"Visits" that aren't unique visitsI understand and accept the rationale for stopping pinging for free accounts, as it was laid out some months back. Don't love it but accept it. But one consequence I believe I have been noticing is that page visits are being inflated. What I am noticing a lot that I think stems from the cessation of pinging is that when people spend a certain amount of time on one page of my site (I'm not sure what the cut-off point is), then move to a new page, it's being logged as a new "Direct" visit to that new page. I know I'm seeing a lot of consecutive "visits" by the same visitor (to different pages) separated by , say, 15 minutes that I didn't used to see. My pages are text-heavy so it isn't unusual for people to spend a fair amount of time on one page before moving on. Maybe I have this all wrong, but if I don't, then I think some solution would be nice.
Posted Wed May 2 2012 9:41am by joelkehler