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Top Referrer, Top Exits ?

Post by Tombalabomba » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:48 am

Hello,
I´m desperately looking for a button or an input-field for entering URL´s for Top Referrer and Top Exists.
Am I blind? :shock:
Can anybody help me?
Thanx!
Tom

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Re: Top Referrer, Top Exits ?

Post by garvinhicking » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:59 am

Those are not for entering manually. The lists only get filled when other pages refer to your page (Referrers) or when you enter links to foreign blogs which your readers click on (Exits).

So just wait and see, it will get filled as users start to read your blog! :)
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Post by Guest » Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:07 pm

Hey Garvin,
ok, now I understand....
Thanks for the hint!

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Post by Attila » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:44 pm

Hi,
I have those modules inserted, but I realized the numbers shown
(top exits) sometimes changing for less. E.g. yesterday was 140 for one
and today it shows 132 only for the same exit page.

Does it show the daily traffic? that would make sense.
Does it count the search engine robots too?

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Re: exit pages

Post by garvinhicking » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:41 pm

The statics should show accumulated values for the last week only, so that you get weekly rotating results...

And, yes, it does count every "click" on your exit links, also when Google or others index that link...

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Post by Attila » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:50 pm

Thanks Garvin,

The week starts on which day or date? would be nice to know.

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Post by garvinhicking » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:37 pm

The week always starts "now - 7 days". :)

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Post by Attila » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:00 pm

:lol: :lol: that make sense, so the last seven days.
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Post by CJ000 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:14 pm

I like the information provided by these plugins but don't really want visitors to see them. Is there a way to make these 'hidden' from visitors (i.e. - not admins or authors)?

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Post by garvinhicking » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:58 pm

This is not possible (yet).

However I just enhanced the 'Statistics' Event plugin to also emit the information of the plugins. It's committed to http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/p ... tatistics/ - so you should see it get updated there by tomorrow.

Thinking about it: In your old Serendipity version, in fact, you could assign the owner of the plugin to your 'Admin' user and not to 'all users'. Then it would only show up for those users. But this behavior has been changed in Serendipity 0.8 in favor of better permission handling and always showing plugins to all owners.

Maybe we should think about a way to put that extra functionality in, we have to see how to fit it in there

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Post by CJ000 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:10 pm

Sure, I can understand that.

The info is useful for the owner/webmaster but sometimes the domains that show up for exits are not something wanting to be displayed to the visitors. One are where this becomes very evident is if you use affiliate links and it shows up domains and info that is usually not shown to visitors. Hope that makes sense how I said it, lol.

The same may be true of referrals. Some domains the blog owner may not want visitors to see those domains (ex - see them and go to them).

So while I really like to know that info I don't want visitors to be able to see the domains and be distracted or curious about what they are or where they go.

I suppose the answer for now might be to use referral/exit webmaster log snippet in an html nugget (although I don't readily have such a snippet or program).

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Post by garvinhicking » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:13 pm

CJ, the answer to your problem is to just use the 'Statistcs' Plugin, then you can view it inside your blog administration and no simple users. :)

(Though you need to use the latest statistics plugin I committed a few minutes ago)

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Post by CJ000 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:18 pm

Excellent, thanks :)

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Post by Attila » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:51 am

Hi Garvin,
please let me know how to install this (or any) plugin on my blog/server.
I've never done this before so please be gentle :D .
(I'm learning quick :D)
Thanks,

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Post by garvinhicking » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:24 pm

Atilla, this is easy (instructions for 0.7, this has slightly changed in Serendipity 0.8):

1. Enter your Serendipity Administration page
2. Click on 'Configure Plugins'
3. There is a dropdown, where you can select a plugin to add. Select your plugin and click the button 'install'
4. After that, your plugin is added and you can see it in the list of installed plugins on the page 'Configure Plugins'

In your case, you would select the 'statistics' plugin and install that. It's an Event Plugin - Event plugins always do stuff "behind the scenes", where as Sidebar Plugins are always the boxes surrounding your Blog layout for the visitor (Calendar, Archives, Searchbox and so on).

Now for the advanced stuff of downloading an external plugin.

If you want to download external plugins, point your browser to http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/p ... l_plugins/
Then you click on a directory of a plugin you're interested in. Then you'll see the list of files in that directory. You need to download each file of a directory. To do that, click on the filename. At the top of the following page you see:

Code: Select all

Bookmark a link to HEAD: (view) (download) 


There you click on download, and you can save the file. After you saved all files on your harddrive, open the FTP connection to your Serendipity Blog. Create a directory inside the 'plugins' subdirectory with the same name as the directory name on where you downloaded the plugin (like 'serendipity_event_entrypaging'). In this directory, upload all the files you downloaded previously.

After you've done that, you can enter the Serendipity Adminstration again, go to 'Configure Plugins' and then you will automatically find the downloaded plugin in the Dropdown list.

Be careful though that not all External Plugins downloaded via this method run with Serendipity 0.7 - some of them are developed exclusively for Serendipity 0.8.

Now about the statistics plugin I talked in this thread: It's latest version can be found here: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/p ... tatistics/

There you need to download each file and just put it inside your existing plugins/serendipity_event_statistics/ directory and overwrite the plugin there. After having done that, the new version will be usable on your Serendipity installation. If you already installed the Statistics plugin, the new code will immediately take effect without manual changes. If you haven't already installed the plugin, apply the 4. steps I mentioned at the beginning and select the 'Statistics' plugin.

HTH! :-)

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