Traffic Statistics

Google Analytics Gets Intelligent

May 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Google Analytics has a beta feature called “Intelligence”. I noticed it recently when I took a look at my blog’s statistics.  Not a pretty sight since I stopped posting on a regular basis and lost Page Rank. Much of my blogging time was spent on my team blog over at BloggingWithSuccess. The other co-founder was occupied with studies and another has been missing for a very long time. I’ve also spent a lot of time converting some clients from traditional websites to WordPress content [...]

QuickTip: Remove Your Visits From Statistics Count

September 29, 2008 // 8 Comments

It’s easy for a new blogger to forget that Google Analytics and other popular traffic monitors will record every visit, including your own. That is unless you specifically state “count me out!” You need to make that clear when you first install the tracking code. If you forget, you’ll be shocked to see so many page loads for your very first post. Then shocked again to realize it was just you finding those spelling errors, re-reading that great content, or going back twenty times to see if you [...]

Rerouted FeedJit Live Traffic Feed

September 17, 2008 // 4 Comments

Feedjit provides a widget you can add to your blog to display incoming traffic. I originally had this live traffic feed in the sidebar, and tried to replace it with a link to a post containing the script (see update below). The widget does take up valuable space if shown on the sidebar (the height can not be customized.) Many bloggers use such space for ads or to push content. Although Feedjit loads very quickly, there is the potential of a slowdown or complete freeze — like most java script widgets, it’s [...]

Live Traffic FeedJit

September 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

Why traffic was rerouted here … or at least we attempted to! Update: The FeedJit script did not work as a separate post — it must be in the sidebar, effectively on each page the reader visits. So a scroll box was used to contain the data in a smaller space. See Peter Chen’s post on how to create a scroll box. I made the background white, the size 215 wide and 75 high to accommodate the live feed data using just a vertical [...]