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Hit

A request for a file from the web server. Available only to those using “Log Analysis”.While, historically, web administrators used hits as a measure of site popularity, this number is usually misleading, dramatically over-estimating popularity. For instance, a typical web page consists of multiple (often dozens of) discrete files, such as images or embedded videos, each of which is counted as a hit as the web server delivers the page. Pages containing more discrete elements thus produce more hits than pages with fewer elements for an identical number of “Page Views.” This dramatically overstates “hits” received, despite no actual increase in site popularity.

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