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Adding StatCounter to trusted javascript partners?

  1. I know wordpress.com has it's own stats tracker, but I find it very lacking information. In particular, I'm interested in the geographic location of my readers coupled with the keyword referral. Unfortunately, wordpress's built in stats tracker doesn't log geographic information and independent stat trackers like StatCounter can't log the keyword referrals without the use of javascript, which wordpress blocks. I understand the security reason behind not allowing javascript and even understand the economic reason behind not wanting to promote someone else's stat tracker when you have your own. However, is there any hope that a StatCounter or similar plug-in will be allowed as trusted javascript a la YouTube in the future?

  2. We can use:
    Sitemeter
    clustrmaps
    whsosamungus (email at http://whos.amung.us/contact/general/ )
    feedjit (non-Javascript version)
    Flagcounter

  3. Sitemeter has the same problem as StatCounter -- no javascript means no keyword referral tracking. I haven't checked all of the ones you've listed, but I believe that in general, if there is no javascript, there is no keyword referrals. StatCounter has worked great for me on non-wordpress.com sites and I like to continue using it to its full potential, instead of the crippled version I get without javascript. What I'm asking for is an upgrade to the wordpress policies, not a list of alternative suggestions that still don't do what I want.

  4. What I'm asking for is an upgrade to the wordpress policies, not a list of alternative suggestions that still don't do what I want.

    I have flagged this thread so it is moved to the Ideas Forum where we post our suggestions to Staff for new features and functions.

  5. Thanks... I'm new and the organization of the forums is not clear.

  6. Not to worry in time it will be moved for you. :)

  7. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    I have noticed the same trouble between the stats, but didn't know the why. This explains it.

    For whatever reason my blog here is getting so much more traffic than another site I used (for which I am grateful and after an early struggle here, I am very happy I made the move), but it is disappointing not seeing keyword referrals on my statcounter.

  8. Although you can't get the keyword tracking with Statcounter on the HTML version, you can get geographic location via the IP numbers on it. I use Statcounter on my blog and it works well, even without the ability to use Javascript.

    If you don't like the limitations of WordPress.com, you could always self-host via WordPress.org instead. Here are the differences between the two:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  9. I also use statcounter without javascript, and it gives some information, but not the information that interests me; namely, the coupling of geographic information with keyword referrals (i.e. are the people from Minnesota searching for Minnesota Twins terms? why is there a rash of British IPs? are they also looking for baseball information?).

    If wordpress allowed a javascript exception for statcounter, the way they do with youtube, this would be possible. Moving to wordpress.org would be a bit overkill for what I want.

  10. I agree with @errhode on that. The in house stats of WordPress does not provide the entire picture on the stats. Will the Site stats be expanded/enhanced to have these in the future?

  11. @arwenevenstar

    Will the Site stats be expanded/enhanced to have these in the future?

    This is a peer support forum and we Volunteers answering questions here do not have an answer to that question.

    Are you aware of quantcast and alexa?
    http://www.quantcast.com/arwenevenstar.wordpress.com
    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/arwenevenstar.wordpress.com#

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