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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 – 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 – CLICKY Real Time Web Analytics


CLICKY - Real Time Web Analytics - Stats Page

Cool Stats Widgets Series – CLICKY Real Time Web Analytics – Meaningful Statistics

About the Widget.  CLICKY widget will not give your readers any great statistics about your site or your visitors.  When you install the CLICKY HTML code on your sidebar or footer all you will see on your site is the CLICKY Image shown to the right. Why do you want CLICKY then?  CLICKY is designed to give you all the information you need about your visitors.  The image above shows the statistics page of the CLICKY site.  The information shown is probably the same you can get through other sites like SITEMETER, Who’s Amung Us, ClustrMap or Flag Counter, but the presentation of the data makes it easy to see and follow.  Please visit GetClicky.com site for details on the statistics and presentation of this widget.

Important Note About the Widget.  CLICKY will be a free service for just one site.  If you have multiple sites to follow, you will have to subscribe to a paid service.  Therefore, make sure you select the correct site to set with CLICKY free service.

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

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