Pageviews vs Visitors: Do people really just sit there and reload all day?
April 28, 2012 2:31 PM Subscribe
On the Lifehacker/Gawker websites, what do the views/viewer numbers really mean? How can articles with 100,000 pageviews only have 10,000 visitors?
posted by sdis to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I wrote a popular post on Lifehacker recently and am trying to discuss its significance for a book proposal, and could use a hand figuring out what these numbers mean.
On this post
(not mine), for example, it shows around 33,000 pageviews and 3700 visitors. Does that imply that each visitor reloaded the page an average of 9 times? This article is not really a collection of links that a viewer would return to multiple times, so what's going on here?