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From "Morgan Gangwere" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Measuring Visits to Site - Anybody Use SiteMeter?
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2006 03:19:50 GMT
I use a Perl script that runs in a frame that people are GARUTEED to
see. its simply called "" and it uses a text file called
"cout.dat" in the ../etc/ directory. the file structure should be as
(whatever else is in the cgi-bin directory)
(any other directories)

... at least how I have it set up, has some interesting perl and CGI scritps.


On 7/8/06, Vik Rubenfeld <> wrote:
> I use server log analysis software (123LogAnalyzer) to count visits
> to my site. But a lot of people use SiteMeter (from
> It seems to me that SiteMeter works well with sites that get roughly
> 5,000 visits a day or more, but with lower traffic sites, the
> SiteMeter stats seem to be extremely low compared to the server log
> results. In my case, the SiteMeter shows about 10 times less visits!
> And this is after I've filtered out robots and spammers. My spam
> filter excludes 690 spammers!
> Here's an example. Stats for July 1st:
> 123LogAnalyzer  server log analysis software (no spammers filtered
> out): 3,293 visits.
> Google Urchin server log analysis software (no spammers filtered
> out): 3,726 sessions.
> 123LogAnalyzer  server log analysis software (spammers filtered out):
> 2,048 visits.
> SiteMeter: 150 visits!
> Do you use SiteMeter, and if so do you see a difference between your
> server log stats, and the SiteMeter stats?
> Thanks in advance to all for any info.
> -Vik

"Space does not reflect society, it expresses it." -- Castells, M.,
Space of Flows, Space of Places: Materials for a Theory of Urbanism in
the Information Age, in The Cybercities Reader, S. Graham, Editor.
2004, Routledge: London. p. 82-93.

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