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Site hit rate comparisons

anything published?



11:45 pm on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Has anything been published comparing site PR, no of pages, etc., and hit rates?

I appreciate that this can vary enormously, so I'm talking averages. For example what would be considered a good result or a mediocre result for a site taking into account the type of site, PR, and page count, etc.

I've searched the forums, but haven't come up with anything.


3:02 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The question here is simply far too vague... I'm assuming by "hit rate" you mean web server hits which aren't a good metric for traffic at all (though good for performance monitoring) and by number of pages, you mean pages viewed.

PR and pages viewed are not related in any substantial manner at all. The problem isn't so much that you're trying to collect data on the relationship between variables that vary greatly, but the fact that this question tries to collect data on variable that are completely unrelated. That's probably why you weren't able to find anything in the forums about this.

I'm guessing you're probably looking to find out if, and by how much, your traffic will increase if you increase your PR. There's really no good answer to that question. Increasing your PR can help increase your traffic, but there's no set formula and there are hundreds if not thousands of other ways to increase your traffic. PR isn't a silver bullet, but it can be good building block.

Hope this helps a little and if not, feel free to ask more :)


3:42 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Au contraire, I think he meant the quantity of pages on a website by "no of pages", and perhaps number of times a google search has resulted in a hit on the site by "hit rate". That would make more logical sense. I don't know of any collections of such data however.


11:37 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Thanks for the replies. I should have been more explicit, so will rephrase the question.

Has any research been done, or rules of thumb proposed, that gives the likely traffic for a given site, where the site is defined by the number of pages and the type of site, i.e., commercial or non-commercial, and the target users. I probably shouldn't have included PR as it's Google specific.

The information is out there but possibly unpublished. For example hosting companies must have a pretty good idea of what is running on their servers and the amount of traffic generated.


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