All posts tagged: unique visitors

Hits, Pageviews and Uniques

I've been wanting to write this post for a very long time (since the middle of last year), and I figured that I might as well write it before another wave of crazy things hit my way!  So! If you'd stuck around for a very long time (by that I mean like more than a year), you would have noticed that sometimes, I do an oddball entry that doesn't seem to fit in anywhere on this livejournal, and nothing can be more 'oddball' than this entry http://thoughtsramble.livejournal.com/15615.html on the different widgets I've been trying out to count my hits and uniques. I knew it didn't fit, but I had been playing around with about five sites, and I was really eager to share with whoever was reading it. Turns out that the information was useful, at least to some, and even though this entry has, for some reason, attracted lots of spam comments (with varying content, but most with rubbish urls) I'm still glad I wrote it.  Thus today, I'm going to share a little more of …

What Kind of Hit Counters to Use

All right! So here’s the entry on What Kind of Hit Counters to Use . I’ve only tried a few though but I’ve decided to just share with you guys which hit counters are the better ones in my opinion. First off, I’ve been testing hit counters from the following websites: http://www.amazingcounter.com , http://www.tinycounter.com , http://www.flagcounter.com , http://www.easycounter.com , http://www.statcounter.com  in private entries. The ones that I’ve placed in the sidebars come from statcounter and flagcounter. I would recommend statcounter — it’s easy to use, easy to configure and offers lots of information for a free account. When using statcounters, all you need to do is to sign up for an account, configure your counter and choose the options like what number you would like to start count on. Another point why I like statcounter is that you can choose how long a visitor needs to take before he’s counted as a unique visitor again. As I want my hits to be reliable, and I don’t want to inflate my hit counts just so… it looks …