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"hits" versus "visits" question

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  1. domaingenius

    domaingenius Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if someone can please advise me on the difference on my stats between "hits" and "visits" .On yesterday's ,for example, Stats it says;
    6599 hits and 996 visits . What exactly does this mean ??

    Thanks
    DG
     
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    If you have a web page with some text and three images on it and the user visits your website, this will incur four hits... Namely the html file and the three images.

    That in itself is one visit.

    So hits = items requested (in this case one webpage and three images = 4)...

    and visits = actual visitors.
     
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    Great, thanks for that BB

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    The other thing to mention is that "it depends on your stats package" as it may then further tinker with the numbers as people move throughout the site.

    So if I view your webpage, but then view several other pages also on your site, your stats may clock up 50 hits and one visit.


    But if I'm halfway through your site, then go away and watch Neighbours and then carry on looking at the rest of the site... is that one visit or is it two? The hits will be the same, but it may interpret visits differently.
     
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    There are three things that you will see:

    hits, page views & unique visitors

    As bb99 says hits are the number of items requested and for 99.9% of people this is useless information. It's the other two you should be looking at, how many unique visitors to your site and how many pages they view.


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    Gotcha, thanks Paul. Ok so the yesterdays stats for those two items
    are: 1959 Pages and 996 Visits. Is that considered low,medium or large traffic ?.

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    Difficult one to answer without knowing what sector the site is in.

    I have one site that gets about 300 visits 900 page views a day and makes about $XXX a day in adsense revenue I have another site that gets about 10,000 visits and 40-50,000 page views and makes about the same amount.

    If the site is in a small niche area then that's pretty good, if it's in a high traffic area, with low earning potential, then it not so good. But in gereral I would say you are doing OK with 1000 visits a day


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    paul - is that revenue just from the clicks on google adverts? i have put them on ichocolate but didn;t know they could be that lucrative?
     
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    Hi Charlie, yes it's all from AdSense. Some of my sites earn $2+ a click but have low traffic due to being in a small niche market, while others earn $0.10-20 but have high traffic. The trick is to get it the other way round;)

    What I was trying to point out is for some sites 1000 visitors a day would bring in good money and would be considered good traffic, while other sites 1000 visitors means very little.


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    i know - sorry my question was off topic really but didn;t realise that adsense could work that well - do you have the standard layout or something special? also are the ads a small subset of the page or have they been incorperated into the layout more effectively

    sorry new to adsense i was wondering how you can make the most of them - seems you have already learnt the tricks :D
     
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    Me too !. I too have never tried adsense and wonder whether you have to have a pukka web site ,or whether they will still let you join even if web site is not exactly great ?.
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    Charlie if I was going to put adsense on your site I would do it something like this http://unt.co.uk/ichocolate/ A quick mockup so not perfect;)

    If you add nice pictures just above each ad you will see a massive increase in the number of people clicking on your ads, also blend the ads into your site as best you can making it look more like part of your content rather than what they actually are "Ads"

    domaingenius - it would have to be pretty bad for you not to get in ;)


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    You might want to disable the Public Service Ads, otherwise you are just showing Hurricane Relief ads
     
  16. charlie

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    top quality Paul i can definietly see the advantage of that layout.

    I have a bit of a balancing problem at the moment as perhaps my logo is too big and you dont get much info on first look (2 sec rule). I might perhaps check out that kind of layout but put them at the bottom for a bit.

    the other thing to consider is do you want them to click google or your merchants :S
     
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    All depends which makes you more money, you will have to try it and see.

    You might also check out class=text10 on your page. You don't have that class in your css file but you do have a text12 class I think



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    Paul,thanks for your input and taking the time to reply (which I know myself is hard to come by sometimes).
    Since I am looking after so many "good" domain names what I am now seeking is someone who would like to develop them on a revenue sharing basis, i.e. I provide domains and hosting and other party provide the know how to exploit it.
    Any takers please pm me,

    DG
     
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    If you do go for this type of display here is the code for Leaderboard (728 x 90) ads
    HTML:
    <table cellspacing="0" width="728" border="0" cellspadding="0">
    <tbody><tr>
    <td width="182"><img src="A"></td>
    <td width="182"><img src="B"></td>
    <td width="182"><img src="C"></td>
    <td width="182"><img src="D"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td colspan="4">
    GOOGLE AD CODE HERE 728x90
    </td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>
    
    Note the second <TR> has 1 <TD> with colspan=4. Most of the time you should get 4 ads display and the pictures should line up with the ads, however, if only 1 or two get served up they will not line up quite right.

    For the pictures you want to go for high quality and relevant to the type of ads that display on each page, you need to make them 180 wide or less and they should all be the same size, same height and same width.

    Another one that works well with this is the Medium Rectangle (300 x 250)
    HTML:
    <table height="250" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
      <tr> 
        <td><img src="A"></td>
        <td rowspan="4">GOOGLE AD CODE HERE 300x250
    </td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td><img src="B"></td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td><img src="C"></td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td><img src="D"></td>
      </tr>
    </table>

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  20. charlie

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    check the site Paul - i'd in fact worked out the HTML before i checked back - keen to implement your suggestions!!

    the site still looks a little cluttered and I need to filter down the text a bit - hopefully it will clear up a bit when i have more content and better customer services rather than just a link page.

    again thanks for all your help

    PS not expecting to make anymoney till nearer easter - its detox month everyone is on a diet at the moment so flogging some chocolates is going to be hard work!!
     
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    Looks good, but if it was me I'd get rid of the borders around the pictures.:)

    And you need to put them both in the same table as above.

    I see you liked the pictures then;)

    This should do it
    HTML:
    <TABLE border="0" cellspacing="0" cellspadding="0"align="center" >
    <TBODY><TR>
    <TD><IMG src="www_ichocolate_co_uk_files/choc1.jpg"></TD>
    <TD><IMG src="www_ichocolate_co_uk_files/choc2.jpg"></TD>
    <TD><IMG src="www_ichocolate_co_uk_files/choc3.jpg"></TD>
    <TD><IMG src="www_ichocolate_co_uk_files/choc4.jpg"></TD>
    </TR>
    <TR>
    <TD colSpan=4 align="center">
    <SCRIPT type=text/javascript>
    <!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-6810046122668983";
    google_ad_width = 728;
    google_ad_height = 90;
    google_ad_format = "728x90_as";
    google_ad_type = "text";
    google_ad_channel ="";
    google_color_border = "663300";
    google_color_bg = "996633";
    google_color_link = "FFFFFF";
    google_color_url = "DAA520";
    google_color_text = "BDB76B";
    //--></SCRIPT>
    <SCRIPT src="www_ichocolate_co_uk_files/show_ads.js" type=text/javascript>
    </SCRIPT>
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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