WEB Hits/Views/Visitors -Web Site Analytical Tools

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    I have a question in regards to the measure of web site traffic.

    Hits are generated from search engines?

    Visitors are users which actually accessed your information?

    What constitutes a "view"?
    Is it a combined number from the visitors and the hits? Is each time the user goes from one file to another a seperate view?
     
  2. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Hits can be generated through anything. A hit occurs every time a file is hit on your server. Not an accurate way to analyze metrics. Any given page can give up to 10, 20, maybe 30 hits depending on how many items you have.

    A visit is the number of people that have visited your site. For example, if I go to your site, I could give you hundreds of hits, but it will only account for one visit.

    A view occurs each time someone visits a page on your website. An example. If I go to your website and view all the pages, It could give you hundreds of hits, 10 page views (amount of pages I viewed), and 1 visit.
     
  3. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    Google Analytics FTW
     
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    Thanks for the explanation kingtoad. :bigthumb:
     

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