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Added Oct 20, 2013

Author bothewebguy
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Has anyone ever asked you how many hits your website is getting?

This should be the first tip that they do not understand website tracking and statistics.

I used to sell against web companies that did not know the difference between hits and visits. When someone tells you they are gettig thousands of hits a day.. be very cautious!

Ask them how many visitors they are getting? Ask them if they know the difference between a hit and a page visit?

Watch this video - the URL of the page shown in the video is located at

http://webguymarketing.com/you-want-hits/

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reefswimmer Premium
Thanks for this helpful brief bit. And especially thanks for your reply to a comment that clarifies that a hit is a request from the server. Too often people think a hit is the same as a visitor.a lot of sneakiness goes on when someone sets a page up so that one visit generates multiple hits to the server, and then tries to wow ppeole by stating the number of hits.
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bothewebguy Premium
I have seen presentation where people quote their hits and imply that is the number of people that are visiting the page and taking action...
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Bo - being as thick as two short planks, I can't see how one page view, by one visitor, generates 113 hits. Does not compute. Even after the 3rd replay... :( george
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bothewebguy Premium
A HIT is actually a request for information from the server. I have 112 images on that page. Each of those number buttons have a different file name.. so when you look at it...your browser has to call all of them from my server to show them to you. You create a visit to my site looking at the page...you created a page view looking at the page 1 time.. but you requested 113 pieces of information ( the 112 images and the page itself) from my server just to look at that page... that's 113 hits!
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OldCodger Premium
So, 28 x 4 = 112, plus the hertz image plus the page itself = 114? Must click each of those 112 little boxes, just out of curiousity... Thanks, Bo! :) george
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bothewebguy Premium
The hertz image is certainly a hit... but not on my server. google is serving that one.. simply clicking on the url and looking at the page generates 113 hits on my server.... without doing anything else.. just 1 page view generates the 113 hits...

if you view a page that has 20 pictures on it... that is 21 hits to someone's server. You don't have to click on anything else to generate the hit. it happens when the picture shows up on your browser.
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Animate Premium
Thank you Bo, I learnt quite a bit. I'm a relative dum-dum when it comes to how the internet works. I checked out your video and your site link. Do you explain anywhere what this means? (copied from your site) "You can always purchase traffic, by buying up keywords, like the advertisers featured on this page." How do you 'buy up' keywords? Are the keywords the names of the advertisers featured on your site and how did you 'buy' them?
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bothewebguy Premium
Keyword ad or buying up keywords is basically Pay Per Click advertising, also referred to as PPC - there are a lot of tutorials on Wealthy Affiliate about PPC advertising. Kyle has some great videos he has recently added.

as far as showing them... Google and other sites will allow you to partner with them and show their ads. Its the Google Adsense Program. as people see the ads and click on them you earn a share of the advertising.
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Animate Premium
Thank you again, Bo. Groan .... I obviously have a steep learning curve ahead of me. I'll check out Kyle's and the other tutorials on this subject.
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bothewebguy Premium
just search ppc and look for Kyle's stuff
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LisB247 Premium
That was very helpful in clarifying the difference. Thank you.
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bothewebguy Premium
You are welcome! Thanks for the feedback!
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steinway Premium
Thanks,
It did help. Thanks for making the distinction clear.
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bothewebguy Premium
You are welcome!
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