WordPress.com Blog Stats Widget

New widgets: Blog Stats and Calendar.

Run, don't walk to the Presentation page of your blog and drag the Blog Stats widget into your sidebar! It will display a simple counter on your blog now but we will add more stats in time.

For performance reasons the counter is only updated every 60 seconds and because it uses the same data our stats charts use it won't record your hits on your own blog.

Do I need them. No.

At this point of the entry, WordPress.com blog stats tracker is still in beta. I’m still waiting for it full release, before I start migrating to that platform. There’s certain feature that I hope Word Press would included in its embedded blog stats. For devnullnikita {memento mori et vita} in blogspot, I use OneStat, WebStats4u, eXTReMe Tracking, Site Meter and Google Analytics. Each one of them has its own strong point. In did an analysis at this entry where I had summarize what makes the final product of (almost) perfect blog stats.

For the moment I make do with javascript less Site Meter tracker.

Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not allow you to add the javascript version of Site Meter to your pages. That means you won't be able to track the original URL from which your visitors came before linking to your site. Other things that Site Meter won't be able to track about your visitors include timezones, keywords, search engines used, screen resolution, screen depth or javascript version.

Better than nothing. Do I really need a good blog stats. Yes. Here's why:

WordPress.com blog stats tracker is still in beta. Migrating to the devnullnikita {memento mori et vita} at Word Press is put on hold at the moment, since its template is unalterable—fixed but secure. Some of the journals, medical assessment and couple of essays are online, albeit password protected (see the pages on the sidebar). Taking measures from garnering too much attention from certain parties with my current undertaking (disclosure of PPPDT-JMF-UTM scandal). I rely heavily on IP tracking, web referrers and search engine referrers for any hint of cyber sleuthing by anjing-anjing Sultanah Zanariah. Although by typing these terms: “anjing” AND “Sultanah Zanariah”, the search engine would cache this entry and thus defeating the very purpose of avoiding public attention in the first place. I did used “robots META tag” (meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow) last year in the blogspot template, avoiding some of the search engine indexing. Google won’t cache it, but Yahoo and MSN still does. I scrapped the entire code, and just let it be.

Impudently blogging about the whole disclosure on PPPDT-JMF-UTM scandal while cowering behind the thin layer of privacy in the cyberspace, scrutinizing IP stats before firing the Klaxon for entire blog deletion is indubitably an oxymoron: exposing truth to the masses whereas closing attention to publicity. Then again, this cyber guerilla is still at its preliminary stages.

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One Response to “WordPress.com Blog Stats Widget”

  1. devnullnikita {memento mori et vita} Says:

    WordPress.com blog stats

    WordPress.com blog stats tracker is still in beta. Migrating to the devnullnikita {memento mori et vita} at Word Press is put on hold at the moment, since its template is unalterable—fixed but secure.

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