1362Re: Does Broadband = unique permanent IP address?
- Feb 2, 2005Hi Akin,
Thanks for the answer. It's wonderful being able to communicate with
so many great minds!
--- In email@example.com, "Akin Arikan" <akin@s...> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Thanks for checking. Yes, NetTracker uses the following for
> visits and visitors depending on the best option that is available
> each page-tag or log file record:
> - combination of IP + user agent
> - cookie or cookies
> - authenticated user names
> - URL parameters (in tags or logs) with visit or visitor data
> challenge because the first time request of a visitor to a Web site
> never have a cookie associated with it. So there is some significant
> magic that the software has to employ in order to still capture that
> first request and correctly associate it with the rest of the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Culbertson [mailto:davidsculbertson@y...]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 5:11 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [webanalytics] Re: Does Broadband = unique permanent IP
> Does NetTracker currently use the combined approach (ip + user
> estimate the number of unique visitors?
> David Culbertson
> --- In email@example.com, "Akin Arikan" <akin@s...>
> > >> Although not perfect I would be intested to hear any work done
> > this method (Ip + user- agent is much more reliable.) compared to
> > others.
> > Per your question above: We compared the results from sessionizing
> by IP
> > address alone vs. sessionizing by the combination of IP address
> with the
> > user agent string a while back. With the refined method of adding
> > user agent string into the equasion the number of visits measured
> > to increase by about 10% on the average. So I would say you get
> > impressive 10% more accuracy with the combined approach.
> > Needless to say that neither approach is useful for tracking
> > visit behavior. For that you want to capture either cookies or
> > better user names.
> > Akin
> > NetTracker
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: brian@o... [mailto:brian@o...]
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