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10-06-2004, 03:54 PM
I'm webmaster of our organization's intranet, and I'm very interested in the possibility of using StatCounter. From what I've read in this forum, it appears StatCounter will not attempt to access our site, and that we send information to your Website, where we can view our statistics. For security reasons, it is critical to us that no external source attempt to access our intranet, which in fact would be prohibited. Are my assumptions about StatCounter correct?
yes it will work fine for an intranet.
it will send the page title, page url and referring link information to statcounter but nothing else about your pages.
10-06-2004, 08:08 PM
Many thanks!! That's what I had hoped to hear. On a test version of our intranet, I went ahead and set up a project and copied the StatCounter code on the home page and one other, and I see the two counters are incrementing "collectively," that is if I hit the home page twice, then the other page twice, then the home page again, the counter shows up as 5 on the home page, not 3. I have the feeling I'm missing something obvious. Please help me out.
that's the it is supposed to work - look at the great stats this will give you now - you can set your counter to only display unique visitors if you want - or you can make the counter invisible on all the other pages except the homepage if you want.
10-06-2004, 09:03 PM
This is because it is the same counter on all your pages. It doesn't count that particular page, but any and all pages that have the same counter code.
If you want to count each page separately, you'll have to have separate project numbers in your counter code on each one, not really recommended, because you will never have a global view of your entire site that way.
But Popular Stats will show you the information grouped by page. However it is based on the log, not the absolute count. Therefore it will always reflect only the last 100 pageloads or whatever maximum log size you have for your Statcounter project.
If all you want is a simple counter on each page, there are lots of other counter services which only give you a count, with no other stats and information.
10-06-2004, 09:11 PM
I almost said in my previous message that I thought there is a single counter for all pages, and I believe you are saying that, right? I believe you are also saying that one gets the true individual page counts from the stats. I suppose I could set up several separate projects for different pages on our site if I want to display a unique count on each of those pages. Is that reasonable? (I might just make all of the counters invisible anyway, with the possible exception of the home page.) I agree that the stats look great!
10-06-2004, 09:16 PM
Thanks! I see the "big picture" now. I'm more interested in having good stats than having the counters displayed, so I'm sticking with StatCounter!
one website - one project
it is silly to do it any other way.
10-06-2004, 09:19 PM
I agree. Thanks, JS
05-18-2005, 11:59 PM
Thanks for these postings. I also manage an Intranet site, so I'm very excited about this service. It looks far superior so far to any others out there! Thanks!!
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