Posts Tagged ‘webstats’

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

Did you know that… You can get your counter code anytime in your motigo account overview?

Did you update your website and lost the code of your counter? Or just want to enable all new webstats features? Whenever you need it, you can get the code of your counter – just follow these steps:

1. Login to motigo

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2. Click on “Webstats”

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

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

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5. Copy the code and paste it in your website

If you have any problems implementing the counter, you can contact our support team anytime!

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 ranking on the webstats catalogues

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009

Motigo has re-arranged the top lists of the webstats catalogue. Up to now, the ranking was based on the daily number of Page Views of a website. Starting from now, the ranking will be based of the number of daily Visits instead (you can find this value on your statistic page under “Visits”). Why did we do it? We consider this to be a much fairer basis for the ranking, since the number of visitors of a website is hard to manipulate and so we hope to have a fairer website ranking for all users.

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Page Views and Visits – what is the difference?

Page views is the view of one page in your website – every time a page is loaded, this is considered a Page View. It doesn’t make any difference if it is the same user visiting the page or not.

Visits are the number of individual visits to your website. This statistic is based on recognition of a browser cookie in the visitor’s browser. Therefore, the visitor is not counted again if he has already been visiting the site within the last 24 hours.

You can read more about the difference between Page Views and Unique Visitors here.

Still have questions? You can contact Motigo’s support team anytime!

Did you know that… You can use the same counter code on all pages of your website to measure total website traffic?

Monday May 25th, 2009

The motigo webstats counter analyzes the website traffic of the page where the counter code is inserted (this is usually the index page, where most visitors arrive in your site). However, if you are interested in measuring the total traffic of every single page in your site, you can do it also, adapting the webstats statistics to your personal needs. Here are two examples of how to use motigo webstats.

1) You want to see traffic numbers for all pages of your website in one statistic page:

In this case, insert the same counter code on all pages of your website (one simple way to do it is to insert it on a template which is used in all pages, this avoids the work of inserting the code manually in every page).

Using the counter this way, will show total number of visitors to your website in your statistic page (the traffic of all pages will be measured).

2) You want to have detailed statistics about every page of your website:

If you need individual statistic details for different pages of your website (for example, if you want to compare traffic between the pages), just create a different webstats counter for each page. Make sure that you insert the different counter codes on the different pages. This way, each page is measured individually and you get detailed information about the visitors of each page (where do they come from, how did they find the page, etc.). To compare traffic volume between the pages, you can use the option “compare counters” on your webstats overview.

PS: You can only use the same counter on different pages of the same website / domain (eg, on www.xy.de, www.xy.de/page1, www.xy.de/page2, and so on). It is not allowed to use the same counter on different domains (e.g., to use the same counter on www.xy.de and www.vz.de as this would falsify site statistics).

Webstats icons with new looks

Wednesday April 22nd, 2009

We have been busy redesigning the webstats icon and have a whole series of new icons ready for testing. Some testing has already begun. So don’t worry if you suddenly see a different webstats icon on your website instead of the little blue square with the red line graph, as we are trying out different colours and formats.

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During the test period different new icons will appear on the websites on a random basis. The icon’s new look will not affect statistic measuring in any way – you will get the same reliable stats you’re used to from your webstats counter.

We hope you like the new icons!

Your motigo team

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.