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How does gostats track 'unique visitors'?

     
8:12 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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How does gostats track 'unique visitors'?
9:09 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi KaylaKim and welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

I believe it's done with JavaScript. You paste their code snippet into all your pages.

More info at gostats.com
10:15 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Since KaylaKim mentions "unique visitors", I guess he or she asks how gostats defines a unique visitor.

Like for example this can be 1 IP = 1 visitor, which, in real life is not like that, since several visitors can share the same IP for all kind of reasons.

Counting of unique visitors can also be done using a cookie, and certainly other ways.
10:23 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If tagged with an ID parameter through JS, the IP address is irrelevant.

I agree with unique visitors tracking being moot if using IP address alone as the ID.