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Entry Files

When a visitor enters the site, the file (regardless of file extension) they land on is referred to as the Top Entry File. Depending on the optimization of the site, or the scripting used, any file can be the first file that loads. This is why, many times, image files are listed as the top entry files, as there are various scripts that enable image files to load into a browser prior to an actual page displaying.

Terms Used

Entry File - The entry file for a visit is the very first file that completed downloading for the visitor. These may frequently be images.

Visits - Visits represent the total number of times people have visited your web site. A visit is counted whenever a web site user requests one or more files from the web server. If the user becomes idle for more than a certain amount of time (usually 20 minutes), a new visit is generated when they come back.