Business Via Internet
By Charles Flaum
|John Tuttle wrote:|
> During 1996, my mailing list tripled and sales quadrupled. 6000
> visits were reported at the page. I received new leads via e-mail
> every week. Many of these people were not familiar with AMICA or
> MBSI, they had found the page by searching for "player piano" in
> one of the many search engines.
Are sure that was 6000 visits or was it 6000 hits. It's very hard to determine the actual number of visits since one visitor can easily be counted as 10 hits depending upon how they cruise around your site. My business has done pretty well too. However I'm very critical of the numbers that are bounced around even from my own server. I've heard somewhere that even showing up on someone's search without them visiting can count as a hit.
What have you guys heard.
CMF Piano Accessories
[ Some automatic "engines" appear to gather a piece of data from
[ the site, but this doesn't constitute a "visit" by human eyes.
[ However, there's certainly no arguing if your sales increased.
[ Congratulations on your success! -- Robbie
(Message sent Sun 2 Feb 1997, 17:16:50 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)