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Motigo now available in Italian

Tuesday December 22nd, 2009

As you might have realized, we have been quite busy in the last months working on many cool new features for webstats. Now we’d like to make motigo available to even more webmasters in their own language.

We know how important it is for yourself and your visitors to use website tools in your own language making them easier to use and understand. From now all motigo services are also available in Italian. We are now really multilingual and available in six different languages!

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The motigo site and service pages are always shown by default in the language of your browser. You can change the language anytime by using the “language” menu on the grey bar at the top of the pages.

If you have any questions you can contact our support team anytime :-)

New at Motigo Webstats: Live counter for your website

Thursday October 1st, 2009

Many webstats users have asked us for a graphic counter that would display the number of page views on their website. Today, we are happy to introduce this new feature: Here is the webstats live counter in multiple designs to choose from!

With this new widget you can display a summary of your visitor statistics directly on your website to keep you and your visitors always informed.

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The live counter updates automatically so there is no need to reload the page to update the numbers. It is displayed to all visitors who have Adobe Flash Player version 9 or newer (which covers 97%-99% of all users). Even if some of your visitors don’t have Adobe Flash Player, there’s no reason to worry – ALL visitors will be registered  :)

Want to get a live counter straightaway? You only have to replace the counter code on your website:

1) Login at Motigo

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2) Click on “Webstats” on your account overview

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3) Select the counter for which you would like to have a live counter and click on “Show html code”:

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4) Select the option Live Counter and copy the counter code. Now you only have to replace the counter code on your website with this one and the new live counter will be displayed on your site.

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All new counters will get the live counter code as default. If you’d rather have the small webstats icon your page, you only have to select the “Small icon” option to get another code.

Protect your stats: How to enable private statistics

At Motigo Webstats you can now choose to have private statistics. If you do not wish to show your statistic page to other visitors, you can now protect your stats so that you are the only one to see them. As webmaster, you are now free to decide if you want to show your visitor statistics or not. It only takes you one click to turn your statistics private.

To protect your statistics:

1)      Login at Motigo

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2)      Select the counter which you would like to edit and click on the tool icon:

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3) Select the option “Enable private statistics”

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4) Click on “Save changes”

Enjoy the new feature :)

If you have any questions, contact our support team anytime!

New on webstats: Exclude your own visits

With the new webstats feature “Exclude my own visits”, you can get more accurate visitor statistics by choosing the data that’s relevant for you. Up to now, your webstats counter registered all visits. The result: Your visits as webmaster were also registered amongst all the other visits. With our new feature you can now exclude your own visits and get more relevant statistics.

You’re wondering how does it work? It’s simple: It works by setting a cookie in your browser. However, if you delete your cookies or use a new browser or computer, you must log in and go to “My counters” to enable the function again.

How to exclude your own visits:

1. Login to motigo

2. Click on “Webstats”

3. Click on “Exclude my own visits”

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This feature will only work for the most recent version of the counter code. It will not work for outdated or damaged counter codes.

Still have an old version of the code? You can get an updated code for your counter on your motigo account anytime:

This is how you get your counter code:

1. Login to motigo

2. Click on “Webstats”

3. Click on “show html code” under the counter’s name

4. Select the counter type (small icon or live counter)

5. Copy the code and paste it in your website

New at Motigo Webstats: Share your counter

Thursday July 16th, 2009

Sharing is a good thing and with webstats’ new feature it’s easier than ever. With “Share my counter”, you can not only make your website known among friends and family, but also share your Motigo Webstats statistics by sending them an e-mail. We have made it nice and easy:

Do you have a counter already?

Just login at motigo:

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Click on “Webstats” on your account overview:

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Select the counter, which you would like to share and click on “Share”:

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Now, you only have to fill in your friends’ names and e-mail addresses and click on “Send message”:

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Are you creating a new counter?

When creating a new counter, you will receive a link to the Share-My-Counter page as soon as your counter has registered the first visits.

Enjoy the new feature!

… And don’t forget to tell your friends about your website and Motigo Webstats!

PS: This new feature will require using a reCAPTCHA before sending the message. To know more about reCAPTCHA, have a look at Motigo Lexicon. Want to use reCAPTCHA on your website? Find out how in Tips&Tricks.

New on Motigo Webstats: Customizable Dashboard!

Thursday December 11th, 2008

After the Heat Map, we are proud to present another new feature for webstats – your dashboard!

With this new feature you decide what is shown on your main statistic page. With the help of the dashboard you can show your visitors the information, which you find relevant.

This means that your main statistic page is now fully customizable.

The new dashboard is already available to all motigo users with the latest version of the webstats counter code.

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Where do I find my Dashboard?

You will find the Dashboard in the Admin Area of your counters in your motigo account:

  1. Login to motigo
  2. Click on “Webstats”
  3. You will see a list with all your counters. After every counter title, you will see the new link “Dashboard”
  4. Click on this link to get to the counter’s dashboard

To login, you need your username and password. Forgot your password? No problem, you can request a new password here.

How do I use the Dashboard?

After clicking on “Dashboard” you will see the Dashboard page. On the left of the page (My Dashboard) you can see the components, which are currently displayed on the main page of your statistics. On the right side you can see all available Dashboard components.

You can now choose to show any of these components on your main statistic page. With the new dashboard you have a customizable statistic page. Now you can:

Remove components
To remove a component, drag it from your dashboard to the list of available dashboard components on the right.
Add components
To add a component to your dashboard, just drag an available dashboard component from the list to your dashboard on the left.
Reorder components
You can reorder the components in your dashboard by dragging them up or down in the list.

After this, just click on “Save changes”! The components on your Dashboard are now shown on your main statistic page. You can change your Dashboard anytime.

Don’t have a webstats counter yet?

If you don’t have a Webstats counter yet, now is your chance. It gives you valuable statistics for your website about your visitors, is free and easy to setup.

To try out the new feature, log in to your motigo account.

Still have questions? Our Support Team is here to help you!a

Hot, Hotter, Heat Map

Tuesday August 19th, 2008

You may have noticed the new Heat Map geovisualization feature that we have launched on motigo webstats. Here I’ll try to tell a little about what the heat map is and what it does.

Before the heat map, we already had two other geovisualization features on motigo webstats:

  • The oldest feature is the Continent of Origin map, which colors each continent according to the total amount of traffic from each continent
  • The more recent Visitor map uses Google Maps to pinpoint your most recent visitors’ locations

Between these we have wanted for some time to do a heat map which gives both

  1. a more detailed view of where your visitors come from than the Continent of Origin
  2. a higher level of overview than the pinpoint-exact Visitor Map

We also wanted our heat map to update live in real-time. This is something of a rarity in the world of heat maps, in fact it may be rather unique. So here it is: our real-time updating heat map :-)

Heat maps are a way to visualize geographic data such as housing prices, pollution levels, population density, and temperature. On a heat map, areas which appear in a hot color have a high value, e.g. expensive houses, much pollution, dense population, or warm weather.

For webstats, a hot color means “many visitors” from that area. The heat map renders each page view as a “hot spot” placed at the visitor’s location on the map.

When it starts up, it uses the first 15 seconds to render the most recent page views: up to 300 recent hits – fewer (down to 30) if your counter is not that busy or if we have recently run a cleanup procedure (cleanup happens once per day for most counters, more often for very busy counters).

Then it just waits for new hits for the counter and renders those as they arrive. There is a slight delay (up to 30 seconds) from the hit happens until it appears as a “hot spot” location on the heat map. If that location is already “hot”, the hit will not stand out, but the hot spot will expand slightly.

As more hits are rendered, older “hot spots” will gradually “cool off” and fade out if no further hits originate from there.

The time until hot spots fade out is determined dynamically by the number of hits which arrive, so it is not possible to say exactly how long a hit will be visible as a hot spot.

Future Attractions

We hope you’ll enjoy the new Heat Map feature. If you do, we have many ideas for additional features that we would like to add to the heat map. You are also welcome to leave a reply with your own ideas or comments.

The heat map requires our most recent version of the counter code. If you fetched your counter code since 2008 May 8th you should have the heat map already. Otherwise, you can log in and go to your “My Counters” page for instructions on how to update.

Cool uses of the motigo calendar

Tuesday September 11th, 2007

It’s always cool to see your product get used in cool and innovative ways. To encourage such behavior, we added embed-able versions of our newly launched calendar. By placing a few lines of javascript codes to your static html page, you will automatically get a very dynamic calendar shown on your page. Just like you would show an ad from google – now just with some real content ;-)

Some of our users have done a really nice job of using these small-size calendars on their page. We feel that we should give you a view into how cool your motigo calendar can look and how nice it works. Check out these pages for inspiration on how you can improve your own site with your very own calendar functionality:

  • Minigolf Club Classic Košice
    Has integrated the month view quite nicely into his existing design. The calendar fits seamlessly with it’s surrounding elements.
  • de nieuwe schakel
    Has both integrated a calendar RSS feed into his calendar and uses the embed-able month view to show this on his page. Very nice!
  • Historia de Guipúzcoa
    Notice how well the transparent background of the calendar works perfect with the general layout of the site.
  • THE OZ…
    Check out how nicely the agenda view and the month view work together side-by side.

We are extremely happy to see the already widespread use of our newly launched calendar – and especially that people are using it both as we planned, but also in new ways that just want us to keep on improving it.

We are looking forward for finding even more cool uses of the motigo projects in the future. Do you know of some?

Launch: Motigo calendars

Thursday August 9th, 2007

We are very happy to announce the Launch of motigo calendars! It is the first stand-alone product that we have developed ourselves from scratch, and we are more than happy with the result. If you don’t have an account yet, then sign up for a free account and give it a go.

Creating the calendar has been a great example of constrained based development. With only very little time to develop the application, we had to make vital decisions on what our new application was to do and what it was not going to do. The constraints turned out to be a blessing in that it kept our heads focused on exactly what is important for our product for it to work: it has swept the unimportant nice-to-haves away from the must-haves and secured a simple and non-bloated product.

The calendar is really an ordinary calendar application with two views: an administration area that is only accessible for the owner of the calendar (a motigo user), and a public version, which is visible to everybody. The public version of the calendar would look like this.

But it is not only a web calendar. The motigo calendar has two very intersting features:

  • Import of RSS feeds
    If you have a blog, a flickr stream, or whatever kind of web content that streams as an RSS feed, you can import it into your calendar. You can also import several feeds into your calendar in order to use it as a feed reader. The possiblities are many!
  • Include a small version of the calendar on your own page
    If you have a homepage on your own domain – or just another domain that motigo.com, but still want dynamic content directly inside your page’s main view, then the motigo calendar will help you out. Ad dynamic calendar content directly to your page, like you would add a banner ad.

Now – enough reading – go play around with it!

New product requests?

Thursday June 28th, 2007

At motigo.com we are always thinking about what new features and what products we want to create for you. But although we have many ideas of our own, we would love to hear from you what you would fancy the most.

Would you like to have a new blog for your site, to be able to easily insert polls into your site. How about a new calendar?

The possibilities are endless!

What new products would you most like to see from motigo.com in the future?