By default, statistical utility counts and reports the requests for web pages and other files made from your site—by your own web pages. So, when a user's browser requests from your site a single web page that contains references to other files, such as scripts, cascading style sheets, media files, and the like, the statistical utility reports these references to files as if they were visits to your web page. Thus, with the default settings your usage statistics is inaccurate.
You may want to:
- Hide these internal references, and references from other sites.
- Group references from a number of sites, so as to show them as if they originated from a single location.
- Hide direct requests. Direct requests are sent to your web server when users access your site by typing the URL in their browsers.