Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 03:40:32 GMT
Reply-To: JCunington <jcunington@AOL.COMJKELM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: JCunington <jcunington@AOL.COMJKELM>
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject: Re: Need code to analyze web logs from apache server
>BTW, does anyone else feel that hit counters are massively
>over-interpreted? How can you trust a number which can be jiggered
>upward just by accidentally clicking on the page multiple times?
>So have fun analyzing the data, but study the results with tongue
>firmly in cheek...
I know nothing about weblogs, but it seems to me it would be better to count
unique users hits per day instead of just counting raw hits. Say, count any hit
on the same page from the same user within 3 minutes as one hit, for example.
It would tend to give truer numbers. If you can also get the duration of the
person's stay on that page, that would represent even better data.
And I agree. There's nothing like Perl to rip up text and put it in a fixed
format that SAS use with more ease.