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Add-on Awesome User Engagement Stats

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Deepmartini, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    A way to see how many times a user has logged in and when. Also what threads/pages they've accessed and when. Track what people search for in the search box. This is useful to see the level of engagement on your site and what's popular or what people are looking for. It provides real insight!
     
  2. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    I would move this task to google analytics, piwik or something similar..:D
     
  3. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Yes but it can't record on an individual user level. If you run a paid forum you want to see how active each member is. Especially if they do a credit card chargeback and claim they never used site.
     
  4. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    You can't? http://piwik.org/docs/tracking-api/reference/

    you can attach additional data which will be stored http://piwik.org/docs/custom-variables/ in the piwik database

    e.g. actionname "viewing_thread", "login", "viewing_memberprofile"
    and another field "action_id where the threadid, memberid, etc... will be saved


    http://piwik.org/blog/2012/10/custom-variable-case-study-divezone-net/


    It's just an idea! Nobody says that it can't be done with xf;)
     
  5. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    I prefer piwik for this, because i don't need to store any additional data for such tasks.
    All the needed data where stored already in the piwik database


    Take also a look at http://piwik.org/docs/tracking-api/reference/
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  6. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member


    Sounds interesting but somebody has to build the connection to Piwik. If there were something already built inside Xenforo it would be better. You could also have everything in one system and not have to manually look up each member in two places or rely on an outside third party system that could break, change, etc. Maybe there can be an addon module in xenforo that will pull in Piwik data.
     
  7. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/h-piwikintegration.183/
     
  8. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I will check it out.
     
  9. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    Piwik is really great;)

    The ONLY downside is that YOU'RE responsible to keep it up2date and that you have to spend some time with customizations, if you really want to get the most out of the software!
    But isn't this the same reason, why we've chosen to use xenforo and not one of the many free forum hosters like proboards, forumotion, yuku and all the other alternatives:D
     

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