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The WebSideStory Story...
You've landed on a very unique site on the Internet. We do a number of things here at WebSideStory. We rank sites. We promote sites. And, we count and track visitor traffic to these sites. Also, we do all of this for free. How do we do this? Very carefully (and accurately, too!).

After nearly a year of ranking sites, WebSideStory's World 1000 is viewed as a reliable source of web site statistical information. We are like a "stock exchange of the Web" where site popularity fluctuates according to the Netizen climate and mood. However, that "climate and mood" is always objectively quantified by our real-time 100% Java visitor tracker — the HitBOX.

We list thousands of sites in 36 categories (displayed in the left hand column). This is what we call WebSideStory's World 1000. Each category lists up to 1000 sites ranked in order according to the amount of traffic they receive. Webmasters make a conscious, free decision to link to us. Sites are not arbitrarily listed. In return for a listing on our site, we require that webmasters place the small graphic that you see flashing below somewhere on their site.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WORLD'S TOP 1000 LIST!

This button serves two purposes. First, when someone clicks on this button, they jump to WebSideStory's World 1000. Secondly, this image is the way that visitor traffic to that site is measured...accurately, in a new way, and for free. More below...

How we track visitor traffic...
When the above image is loaded into a browser, it counts and tracks the type of visitor to the site using WebSideStory's patented real-time 100% pure Java visitor tracker — the HitBOXTM.

The HitBOX keeps track of a site's visitor statistics in a very unique way using customized personal databases that are maintained on WebSideStory's servers in our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center.

The HitBOX provides you with the following statistics:

Real time site traffic statistics with cool HitBOX graphics
Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly statistics
Unique visitors, impressions (page views), reloads, same hour,
    same day visitor stats

Total hits/hour & total hits/day
Daily averages
Hit forecasting

How we rank sites...
Every 4 hours, the World 1000 is updated. Each custom user database is automatically analyzed and sites are ranked within their respective categories according to the average number of unique visitors a site received within that 4 hour timeframe. Obviously, the more visitors, the higher a site's ranking will be on the World 1000 category listing.

How we promote sites...
When a webmaster lists his/her site with WebSideStory's World 1000, the site immediately becomes part of a large "hit generator" architecture. Our listing is visited by thousands of users daily looking for new and cool places to explore on the WWW. By becoming part of WebSideStory, a site has greater visibility than ever before simply because of the amount of traffic the World 1000 generates. It's instant promotion and exposure for sites lost in the clutter of the Web. We make order of that chaotic clutter and give Net surfers a new way to cruise through sites. Best of all, this promotion is free!


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