Session Cookie lifetime - Statcounter doesn't count every visit to my website?

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  1. jpastor

    jpastor New Member

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    I've set up an interstitial ad on my website (WordPress 3.3.2 on Nginx+PHP-FPM+MySQL) through the use of a little trick:

    The index.php file checks if there is a new session, and in this case we load the interstitial and we set up a session cookie lifetime of 300 seconds (5 mins) in order to display the ad from time to time. The code is as follows:

    Code:
    <?php
    ini_set('session.cookie_lifetime','300');
    session_start();
    
    if (!empty($_SESSION['count']) || stristr($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], 'feed')) {
       define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
       require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    
    } else if(empty($_SESSION['count'])){
        $_SESSION['count'] = 1;
    ?>
    ... here goes the interstitial script ...
    This makes the ad appear if there was a new session, or go to the content straight away if the session was still active and the counter is below that 300 seconds.

    There's a little problem with this, though: Statcounter is counting much less pageviews and uniques that we really have, and I think there's some problem with the session.cookie_lifetime parameter.

    I wonder if this is really the reason, or if you may know why the statistics aren't real... it's like if statcounter only is updated each 5 mins??? I really don't understand why is this happening.
     
  2. Rory_A

    Rory_A Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    Strange situation! What's the url for your site?

    Regards
     
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