The New Sitemeter

Since Right Wing News gets considerably more traffic then my site, and quite a few other bloggers stop in here, I thought it might be worthwhile to crosspost this simple little bit about Sitemeter.

For those who haven’t seen it, Sitemeter made some big changes to their website. And some changes to the meter you embed in your site. No longer is there one button that shows the you have sitemeter and what your hit count stands at. To do this, you now nead two scripts.

You can leave the old Sitemeter code as is. It will work fine as is. But, if you want the hit count to show, there is another piece of code you have to add to your site. Under Site Settings, look for Counter Code. Add it. But, if you just have that on your site, the numbers will not change. You must have the regular Sitemeter code, too.

You can have the Counter code show either visits or page views.

One nice feature is the ability to limit the data that people can see when they go to your Sitemeter page. It used to be either see it all, or see nothing. You can also pay $6.95 a month to get access to some extra data, but, quite frankly, I do not see the point, unless one is massively, hugely, monsterously obsessed by metrics.

Update: Looks like their rolling Sitemeter back to the former system. Not sure why. Could have something to with it being unstable all day long.

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