cheesy has been slacking lately so I thought I'd attempt to fill in for him.
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