Analytics Hits, Views + Visits

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Original Post

Marilyn from KandyOh says

Sometimes hits, views and visits are used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing.

Hits = How Idiots Track Success. Hits is a very outdated way to measure web traffic. Ignore hits.

Views = A view is a page view. One person may view a page multiple times, or several people may view a page each one time. Generally, bloggers advertise their total page views because that is how most advertising rates are set.

Visits = A visit (or visitor) is a person. If someone visits your shop 3 times today, they will be counted as 3 visits and 1 unique visit. Generally, I track "unique visits" because I want to understand how many unique people came to my shop.

Posted at 10:56 am Jun 20, 2012 EDT

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