Website Statistics Changes
Some of you may have noticed a drop in visitors to your site last week. This was due to a server upgrade that changed how visitors are tracked, resulting in not-so-accurate results. While working on a fix we decided to re-evaluate how we're tracking statistics. Let me explain.
In our last statistics revamp we decided to do Session tracking. This means that a "Visit" is limited to a specific amount of time a users browses your site. If they come back later in the day, that would account for a second visit. This is different from how other statistics software like Google Analytics work in that they only count one user per day as a visit. Sounds complicated right?
The gist of all of this is that starting tonight we're changing our algorithm to be more like other statistics engines. We'll also be excluding any traffic caused by Administrator accounts on your site. This will result in a decrease in your website visits and hits from today forward. This does not mean your site is getting less traffic, only that the statistic usage data more accurately reflects actual website usage.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about these changes. We are always open to website creating suggestions or improvements.