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Question: What is a web page counter?

Answer: Our webpage counters come in two forms with the first being a graphical counter while the second uses JavaScript to perform the counting of page loads. In all simplicity a web page counter basically counts the number of times that a web page is loaded.

Question: How does a web page counter work?

Answer: A web page counter basically counts the number of times that a web page is loaded and although you can get the same type of data through any type of statistical website data, the graphical counter just seems to add a bit of fun to the webpage and is still a very popular way of adding to your website.

Question: Why would I need a web page counter?

Answer: There are a number of reasons why you would need a web page counter. For starters it tells your website’s visitors how many times a particular page has been loaded and viewed. It is also a great way to keep track of your bandwidth usage as well as what pages are more popular than others so you can make necessary changes to the less popular pages on your website.

Summary:

Webpage counters are a fun and interesting way to keep track of how many visitors to your website view any particular page. While in human years the use of a web page counter is still rather new, in terms of computer technology years it is one of the oldest means of obtaining statistical data for your website. This of course does not mean that it is outdated as many people still use webpage counters today because it adds a bit of fun and interaction with your website that many other sites fail to offer its visitors.

In the simplest terms, when you visit a webpage on your website and the counter shows that the page has been loaded 100 times, no matter how many times you refresh the page, it will still show 100. However though, if someone else visits the same page, they will see that the page has been viewed 101 times.

We offer two forms of webpage counters which come as either a graphical counter or a counter which relies on JavaScript. Both of these types of counters are great but the JavaScript counters do have a downfall that the graphical counters do not and likewise the graphical counter may not look as nice as some of the JavaScript counters but they also lack the downfall that the JavaScript counter offers which is that if the visitor has JavaScript disabled on their browser, the counter will not count them. The graphical counters will work regardless.

Notes:

Our JavaScript counters are reliant on the client-side scripting language of the client’s web browser. What this does is that it makes the web browser do the work for the counter. However people are able to turn off their web browser’s JavaScript capabilities and in which case the purely JavaScript counters will not count the page loads by persons who have this disabled. However our purely graphical counter images will work almost every time unless the webpage is opened by a PDA device or a mobile phone. However, our recommendations for the best results are to opt with the graphical counters rather than the JavaScript counters.