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Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Robbo, May 11, 2011.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    This is a simple mod that just adds a permission to the usergroups so that you can decide what groups uses google analytics. I can see it being useful for startup sites so that you don't log yourself and other admins and think you have more traffic than you actually have.

    Just one permission added:


    Attached Files:

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  2. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Looks interesting, but I don't think people wants to subtract how many page views, unique visitors, etc, they get at their forum. ( from GA stats )

    But, thanks for the mod, :) .
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Its for removing groups that don't require tracking.

    For example, you wouldn't really want to track moderators or administrators, as you know they're active and going to be visiting often. This would allow you to get true statistics of visitors and members.
    Rigel Kentaurus likes this.
  4. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Good idea for very little forums. If i have a forum with 100 online user and 1k unique visits in a day, what's the difference to have 10 visits less in my GA? (10 visits from the staff). I think the visits of staff doensn't alter the ga stats...but if you have many staffer and very low user activity, this addon can be very useful.
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Google can't tell whether someone is or is not staff, so they'd display every visit and hit as a visitor.
  6. joX

    joX Active Member

    Nice idea. I'll give it a try when I turn on my new board as I personally like to omit the stats of myself and other 'helpers' because it tends to artificially inflate the boards analytics.
  7. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I'm not talking about this, my thought is that the visits by the staff is very low and doesn't alterate the global stats.
    But this addon can have multiple uses, track the visits of specific usergroup on your choice.
  8. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    You'd be surprised on what input staff members bring to your website.
    Let's say that here (at XenForo.com) a rough 3% is Staff. That makes a difference.
    Markos likes this.
  9. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    I understand what you were talking about from your first post.

    But, what I was saying is, staff members are real visitors too, so if you're selling ads, you might want to show the buyer the real traffic stats of everyone on the site, ;) .
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't pad stats to make a profit, sorry.
  11. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    IMHO it depends on the page^^

    New posts in one of my forums:
    As you see 7 teamposts vs 150 userposts today^^

    on an other:


    i prefer piwik and not google analytics[​IMG]
    Vincent likes this.
  12. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Yeah this is mainly something I needed on a startup forum so I can see the true statistics instead of a lot from Administrators and Developers who are usually viewing the forums multiple times every day to check for bug reports etc. Bigger forums wouldn't need this as much.
  13. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    OK, but why isn't there a place to put your analytics code, or is that meant for insertion elsewhere?
  14. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    That isn't entirely true, with vBSEO I was able to have my usergroups reported as User Defined Values and could segregate them via the Advance Segments feature.

    This reminds me, I never got around to getting this for XF. *makes mental note*
  15. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    You add your analytics info into XenForo? Has nothing to do with this mod... all this does is prevent XenForo from outputting the info for analytics at certain times.

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