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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.

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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 – 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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UPDATED – Cool Stats Widgets Series – Who’s Amung Us Widget


Cool Stats Widgets Series – Who’s Amung Us Widget – Current Number of Readers and Statistics Page

UPDATE.  Who’s Amung Us updated its website, changing the screens and the link to non-JavaScript HTML code.  This post reflect the newest information to install your widget at WordPress.com.  

About the Widget.  Who’s Amung Us provides a variety of widgets to choose from and install in your site.  They offer both JavaScript and non-java widgets.  This tutorial covers non-java widgets for us on WordPress.com.  As many other statistics widgets, Who’s Amung Us HTML code needs to be installed in your blog.  A widget will be seen by your readers when they open your blog and you will be able to review all kinds of information about your readers when you visit the Who’s Amung Us site.

What Will Your Readers See on Your Site?  This will depend on the widget you choose.  Who’s Amung Us offer a number of widgets to choose from.  The widget shown to the right is The Original widget.  The non-java widgets that work with WordPress.com will show the number of readers looking at your site at the instant the page loads.

What Statistics are Available to You on Who’s Amung Us Site?  When you press the widget in your webpage or visit the Who’s Amung Us site, you see a graph showing the number of readers to your site per hour (see the image above).  The graph includes the maximum, average and minimum number of readers each hour.  You also see the number of reader per page.  Finally, your can see where the visitors come from on a world map.  On Who’s Amung Us dashboard, the Maps tab allows you to see the map information in different formats.  The History tab allows you to see the visitors information  for the last 24h, for the last month, for the last year or for the last five years.  Of course, data collects only after you install the widget.

Important Notice.  If you go directly to Who’s Amung Us site you will only have access to JavaScript widgets.  These will not work on WordPress.com.  To access the non-java HTML code  for the widget follow the links provided in this article.

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How Do I Install This Widget on WordPress.com? Installing the Who’s Amung Us widget on your site is simple.  First, obtain 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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