Visitors vs Unique Visitors
You may have noticed your visitor count jump up a bit today. This is because it's now just showing total visits (sessions) instead of unique visitors. Unique visitor numbers will soon be back, when we introduce our new dashboard. In the meantime, changing it to just visitors makes the dahsboard load significantly faster, particularly for higher traffic sites. This is because we can tally new visits throughout the day with a simple +1, whereas "today's" unique visitors needs to be calculated everytime you load your dashboard, because some of them will be repeat, some not. The new dashboard will show visits by default, but have the ability to see unique visitors as well with one click.
10 comments | Jun 18 2007 10:37am