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#11 2005-09-23 10:49:20

alexandra
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From: Cologne, Germany
Registered: 2004-04-02
Posts: 1,370

Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

installed @ http://textpattern.kbbu.de

so far: i miss the % values for spiders, borwsers, operating systems…
other than that: GREAT WORK, Lee

Some questions:
  1. why are some IP´s highlighted in bold face?
  2. what is the difference between “spiders” and “searchengines” (to me in english spider and searchengine is the same)
  3. what/where do *Top Search Phrases and Top Search Words referr to?

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#12 2005-09-23 14:19:48

LeeStewart
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From: Boston, MA, US
Registered: 2005-07-25
Posts: 81
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

alexandra wrote:
so far: i miss the % values for spiders, borwsers, operating systems…
other than that: GREAT WORK, Lee

Thanks, although I don’t know what you mean by “miss”. Are they not showing up?

  1. why are some IP´s highlighted in bold face?

The first time a visitor comes to your website, I bold the “who” column, then all hits after that are normal font and will have a ‘+’ in the flags column – basically the bold ones are counted as “unique visitors” to your site. You can turn on the advanced view and hover over the plus sign to see how long they read the previous page.

I’ve made this a little better in the current release, I use a minus sign for a unique hit and a plus for the duplicates. When you hover over those symbols it’ll tell you how much time the viewer spent on that page (instead of the previous page).

By the way, I bold the “page” column if it’s a 404 and the latest version also italicizes the “page” column for file downloads. The “referrer” column is bold when the hit is coming from a search engine.

  1. what is the difference between “spiders” and “searchengines” (to me in english spider and searchengine is the same)

A spider is the software that search companies use to get the HTML from your website (some people call these programs ‘bots’ or ‘robots’). It’s an automated thing that goes through each page and indexes all the data for use by the search system. Maybe this won’t be so confusing when I have the screens translated into other languages.

Basically I break these into categories so I can tell that I’ve had 82 hits from people searching and 635 hits from spiders (which I don’t really care about).

  1. what/where do *Top Search Phrases and Top Search Words referr to?

When someone searches for a phrase in a search engine and then clicks the results to go to your site, I capture that search string. I store it as a full phrase and also chop it into individual words. The list you see is the 10 most common uses of these phrases and words.

At some point I want to also track the search strings that people type when doing a local search with the Textpattern search box. It’s a low priority since I don’t let people search my site that way.

Thanks for testing!

[Lee]


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#13 2005-09-23 18:40:49

alexandra
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From: Cologne, Germany
Registered: 2004-04-02
Posts: 1,370

Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

Hi Lee, thanks for the explanations.

Here is a screensh. of the browser stat – there are no % values anymore…
and confusing is: i use Opera 8 but “Opera 8” does not turn up on the browser stat. eventhough i visit my site very, very often :) i did not change Operas setting to pass off as some other browser.

btw. have you heard of Anemone?

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#14 2005-09-23 21:40:34

LeeStewart
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From: Boston, MA, US
Registered: 2005-07-25
Posts: 81
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

alexandra wrote:
Here is a screensh. of the browser stat – there are no % values anymore…

I wonder if that’s a problem with the CSS that I’m using to set the length of the bars?

Did it work fine before and then stop?

When you hover over a bar, does it tell you the percentage values?

i use Opera 8 but “Opera 8” does not turn up on the browser stat.

Yeah, others have noticed that – I fixed it in v0.9.06b, a super-secret version that’ll be around for private testing next Monday.

Mostly I’ve been concentrating on the core code and not getting all of the browsers/search engines/etc detected.

btw. have you heard of “Anemone”

I saw that post, but I like the idea of a stats program that’s integrated with Textpattern – they seem to be parsing log files and are trying for a solution that’ll work across multiple websites running on the same server. My plugins are a little lighter weight.

[Lee]


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#15 2005-09-23 21:53:32

alexandra
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From: Cologne, Germany
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

Hi Lee, there is a css problem for sure. f. e. the Login/logoff tab at the very end of the page is pushed to the very left and not staying centered. that occured first with updating to the 05 version of your plugins.
Hovering over one of the “Daily Hit Stats” bars show the counts not so for the bars of browsers, search engines, spiders and operating systems. I checked that in Firefox as well and it´s the same there.

Hope i could help a bit with my report. Thx a lot for your great work!

Last edited by alexandra (2005-09-23 21:54:35)

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#16 2005-09-23 22:08:11

thebombsite
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From: Exmouth, England
Registered: 2004-08-24
Posts: 3,251
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

Just a quick observation here Lee. The 404 handling within TXP is moving on at a rate of knots at the moment. We now have the ability to have an error_404 page template which TXP will use when it outputs a 404 error. I mention this only because I wonder if you might want to avoid 404 error handling within the plug-ins??


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#17 2005-09-24 20:08:16

LeeStewart
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From: Boston, MA, US
Registered: 2005-07-25
Posts: 81
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

alexandra wrote:
Hi Lee, there is a css problem for sure. f. e. the Login/logoff tab at the very end of the page is pushed to the very left and not staying centered. that occured first with updating to the 05 version of your plugins.

Well, I’m working on some CSS stuff for the next release and will try to get things working better. I’m not so good at CSS and it’s tough to test on multiple browsers.

Thanks.

[Lee]


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#18 2005-09-24 20:20:21

LeeStewart
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From: Boston, MA, US
Registered: 2005-07-25
Posts: 81
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

thebombsite wrote:
I wonder if you might want to avoid 404 error handling within the plug-ins??

I’m sorry if this sounds like Napolean Dynamite’s line “Because this is better, gosh whattaya think?!” There’s all sorts of features in Textpattern that are done better as plugins. Mostly because the plugin author has time to concentrate on a single thing and add as many features as they want. My plugin does a couple things that would be hard, if not impossible with the built-in 404 support:

  1. Knowledge of the page that was missing and tags to display information, like the referring page.
  2. Automatically taking a hit that was from a search engine and passing the query string to Textpattern.
  3. Per file handling – flag any page view as a 404 and tell the plugin where to redirect it.
  4. Using the previous feature, I have the ability to flag files with messy URLs as 404s.

Mostly I loathe to remove something that’s already coded and working…

[Lee]


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#19 2005-09-24 21:12:24

thebombsite
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From: Exmouth, England
Registered: 2004-08-24
Posts: 3,251
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

Oh it definitely works. Did you get my email by the way?


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#20 2005-09-24 22:39:26

swf
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: 2004-06-21
Posts: 109
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Re: hit_logger plugins alpha v0.9.06 - could use some testers.

I’ve installed this at my site looks good so far.

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