The Pointlessness of Page Views

By Deane Barker on August 28, 2006

Pageviews are Obsolete: It’s about time that this point is evangelized. Page views are a fairly pointless measurement these days with the advent of Ajax, RSS, and widely varying site designs which can have dramatic effects on how “hungry” a site is for page view stats.

But Ajax is only part of the reason pageviews are obsolete. Another one is RSS. About half the readers of this blog do so via RSS. I can know how many subscribers I have to my feed, thanks to Feedburner. And I can know how many times my feed is downloaded, if I wanted to dig into my server logs.

But what do you replace this statistic with? Via Boing Boing.

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