Checked my site meter at my blog. 985 hits today. The big hits this week were a cartoon on the Ohio weather and U.S. spending on diabetes. A hit doesn't mean a read. The words come up in a search. Here's what I get for my free statistics. Blogger also supplies statistics, and they seem to be completely different.
- Detailed stats - Specific info about your visitors such as their IP, location, browser type, and pages they loaded.
- Hit - When a visitor opens a page on your site, also referred to as a pageload.
- IP masking - Hides the last part of their IP in the stats.
- Log - This holds all of your detailed stats. It has a has a finite limit and removes the oldest stats to make room for new stats.
- Log size - Represents how many detailed stats can be stored. The free log comes with a log size of 500, so it can hold detailed stats for the last 500 hits. To hold more detailed stats you can adjust the log size at this page.
- Pageload - When a visitor opens a page on your site, also referred to as a hit.
- Returning visitor - A visitor who has been to the site before and has returned.
- Tracking code - The StatCounter code placed on your site to collect stats on visitors.
- Unique visitor - Represents one visitor to the site.