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By AK Sarkar ·
I maintain a web site where our programmers have put a counter on the home page which increments by one for every new session. My web hosting service provider gives us a log analyser report which measures the number of hits of the web site by measuring every request that the web server receives. That means that if I have a static web page with 5 images, then that counter will be incremented by 6 for every new visitor to that page, one for the page request, and five for the five images. I want to know which is the correct way of measuring web site hits? Do you increment for every one session, or do you increment for every request that the web server gets? 'Shall be grateful for any help.

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by Pyro In reply to Web site hits?

The correct way would be one every session
coz' if u increment for every request u will get a very huge hit per day. think of of it
if a visitor is on ur web site and hit the "stop" button just to read the text and then refresh it, then it will double...

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by smithjj In reply to Web site hits?

I usually track the web logs, and sort them by date time and user ID. Then I count the one hit by the user for the page for the time period. If they go to another page and come back, that's another hit. You'll need a script (Unix or NT) to do these calculations, or you can buy a web log analyzer.

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