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Does Google analytics regards remote access resources as direct access?

For example: Suppose: and has an image found at at some page of it like included vip.jpg in its source in image tag:

<img src="" />

So does Analytics regard loading this image when a visitor vists to be a direct access for

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No is the simple answer.

Analytics work with Javascript which is on a (X)HTML page.

An image would not trigger this call as it does not execute the Javascript.

Use AWStats or some similar server based metrics package to see actual server hits/traffic if you need to.

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Oh! How could I forget Javascript! you are right! Thank you! – sємsєм Nov 9 '12 at 21:43

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