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Unique views


answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 10:38PM
OK I think I get it now, I've been testing all night Wink

unique views... thats one per visitor. Even if the same visitor comes back.. ie. stalkers ... time and time again that stat wont change.

However, stalker stats (views) thats the total amount of views. But.. it doesnt count your own...so you can look as many times as you like in pursuit of your stalker but you wont affect the stats.

Simple....


isn't it?

Wink

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miptog e2
9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 10:49PM
OK. I think what is being said here is that if I viewed an image 10 times, for example, the unique view is 1. So effectively a unique view is the first time I view the image, and any subsequent views will not be counted.

This this correct?


Dear EPZ Team, can someone please post the correct definition?

Michael
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2008 10:51PM

Quote:Dear EPZ Team, can someone please post the correct definition?


and write it in a way that is understandable ......

and give us colours please !!!!!
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 10:51PM

Quote:OK. I think what is being said here is that if I viewed an image 10 times, for example, the unique view is 1.

Yep


Quote:and any subsequent views will not be counted
not in unique views, but in views

you visit an image 10 times, unique views - 1... views - 10


Quote:Dear EPZ Team, can someone please post the correct definition?
they will be along first thing in the morning Wink
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2008 10:53PM
the word view is used too often for anyone to understand this
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 10:58PM
one more try then...

taking Michael's example...

I visit a picture 10 times. In order they appear on the image.. stats records as follows

views = 10
unique views = 1
pennyspike e2
11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 11:01PM

Quote:Even if the same visitor comes back.. ie. stalkers

I often go back to see how a particular image is doing and look at the comments. If this interest is now regarded as stalking I'm a tad offendedSad
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2008 11:01PM
just put it in pretty colours works much better for visual people Smile
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 11:03PM

Quote:f this interest is now regarded as stalking I'm a tad offended
oh heck it was just a reference to something further up the in the thread, I'm just trying to lighten the mood :-(
pennyspike e2
11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 11:08PM
I did offer to stalk Cole a while ago.Smile
It is a definite improvement to the previous meaningless stats.
Tooth e2
9 5.8k 227 Ireland
9 Jul 2008 11:10PM
Peeping Toms??

Voyeurs?...


What next?



Wink Smile
Take-a-View e2
10 293 5 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 11:11PM

Quote:...there are just way too many numbers, is this not just statistic craziness ?

and there are too many V's to make it easy to define what the numbers next to them mean


Readers' Votes:
Voters:
Views:
Unique Views:


and I still dont get it either



And of course; what's the point anyway!
just to complicate things a bit :

can we have the Unique Views for the large versions as well ? should be very interesting.

And can the percentage stat be replaced and be calculated between the votes and the unique views rather than between the votes and the views (which is a bit rediculous as someone can view more than once but only vote once).
looboss e2
8 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 9:06AM

Quote:And can the percentage stat be replaced and be calculated between the votes and the unique views

a definitely more accurate stat! I can see now that no so many look and go as I thought, so I guess my averages of page view to click /comments will go considerably up. the figure may be not as high but more encouraging.
10 Jul 2008 9:08AM

Quote:I don't understand the 24 hour thing. I mean, I know how it works, but not why. 1 person should count as 1 unique viewer, whether they revisit the picture after 5 minutes or 5 days, no?


Yes, ideally we would like to only count 1 unique view regardless of time. However, we have tried to do this in the pass and its simply not practical to store this sort of information. Imagine storing the photo viewing habits of 80,000 people. This would slow the site down to a crawl in the gallery. For this reason, we have implemented the 24 hour restriction.

So basically, the options were
1. Do it for all time and risk slowing the site down
2. Do it for a period of time and risk a little bit of confusion

As mentioned in my previous post, we based the 24 hour restriction off the fact that many other internet related stats use the same time range.

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