What is the difference between visits and page views?
For example, if a person visits your site and views three pages within
10 minutes, that counts as 1 visit and 3 page views. If they return
after a pause of 30 minutes or more, that counts as a second visit.
PulseMaps primarily counts visits instead of page views or "hits"
because we believe visits are a more accurate and useful measure of
the number of actual users or potential clients interacting with your
Why is the PulseMaps visitor count different compared to some other counters?
The numbers reported by various hit counters and website analytics
packages vary, sometimes wildly, depending on the methods used to
Analytics tools based on analyzing web server logs (such as AWStats or
Webalizer) often give much higher hit count numbers. This is because
they may count fetching individual resources (images, style sheets,
scripts) related to a single page as separate page views. They also
often fail to exclude web crawlers and other robots from the counters.
PulseMaps uses a method similar
to Google Analytics,
ensures that each page view in counted only once, and only pages
viewed on a real browser are counted.
Why doesn't PulseMaps provide more analytics features?
PulseMaps helps you engage your readers in an emotionally impactful
way. Our interactive and real-time maps encourage visitors to spend
more time on your site, make your visitors smile, and more likely to
If you're looking for hardcore website analytics software, to track
, slice, and dice your visitor data in any way imaginable, we encourage
you to look at some of these excellent tools:
Can I use PulseMaps on my WordPress.com site?
Unfortunately not; WordPress.com does not allow installing plugins.
Similarly, WordPress.com doesn't allow you to embed our plain
If you really want PulseMaps on your WordPress.com blog, please let
the WordPress.com team know about it
and fill this contact form now!
Can I use PulseMaps on a Flash site?
Yes. For example, we have users who have embedded the PulseMaps
widget on Flash websites built
with Wix. Most other tools designed for
authoring websites allow adding HTML widgets as well; the details on
how to do this depend on which tools you're using.
Why is my visit count getting smaller?
Free accounts are limited to 30 days of history. For the first 30
days, your visitor count increases. After that, the count will go up
or down depending on whether your traffic in the past 30 days is
growing or shrinking.
If you want full history, upgrade your account: go to the PulseMaps
settings page on your WordPress site, and click the "Upgrade" button.
It only takes a couple of minutes, there's a 10-day free trial, and
you can cancel at any time.
How can I delete my map?
To manage your sites, sign in to your dashboard.
From there, you can delete an existing site from PulseMaps, as well as change
other settings for your sites and manage your PulseMaps account settings.
The easiest way to do this is to change your map details page private
on your dashboard. Note that map detail pages
are always public for free accounts.
If you want to keep a public map details page, we can close the comments section
on your page. Just send us a note
and we'll do that for you.