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Does Google analytics regards remote access resources as direct access?

For example: Suppose: mysite.com and anothersite.com mysite.com has an image found at http://mysite.com/img/vip.jpg anothersite.com at some page of it like http://anothersite.com/photos.html included vip.jpg in its source in image tag:

<img src="http://mysite.com/img/vip.jpg" />

So does Analytics regard loading this image when a visitor vists http://anothersite.com/photos.html to be a direct access for mysite.com?

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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.

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

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