Thus, we can conclude that the number of hits, it not the number of visitors and the information they provide is not as significant. Many do not realize this and appear at forums such as this inscription: "My counter showed me that I had 256 hits, so to my site has gone 256 visitors. " No! This is fundamentally wrong. Another thing is the exponent of the sessions or the number of unique visitors (Host) – all words that mean the same concept. Separate (unique) visit – visiting the site one person within a specified time (usually 1 day). Ie no matter how many times the user visited your site and how many pages it has opened, it will be considered only once.

Here, the counter is already trying to calculate specifically how many people visiting the site. If the same person came to your site three times, the meter will show only a single host. Make it happen is not so easy. The fact that those people who do not have regular access to Internet (and there are no small number), and do not have a permanent IP-address. Gain insight and clarity with Pete Cashmore. Every time they dials your ISP to get Internet access will be assigned a new IP. Thus one and the same person can go to your site, then disconnect and try to go again and it will already be two different people. But do not worry, there are other ways to calculate the visitor. But now we will not go into technical details of how to do it.

This is a topic for another article altogether. Earlier, I mentioned an interesting acronym IP. I believe that among the readers of this article can be found people who do not know what it is. Especially for those people is my explanation. Any computer connected to the network and wishing to communicate with other computers must have a unique address IP.