My theory about Lensrank is that most Dashboard stats are used to calculate Lensrank, although we have no idea how they’re weighted. Otherwise, why is Squidoo taking up huge gobs of server time and space to crunch those numbers for hundreds of thousands of lenses each day?
I have been away for a while, and just noticed a third stat added to the Traffic stats for a lens:
Total visits: 174 visits Total pageviews: 256 pageviews Pages/visit: 1.47
O-ho. Squidoo’s decided pages/visit is important!
EDIT: Oh, but what IS pages/visit? No, it’s not how many times your visitor comes back to the page, as I had thought. Fluffanutta explains: each lens now has sub-pages aka “Module pages,” so this gives you an idea how often visitors are going to those pages as well as the main lens.
Lakeeerieartist has a great lens explaining Module Pages and what they’re good for.