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09-14-2007, 08:53 PM
Is it really possible that someone would want to stay on a site for over three or four hours? I get hits from Reston, Virginia and from various places in Georgia that do just that. Are they hot linking? I appreciate your help. Still loving your service!
09-15-2007, 10:09 AM
If you have a site that people want to keep revisiting, then long visits are to be expected!
09-15-2007, 11:50 AM
I've had some real weird stats regarding long visits...
Someone was on my site for 23 hours once :confused:
I can only assumed they forgot to turn theyre computer off!!!
I also have an obsscure little english village mentioned on my site where i did some work.. and someone from california did a search for this village and stayed on the site for 8 hours!!!
It seems its hard to predict peoples online habits..
The same as theyre offline habits i guess :-D
If your user is using Opera it is quite possible. I often leave windows open sometimes for more than 24 hrs. or until I get round to looking at the site in detail.
09-15-2007, 04:34 PM
The visit length itself doesn't tell the whole story. The number of pageloads involved and their time stamps complete the picture.
When you see a long visit, you should always check to see how many pages were loaded and when. You may find that maybe only 2 pages were loaded but sufficiently far apart to count as a long visit and close enough apart (within 24 hours of each other) to belong to the same visit.
Some people install a silly browser add-on that refreshes their browser every few seconds or minutes, and a hit is logged every time that happens too.
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