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[resolved] visitor numbers (11 posts)

  1. kls1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Please help.
    I am new to your plugin so i am not sure which stats are the ones i should be looking at for visitors . the info i need is how many people are visiting my site.
    should i look at the summary on the dashboard tab which says 207
    or at the visitors tab summary which says human visits 180
    or unique IPS in visitors tab summary which says 160.
    Also if i ugrade to the 2.8.2 will i loose my stats for the Month?

    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-slimstat/

  2. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    thank you for using WP SlimStat. I know those numbers can be confusing and overwhelming at first. About your question, you may want to look at the "human visitors" counter under the Visitors tab. Please refer to the contextual HELP tab (top right hand corner of each report screen):

    • Pageview: A request to load a single HTML file ("page"). This should be contrasted with a "hit", which refers to a request for any file from a web server. WP SlimStat logs a pageview each time the tracking code is executed
    • (Human) Visit: A period of interaction between a visitor's browser and your website, ending when the browser is closed or when the user has been inactive on that site for 30 minutes
    • Known Visitor: Any user who has left a comment on your blog, and is thus identified by WordPress as a returning visitor
    • Unique IP: Used to differentiate between multiple requests to download a file from one internet address (IP) and requests originating from many distinct addresses; since this measurement looks only at the internet address a pageview came from, it is useful, but not perfect
  3. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    PS: A vote for my plugin would be a nice way to say thank you!

  4. kls1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok Thanks for your help it was very fast.
    I will vote for your plugin as i like it.

    PS....Please tell me if i update to 2.8.2 version will i loose my stats for the month?

    Thanks

  5. kls1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok Thanks for your help it was very fast.
    I will vote for your plugin as i like it.

    Thanks

    PS....Please tell me if i update to 2.8.2 version will i loose my stats for the month?

  6. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, I forgot to answer that question: no, technically you shouln't lose your data, but I would backup everything if I was you, just in case!

    Camu

  7. McSalty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any reason that "Unique IPs" would be consistently higher than "Visits" under the "Visitors" tab? For example, slimstat reports that yesterday I had 31 visits from 78 IPs. How does that make sense?

  8. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Weird, indeed. Would it be possible to have an account to take a look at the issue?

    Http://www. Duechiacchiere . It/contatto

  9. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, after further research, I concluded that it's not weird, after all. Here's the explanation: Some search engine crawlers/spiders identify themselves as 'regular' browsers (Firefox, IE7, etc) on existing operating systems (Linux, Windows, etc), thus tricking the tracking engine into thinking that they are not spiders (browser type is set to zero).

    On the other side, though, they don't carry cookies, so WP SlimStat can't assign them a visit ID, and there's no 'visit' associated to these pageviews.

    So in the end there will always be more 'unique IPs' than visits, because the former also counts the search engine IP addresses, while the latter only identify 'real' human visitors.

    Unfortunately, as long as these search engines present themselves as using Firefox on Linux, there's no way for WP SlimStat to tell if they are real visitors with Javascript disabled, or search engines.

    But I've come up with a workaround which will address the issue. I've already added it to 2.8.3.

    Contact me if you would like to test the new engine.

    Cheers,
    Camu

  10. McSalty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That makes sense. Thanks a lot for the response!

  11. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    PS: A vote for my plugin would be a nice way to say thank you!

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