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Whats a Unique Visitor?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Its a person who goes on your site, right?
    And if that person comes back within an hour... It still count as one UV, right?

    ... Well what about if that person comes back within 24 hours? Or 2 days? Or a week? or a month? .. Is that still considered ONE unique visitor?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    From Google:

    Unique Visitors represents the number of unduplicated (counted only once) visitors to your website over the course of a specified time period. A Unique Visitor is determined using cookies.

    So I think it depends on the stats program you use...
     
  3. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Nice. How do you specify the time on HostGator?

    wtf lol, that is the first time I hear this kind of answer. Weird.
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    What stats program? Awstats?
     
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    penaakul Regular Member

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    most stat counters use 1 hour as the time period.
    now, you know it! ;)
     
  6. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    hmm.. I'll just message the people from HG, I'm sure they'll know.
     
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    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Yep, awstats
     
  8. henga

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    Awstats sucks though.

    Install google analytics instead! Much better!
     
  9. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Nope! Awstats shows WAAAAY higher amount of UVs then GoogleAnal.
    Better for me (Because I show the bigger numbers to the private advertisors:D)
     
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    Hmm...

    I just saw that AWstats counts unique visitor once every 30 days... Is that true!?!?
     
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    Nice. and now i read that Unique Visitor only counts once for the rest of the time the site exists...

    Fuck LOL! How does this shit work!?