Heres an easy way to increase the number of hits on a counter...
could enable you to make your site look more popular or just to make some one elses less acurate, not that you would want to do either of those things of course

right lift the code for the counter out of the sites source and paste it into a new txt document and save it as .htm

create a new movie in flash with a keyframe in about frame 16 (if you are operating at 8 frames per sec) and under frame actions put

ifFrameLoaded (1) {
getURL ("where\you\save\the\page.htm", "_self");

the bit in bold change to the addy of the page you have saved on your HD

now put the flash movie in your saved counter page

now every 2 secs the counter will register a new hit every time flash reloads the page
however this only works with web based counters such as those provided by and it will only work if the counter is a hit counter not a visit counter