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Old 11-15-2001, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default LiveStats 5.0 - Unique Visitors?

I switched hoster some time ago and they have a great stats server called LiveStats 5.0. The stats are very detailed but I cannot seem to find how many Unique Visitors I am getting on any given day. All I get is for example:

Analysis for the Day of Tue Nov 13rd, 2001.

Server Activity Totals for Period:
Total sessions served : 2640
Total hits made on server : 150209
Total page view hits : 30682
Total non page view hits : 119527
Total time spent by all sessions : 1087433 seconds
Total bandwidth : 804758.41 kilobytes

Session Averages for Period:
Total sessions served : 2640
Average hits per session : 56.90
Average page views per session : 11.62
Average time spent per session : 411.91 seconds
Average bandwidth usage per session : 304.83 kilobytes

Session Origins for Period:
Total sessions served : 2640
Total search engine referred sessions : 507 (19.20%)
Total referred session : 1625 (61.55%)
Total blind (no referrer) sessions : 508 (19.24%)

What does this tell me about unique visitors? Is there someway to use the above stats to calculate the #Unique visitors. I am pretty new to all the different kinds of hits/pageviews/sessions and do not really know what each means

Is there someway to find out #unique visitors using LiveStat 5.0 ?
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while, we're at it. Perhaps someone can explain to me what all these different kinds of sessions/views/hits/non-pageview hits, etc all mean.....
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Old 11-15-2001, 05:35 AM   #3
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Total Sessions Served would be your unique visitor count. I'm not sure exactly what your software considers a session but this should be close enough.

From your second post:

Sessions = Number of times a unique user visited your site.
Total Page View Hits = Number of Pages viewed on your site.
Non Page view hits = Number of accesses to all files that are not html files on your server (like graphics). This number is meaningless in terms of measuring your traffic.
Total Hits = Number of pages viewed + Number of other files served. This number is absolutely meaningless in terms of measuring your traffic.
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Old 11-15-2001, 12:20 PM   #4
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I think sessions is slightly different from uniques.

For example, say I visit your site 3 times today, a couple hours apart each. I am one unique, but had 3 sessions.

So it depends on how sticky your site is for repeat visits. It also depends on your analysis software - different apps define sessions differently. Some may say all hits with no gaps longer than 30 minutes are all one session - others may have different time limitations.

This may or may not be a big difference on your site. If you have a lot of external links for additional info, or many same-day return visitors, you may have considerably less uniques than sessions.
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