4/13/10
10:40 pm

Forum Question: iWeb Statistics

I apologize if this question has already been answered.

I was wondering what was the best way to track the statistics of my iWeb page and blog (currently hosted by BlueHost and published to mobileme).

I have done some research and found that many statistics widgets do not play well with the iWeb blogging pages. It would be great to learn which pages are being viewed, which blog posts are being read and possibly receive an email when a user comments on a post.

Thanks in advance for the help!

— Evan W

Comments: 5 Responses to “iWeb Statistics”

    4/13/10 @ 10:42 pm

    I like Google Analytics. You should be able to connect it using the HTML Widget.

    Evan W
    4/14/10 @ 8:04 am

    I am trying to install Google Analytics on my iWeb site by pasting the given code on each individual page as an HTML snippet. However, Google does not seem to be picking up the tracking code.

    Is it better to install the code via Automator? I have read that doing so disables the comments on your blog pages.

    Any good Macmost podcasts on installing GA?

      4/14/10 @ 9:07 am

      Are you sure it isn’t picking up the code? It takes a while for GA to start reporting. If you view the source on the pages in Safari, is the code there? If so, then you are set.
      So iWeb is forcing you to add the code on each page individually? In that case, it may not be a good option — no analytics system will do well.
      Perhaps time to leave iWeb and more on to a more professional tool?

    Evan W
    4/14/10 @ 7:37 pm

    I played around and was eventually able to get it working for the domain. I’m not sure if I should use the domain name I purchased from Blue Host or if I should use the MobileMe page I’m forwarding to (I went with the MobileMe page).

    Now it’s just a matter of tweaking the settings. Apparently to track each individual page I have to add a filter for each. I am also searching for a way to block my IP address and receive emails when I get blog comments.

    Thank you so much for the help, I really appreciate it! I think your dedication and insight is incredible! I especially love the video podcasts, never stop! One on Google Analytics via iWeb would be awesome!

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8/20/11 @ 5:24 am

    I agree with Even W. I am a member on the Apple forum,but i have not been there since i found your site. You answer questions personally, and you are humble as well. You put this over in your videos. Why can`t Apple be like this site? Have you got any spare time Gary?

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