Hiding The iWeb Hit Counter?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by HelixOmnimedia, May 4, 2008.

  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    #1
    Hey,

    Is there anyway to see how many people have looked at your website, but without having the hideous looking hit counter which iWeb provides you with?

    I just don't like the look of it and it doesn't go with the rest of the website, it sticks out like a sore thumb, but I would still like to know how many people look at the site... and preferably without other people knowing (but i think that's pushing it).

    Can this be done?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    There's web stats programs you can get for the server, and it analyzes the access server logs. This is what I do. Also, Google Web Analytics checks some things as well. I'm not sure about iWeb specific options though. The .Mac option may have something you make use of, but you'd have to contact them about, or read their FAQ, or someone here may speak up.

    There's also some JavaScript options that keep track of things (I think urchin), but I haven't used any of those, and they aren't as accurate as they require JavaScript to be enabled on all visitors.
     
  3. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Hey, just wondering if anyone else uses a specific hit counter for their dot mac site?
     
  4. Mitou macrumors regular

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    #4
    statcounter works pretty well. It can even be invisible and it gives decent stats.
     
  5. Mattjeff macrumors 6502

    Mattjeff

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    You can do what I do. just put the counter on your page off to the side(outside of the page). When you want to see it pull it back on the page, publish it, look, and then republish it with it off to the side.

    It sounds like a lot of work but its not that bad ;). I only check about once week.
     
  6. cromwell64 macrumors regular

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    you could also just insert style="display:none" into the div that contains the counter. i think it is
    Code:
    <div id="CounterDiv">
    which you could change to
    Code:
    <div id="CounterDiv" style="display:none">
    that would hide the counter but still keep it on the page.
     

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