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What Happened to the Visitor Counter on JavaRanch

Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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JavaRanch used to have a little visitor counter at the bottom. I always found it interesting to see how many visitors were coming here, and how the trend would go through the week and on weekends. But I noticed that the counter has disappeared?

Is there an anti-counter conspiracy going on at the JavaRanch? I did like the counter.



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Hi Cameron,

We've been using the Google visitor-counting thingy instead. Whereas the old service required a visible image on each page to work, the Google thing does not. I am not sure if the current counter information is/can be made public, but I'll check for you.


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No, Google Analytics has no provisions for making parts or all of the information it collects public.


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If I remember correctly, the old counter also caused some minor problems with some kinds of browsers, didn't it?


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I don't know about problems, but the reporting logic was stuck in 2004 or so. E.g., it didn't know about Firefox, IE 7, Windows Vista, or any other browser or OS released in the last few years.
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
If I remember correctly, the old counter also caused some minor problems with some kinds of browsers, didn't it?


For some people the site was slow to resolve, so it would leave their browser spinning on each page; that's about it though.
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Originally posted by Cameron Wallace McKenzie:
JavaRanch used to have a little visitor counter at the bottom. I always found it interesting to see how many visitors were coming here, and how the trend would go through the week and on weekends. But I noticed that the counter has disappeared?

I upload the quarterly report each quarter for publishers to look at. You can view the access stats pdf online.


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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:

I upload the quarterly report each quarter for publishers to look at. You can view the access stats pdf online.


Thanks Jeanne!

I was suprised to see that 82% traffic is coming from Search Engine.


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Raghavan Muthu
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That's great!

Nice to see that India comes in 2nd place Glad about it!

IE in first place followed by Firefox!!

Way to go!


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Originally posted by Raghavan Muthu:
That's great!

Nice to see that India comes in 2nd place Glad about it!

IE in first place followed by Firefox!!

Way to go!


If not in olympics, we are atleast in the top spot here. Good!


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Originally posted by Raghavan Muthu:
Nice to see that India comes in 2nd place

You know, that fact could be interpreted as "only Americans need more help with Java than Indians"
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

You know, that fact could be interpreted as "only Americans need more help with Java than Indians"


That's so nice of you Ulf A different interpretation. But i did really take it up in a sense that most of the Indians are spending their time useful to improve themselves! Wassay?
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Yes, my sense of humor is feared widely across the land...

But my point really was that it's just about impossible to draw meaningful cross-country conclusions from this data in the absence of lots of other information.

By the way, I think you mean improve, not improvise. That means ... something different.
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Yes, you are right Ulf !

Agreed and adjusted Thank you!
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Since this came up a few days before the end of the quarter, I'm bumping to say that the latest numbers are up.

I particularly like how I can set Google Analytics to e-mail me the report each quarter. That way I don't have to remember to go get it.
 
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