Originally Posted by Ahhzz
It doesn't matter. Stat counters, hits, unique visitors, etc, don't count everything all at once, period. Unless you find something that does, you read the information, acknowledge that it's not exactly accurate, and move on. If you don't trust the numbers, don't read it. It could just as easily be skewed the other way, a different way, or be exactly accurate at that moment in time, or last year, or next Thursday. It's a guess.
Again the accuracy of the raw data has nothing to do with this. It's fundamentally wrong to try to determine market share from hits instead of actual, unique visitors. One user opening the same page twice is not the same as two different users opening that page once, period.