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Hi, not sure if this is the right place, but please can you advise?

I will be writing an application in either ASP or ASP.NET which has a small number of template web pages. These are dynamically populated with content from a SQL Server database.

A bespoke CMS will allow the administrator to create new "pages" by choosing a template page and defining the content that will fill it. These "pages" will be available to the site visitor.

Is there a way to get the hit count (and other stats) on such pages? Seems to me that I might be able to get the hit count for only the template pages themselves, whereas I really want to know the hit count for each virtual "page" that has been defined with the CMS.

Please can you tell me what the best approach is for building an application that enables me to have dynamic pages that can be tracked by a stats package.

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A hit counter is programmatic and stores its counts in some persistent medium (database, file, etc). You can build them any way you want to.

Commercial page tracking software works in different ways. You'll have to consult with the manuals of each package in order to understand what they are capable of. If your content is selected through a query string value and the tracking software can discriminate complete URLs then you may be fine with whats available. However, if you want more specific control over the statistics generation you may need to roll your own analyzer.

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