Access to more stats
Is it possible to have access to more stats? or to link a WordPress blog with with Google Analytics or others?
I am looking for stats such as:
– Click on categories
– Number of daily unique visitors
The blog I need help with is mideastobs.com.
You can get a lot more in the way of stats at http://www.quantcast.com/ . Put your site URL into the search box. If they have not yet tied into your site, it may take a few days for the stats to start showing up, but they do offer quite a bit more. Categories though… not sure about that.
I am trying to ‘tie’ my site to quantcast, but to do this, I am told to add the HTML text below at the end of each page.
When I do so, however, the text appears on the website, which is obviously a design killer. In addition, I’m not sure how to add this on something else than my static pages (ie, the home page).
<!– Quantcast Tag –>
var _qevents = _qevents || ;
var elem = document.createElement(‘script’);
elem.src = (document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https://secure” : “http://edge”) + “.quantserve.com/quant.js”;
elem.async = true;
var scpt = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’);
<img src=”//pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-c0_uEQ8XaIiGQ.gif” border=”0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”Quantcast”/>
<!– End Quantcast tag –>
You need to contact the Quantcast support people and ask them to add your mapped domain to the Stats – Quantcast is built into all WordPress.COM blogs but the mapped domain seems to confuse things a bit so you will need to have Quantcast set things up. Should only take a week or so but when I had them set my site up it took several emails over several weeks before the Stats started working.
You can’t add the meta code here.
Below is the answer to my question, by Quantcast:
“Is your site WordPress hosted or on a platform? If you’re using the WordPress Platform (as opposed to WordPress Hosted) as a Content Management System then you must have access to the files being hosted by your web-hosting provider.
The easiest way to become Quantified is to place your Quantcast tag in a common file that is loaded on every page, such as a footer. For most implementations common files are usually in the ‘Themes’ folder and are labeled something like ‘footer.php’, ‘index.php’ and so forth. Simply open the file on your computer, add your Quantcast code at the bottom of the file, and re-save the file to your web-host.”
However, I haven’t found how to find these common files on my WordPress.com menu. Could you help me for that?
THose instructions are not suitable to WP.com. They are not possible. You are using WordPress Hosted.
Quantcast has nice stats but some of their support people are a bit dense – you need to keep after them and probably open a support ticket – you will need to explain to them at least THREE times that you are hosted on WordPress.COM and can’t add the code, then they send the ticket up the food chain to the programming dept and after a month or so they will figure it out –
Did anyone get a good answer from Quantcast on how to improve your hosted wordpress.com blog to have more accurate stats? I’m very interested in the topic now that I see my Quantcast pageviews are running about half my wordpress stats.
Thanks in advance!
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