GoStats.com goes global

January 9th, 2007

Thanks to the hard work of the wonderful people in Russia, and Germany GoStats is now operational in those two languages as:
GoStats Russia, and GoStats Germany

A Vietnamese version of GoStats will also be available in the coming months. And GoStats is also considering expanding into other languages as well.

We look forward to the challenges and rewards that the new year and the new versions of GoStats brings.

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How to Install a GoStats counter in LiveJournal

December 20th, 2006
  • Visit GoStats.com and click on “Sign Up” located on the left side of the page below user name and password
  • Fill in all the fields and click “sign up”
  • When you sign up, you will be able to add your site(s)
  • Click on “Add new site” and fill out the fields
  • You can add as many sites as you want
  • After adding your site(s), click on “Get Code” – if this does not show up, then go to “My sites”, located on the left side of the page
  • Under your site(s) listed are several options, click on “get code”
    You’re given four choices of counter styles (if you don’t want the counter visible, consider upgrading to GoStats Pro) there are plenty of styles and colors to choose from
  • Choose one and click on it
    You will be taken to a page with the counter code. Copy the second counter code – HTML counter codeThere are different instructions based on the Style system you are using. To check your style system go to Journal Display, click on “Basics” – it’s under Style System
  • If you’re using S1:
    Please see LiveJournal FAQ # 188 for their instructions and tutorial
  • If you’re using S2:
    Please see LiveJournal FAQ # 188 for their instructions on adding counter code, as well as to ensure that your layout supports counter code
  • Refresh your blog page and voilà your hit counter should be visible
    Now you can sit back and continue blogging
    Don’t forget to view your stats, you can do this by accessing your GoStats account, and click on “my sites” and “stats”
    If you choose to receive weekly emails from GoStats about your hits, please add support@gostats.com to your safe email addresses to prevent it from ending up in your Spam folder

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How to Install a GoStats counter in Xanga

December 20th, 2006
  • Visit GoStats.com and click on “Sign Up” located on the left side of the page below user name and password
  • Fill in all the fields and click “sign up”
    When you sign up, you will be able to add your site(s)
  • Click on “Add new site” and fill out the fields
    You can add as many sites as you want
  • After adding your site(s), click on “Get Code” – if this does not show up, then go to “My sites”, located on the left side of the page
  • Under your site(s) listed are several options, click on “get code”
    You’re given four choices of counter styles (if you don’t want the counter visible, consider upgrading to GoStats Pro) there are plenty of styles and colors to choose from
  • Choose one and click on it
    You will be taken to a page with the counter code. Copy the second counter code – HTML counter code
  • Return to Xanga and under “Edit” Click on “Look and Feel”
  • Scroll down to “Website Stats”
  • Paste GoStats code into the box
  • To Preview the GoStats counter on your page click on “Preview”
  • Click “Save Changes” to save your GoStats counterRefresh your blog page and voilà your hit counter should be visible
    Now you can sit back and continue blogging
    Don’t forget to view your stats, you can do this by accessing your GoStats account, and click on “my sites” and “stats”
    If you choose to receive weekly emails from GoStats about your hits, please add support@gostats.com to your safe email addresses to prevent it from ending up in your Spam folder

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How to Install a GoStats counter on your Blogger Blog

December 20th, 2006
  • Visit GoStats.com and click on “Sign Up” located on the left side of the page below user name and password
  • Fill in all the fields and click “sign up”
    When you sign up, you will be able to add your site(s)

  • Click on “Add new site” and fill out the fields
    You can add as many sites as you want

  • After adding your site(s), click on “Get Code” – if this does not show up, then go to “My sites”, located on the left side of the page
  • Under your site(s) listed are several options, click on “get code”
    You’re given four choices of counter styles (if you don’t want the counter visible, consider upgrading to GoStats Pro) there are plenty of styles and colors to choose from

  • Choose one and click on it
    You will be taken to a page with the counter code. Copy the desired counter code

  • Return to Dashboard on Blogger
  • Click on your blog and then on to Template
  • The template page will bring up all your html code for your blog
  • There are several places that you can place your counter
  • If you want to place it on your side bar find the code:
    <!-- End sidebar -->
    </div >

    Above this, paste the copied code

  • If you want to place it at the bottom of the page find the code:
    </body>
    </html>

    Above this paste the copied code

  • To center the counter add <center> before the GoStats code and </center> after the GoStats code
  • After placing your code in its desired spot fully update your blog
  • Refresh your blog page and voilà your hit counter should be visible
    Now you can sit back and continue blogging
    Don’t forget to view your stats, you can do this by accessing your GoStats account, and click on “my sites” and “stats”
    If you choose to receive weekly emails from GoStats about your hits, please add support@gostats.com to your safe email addresses to prevent it from ending up in your Spam folder

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Web counter installation for Yahoo! Groups

December 18th, 2006

Once you have logged into your yahoo groups account (as the administrator) do the following:

  1. Click Management
  2. Click “Description & Appearance”
  3. In the description section click “edit”.
  4. Paste your GoStats HTML code into the “description” section.

Note: You may need to install the “simple” GoStats HTML code instead of the “standard” GoStats HTML code.

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insert hit counter using HTML

December 13th, 2006

How to install your GoStats stats counter

note: Alternative references for installing your counter on blogs can be found here: web counter installation instructions for your blog

Add a site

If you have not yet added any sites to your GoStats profile account do the following:

  1. log in to your stats account
  2. click on “add sites”
  3. Fill in the information for your site.
  4. Be sure to only block your computer from counting if you really want to. (it’s difficult to determine if your counter is working when your own hits are blocked from registering.)
  5. Take note of whether you want to password protect your webstat pages (at the bottom of the form) If you don’t want anyone to see your stats you should activate this option.

Get the counter code

  1. click on “my sites”
  2. click on “get code”
  3. Select the counter style that you would like. Hint: scroll down to the bottom of the first page to see: the “Top 3” counter styles selected by people who enjoy GoStats
  4. Once you have finished customizing your counter, copy one of the two available code types. It is recommended to install the first type first and only revert to the second type if the first one doesn’t work for you.

Install the code

Paste your new code into the HTML source of your website page. It is highly recommended to insert the code into all pages in your site to that you can use GoStats to it’s fullest. Verify your counter code

  1. once you have installed your code, log into your account and click on “my sites”
  2. click on “verify code” for your site
  3. You will see a resulting message indicating if your code has been properly installed or not.
Now that you have fully installed your counter, sit back and let your hits roll in. If you are looking for more hits, perhaps try discussing this topic in the GoStats message board. If you cannot install your web tracking code into yoru page, please try the support ticket system. If you cannot log in, as a last resort, you can email GoStats support

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WordPress plug in updated

November 29th, 2006

Just a quick note for those who are following this blog.  There is a new version of the GoStats plugin.

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How do web counters work?

November 29th, 2006

Web counters are internet applications which you can install into your webpage to track the traffic your site receives.

When you install the web counter HTML code into your page, it will be invoked by each visitor to your site.  Their visit data will be logged for you so that when you view your traffic report you will see an easy to read and understand report based on your traffic.  Generally these reports are in near real-time.

Some web counters are visible and will display the total number of hits which your website has received on your page.  Some are invisible and will be completely hidden from view.

Most services will give you a regular email update of your website’s traffic activity.

I recommend that you try GoStats; it’s a great feature rich service which is very easy to use.

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The power of embedded web traffic collection

November 29th, 2006

If you are still using web log analyzers (awstats, webalizer etc…) to collect and process the hits to your website, listen up!

Web counters (or site trackers) are able to do the following (which the log analyzers simply cannot):

  • track advanced stats about your visitors (such as monitor resolutions, window sizes, cookie tracking, javascript, java, etc…)
  • wont slow down your server since all logs and reports are stored on a remote server
  • widely used and well maintained: the interface is much easier to use and so is the service on the whole
  • third party web tracking is more trustworthy for potential advertisers.  (more likely to land the advertising contract based on third party data)
  • near realtime: old weblog processors cannot efficiently process the traffic data for your site like trackers can.
  • You can optinally display a count of hits on your page; often this is a great indicator to your visitors that you care about the amount of traffic you get.

In the end, even the most diehard web-log-analyzer users will at the very least use both a tracker and an analyzer.  Most will just use the webcounter itself.

By the way, have you created a GoStats account yet?

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How to Install a GoStats Hit Counter using WordPress Plugins

November 3rd, 2006

This is for all of you who are hosting your own WordPress blog. If you have a WordPress blog hosted on WordPress.com please refer to this post.

1. Visit GoStats.com and click on “Sign Up” located on the left side of the page below user name and password
2. Fill in all the fields and click “sign up”
3. When you sign up, you will be able to add your site(s)
4. Click on “Add new site” and fill out the fields
5. You can add as many sites as you want
6. Returning to your blog, download the following plugin file

Download the GoStats for Wordpress plugin here

7. Extract the zipped file to your plugins directory
8. Load your plugins page from the WordPress admin section and click “Activate” to enable the GoStats plugin
9. Click on the Options tab, then click on “GoStats”
9 – b. If you are running a more recent version of WordPress, click on the Settings tab instead, then click on “GoStats”
10. Enter your GoStats site id number*
11. Enter your GoStats server id**, then click on Update.

You’re now done, sit back and enjoy your GoStats counter!
This plugin will be updated in the future, so please bookmark this page or subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog to get updates

*Your site id can be found in your site summary URL at GoStats. Just look for “?id=”. The number following is your site id.
Example: http://monster.gostats.com/summary.xml?id=3561 –> site id is 3561
**Your server id for GoStats can be found in your site summary URL.  Look for the “http://”.  the small word before the “.” is the server id.  Possible ranges are: monster, c3 and c4.
Note: If you choose to receive weekly emails from GoStats about your hits, please add support@gostats.com to your safe email addresses to prevent it from ending up in your Spam folder

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