One sponsored link available (Update: it's gone)

Our sponsored links have been in high demand and we sold out a few weeks back (we only allow 11 text links). Well, one of our links just expired so we now have ONE slot available to the first person who contacts us about it. You can see more information including pricing on this page.

We also have two links that are set to expire on June 27. They may or may not be renewed by the purchasers. If not, they will be available for others to take. Beyond that point, we don't have any links expiring until the end of September. So if you've been thinking about buying one, don't hesitate.

Please note, we desire links that are relevant to our user base (bloggers and web site owners). We will accept any link as long as it's not offensive, but relevant links help increase the value of the sponsorship program and also ensures that you get more clickthroughs!

Update: It's been taken! But only for one month. So, after June 27, we might have two more, if they're not renewed. And this spot may re-open after July 5. To anyone who has interest.
0 comments |   Jun 05 2007 11:04am

Clicky WordPress plugin now available

Clicky now has an official WordPress plugin available for those of you with self hosted WordPress blogs. "Self hosted" is the key phrase. Blogs on the wordpress.com domain aren't allowed to install plugins! :(

This plugin automatically adds your tracking code to the bottom of all pages on your site, you just have to give it your site id. It also automatically filters out traffic from admins (can be disabled) and does the whole "custom data tracking" thingamabob for users with PRO accounts (automatically names your visitors based on what they have entered in your comment field, can be disabled).

The plugin is available here! If you install this plugin, be sure to REMOVE your current tracking code that you had installed previously, as you can't have more than one!

I don't have a WordPress blog so it hasn't been thoroughly tested, but worked fine for a test blog I set up. It was tested on version 2.1. I'm guessing it will work fine with 2.0 and 2.2, but probably not anything before 2.0. I'm not a WordPress expert, but this plugin is pretty simple so I don't foresee any problems. Please report on any compatibility issues, your comments and bug reports are welcome!
26 comments |   May 31 2007 4:45pm

IP tagging, and tracking other custom data

IP tagging has arrived! You can add a name to any IP address and those visitors will be identified by that name instead of their IP address when you are viewing your visitor and session log. If you click their name, it will show more details (including their IP) and all visits from that visitor, as it has before. Here is a screenshot. - notice the 'username' at the top!

Currently, it is still grouping this data by the current IP instead of their "user name". The plan is to test out grouping it by that user's name instead, but the performance may be poor. I'll keep you updated.

To start using this feature, click the new 'IPs' link from your user homepage. This has replaced the old 'IP Ignore' link, and instead those two features have been combined. Meaning, when you add an IP to your site, there is a checkbox indicating whether or not you want to ignore the IP address or just name it. Note that IP tagging is a premium only feature!


A related but much more important announcement is you can now track an unlimited amount of CUSTOM data on a per session basis. User names, cookie values, session ids, shopping cart ids, ad campaigns... you get the idea. Anything you want associated with a visitor, can now be logged to Clicky. This data will be shown to you when you view the details of a session (as indicated in the screenshot from above, which is actually just a simplified version of this more advanced full data tracking). We have been testing this within our own getclicky.com stats for a few days, you can see the results here.

There is a lot more information here, including how it works and code examples. Please note: if you are doing the "self hosted tracking code" thing, you'll need to grab an updated copy for this to work.

We are open to your suggestions on how to improve it. We considered doing this on a per ACTION level as well, in fact it is already designed to be flexible enough to add that in easily, but there is definitely some concern with data storage if we were tracking that much additional data on your visitors. If there is a demand for such a feature, we may decide to implement it.

Note that full custom data tracking is PRO only. (Our upper end premium package). However, all users who signed up for our normal premium package before May 11 (as indicated here) have access to this feature as well.

Interested in upgrading? You can do so here!


As an aside, we are aware that performance recently is getting a bit slower when viewing your stats, particularly for high traffic sites. We have had an explosion of new users recently, which is a contributing factor. I am working on some optimizations to help fix this issue.

We are also outgrowing our current web host in terms of how much traffic we are now taking in, and how much support they can give us. Hence, we are looking for a new place to host the service. We need a company that leases high end dedicated servers (64 bit, 4GB+ RAM, 250GB+ RAID1 mirroring) with root access at a decent price (less than $300/mo), including support. If you know of such a company, and have personal experience with them, please help us out by dropping a comment or contact us directly via our contact page on getclicky.com.
18 comments |   May 30 2007 2:12pm

Thank you

Thank you to all of our sponsors we have acquired over the past two months. These people and/or companies have helped us pay the bills, and allow us to offer our free service to some of you and our cheaper-than-we'd-like-to-charge premium service to the rest of you. So a big thank you to everyone listed here!

We previously announced that we would no longer have any graphic sponsors as of May 1, to help clean up the site a bit and keep that clean feel. But Gary Vaynerchuk, an avid Clicky user for several months now, made us a very generous offer. Already being a fan of his show, we couldn't refuse. Gary is the man behind Wine Library TV, a near daily video podcast about wine. He is very enthusiastic about what he does, and his show is both interesting and funny. If you like wine, check it out! He is also behind WiiTube, a social networking and video site for Nintendo Wii fanatics. He asked me to mention his brother, AJ Vaynerchuk as well.

PayPerPost is an easy way to make some money with your blog. You can "get paid to blog about the things you love," as the slogan goes.

Spania Sommer is a Dutch site about renting property in Spain.

Help Desk Software Central provides solutions for support and help desks for any organization.

The Sports Trader is "The Diary of a Betdaq Trader". Ray chronicles his daily "bet exchanges" and his wins and losses for all to see.

App-O-Rama provides "a strategy of completing multiple [credit card] applications at the same time. The goal is to get as many bonus offers and new credit lines as one desires, in a quick and convenient way."

Richard Butler, The Success Coach helps his clients "discover, achieve and surpass their potential." Some of his clients his clients include individuals from Coca Cola, Pepsi Co, Kerry Foods, and Aib.

Click2Map is the easiest way to build your Google Maps online. Their innovative rich internet application helps anyone create Google Maps with customized points of interest without writing a single line of code.

Charlotte Web Design will not only build a professional website for you, but will also help your website to be noticed. Their marketing services will ensure that you hit the search engines with flying colors.

Marketing Land is a Dutch B2B Marketing and Sales Blog.

We never expected to reach this many sponsors so quickly, so we have decided to stop taking new sponsors at this time, until some of these expire. We have three links that are set to expire in June, and any of those spots that are not renewed will be up for grabs at that time.
7 comments |   May 21 2007 4:53pm

Maintenance today

Sorry about the necessary maintenance today. We will be down for a good 4 or 5 hours probably. Your data is still being logged, so don't worry about that. Although when we come back online, it will take a while for your stats to catch back up with real time.

With the recent redesign, a few big sites in China wrote about us, and in turn a few days later a few big english sites wrote about us, so we have had a LOT of new traffic, both from people using the site and also logging their sites' traffic.

There have been a few database optimizations I've been wanting to do for a while, and all this new traffic hit home that it couldn't wait any longer. Unfortunately when you have a database as big as ours (over 200 million rows and 10GB data including indexes), changes take a LONG time. Right now it's already been 2 hours since I took the site down, and things are going a bit slower than I had hoped. The updates are about half way done, so I expect it will be another few hours and the site will be back.

Sorry about any inconvenience!

Update 1:45PM - All done! I'm giving the database another 20-30 minutes to catch up on your data before I let you all back in again though :) It will still be several hours behind real time but it will eventually be caught up!
5 comments |   May 18 2007 10:49am

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