Web Stats - Don't Believe A Word Of Em

Ever had a discussion (fist fight) at your organization about your web server statistics? I know I've been there. If you have too, you should probably read this:

http://www.webalizer.org/simpleton.html

I've always known that web-stats were rather unreliable but this lays it out quite nicely. If you use web stats its definitely worth your time to read this.

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Mitch Frazier is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal.

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Hmm, no mention of pages being pre-fetched but never viewed. At any rate, inaccurate data is better than no data, as long as you recognize the limitations.

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