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There are some terminologies that need to be cleared before knowing the answer of this question.

This article is discussing about how you can find no of visitors visiting your website. There are many benefits of finding the visitors visiting your website. This will help you finding the information target audience of your website.

Based on your audience requirement you can upgrade your website and add useful content, products, videos etc. beneficial for your users.

There are some terminologies that need to be cleared before knowing the answer of this question.

  • Hits- this simply refers to the number of 'elements' loaded on your site. If one page has five images in it, viewing that page once adds 6 hits (one page + five images).
  •  Impressions- the number of times all the pages on your site are seen (also simply called page views). Impressions are sometimes referred to as ‘hits’ that can cause confusion.
  •  Unique- the number of people that visited your site.

If anyone visit website and look at two pages, and each page has 5 images on it, then website stats increase by one unique, two page views and have 12 hits.

Tracking on your site can be either done server-side or remotely. There are few websites like Alexa.com and Google analytisc provides information regarding Traffic Rank, Reach, Pageviews, Pageviews/User, Bounce %, Time on Site and Search %. You can also use the Cpanel statics of your hosting server to find out the statistics.

Cpanel tool will help you analyzing the visitors of your website. You can also find how much time your visitors are spending on your website. If your content is good then visitors will spend more time on your website.

Read more about SEO at our SEO Optimization section in our website.

View the updated tutorial on How to Track Website Traffic?.

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Posted on: July 3, 2009

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