re: Web Analytics for pet projects VIEW POST


Itś is great that you provide options for basic scenarios :-)

I remember back in the day where I used a site counter and I have thought a few times, it would have been cool if those services existed still. Now (compared to 1997) there are even more instances where you don´t have access to the logs (and bots are a huge chunk of traffic for a small site, so running some javascript eliminates a lot of the ones who don´t identify themselves properly like Googlebot)

Do you have plans for the ability to show the traffic as well?


Do you have plans for the ability to show the traffic as well?

You mean to show all http traffic comming in instead of counting visitors? Actually not, because then I'd need to charge money for the service. At least I imagine that it can get quite a lot of traffic to handle if there is some popular website using Simple Web Analytics. Yeah, so to count really all requests coming in, I'd try to rely on logs.


I thought like in the olden days of a snippet you could have on a page showing the number of visitors you have had. It would probably be way too cheesy in 2020, but a nice nod to history from 20 years ago :-)

There seems to already exist free services that offer this, you can choose from multiple designs and customize colors. freecounterstat.com/ is one of them. With Simple Web Analytics I'll try to focus more on essential insights for web page owners. But the kind of "oldschool" webpage design on simple-web-analytics.com/ is on purpose, so I am glad it seems to call that associations.

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