Site Tracking

on November 23, 2011 in MU Blog

Hey, folks. Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I’m adding some hit trackers from StatCounter to the site. I used these in the early days of the site, but discontinued them because I had an unhealthy fixation with refreshing the stat page. I’m a touch more mature about things like impulse control, and it’s important for me to find out how many people are viewing the site through various methods like mobile browsers and RSS feeds (neither of which display the Project Wonderful/BlogAds blogs, and so aren’t counted on the stats for either). StatCounter does collect information about things like how you come to the site, but not in any way that can be linked to an individual. The free version doesn’t retain any information past the last 500 visits, and I’m not going to be collecting or saving that information in any way.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information being collected, you can comment below or email me (contactme @ [myname] dot com, no spaces anywhere).

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5 Responses to “Site Tracking”

  1. Shane says:

    For whatever it’s worth, while I do use RSS feeds to alert me to new articles, I have it set to open the full page as a new tab whenever I click a headline that interests me (so I do get the ads).

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  2. Month says:

    Well, is it going to hunt us down in the night and kill us?

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  3. Lyssa says:

    Sounds good to me…I check multiple ways personally (LJ, kindle, and just by opening the site randomly).

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  4. Tierhon says:

    I usually follow the link from the email updates, but occasionally see new material on the rss feed. Though I click to the webpage because I think it is easier to read.

    I wonder if you might want to think about having the rss feed just have a link to the story page. I don’t know if some readers might prefer the rss feed format, or not.

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  5. Sean O'Braun says:

    Have you tried Google Analytics? I really like looking at the world map, zooming down in, seeing which countries people are coming from. 🙂 I find it a little cleaner than StatCounters, but maybe your experience with it is different?

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