[wp-hackers] WP.com Stats Image
jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 02:57:43 GMT 2007
Chris Poteet wrote:
> Ok, this is weird. Why on blogs that use WP.com stats (mine inparticular is
> a stand-alone installation with the plugin) does it put this little emoticon
> in the footer?
I actually don't know anything about this for sure, but I would hazard a
guess that they use an image because browsers generally download them
only once, as opposed to HTML pages, so you can measure hits versus visits.
Image download == visit.
Of course, I may be completely wrong.
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