Post # 1
I just did some maintenance on the website we put together to help our guests plan their trip to our wedding. In the process, I noticed that we have had over 1000 hits to the site! Whoa! Only 80 people got the URL to the site, and many of them are not internet-ey people. Are vendor-bots trolling the wedding websites? It’s a site that’s hosted through weddingtracker.com for what it’s worth. Huh?
Post # 3
Does it count a guest coming back multiple times as multiple hits? Not that that would add up to over 1000, but I don’t know.
Post # 4
Maybe it’s counting individual page views (like someone looking at home = 1, then details = 1, then back to home = 1) as opposed to counting individual visits or unique visits. That could add up pretty quickly if your site has 10 pages or so.
Post # 5
I wish we had this problem – no one looks at our website!
Post # 6
oooh, spinach, i’ve been meaning to tell you that I’ve been stalking your site every day this week. My bad! 😉
I don’t know if you’ve got spammers but I know that I probably have clicked on my own site oh, 250 times. Maybe someone really likes looking at it? Or Camrie could have hit the nail on the head with the individual hit idea.
Post # 7
ours counts page visits, as well as unique visitors by day (so someone could visit every day and it would count) and we have well over 100..i’ve only sent STD’s out to family and wedding party so far so i dont know WHO is stlaking our site. i wish i could find out though!
Post # 8
Something to think about—is it listed if you search your names in Google? Also, when you go to “visit” the site, are you going through your login or just going to the website through the regular URL? If you are going through the URL and you do it often then it’s counting you. If you are going through the login page that way then it’s not. We personally set our page as hidden so if you Google our names you can’t find out about the wedding at all. I know that may not work if some people forget the URL but then they can just ask my parents or email me I guess. We just didn’t want people who were not invited to know when, where, time, etc.
Post # 9
We had almost 2000 by the time of the wedding. When I first noticed it I was freaked out but then I realized that it counted by page views and probably half of them were me clicking back and forth when I was editing. That is the only way I can explain it…
Post # 10
We just surpassed 4,000 which really creeps me out.
Post # 11
No one would look at our website, consider yourself lucky!! Instead people constantly called and emailed asking for details that were on the website that we sent out several times to everyone!!
Post # 12
Okay… I just played around some more. It *is* counting individual pages, and it’s not checking if they are unique users, etc. Pretty rudimentary counter. It doesn’t come up when you google our names (good thought, good to check).
Funny thing is we keep getting emails and calls with questions that have answers on the website. So it’s confusing that we have all these hits, and yet very few guests seem to be actually using the site. I keep repeating “oh, good question, I’ll make sure to add the answer to the website. Let me give you the URL once more.” But it doesn’t help…