[LINK] Olympic website stats
Fri, 6 Oct 2000 12:57:54 +1100
> > Why do journalists persist in reporting "hits"? "Hits" is a totally
Ash Nallawalla wrote:
> Because it was in the press release.
That's not an excuse. I know journalists often print press releases
without even looking at them, but that's not good practice.
> > (Presumably the "8.7 million"
> > is calculated from some combination of cookies/unique hosts.)
> Most companies run commercial stats analysers that churn out these units of
> measure. The real figure could be higher, given the use of proxy servers.
> IOW, almost any number will do as they are all wrong.
Well yeah, but they're interesting in a ball-park sort of way.