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My NY Revenues (Stock Transfer) Website Is Over 20k Hits?!

 
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Posted 06/30/2012   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add klange to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I haven't looked at the stat counter on my website for "State of New York Stock Transfer Tax Stamps" in quite a while - and so when I did, I was really surprised by how much it's gone up over the last few years.



It's surpassed Twenty Thousand hits! This really came as a surprise to me. The reason I started the page years ago was to provide some info on these common revenue stamps and then it grew into a bigger project more and more as the years went by. I still have several more ideas that I've been meaning to add to the site - simply short on time to get them done.

Anyway, I was just excited that it's helped out so many collectors. It started as a little "blurb" of a page that I though a few dozen people might like to see. Boy, has that changed!

If anyone wants to peek, you'll find it here. (And for anyone who thinks I may just be drumming up business, or hits, or clicks, or whatever - NOPE, not a single penny is generated from hits to this website. It's all just information provided to collectors - totally free and totally "Ad Free" as well. So I don't make a thin dime no matter how many people look at it.)

http://myplace.frontier.com/~ktk.la...TransferTax/

Enjoy!

Kurt - the "NewYorkStockTransferTax" guy


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Posted 06/30/2012   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great job. Some years ago, I contemplated doing the same for the Ohio Sales Tax stamps. Later, I found out there are tens of thousands of varieties, combinations of 7 printers, 4 paper colors, 13 denominations, perforations and roulettes, 4 watermarks, 4 watermark orientations, 8 designs, "specimen" overprints, etc., etc., all in the years 1935 to 1957.
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Posted 06/30/2012   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add klange to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like great fun to me! (As only a philatelist would think!)
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Posted 07/29/2018   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Halfpenny Yellow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this website really useful when I was sorting a lot of NY stock transfer stamps which I acquired on eBay. Thanks a lot!
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Posted 07/29/2018   12:56 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I realize that this is an old thread but just to add an understanding of web traffic; a 'hit' is almost meaningless. The term is often used by marketing types who are using smoke and mirrors with a customer since it makes the traffic sound huge. In web-speak, a 'hit' means every web page element that get requested from the web server. So if a single web page has 50 elements on the page (i.e. element = images, buttons, text layer, etc.) it counts as 50 hits. So 1 visit of 1 page could be logged as 50 or more hits.
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Posted 07/29/2018   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To get a true(er) picture of site use, you need to use Google Analytics to measure traffic. Or, if you're old-school, server-side logs. Or some combination of the two.

As Don states, stat counters and hit counters are meaningless.

Simply by way of comparison, my website, which is TINY in terms of traffic, has had 6,148 page views from 1,273 users in the last month. Even assuming 20K "hits" from the OP's stat counter = 20K pages (in reality likely far fewer page views), that's just a bit over 3 months of site visits for me, so if that is a lifetime count, it's very low usage.

Also, it's very important for low traffic sites like mine, when viewing analytics, to filter out my own IP address and that of anyone else who works on the site. Otherwise you're artificially inflating the traffic numbers, as you're much more likely (and more frequently) to be hitting the site than genuine traffic.
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