Import Sitemeter counter from Blogger

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  • #30436

    ag1024
    Member

    Can I import my current counter (including the stats), or do I have to start from scratch?

    Anne

    #30554

    raincoaster
    Member

    You have to start from scratch. It’s a new website, so no matter where or when you move, you always, always have to start from scratch again.

    #30558

    peterbollig
    Member

    you dont have to start from scratch, just change your settings on your sitemeter account from your blogger account to your wordpress account
    when you’re logged in, http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=manager&area=siteinformation

    #30559

    raincoaster
    Member

    Really? I wish I’d known that eight or nine months ago. Thanks for correcting me.

    #30583

    drmike
    Member

    You’re old one is still probably there if you want to switch back. Also IIRC you can add in an amouunt if you want.

    #30622

    ag1024
    Member

    Thank you! That was very useful information, I will try.

    #30645

    drmike
    Member

    Quick note that a Site meter widget had been created by someone who should be cleaning out their email inbox and dealing with other issues. I do hope we can see this on wp.com someday. :)

    *HINT*
    *HINT*
    *HINT*

    And it may ever be secure. :)

    #30686

    ag1024
    Member

    What is wrong with it?

    I assumed I could place the sitemeter using a textbox and put it in as a picture, as explained in one of the other threads. Hm, would that work?

    #30687

    ag1024
    Member

    I took a look at Dr.Mike’s blog from you link, my Good, it looks terrific. I see the point now so please ignore my question above…

    #30711

    drmike
    Member

    Nothing’s wrong with it. I’ve been trying to learn how WordPress secures content lately over in the WordPress Multiuser forums.

    #30717

    pcm266
    Member

    Wow, that sitemeter widget would be great. I for one certainly hope that’ll indeed be on wp.com sooner than later :)

    #30749

    ag1024
    Member

    So, it can not be used on WP so far?

    #30755

    timethief
    Member

    No at this point the sitemeter widget is only available at daria.be. Here at wordpress.com we can go to the sitemeter website and follow the instructions to install sitemeters on our blogs. Both of my blogs here have sitemeters and they work very well.

    #30761

    britgirl
    Member

    @TT @anne1024 – the free sitemeter does not track referrers and key words among other useful things. The free version also only tracks up to a certain number of visitors. Only with the js code can you do do the full tracking even if you have the paid version. I’ve sent in a request to ask if the Sitemeter widget could be made available for wp.com. I can only ask…

    #30789

    drmike
    Member

    It can be used on regular WordPress, not here at wp.com. The widget I created drops your username over at sitemeter into the javascript. Sitemeter confirmed for me that the username is also made up of the name of the server you’re on so that’s all I needed to make it work.

    #30798

    britgirl
    Member

    Dr Mike I understand that it can’t be used on wp.com that’s why I sent the request to see if we can get to use here. I got a response from Podz that the request is down to be looked at.

    But let me confirm with you again – you are talking about using the widjet on wp.org or multi user when you made it work?

    #30799

    podz
    Member

    The widget contains a good chunk of javascript – I missed the download link earlier – and it effectively puts that js into each blog. There is a significant security risk which I don’t think can be taken.

    #30815

    britgirl
    Member

    So, if I understand you correctly then Podz, what you are saying is that there’s no chance of having the sitemeter widget available to use on wp.com?

    But it is/can be used on wp multi-user? And it’s not a security risk there?

    #30851

    ag1024
    Member

    What is the conclusion here?

    I have changed my Sitemeter account adress from Blogger to WordPress, so now it is counting on my wordpress blog. Or not?

    How I understand the discussion above, is that I cannot put the sitemeter widget on my WP blog. But I can still track the locations, referrals etc as usual if I want, if I log into my Sitemeter account (it is still counting traffic after I changed the adress. I suppose that is WP blog traffic).

    britgirl;
    “@TT @anne1024 – the free sitemeter does not track referrers and key words among other useful things”
    you mean, it will not do it on WP? then it is still counting on Blogger, because it still shows referrals, google search words tec.

    drmike;
    “It can be used on regular WordPress, not here at wp.com”
    With regular WP, you mean hosted by one self?

    timethief;
    what is daria.be?

    #30852

    timethief
    Member

    Anne it’s not easy to understand when you are talking to more than one person I know so here goes, in a nutshell

    (1) Yes you can have a free sitemeter non java script version on wordpress.com blogs and many of us do have one.

    (2)*BUT* on wordpress.com we cannot use either the free or paid javascipt version of sitemeter and therefore we cannot get referrer information or key words used.

    (3) On http://daria.be which is a free wordpress MU blogging platform hosted by drmike, we have a different and much more comprehensive statisical tracking system including key word tracking.

    (4) On http://daria.be which is a free wordpress MU blogging platform hosted by drmike, he has created a sitemeter widget and we get referrer information. On wordpress.com there is no sitemeter widget and no referrer information as yet but britgirl has requested that the widget be introduced here too.

    (5) In regard to drmike’s reference for those self hosting blogs or for those who have web hosted blogs run on a different code base than we do over here http://wordpress.org/hosting. They can have the java script, frames, embeds and styles but we can’t because it creates security risks over here because we are on a shared multi-user platform, unlike over there.

    (6) Blogs are served from {name}.wordpress.com. The WordPress cookie is delivered to any site that ends in wordpress.com. Any javascript on the page is legitimately allowed to look up cookies that would be sent to the domain it’s served from. If java script were allowed on the shared wordpress.com blogging platform then lifting log-in cookies would be child’s play.

    That is why all java script, frames, styles, and embeds are stripped out by wordpress.com programming.

    SHEESH – I should be blogging this and at least getting some hits for all my effort *lol*. ;)

    P.S. Here’s yet another java script no can do thread. Although it’s not about a site meter the answer is still the same for the same reasons http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=4184&replies=5

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