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  1. #1
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    Default Question about Hits / Visits.

    Is there a way to see a report on the number of Visits vs Hits?

    I recently installed untangled and wont be presenting to the boss till end of the month, I want to have a decent amount of data before I present, as well we should see a trend over a month vs 1 day or a week.

    Anyways, If I show them 1800 Hits to a particular site, they will think that person(s) have gone there 1800 times, we all know thats not realistic.

    So is there a way to filter things to show actual number of visits to a site?

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    The reporting does give a breakdown by site.
    The attachment shows in the web page view of reports but it is available in the csv's as well.
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    I use the www(PG) webfilter but same idea.

    If you look at my attachment, I want to know how many times was Google.com visited, or facebook.com. 3000 Hits doesnt help me.

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    Look at site events tab
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwasserman View Post
    Look at site events tab
    I did.

    I'm showing that in an 8 hour period I have 6468 Hits on Facebook.com.

    6468 Hits does not equal # of visits does it? we have 30-35 people in the building at any given time, I cant show 6468 hits to management, they will freak.

    I need to know actual # of visits. So someone might have visited facebook 2-3 times during their lunch our etc..

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    There is no separation between visits vs hits ( always a high number due to auto refresh items, ads, etc.) that I know of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otis View Post
    There is no separation between visits vs hits ( always a high number due to auto refresh items, ads, etc.) that I know of.
    Fair enough, I'll have to explain this, once I show the report to my boss.

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    With dynamics pages, changing a lot in minutes, the "hit" concept become obsolete.
    You can let a browser minimized in a news page, and at end of day have a thousand of hits.
    The world is divided into 10 kinds of people, who know binary and those not

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    Yeah a "hit" is just when the browser accesses a resource. The idea of a visit was an attempt to make things boil down to a known unique user access. The problem is... that data is unreliable at best.

    It's all just a statistic anyway, you can make it out to mean whatever you want at the end of the day. But at least the hit count is measurable, and consistent. Visits were something of a black magic.
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