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Cool Stats Widgets Series – Flag Counter


Flag Counter - Statistics Web Site

Cool Stats Widgets Series – FlagCounter Hit Counters & Flag Map

About the Widget.  FlagCounter counts the number of visitor and views of your site once you install their non-java HTML code in your WordPress.com blog.  FlagCounter categories your visitors by country, and state or province in the case of the United States of America and Canada.  When you access your account at FlagCounter, you can look up for your visitor information in countries listings, maps and charts.  Beside emphasizing on your visitors’ flags, you can view charts with the total visitors and views.

Blog With Integrity:  Life & Bits have no commercial or other relationship with FlagCounter.

What Will Your Readers See on Your Website?  FlagCounter gives three options to show your readers: a Top Countries counter, a Flag Map counter and a Mini Counter.  You can customize the counters size, format, colors and information shown.  The Mini Counter provides the smallest and inconspicuous counter.   I use the Top Countries counter with Life & Bits.

How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the Histats Counter widget on your site is simple.  First, get the HTML code from their site.  Second, install the code on your blog.  And, you are done.  Please follow the instructions below.

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Cool Stats Widgets Series – SiteMeter Visits Counter


sitemeter Visit Detail

Cool Stats Widgets Series – sitemeter Visits Counter and Web Analyst

About the Widget.  Site Meter have some paid services but also a free service.  The free service is very good.  You have access to a summary of visitors; details of each visitor including domain, location, operating system, browser, time, pages visited, entry page, exit page, etc.; world map; graph of visits and views for different periods.  If you are crazy about stats you will have a lot of results to dig into.  The site can present the data a lists or graphically.

Blog With Integrity:  Life & Bits have no commercial or other relationship with sitemeter.

What Will Your Readers See on Your Website?  Site Meter offers a selection of counters with or without showing the visits count.  The chosen counter will display on your WordPress.com blog sidebar.  One style of sitemeter counter shows here.  If your visitors click the sitemeter counter they will arrive at the sitemeter website.  The data they will have access to will depend on the Privacy Level you choose.

How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the Histats Counter widget on your site is simple.  First, get the HTML code from their site.  Second, install the code on your blog.  And, you are done.  Please follow the instructions below.

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Cool Stats Widgets Series – ClustrMaps Hit Counter


ClustrMaps - Geographical Hit Counter

Cool Stats Widgets Series – ClustrMaps – Geographical Hit Counter

About the Widget.  ClustrMaps presents the visitors to your blog or website as dots in a world map.  This hit counter provides real-time information when you visit their site (once you install the widget.)  ClustrMaps provides a table with a count of visitor by country which you can expand to show by state or city.  You can see a list of the most recent visitors, and the total count since the widget installation and the las 24 hours.  This widget helps to understand the term World Wide Web.

Blog With Integrity:  Life & Bits have no commercial or other relationship with ClustrMaps.

What Will Your Readers See on Your Website?  The cool thing about the ClustrMaps widget is your world map is available to your readers.  Your readers will see a small version of the world map with all the dots on your sidebar.  They can see the full size version when they click over the map on your site.

How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the Histats Counter widget on your site is simple.  First, get the HTML code from their site.  Second, install the code on your blog.  And, you are done.  Please follow the instructions below.

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Cool Stats Widgets Series – Histats Counters & Real Time Stats


Histats Real Time Stats

Cool Stats Widgets Series – Histats Counters – One of the Coolest Free Full Service Real Time Stats

 About the Widget.  I stumbled across Histats on one of my readers website.  This service offers a lot of counters to include in your blog and the most complete free real-time stats page.  As many web analytic services the best counters require JavaScript codes.  Nevertheless, there are a number of excellent counters from this site that will work on WordPress.com.  The site provides non-java code for every counter, however not all of them will work on WordPress.com since they include embedded code that is automatically eliminated by WordPress.com.  The information below lets you know which counters can be used on your WordPress.com blog.  I find the greatest advantage of Histats are all the cool stats and graphics available to you about your blog and your readers.

Blog With Integrity:  Life & Bits have no commercial or other relationship with Histats.

What Will Your Readers See on Your Website?  In order for Histats to gather information of your visitors, you need to install a non-java HTML code in your blog.  This code contains the tag needed to identify your site.  What your readers see will depend on your counter choice.  Histats also gives you the option to install the tracking code with your tag without any counter showing.  That means your readers don’t see anything else on your site, but they get tracked by Histats.  I selected the online visitor counter shown here.

How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the Histats Counter widget on your site is simple.  First, get the HTML code from their site.  Second, install the code on your blog.  And, you are done.  Please follow the instructions below.

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Cool Stats Widgets Series – PAX Hit Counter


PAX Hit Counters

Cool Stats Widgets Series – PAX Hit Counters to Match Your Blog Theme

About the Widget.  As seen in the image above, PAX offers search tabs, a search box and hit counters.  Both the search tab and search box use JavaScript which will not work on WordPress.com.  However, PAX provides a non-java option for the hit counters that will work perfectly with your WordPress.com blog.

What will Your Readers See on Your Site.  The cool thing about PAX is that you can choose from a big selection of counters.  You will certainly be able to select a counter that matches the colors and theme of your blog.  Your will also be able to set the start count number to match the current visits of your site.  Your readers will see the counter you chose, similar to the one seen here, on your sidebar or footer area (if your theme have footers).

Blog With Integrity:  Life & Bits have no commercial or other relationship with PAX.

How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the PAX’s Hit Counter widget on your site is simple.  First, get the HTML code from their site.  Second, install the code on your blog.  And, you are done.  Please follow the instructions below.

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