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QandO hits 2,000,000
Posted by: mcq on Monday, March 20, 2006

I know our server stats show a much higher hit count than does Sitemeter, and Dale can expound at length as to why Sitemeter sucks and that, in fact, we get 10 times the traffic it records. OK, fair enough, but everyone has Sitemeter and so they're as handicapped as we are. Even if the numbers are relative, we all still get counted pretty much the same way ... so we can relate. All of that to say Sitemeter finally put us over 2,000,000 today.

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To the gentleman or lady from Warrenton VA, beaming in on Verizon Net and referred by Real Clear Politics, thank you.

To the rest of you out there who have contributed to that number over the years, thank you as well. I think I can actually speak for Dale and Jon when I say we've enjoyed the success we have over the last few years because of you and we appreciate it.

Now, on with the show.
 
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Site Meter’s should be reporting numbers very close to your actual traffic. Here is a page that may may help when comparing Site Meter to other tracking systems.

http://weblog.sitemeter.com/tracking-comparison/
 
Written By: David Smith
URL: http://www.sitemeter.com/
CONGRATULATIONS! This is definitely one of my favorite blogs.
 
Written By: Shaun Kenney
URL: http://www.shaunkenney.com
Admit it.

The whole Scientology business was just an attempt to get to 2 million that much sooner, right? I look forward to your posts discussing the finer elements of Pamela Anderson and Pokeman in the upcoming months (I’m having podcast deja vu right now).

Seriously, great job guys. Here’s to the next 2 million visits...
 
Written By: SuperflyTNT
URL: http://
I’m doing my part!
 
Written By: OrneryWP
URL: http://
Kerfuffles is very grateful to McQ and QandO for linking to her site, however the URL of "Kerfuffles" has changed. It is no longer at blogspot.com, as shows in the left sidebar here. The new address is http://kerfuffles.blogsome.com. Thanks for the shout-out.
 
Written By: Kerfuffles
URL: http://kerfuffles.blogsome.com
PS: the feed for "Kerfuffles" (http://kerfuffles.blogsome.com) is http://feeds.feedburner.com/kerfuffles
 
Written By: Kerfuffles
URL: http://kerfuffles.blogsome.com
Admit it.

The whole Scientology business was just an attempt to get to 2 million that much sooner, right? I look forward to your posts discussing the finer elements of Pamela Anderson and Pokeman in the upcoming months (I’m having podcast deja vu right now).
Heh ... and look for Google bait posts about Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt just to run them up some more.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://qando.net
Site Meter’s should be reporting numbers very close to your actual traffic. Here is a page that may may help when comparing Site Meter to other tracking systems.
I’ll let Dale handle that.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://qando.net
Visit length = 0 seconds ?
 
Written By: Unaha-closp
URL: http://
I note approvingly that they were using Firefox. Can’t tell which version of XP they were using.

(And yeah, I’m writing this from IE6.01SP1, but then, I’m at work and the people here standardized on Microsoft ™ products.
 
Written By: Dave
URL: http://
Congrats.....but maybe all those people have been coming here to see MK?
:)
 
Written By: shark
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Site Meter’s should be reporting numbers very close to your actual traffic. Here is a page that may may help when comparing Site Meter to other tracking systems.
Ive been developing web pages for over 10 years now, and I will state categorically that, not only is sitemeter not close to the numbers generated from our web server—which I host, by the way—but it is not pysically possible for it to be close.

For sitemeter to track a user, it depends on cookies. That’s a problem because:
a) A good number of users disable cookies for security purposes. Like me.
b) Sitemeter is a third-party cookie, and many businesses, and almost all government organizations, prevent their client machines from accepting 3rd-party cookies for security purposes.

As a random sample, sitemeter should generally agree with server stats in the ratio, or proportion of files served, but there is no possible way it can be as accurate as the server stats.

Conversely, every time the web server serves a page or file, the server logs the request. The server knows who requests a page, and cookie blocking can’t prevent the server from mogging page requests and services.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
Actually Site Meter doesn’t use permanent cookies to track visitors. It does use session cookies if available but it doesn’t depend on them.

Looking at your page at http://www.qando.net/ads.aspx it looks like the "Views" count is roughly twice what Site Meter is reporting for "Page Views".

Site Meter doesn’t include webfeeds request, robots or spiders in its page views counts for your site. Are you filtering out RSS feeds, robots and spiders from those charts?

 
Written By: David Smith
URL: http://www.sitemeter.com/

 
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