[thelist] StatCounter to mine more detail

Chrome admin at chrome.me.uk
Sun Apr 16 09:59:12 CDT 2006

Two possible solutions come to mind

1) Use Ajax to update a database server-side (or similar)

2) Use the JS to update a counter cookie then read it server-side on a page
refresh or next visit

Now I know that neither of these solutions is perfect... They also probably
won't help with your current statistic tracker but hopefully will be
somewhere to start :)



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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tom Schmidt
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Subject: [thelist] StatCounter to mine more detail

I am using StatCounter to measure the hits my site gets.  So far I am
pleased with the information.  However, on  several of my pages, I am using
javascript to have the user select certain product
images/descriptions/prices in order to purchase.  I am interested in seeing
which products are being selected most often - it may help with providing a
more targetted product for my audience.  
But the statcounter "code" snipper one is asked to add can't "see" or report
any of the detail on a user's naviagation within the page because they have
never left it!  

Now, before I get zapped - I do know that javascript should not be used to
provide key functionality for a web page.  It is one of the compromises I
have made in the effort to quickly get this page up and running.  

So... has anyone ever tried using a hit counter service to measure inner
page navigation?  Is this even feasibe?  

Thanks in advance for any help!

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