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Old April 10, 2009, 01:03 PM
Jason Hatchett Jason Hatchett is offline
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Default Whatís the difference between Hits & Visitors?

I have a website thatís on page one of Google for the term Spokane Cars and itís getting a lot of traffic. My traffic stats say itís getting over 15,000 hits but about 600 visitors. Iím not sure whatís the difference. Is it how long a person stays there?

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Old April 10, 2009, 03:08 PM
M.Sturgis M.Sturgis is offline
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Default Re: Whatís the difference between Hits & Visitors?

Hi Jason,
a page view is each time a visitor views a webpage on your site, irrespective of how many hits are generated. Pages are comprised of files. Every image in a page is a separate file. When a visitor looks at a page (i.e. a page view), they may see numerous images, graphics, pictures etc. and generate multiple hits.
For example, if you have a page with 10 pictures, then a request to a server to view that page generates 11 hits (10 for the pictures, and one for the html file). A page view can contain hundreds of hits. This is the reason that you should measure page views and not hits.
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Old April 14, 2009, 04:11 AM
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Well in my opinion hits mean the ads in which your site or blog like a google ads which hits the users ... and Visitors only check yours site or blog ... !


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