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It showed our "Estimated Traffic" at 180,000 visitors past 30 days. I look at our NetTracker and it shows approx. 90,000 "Visits" and 900,000 Page Views.
What's the deal I wonder?
There is a download in the NetTracker site that runs on your server to create a cookie on the users machine that can better track a user. Has given me much better stats since I started using it.
When I enter those sites, the figures are defintely bad, they show visitors in the millions, when I know the sites only get about 10,000 unique a month or less. The millions must be because those non-domain sites are sharing hosting with every other "x.example1.com" or "x.example2.com" free site, and the stats are thus those for all of them, not my one site.
Anyway, it ain't perfect, but after testing it on my domain name sites, and on some competitors where I already had a good idea of their busines (but not their traffic), it yielded farily accurate results.
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 4:13 am (utc) on April 8, 2004]
We also host the site in-house and it has it's own dedicated IP and has for years.
Anyone got anymore ideas. I would ask the people but I don't really want to give them direct information about our traffic (was hesitent to even post it here).