[Pro] Woopra stats using Freeway

I wonder if anybody here is familiar with Woopra for webstats and is using it successfully with Freeway? I have one site that was coded by hand and when the snippet of code needed by Woopra was added it all worked instantly and I could see visitors in the Woopra application window immediately.

On another site done with Freeway I insert the same piece of code and nothing happens. This is the script that should be added. Although the site is definitely live with Woopra it isn’t feeding back stats like the other domain.


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As a quick follow up I have managed to activate the Woopra stats on the same domain in a different directory with a wordpress blog. The only area where this isn’t working is the part done with Freeway.


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This was solved in the end by changing the encoding to Unicode 5.0 UTF-8 following a suggestion from softpress. For some strange reason the site could not be validated before that and the stats coding was being blocked. I don’t understand why this was a problem but now it appears to be OK.


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On a side note the stats at Woopra and the level of detail are amazing and far more advanced than anything I have seen before with Awstats etc. so if anybody needs to do serious analysis of their web traffic, Woopra is well worth checking out. They do a free package that would be more than sufficient for many users. http://www.woopra.com/


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Hi Ashley,

How do they compare with Google’s service?

Joe

On 22 Jul 2010, at 12:51, Ashley wrote:

On a side note the stats at Woopra and the level of detail are amazing and far more advanced than anything I have seen before with Awstats etc. so if anybody needs to do serious analysis of their web traffic, Woopra is well worth checking out. They do a free package that would be more than sufficient for many users. http://www.woopra.com/


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Hi Joe,
I haven’t used Google Analytics for about three years now so I may well be out of date regarding its capabilities. I tested it once on a site and for one reason or another decided I was happy enough at the time to work with Awstats, though none of the options was really delivering the kind of accuracy and immediacy I was looking for.

Earlier this month I upgraded to a more powerful dedicated server and the new one uses IPSConfig 3 rather than cPanel, saving me money every month, however it doesn’t include Awstats by default, so I wanted an alternative and thought it was time to go back and look at Woopra, which I hadn’t tried since it was an early beta but is now fully developed. Having installed it now and seen how it works has opened my eyes to just how useful really good stats can be.

For those who are making heavy use of Google adwords I suspect Google Analytics will be the way to go because it is naturally hooked up for that very purpose. We also know that it is very widely used and considered one of the better available options.

I think Woopra wins for simplicity of use, layout and those immediate live stats. For example, if you were to visit my site now I would know instantly what browser you are using, your city, ISP, operating system, the referrer, search term, what page you are on and how many times you have visited before. I even know how big your monitor is…

Apart from the live features, Woopra also includes great search options and data such as how long visitors are remaining on your site, the bounce rate and more. There is no reason I know of why you can’t use both, so I would suggest you simply open a free account at Woopra add a domain and give it a test run. Like anything it will take a while to understand the full functionality but I am sure that is not beyond the clever minds at Softpress. Personally I like the fact that you view the stats inside a desktop application rather than online and for me Woopra is far nicer than any alternative I have tried before.

Ashley


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I’ve just done some research and other alternatives apparently include:

http://haveamint.com/

http://onestat.com/

http://web.analytics.yahoo.com/


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On Jul 22, 2010, at 11:10 AM, Ashley wrote:

http://haveamint.com/

I’ve wanted to use Mint since the day it was released but despite its
beauty and functionality I could never justify spending $30 for a stat
tracker. Perhaps someday.

Todd


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On Jul 22, 2010, at 11:10 AM, Ashley wrote:

http://haveamint.com/

I’ve wanted to use Mint since the day it was released but despite its
beauty and functionality I could never justify spending $30 for a stat
tracker. Perhaps someday.

Todd

I haven’t looked in any detail at the other options but I understand the hesitation at spending more than a few dollars maximum per month. Right now I am using the free version of Woopra and I’ll see how it goes. It may well be all I need.


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Here is an option that looks interesting and they have a free version

http://getclicky.com/


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Out of curiosity I installed Woopra and I must say the app is pretty
slick but I’ll see how I feel about it once the ooohh factor wears
off. Thanks for posting the link.

Todd


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On 22 Jul 2010, 4:51 pm, Todd wrote:

Out of curiosity I installed Woopra and I must say the app is pretty
slick but I’ll see how I feel about it once the ooohh factor wears
off. Thanks for posting the link.

Todd

Have a good click around and look at all the options. Just about every icon you click on will reveal further information. For example in the dashboard in the country section if you press ctrl on a county it allows you to analyse data from that one country. It has quite a lot to offer if you scratch under the surface. Try the same trick on the referrer list to reveal all kinds of information.


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I use Clicky, it’s simple to implement and provides a lot of data within an interface that is much more user friendly than Google’s. A lot of the Google tools are pretty sweet but their interfaces all appear to be designed by and for techs.

Woopra’s black background is a bit harsh


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This was solved in the end by changing the encoding to Unicode 5.0 UTF-8 following a suggestion from softpress.

I have tried this on a site out of curiosity and my code is not working either. I changed to Unicode 5.1 UTF-8 as I had no option for 5.0

Woopra says to insert the code before end body but when I add it in Page>HTML Markup Before then it doesn’t actually appear there but rather well before the CSSMenu code and a lot of other stuff too!

Any suggestions?

David


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Softpress told me to select Unicode 5.0 but like yourself, I only had 5.1, which must be the more recent version, so I chose that. Why the site wasn’t able to validate on the other encoding though I have know idea.

After that I simply did the same thing as far as I can tell but the code appears in the right place and it all works so I am a bit perplexed why you are having a problem. Perhaps Softpress can work that one out if you post a link.

If you want to take a look at the coding on my site go to http://www.nudephotopro.com and take a look at the page source.


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