Pageviews: Planning to Sue Google?

Pageviews for Posts

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Pageviews: For quite some time now, members of Angie’s Diary have been filing legitimate requests to see an essential and seemingly simple feature implemented in our magazine: “Pageviews for Posts.”

Some of you will ask: “Is this a big deal? We’ve seen these counters on many websites! What’s all the fuzz about?”

Pageviews: Planning to Sue Google?Available Technology

Although there are many modules, plugins, and scripts available to count visitor views, most of them lack one essential quality: integrity.

All the solutions we’ve implemented so far were not only slowing down the loading of pages but appeared to be a severe assault on our database too.

Data Manipulation

Using these various scripts made us recognize their common denominator, and most crucial deficiency of all: Their data can be manipulated, rendering these pageview counts worthless.

OK, enough technical stuff.

Google Analytics

Today we are proud to present our “Incorruptible Pageview Counter,” showing your page views directly from Google Analytics!

You will find it located at the bottom section of your posts, and this is how it looks like: [ Unique Pageviews for this article: 870 ]

Sharing your posts from our magazine in the Blogosphere and Social Networks, now gives you an edge: the popularity of your stories and articles on Angie’s Diary, chiseled in stone (or poured in concrete, depending on your tradition.)

Do you think you can find any irregularities in the pageviews on Angie’s Diary?
If so, be my guest and sue Google!

7 Comments
  1. Angie says

    Thank you Bart, for your unfaltering efforts.
    (Catchy title too!)

  2. Jack Eason says

    Thanks Bart. At last a true indication of an article’s worth to the reader. 😉

  3. Bartemans says

    Glad to be of service.

  4. RHPolitz says

    Outstanding work Bart and Angie!
    One thing to note though, Google’s analytics have, in the past, also been manipulated. I haven’t looked at the script lately but I’m hopeful that the “count” will be helpful to you and everyone smart enough to be on here.

  5. Bart van Ouwerkerk says

    Of course, Robert!
    EVERYTHING can be hacked and manipulated.
    We just try to give our visitors the best service technology has to offer, avoiding the most obvious flaws and pitfalls 😀
    Nothing more, nothing less…

  6. RHPolitz says

    Well Bart, you’re doing a great job of providing nothing less but I wonder, isn’t there always something more? (Sorry, couldn’t resist saying that.) 🙂

  7. Bart van Ouwerkerk says

    Very kind of you, Robert, and yes, once one issue seems to be resolved, the next one hastens to announce itself. I hope you’ll like the next feature I’m presently working on…

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