Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Profile Views Counter Is Frozen

A couple weeks ago, I reported an increasingly common complaint among bloggers
My profile view counter is stuck. It's been stuck for some time now. When is Blogger going to fix this?
and recently, my standard reply, which I copy and paste into my post, became
It's not broken, it's frozen. Blogger made a performance related compromise, and now provides "estimated" hit counts. Get a real visitor counter (free) and install it on your blog(s). You'll get more accurate and detailed information.


Unfortunately, that reply fails to satisfy all bloggers complaining about the frozen counter. Maybe, that's because they don't understand the issues.

One blogger even gave a business case for using the actual profile view counter
I have Statcounter, and I DO understand that the profile counter is just how often someone looks at my profile. That's precisely what interests me: whether someone cares a bit more for the blog that they'll spend another second looking up my profile.
So, let's see how SiteMeter and / or StatCounter can be used to meter profile views.


SiteMeter has its "recent visitors" - "By Out Clicks" page. It didn't take too much looking, to find a profile view.


View my complete profile
http://www.blogger.com/profile/08069634565746003311


ISP Comcast Cable
State : Illinois
City : Markham



There's the Techo-Nerd. LOL.


One profile view, right there. Using the Profile View Counter, we would have simply seen a counter increment of "1'. No more.

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1 comment:

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

that sad, wish i could come back one day. Good luck~^_^