Toot Your Own Horn

Terminology

Click-throughs: The number of people who reach your site through a banner.

CPM: Cost per thousand, a common pricing structure that is calculated using a set price per thousand page views for the page the banner appears on.

Hits: Number of files downloaded from the server; each page and each graphic on the page counts as a hit. It's not a very accurate measure of actual traffic to your site.

Page impressions: Also called page views, it's the number of people who see your banner.

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This article was originally published in the November 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Toot Your Own Horn.

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