May 21, 2004


Is there a REALLY reliable and true statistics engine for number of visitors? Sitemeter, she be wrong.

And while I am at it, the links on TTLB and Technorati? They be wrong, too. There are a number of sites that have links to the pages I have checked that DON'T show up on TTLB or Technorati.

Why is that?

Still trying to make sure I always beat Jim of SBD.

Which, according to Sitemeter, I am currently not doing...


Posted by Everydaystranger at May 21, 2004 01:37 PM

the most realistic is in your C-Panel under stats. There's a vareity of packages in there that produce lovely graphs and stuff, and because they are all based on the MuNu server they are accurate representations of your site traffic

Posted by Rob at May 21, 2004 02:06 PM

You've got more comments though. My hundreds of readers aren't as conversation prone as your couple dozen.


Posted by Jim at May 21, 2004 04:43 PM

Of course, currently, I am the top Munuvian if you are countin' the SiteMeter visitation rate. ;)

Of course, if you absolutely want to see how reliable SiteMeter's stats are, check this chart. Accordin' to every other possible way to check how much traffic I am gettin', there is no way I have had no visitors from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. I have been noticin' this trend for several days, where durin' several periods of the day, SiteMeter is showin' no traffic on any kind for hours.

Oh, and speakin' of comments, heck, even Harvey gets more comments that I do. I guess everyone is laughin' too hard at my feeble attempts at bloggin' to stop and tell me whether they enjoyed what I had to say or what? I even ask questions, and no one answers them. It is frustratin' to be sure, but then, we can't all be Susie, can we?

Posted by Tiger at May 21, 2004 04:59 PM

Not being the most technically curious person in the world, I had never really looked at the CPanel stats. Holy crap! It's amazing.
One thing, though, and very confusing... the errors page... where can I find explanations of why there would be errors, or what such and such means?
And while I'm asking questions, what is a normal amount of bandwidth useage?

Posted by LeeAnn at May 21, 2004 05:26 PM

I've wanted to mention this for some time.

It appears to me that the way we Munuvians typically link each other of the blogroll -- using Madfish Willie's java script -- winds up having us not get credit for the fifty-plus Munuvia links. I know I'm not being linked by most of you guys, and I'm linking you, but the fact that the links are generated by java and not actually therefore embedded on our homepages means that Technorati and The Truth Laid Bear don't register them.

How about we all just cut and paste our blog rolls, rather than using Madfish Willie's (admittedly convenient) java script blogroll, so that we can all immediately boost our links by 50 or more?

If I'm wrong about the reason links aren't showing up on Technorati or TTLB, just ignore me. But I think I'm right.

Posted by ace at May 21, 2004 07:50 PM

It's really bothering me right now, because I'm thisclose to levelling up on The Truth Laid Bear. And when I level up, I get to boost my Strength to 19 and my Dexterity to 21.

Posted by ace at May 21, 2004 07:53 PM

Ace: Actually, those scripts were written and are maintained by Pixy. The ecosystem was supposedly counting them at one time.

Pixy: Is there a way to display only the cPanel counter on our sites?

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 22, 2004 12:39 AM

I KNOW that the Bear's Alliance blogroll script counts in the ecosystem, so there must be a way for the munu script to count, if only the Bear could be persuaded to divulge his secret!

Posted by Susie at May 22, 2004 06:14 AM

They also don't show up on Technorati.

But I'm chiefly concerned about the Almighty Bear.

Posted by ace at May 22, 2004 08:32 AM

In any event, would anyone else be willing to consider doing a text-in-the-template blogroll?

I'll write the thing up (or cut and paste it, whichever). I'm not asking anyone else to do any work.

Apart from adding it to the template, I mean.

Just wondering. Seems silly to lose all those delicious links.

Posted by ace at May 22, 2004 08:33 AM

Probably the best thing is to use a PHP include, so we can all still share the blogroll.

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 22, 2004 12:58 PM

Ace, there are two ways you can do what you want to do.

1) Click the link in the sidebar for the blogroll. In that post there is code for the blogroll. Copy the http address and paste it into your address bar. The source text will display. Copy that into text editor, do a global search & replace on the extra stuff. Copy the results into your Main Index Template.

2) Go to one of the MuNu sites. Pull up the source code via the View menu. Scroll down till you find the blogroll. Copy & Paster into your Main Index Template.

Now that I've just written this, I see Pixy's much better solution. D'oh!

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 22, 2004 01:41 PM

A little general FYI for everyone...

After reviewing my ecosystem stats, I've discovered a little quirk. The ecosystem script counts links on the main page of your blog. I noticed that I had a bunch of links from Harvey and Eric and Susie. Many more than any post pings or site links. Then, it hit me. The roll-down comments are actually on the front page, being hidden until you click the show comments link. So my comments on all the sites with the roll down scripts installed are being counted as links back the MFWCS, as long as I enter the URL in the personal information blocks. I haven't taken the time yet to see if it only counts 1 comment per thread, but I assume it is counting only unique URLs per post and would discard comments 2,,3,4... Plus it counts links to my subsites - MadLab and HammerHead.

Not trying to "game the system", just something I discovered.

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 22, 2004 08:27 PM

Munuviana's Recent Posts list does the same thing :)

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 23, 2004 02:54 AM