I'm just curious what the general consensus is. For as long as I can remember, UV meant unique visitors and 'uniques' meant the same thing.
There are a lot of different statistics packages available which use different parameters in determining exactly what a unique visitor is, but in general, it was historically unique IP addresses on a daily basis.
With Google Analytics becoming widespread, the meaning has changed and 'visits' is different from 'unique visitors' which is in turn different to 'unique pageviews'.
I find some numbers which webmasters report (across the web on different forums) to be unbelievable if I use my own definition.
What do most people use to determine "uniques" or "UVs"?