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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby Stu Brandel » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:03 pm

Personally, I would like to see all the hits counted. I have not created many pages, but I like to see if they are being looked at or not, especially for the more obscure mountains.
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby hgrapid » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:51 pm

Matt,

Are you saying you won't count page hits anymore at all, even from within SP? I think I understand your point that the Cache works better, and traffic is strong. As long as the advertisers don't care about hits, then neither should you. I just want to promote SP and send more traffic to the site.

One question is this - if advertisers don't use hit counters, then how do they measure site traffic to know it is a good investment to advertise on Summitpost?
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby surgent » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:43 pm

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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby hgrapid » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:18 pm

Matt,

It all depends on advertisers. Do advertisers care about hits? Is there another way they measure traffic to determine if Summitpost is a popular site?

Please don't remove the hit counter. At least SP members logged on count some hits.
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby Bob Sihler » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:41 am

Does this affect Google search results? If it does, then I think it matters.
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby hgrapid » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:19 pm

Thanks Matt,

So essentially what I think you are saying it that the era of actual page hits being counted is over? I.E. Summitpost pages will not be tracking hits from people who are not logged on to Summitpost for the foreseeable future. If that is the case, I understand and I will refrain from requesting that hits be counted and end this forum.
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby Josh Lewis » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:24 pm

So then visitor hits are not actually decreasing? That's good to know. :)
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Re: Hits from non-members

Postby hgrapid » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:58 pm

Josh,

I think Summitpost is being more popular. I know that when I was tracking hits over the past few years, my more popular pages were surging in hits. More than that though, Summitpost is resource for high percentage of hikers out here in Reno/Tahoe/Sacramento. Meet up groups help this, because often Summitpost pages are referenced on Meet Up sites - (another place where there are a lot of uncounted hits).

I had a dinky page for a minor summit in the middle of Reno that has gotten dozens of hits each month despite being just a small afternoon walk: http://www.summitpost.org/point-4903-reno-nevada/491819

A friend of mine even asked about hiking it to me the other day!

Don't underestimate the great success of this website!
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