[wp-hackers] WP.com Stats Image

Jeremy Visser 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?
> http://stats.wordpress.com/g.gif

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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