Knowledgebase: General Questions
How do I track how many hits my website gets?
Posted by Alpha Daramy on 18 January 2008 02:35 AM

Have a look at the definitions first:

  •  Hits - the number of 'elements' loaded on your site. If one page has 3 images in it, viewing that page once adds 4 hits (1 page + 3 images).
  •  Impressions - the number of times any page on your site is seen (also simply called pageviews). Impressions are sometimes referred to as 'hits' which can cause confusion
  • Uniques - the number of people that visited your site

For example, if I visit your website, look at two pages, and each page has 5 images on it, then your stats increase by one unique, two page views, and 12 hits.

Tracking on your site can be either done server-side or remotely. With server-side statistics, log files are used to generate visitor information. This is usually much more accurate than remotely hosted solutions. In such cases, you usually have to add some JavaScript to your site. This JavaScript is then used to track visitor data.

DailyRazor provides server-side statistics.

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