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Written by: KL Mor on Apr 10 2011, 1:52am

how to insert a counter on webeasy 8 pro

web easy 8 pro.

On this link you can get a script to insert a counter on your website:

http://www.hitwebcounter.com/webcounter.php

Can this counterscript be inserted in a website made on web easy 8 pro?

If yes, how is it done?

Please explain step by step.

Thanks.

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Eileen Brown says:

This is a pretty easy thing to do.

Go to:

http://webeasyhelp.com/weh-22-insert-html-code/

For step by step directions - was this helpful for you?

OH BTW - your link did not work so... Hit Web Counter

:)

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Apr 10 2011, 11:34am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

WAIT!  If I were you, I would not use the counter from that site as there is a SPAM ad attached to it.  

Try SiteMeter instead.  There are plenty of other free counters out there without SPAM ads attached too.

At Site Meter you get stats to back up the numbers. It's been a long time since I used a counter on any pages but if you go with a reputable company you can get some decent stats outside of google and/or what cpanel has to offer by way of AWStats and other programs.

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Apr 10 2011, 11:46am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Eileen,

The link you provided seems to tell how to insert html code but not how to insert a counter??  What about Google Analytics?  Is it free?  Does it provide counts & more?  If so, what is the code to insert for a counter w/ Gogle Analytics?

TIA.  Spencer

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Apr 10 2011, 5:09pm | Report

Eileen Brown says:

Hi Spencer.

What I said is "outside" of Google.  Meaning that Google analytics is not the end all and be all of stats.  No, I did not mean to infer that Google has a counter.  They don't, that I know of.

There are many counters out there that provide good stats along with the numbers... that's all.

I like AWStats and use the graphs for reporting to many clients who don't want to check on them, themselves.  Lot's of people out there want a report of traffic and don't want to learn anything about how to read, check or to feel responsible in any way to look for themselves.

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Apr 10 2011, 7:42pm | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Thanks Eileen. I realize these are good, helpful programs but what I need are step by step instructions on getting this into a WebEasy site.  The AWStats site says:

To use AWStats, you need the following requirements:
* Your server must log web access in a log file you can read.
* You must be able to run perl scripts (.pl files) from command line and/or as CGI (Perl 5.007003 or higher required to run AWStats 6.9 or higher).
If not, you can solve this by downloading last Perl version at ActivePerl (Win32) or Perl.com (Unix/Linux/Other).

That doesn't help me put this into WebEasy.  SiteMeter has similar "gibberish" on its website.

TIA.  Spencer

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Apr 10 2011, 8:51pm | Report

Eileen Brown says:

Hi Spencer.

AWStats is a program within cpanel.  It resides on the server at your web host IF your web host allows you access to cpanel.  MANY hosting companies do not allow such access.  Instead they have a "site admin" or "Control Panel" of their own device.

I said this up there somewhere: ...what cpanel has to offer by way of AWStats 

In my last post I talked about AWStats but it is NOT a counter.  It is statistical support software offered by many web hosting companies that also give you access to cpanel.  It is located inside cpanel. 

I pay more for my hosting than a lot of people want to pay.  BUT, sometimes you get what you pay for.

I insist on two things from a hosting company: 

1 - cpanel - the real deal, not some sliced and diced "site admin"

2 - AND a toll free support phone number, just in case. Heh.

Sorry for the misunderstanding today!  That's what I get for commenting "on the fly" so to speak.

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Apr 10 2011, 11:22pm | Report

KL Mor says:

Thank you Eileen, your instructions worked.

You say the counterscript has a built in spam device.

Are you sure?

I inserted the script, and the counter ran fine on the webside.

But there was also inserted a link to the counters website.

I cut the script so only this was left:

<!-- hitwebcounter Code START -->
<a href="http://www.hitwebcounter.com/how-to/wind-mobile.php" target="_blank">
<img src="http://hitwebcounter.com/counter/counter.php?page=182606&style=0007&nbdigits=6&type=page&initCount=1" title="Wind Mobile" Alt="Wind Mobile"   border="0" >
</a>

 

And inserted the script.
 
After that the link part was gone,

and only the counter to be seen.

Q: Does the code above still contain dangerous code?

 

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Apr 11 2011, 1:31am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

KL - It said at that website that if you adjusted the code, it would no longer work.  When they see you have cut the code, they will break the link and your counter probably will not work then.

A link to their website is necessary but a link to the "phone sales" part was the SPAM in the code.

I did not say this: "You say the counterscript has a built in spam device."

Now you know how to add the code to your website, you can find a place that has a counter without ads in it.

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Apr 11 2011, 7:53am | Report

KL Mor says:

I can't read scripts and now it shows.

When running the script I only saw a link to the counter webside.

And thougt that was it.

After making the cut the link was gone, and I thought that was it.

Appearently not. The counter still runs, but you say it may stop.

The link you stated, has a registration procedure, so that seemed

even more spooky to me.

But hadn't you written back, I hadn't found out, that the hit

counter I found, had a call home feature.

Thanks.

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Apr 11 2011, 9:49am | Report

Arthur K. says:

KL,

To insert custom code into WebEasy Professional 8, you would simply need to use the insert >> component >> html code fragment feature. It will then place a placeholder on the page, that when viewed in a web browser, will display what the codes creates.

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Apr 11 2011, 2:07pm | Report

KL Mor says:

Thank you for answering.

I'm now looking for a spamless and link-less hit counter

script.

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Apr 12 2011, 2:27am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

This seems to be getting overly complicated.

All KL & I are looking for is a simple counter to add to a WE website.  We understand we need to add html code to the site (as a component) but we need the code. 

Another site I built was hosted by Earthlink.  I got the counter code from Earthlink, added it to the site, and it works fine.  I'm now working on another site hosted by GoDaddy & assumed I'd get the code from GoDaddy.  Their tech support said they don't provide counter code.

On 4/10 7:42pm Eileen's posting (above) said said "There are many counters out there that provide good stats along with the numbers.".  The stats would be nice but all we need is a counter.

TIA.  Spencer

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Apr 12 2011, 6:15am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

GoDaddy tech support passed along these suggestions.  I haven't yet had a chance to see which, if any, contain spam or pop-ups.  If anyone else looks at them closely, please let us know what you learn.

http://www.free-stats-counter.com/?gclid=COSC5LWOl6gCFcYbQgodpysEDA

http://statcounter.com/free_hit_counter.html

http://support.tigertech.net/counter

http://gostats.com/
 

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Apr 12 2011, 9:33am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

Hi Spencer.

1. - free-stats-counter - The first one you mention has "online casino promotion" in the code. So, no good.

I still have to look at the others so give me a little time this morning.

Did you look at sitemeter.com?  Besides the meter, you get some good stat information from there.  GO there and take the tour!

I have no idea what you get at godaddy - I never used their hosting - no cpanel there so I never tried them.  I insist on cpanel for my websites and those of my clients a well. 

Back soon.

 

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Apr 12 2011, 9:50am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

2 - the second one you mentioned I'd have to sign up for before seeing the code and I'm not likely to do that. :)

3 - tiger code looks OK, but does it return any stats? I'm not sure...

4 - gostats requires a download and although it looks good, I don't understand the download. ??

Another oldie but goody is eXTReme Tracking. Very useful.

Like I say it has been a long time since I used a counter but I would not just put up any ol' counter. Be sure you get some stats with that!

I know you get stats with SiteMeter and ExtremeTracking though.

Good luck!

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Apr 12 2011, 10:23am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Thanks MUCH Eileen!  Obviously most of the "free" counters aren't quite free.  I'll check out Tiger, Sitemeter, & ExtremeTracking later today.

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Apr 12 2011, 10:32am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Eileen,

A GoDaddy tech support person suggested this code.  Is there anything in it to be concerned about?

TIA.  Spencer


<div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" counterwidth="8" countstart="0" counterstyle="hc6" counterid="b299248f-9e7a-4d95-9938-17cb12ed181f" src="http://img1.wsimg.com/wst/old/ftb/images/utility/ss_KEck4uJlO5-NSVsblBtaVm5V1sY.png" class="hitCounter" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px;" /></div>

 

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Apr 12 2011, 10:37am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

There are no ads, unless some of those images are ads. If you know what this looks like, give it a whirl!

Put it in your page and preview it well before uploading though.

 

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Apr 12 2011, 1:03pm | Report

KL Mor says:

"This seems to be getting overly complicated.

All KL & I are looking for is a simple counter to add to a WE website.  We understand we need to add html code to the site (as a component) but we need the code."

Well spoken Spencer Roane.

Let me now when you find one.

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Apr 13 2011, 5:05am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

OH, I thought I was helping. A counter without stats has no real intrinsic value, therefore, no function or reason to exist on a website.

Just sayin' :)

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Apr 13 2011, 9:42am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

The counter code mentioned earlier

<div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" counterwidth="8" countstart="0" counterstyle="hc6" counterid="b299248f-9e7a-4d95-9938-17cb12ed181f" src="http://img1.wsimg.com/wst/old/ftb/images/utility/ss_KEck4uJlO5-NSVsblBtaVm5V1sY.png" class="hitCounter" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px;" /></div>

inserts a counter but the counter doesn't work.  Check it out at http://www.leaseoptionmhsales.com/

I'm beginning to feel like we're herding cats!

Spencer

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Apr 13 2011, 10:00am | Report

Arthur K. says:

RL/Spencer,

The reason I cannot simply give you "code" to insert is because a counter needs a way to count the visits. A simple html file is a text file with coding on it. It would have no way of knowing when it has been viewed really. A computer that is hosting the website, or a specific file, can detect when that file has been downloaded, signifying a "hit".

 

So the counter itself has two parts to it. The physical appearance, which is generally just html code design, and then the data that it must grab from the hosting server which will record every time the file is downloaded to know how many "visits" the page has had.

As Eileen mentioned, there are several free visitor counters available online. A simple google search for "Free visitor counter" will take you to several web sites that will allow you to pick a counter and provide you with the coding to embed it onto the page. Then it is just a simple insert >> component >> html code fragment in Web Easy to insert that custom coding.

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Apr 13 2011, 11:19am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Thanks Art.  When I asked GoDaddy (my website host) about a counter they said they don't provide one.  The GoDaddy tech support person sent me the code I tried.  It only displays a non-working counter.  I've now written him back for clarification.

We're aware of the "free" counters but Eileen suggested avoiding those w/ spam or other embedded "features".  Not knowing code ourselves, most of us have no idea if the "free" code we get includes unwanted baggage.

So our hope is to find a free counter w/o the extra "baggage".  Additional stats would be wonderful.  If that doesn't exist free, perhaps you or Eileen could recommend something that's inexpensive (almost free).

Regards, Spencer

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Apr 13 2011, 11:32am | Report

Eileen Brown says:

Sitemeter and Extreme Tracking that I mentioned earlier both have free accounts.  You have to sign up for an account.  When you do that you have a password that allows you to view the stats that have returned with all those visits counted by the counter you add to your page. 

It is very simple really.  But having a counter with no stats to back up the numbers is what does not make sense.  The free counters that do not provide you with stats, are using the numbers (the visitors) for their own purposes and not reporting them to you.  Most of THOSE have some sort of AD added to the code.

Being asked to sign up for a free account is actually a good thing.

See?  

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Apr 13 2011, 2:33pm | Report

Spencer Roane says:

OK, got it working!

Yesterday I mentioned tigertech.net.  Eileen thought the code was ok.  It may well be but it's not free - you have to sign up for their hosting service.

Eileen mentioned sitemeter.com  Aside from having to register with them, they seem to be a good service.  I did so, picked out the counter I wanted, copied the html code, & inserted it into the WebEasy website.  I had to use the 2nd of the two html alternatives (the first didn't count).  The second one, however, seems to work fine.  See www.LeaseOptionMHSales.com

Sitemap also provides some statistics.

Thank you Eileen & Art!

Spencer

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Apr 13 2011, 3:08pm | Report

Eileen Brown says:

Looks nice Spencer. Your counter fits right in.  

OFF Topic - FYI NOTE:

Because most users visit a site to complete some sort of task, it is important not to send them to dead ends.  A page without content is frustrating and provides no benefit to users.  I really do not know about now, but back around 2004, "under constuction" pages were a dead stop sign for search engine spiders. They immediately stop crawling and indexing your pages when they encounter "under construction" on a web page.  

I do know that back then, a "coming soon" page was an OK page indicator.

A "coming soon" page can have some keywords in the form of text and images with ALT text that will be read by SE spiders and as you update that page (the spiders will have flagged it) and crawl it fairly soon when you update with more content.

As I say this was some six years or so ago.  You might want to do some research on "under construction" and "coming soon" pages to see what is indicated now for search engine spiders and what (if any) new research has turned up about these types of pages.

I do occasionally use a "coming soon" page but never use the "under construction" indicator as a rule of thumb. It is a habit now not to use "under construction"  but I don't know what new research might indicate.

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Apr 14 2011, 8:48am | Report

Spencer Roane says:

Thanks Eileen for all your help, including your thoughts on "Under Construction".  I made the change to "Coming Soon" until I can look into this issue more closely.

Spencer

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