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Hey Gang,

I have a comedy Web site I keep on the side and the host ( offers a Statistics page which features several columns including "Unique Visits" and "Hits" - is it fair to assume that the "unique visits" refers to the number of different people who visited the site? And if so, what exactly is a "hit?" Because the hit count is usually far higher and would be much more impressive. Most people speak of their hits when talking about the site. Are they deliberately misleading people to make traffic to their sites seem more impressive?

If someone can help me understand these things, I would be most grateful.


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