I had a little trepidation doing so--resetting the counter, I mean--in case my worst fears were to come true, and the total would end up amounting to my five BFFs and some well-meaning card masquerading as my dead mother. I was surprised, moments ago, to see that it's already at 509 and counting. I figure it must be too good to be true. Read on.
I'm guessing that unique visitors are identified by their ip addresses. Maybe someone can explain to me what happens when a service provider, for example, employs a dynamic ip address [I think that's what it's called]. Is it possible that the counter could be counting as unique visitors a number of different cookies generated by a dynamic system during a single visitor's session? Or, by the same token, could it be counting the same visitor as different people each time they click on a link to go from page to page, because their ISP's dynamic system registers as a unique IP address. Bottom line. Is it possible that there's some unknown multiplier in such counters? I don't really want to hear that the total is closer to 5 or 50 than 500, but at least I'd then be more certain of my reach, as it were. So, if you know anything about such things please leave a comment below.
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