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Unread 23rd Jun 2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Okay maybe I've missed this somewhere, but I am needing to see and understand what traffic I am getting to my website? I've tried Statcounter before, and I still have an account with them. I went by their exact instructions on how to download and activate their free plugin. I never was able to figure out how to see my visitors. Is there any way I can have someone assist me with how getting this FREE service activated in the manner in which I can at least be able to see what vistors I'm getting. Someone from the Statcounter forum actually offered to install this for me, but I would rather learn how to do this myself and at the time I was extremely new with my PIPS site and I didn't trust giving anyone my password and such to the back office of my website! Maybe that was being a little too cautious, but I would much rather do that then give someone access and then have a disaster happen like someone going into my back office, and let's say they change my password or something, then I wouldn't have access to my own website back office. That would totally sucK! haha....okay I'm a bit of an over-analyizer...LOL LOL haha! Hey, I just try to think ahead before just giving anyone my password and such to my cpanel, ya know ;-)
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Hi Jenny

I can always reset your cpanel or PIPS password - but I think you are wise not to give it to someone you don't trust - or at least don't know.

The thing is you have Stats in your cpanel that is already installed - there are two different reports - one that shows by the day and one that shows the last 300 visitors.

The other thing is in this case you would install statcounter through wordpress since that is where your site is built - but even at that I wouldn't just give your UN/PW to many people because that is actually where the source code that has your affiliate IDs in it is. (they might substitute theirs for yours and you might not even notice).

This WP password, if they changed it and changed the email address too - we would be out of luck and would have to nuke it and set it up again with a new password and your email again.

(always be sure to back up your Wordpress site weekly if you are posting to it) - see the videos Darrin made for us in my Tips Thread).

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I have Statcounter on several blogs and I installed it in a Widget. I just put the code in a widget and it is on every page. I chose the invisible counter so only I could see the stats. The stats themselves are in your Statcounter back office and can give you a world of good information. Just be sure and use "whats my IP" so you can get your own IP and block it when you are getting the Statcounter code. It's not 100% foolproof but will block some of your own visits.

Statcounter can tell you exact keywords used to find your site, where the visitor came from and what link they clicked when they left, and more. I use both, cPanel and statcounter to get a clear picture.

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The stock PIPS theme is not 'widget-able' at least as far as I know - the custom themes however which I think Jenny has gotten from PIPSiteHelp.com are widget-ready.

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I have been using Google Analytics to track my sites. Do any of these counter/tracking programs referred to above offer any other benefits that Google does not?

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I have been using Google Analytics to track my sites. Do any of these counter/tracking programs referred to above offer any other benefits that Google does not?
Yes, they keep Google out of you business.

Didn't know Widgets was disabled.

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I use the start count and i get all the information that i want to know as far as my traffic is concerned.

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Originally Posted by Stephen Meyer View Post

Yes, they keep Google out of you business.

Didn't know Widgets was disabled.
Thanks for the feedback. I will have to check out Statcounter as it sounds like it has some great benefits.

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Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

Hi Jenny

I can always reset your cpanel or PIPS password - but I think you are wise not to give it to someone you don't trust - or at least don't know.

The thing is you have Stats in your cpanel that is already installed - there are two different reports - one that shows by the day and one that shows the last 300 visitors.

The other thing is in this case you would install statcounter through wordpress since that is where your site is built - but even at that I wouldn't just give your UN/PW to many people because that is actually where the source code that has your affiliate IDs in it is. (they might substitute theirs for yours and you might not even notice).

This WP password, if they changed it and changed the email address too - we would be out of luck and would have to nuke it and set it up again with a new password and your email again.

(always be sure to back up your Wordpress site weekly if you are posting to it) - see the videos Darrin made for us in my Tips Thread).
Thanks Pat :-) Your the Best.
I guess I am just having a tough time understanding what I'm looking at in my cPanel with my traffic and stats? I can't tell what I'm getting or where it's coming from. Of course I know it wouldn't be much right now, I'm busy with other stuff and I haven't had much time to advertise and such. I still have to purchase a Solo ad also, to get my list going...I Know I know, I should have already done this, so I'm slacking on that, and I'm slapping myself on the hand right now for not doing this.:rolleyes: This is next. Promise
I did the EZPZ plugin, but sinse Darrin added the design templates I can't back up my site unless I switch to FireFox/Safari...lol, so I am going to do the switch to see how it does. So, I'm getting there, thanks so much for these tips! Darring did such a great job on my design templates, so I am looking at his SEO service now.
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Originally Posted by Stephen Meyer View Post

I have Statcounter on several blogs and I installed it in a Widget. I just put the code in a widget and it is on every page. I chose the invisible counter so only I could see the stats. The stats themselves are in your Statcounter back office and can give you a world of good information. Just be sure and use "whats my IP" so you can get your own IP and block it when you are getting the Statcounter code. It's not 100% foolproof but will block some of your own visits.

Statcounter can tell you exact keywords used to find your site, where the visitor came from and what link they clicked when they left, and more. I use both, cPanel and statcounter to get a clear picture.
Wow, that is great! I first learned of Statcounter from my Sponsor, she's the best and I love how she has her website set up, Cynthia Minnarr :-)
It's so interesting to look at other PIPS site owners because everyone has something unique to their own interest on their sites and that's inspiring and has been a good motivator for me also! So, since Pat says the widget is disable, I can't do this, but I suppose I can just try and add the Statcounter again and hope for better luck this time
Thanks for your tips, this is very helpful.
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Originally Posted by bmonique131 View Post

Hey try whos.amung.us - thats who i have been using for a while now!
Thanks for this tip i will check this out too.

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Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

The stock PIPS theme is not 'widget-able' at least as far as I know - the custom themes however which I think Jenny has gotten from PIPSiteHelp.com are widget-ready.
OOps, okay just read back over this, so since I got darrins themed design, then I can do the widget thing? Great! Thank you Pat!
I'm off to learn some HTML, and study some on some Word Press stuff.
Oh, and I'm so happy you can fix me up with new password and such if that were to happen, but I just don't feel secure with giving out that cPanel stuff and passwords to anyone, unless they are PIPS staff and people here. NOPE, not gonna do that, I would ask you first Pat for sure!
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Jenny, may this can help you. I am using sitemeter from sitemeter.com. It's free. Just register your website with them, login to your accounts, copy the HTML codes or Javascript and paste them on the side bar of your site (header.php of your wordpress editor). It's a good alternative to Statcounter because of ease of use. You can monitor how many visitors you are getting, where they are coming from, how much time they have spent in your site, what pages of your site they have browsed, and you will also be able to know both the page of their entry and the exit pages. It's a good alternative.

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Originally Posted by GomerMagtibay View Post

Jenny, may this can help you. I am using sitemeter from sitemeter.com. It's free. Just register your website with them, login to your accounts, copy the HTML codes or Javascript and paste them on the side bar of your site (header.php of your wordpress editor). It's a good alternative to Statcounter because of ease of use. You can monitor how many visitors you are getting, where they are coming from, how much time they have spent in your site, what pages of your site they have browsed, and you will also be able to know both the page or their entry and the exit pages. It's a good alternative.
Wow, I've not heard of this one yet! Thank you so much GomverMagtibay
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I hope the message from the moderator in here wasn't ment for me?
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What message from what moderator, Jenny?

I am the moderator and I don't know what you mean - (although it could be one of the Warrior Super Mods?) :confused:

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Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

What message from what moderator, Jenny?

I am the moderator and I don't know what you mean - (although it could be one of the Warrior Super Mods?) :confused:
LOL, haha...well what do you know, it disappeared? Okay, guess I must have been imagining it. Either that or I seen it in a different thread and thought it was this one? Weird. LOL, sorry Pat! I knew you had to be the moderator.

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