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Title: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: JonLeung on August 14, 2008, 02:14:07 PM
I'm pretty sure the counter is broken.



Two days ago I was surprised that the hit count was 1.7 million, when I had previously seen it only approaching 1.2 million.  If it took 6 years for the first million, another half million in any short amount of time was exciting, but I was soon suspicious when I could find no evidence of an actual hit increase.  Any graph of traffic showed things as normal this past week.



So at some point I'll have to find out why the counter's behaviour changed, and see if I can get a new one or fix that one, and just assume that we've had about 1.2 million hits about now, not 2 million, and hopefully be able to start it at that point rather than zero.



Not that anyone cares about hits but me.  :P


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: StarFighters76 on August 14, 2008, 02:31:33 PM
Anything is possible?

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Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: KingKuros on August 14, 2008, 06:50:23 PM
Here's something I found interesting.



I ran VGMaps.com through McAfee SiteAdvisor.



http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/vgmaps.com



I saw that digits.com where the web counter comes from is a RED site.



http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/digits.com



But I don't know if the counting thing is related to the site being red though.  Just thought I'd show you this.



At least VGMaps.com is considered a good site.



Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: Maxim on August 15, 2008, 02:07:47 AM
SiteAdvisor is pretty lame. Digits.com links to FileHungry.com which hosts some software which includes adware, so that makes digits.com bad by association?


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: JonLeung on August 15, 2008, 12:31:45 PM
It also says the site is American.  o_0



I guess the host is American, but I'm Canadian, and I'm managing/updating it from within Canadian borders...


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: Revned on August 15, 2008, 12:43:11 PM
I'm pretty sure they only check the host's location. There might even be privacy laws involved between you and your host.


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: JonLeung on August 17, 2008, 02:57:32 PM
Anyways, what other places can I get free web counters other than digits.com?


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: KingKuros on August 17, 2008, 04:20:51 PM
Just google 'web counters'.  It gives you a good list of them.


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: Maxim on August 18, 2008, 05:37:52 AM
I use sitemeter.com who have been around for years and have reasonable features for me. However, you might want to go with Google Analytics since you're looking to analyse on a slightly larger scale (I can manually check my referrer list every day and not miss anything) even though it's very geared up to websites selling stuff.


Title: RE: 2,000,000 hits (?)
Post by: JonLeung on August 29, 2008, 05:58:45 AM
I didn't get around to changing the meter but it might have gone back to the old behaviour on its own.



Let's see...it's 6:56 AM my time, 2569852 hits...I'll check in a few minutes and see if we're still getting like 120 per minute like earlier.



If it is "stable" again then we'll just read the counter as 1.25 million less than it says.  :P



EDIT: At 8:13 it's at 2569913.  That means...61 hits in 77 minutes.  I guess it is back to normal after all...