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Whats the difference between hits and visitors?

Okay, so i posted a story yesterday (my first) and i have 284 hits and 119 visitors. what the heck does that mean?
 r-pattz posted over a year ago
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Nine00 said:
The "hits" have nothing to do with your story (don't ask me why they are there, though)

When you request a web page, that's one "hit" - for the page. So if one person just reads the first chaper and then goes through all your reviews (some do that) they create a number of "hits"

So if you REALLY wanna know how many people actually read your story, look at the visits.

I hope that helps.
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okay thanks:)
r-pattz posted over a year ago
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I've heard 'hits' are like: How many times your story was read. And 'Visits': how many people read that story. This doesn't count in if someone returns to read that story again. 'Hits' does. Or so I've heard.
avpke posted over a year ago
LadyNottingham said:
I was intrigued too but it's explained in the FF.net explanation pages. Well, I had found it there.

A hit is one time a page is checked.
A visitor is a person that checked that page.

The difference ? 1 visitor can click on a page 50 times in a day => 50 hits. Even if it is on the same chapter (= page). But it shall be accounted as only 1 visitor anyway in terms of IP address. If there are 2 people behind the same computer reading a story, it still shall be accounted as 1 visitor.

Therefore, visitors are much more important a stat than hits. Hope this will help.
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summerlover4223 said:
I am pretty sure that means that 284 people have looked and clicked on you story but 119 people have read it. i am also new to fanfic my username summerlover4223, and I was confused about that too. If I am wrong oh well. Either way you still have readers :) and you can add me on fanfic
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