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Who reads this blog?

March 28th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

We do have an account with Google analytics to provide us with details about who is accessing the Pontydysgu web site but I have ot admit I nearly never look. It is just too detaied for me and as far as I cans ee it does not pick up feedreader access. Wea lso have a plug in called statz (it is German) which provides some quick and dirty figures. It provides daily statistics on hosts – on where people are coming to the site from. That used ot be dominated by Google. But not any more. Since the start of the year there has been a steady increase in referrals from Yodao. Yodao – which translates as “there is a path” – allows users to search for Web pages, images and blogs and to translate Chinese into English.

sadly we have never had a comment form anyone in China although there have been a few trackbacks. I would love to hear from anyone accessing the site form China – what are you looking for, is the site helpful and how is e-learning being developed in China?

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3 Responses to “Who reads this blog?”

  1. Emma says:

    Can you tell from Yadao who’s getting the RSS feeds; I’m guessing that given that now that most browsers have RSS capability built in, it’s going to be more and more difficult to track RSS users, as fewer will be going through the (many!) competing feedreaders.

    I’ve had a play with the AIR thingy to present the Google stats, it’s rather neat. ( http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/some_adobe_air_apps_worth_a_look.php ) I mayn’t have the latest version, as I installed it when I read that a couple of weeks ago, but it’s rather fun.

  2. ripley says:

    hi i am reading your post from China by yodao blog search. for RSS feed, since there is no way to embed javascript into rss and make it loaded, google analytics doesn’t work in this way. google analytics can only track the visits while the page is being loaded and activate the JS code.

    🙂

  3. One way of tracking RSS reads is to embed an image and then use old-school web statistics on the downloads. If you’re looking for the best way tto do this, I can confirm that the Slashdot adds come through on every RSS reader I’ve ever used, so check out how they do it…

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