Yet another post for my Web Programming class. We have started to dabble with PHP so I have added a hit counter to Milton's home page as well as a date stamp. Other changes have been made too but you can't see them 😛 Check it out: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~mpbedard/webprog/using_php/
You are only counting hits on your homepage. This is OK... but it would be better if this was distributed throughout your site.
Have you considered moving even more tags into your head and foot includes? You could save even more redundancy.