The new visitors page

The new visitors page was starting to become more and more like the sessions page with each change, but it has transformed into the most useful page by far in our opinion, so we decided to replace the old sessions page with it instead. The only thing it doesn't show anymore is the entrance and exit pages, because that would take more than one line to show for each session. But we are considering adding a checkbox in the filter area to "show entrance/exit pages" which would then add an additional row below each entry, showing the entrance and exit pages. Let us know if you want that feature, otherwise we might not do it, at least for a while.

However, we are definitely going to add a new section called "entrance/exit" or something along those lines, that shows the most popular entrance and exit pages for each date, this will also be on the dashboard below the top 10 referals and searches (which will probably become top 5 so we can squeeze in a bit more info without making the page too long).
0 comments |   Dec 14 2006 10:55am

Geolocation!

Geolocation is currently rolling out. That means you will see the country where each of your visitors is located! Currently it's only in your visitors section but it should be in Clicks and Sessions as well by the end of the day. If you don't know what country a flag represents, just hover your mouse over the flag and the country name will appear.

Originally we were looking up all the countries of your old visitors information as well, but there are so many IP addresses already and it's more intensive than I'd like to look this information up. So instead you'll just see the geolocation of your visitors from this point forward. There was a cron job running for about 24 hours that was looking up 1000 new IP's every 10 minutes, but it was draining too many resources. But because of that cron job, we do have geolocation of all your visitors from about Dec 12 5pm US Pacific time going forward.

We'd like to say "THANKS!" to the fine folks at FamFamFam.com for the amazing flag icons, and to ip-to-country.webhosting.info for providing the IP country lookup database. Both of these are FREE resources so check them out if you're interested in adding similar functionality to your own web application. I've attached a picture below of what all the flags look like, hopefully you agree they look really nice! :)
3 comments |   Dec 13 2006 2:35pm

We're having some speed issues [updated]

The Clicky interface has started to go pretty slow recently. I'm working on some database optimizations today that should make a big difference. Normalization is good, but we may have too much of it. Having some redundant data in a few key places will speed things up dramatically, so I'm hoping by the end of the day things will be moving quickly again!

Update: About 5 hours of work today has resulted in a HUGE increase in page load speed. Some pages were taking over 2 minutes to load, now they're averaging just a few seconds each. Can you tell the difference?
0 comments |   Dec 12 2006 9:41am

Woot insanity causes problems

One of woot's mirror sites is using Clicky, and today is what's known as a woot off, where one product after another is sold until they're all out. Normally there's not a whole lot of traffic, but the woot off's cause insanity in users who sit and click refresh every 3 seconds, waiting for a new product to be released at insane prices.

All our users combined, we are tracking 10-20 clicks per second right now. And just this site alone added an additional 20 per second to that value. Clicky hasn't gone down at all but we're getting some bad timeouts just trying to use it, as I'm sure you are too. We've contacted them in hopes they will will remove Clicky from their page for the time being until we have more resources, which should be within a few weeks. We disabled tracking on their account, which helps also, but unless they remove the code from their site as well, we will be getting all these extras hits per second that we can't take right now!
3 comments |   Dec 07 2006 7:20am

What features do you want?

We have a lot of great features that will be coming out soon, but we'd also love your feedback on what features YOU want to see in Clicky, or any bug reports, confusing things, interface changes you'd like, etc etc. So leave your comments below (preferred, so others can see them too) or send an email to us.

Here is a list of the main features that will be coming soon to Clicky, just so you know. This was also posted in the help section but we thought it'd be good to have a blog post about it too!

Site Spy - Watch users interact with your web site LIVE! Think Digg Spy, for your web site. We already have this working and it's REALLY REALLY COOL, but we are trying to make it more efficient so it doesn't destroy out database.

Public stats - Services such as sitemeter.com have their users' stats publicly available for visitors and advertisers to see. We plan to make this an option for your web site, but it will be off by default. Also, only the dashboard ("general") stats will be available, not the actual click log.

IP ignore list - You probably don't want to see yourself among your own clicks and stats, so we plan to offer an IP ignore list, where you can add any number of IP addresses that will not be logged to your Clicky account.

More user details - in addition to IP address, web browser, and operating system, you will also see the hostname (e.g. 127-0-0-1.portland.or.comcast.net) of each as well as what country they are in.

Track custom data - For example, if your site has user accounts, log their usernames into Clicky so you see them next to their clicks.

Customized dashboard - Don't care about what web browser or operating system people are using? Take them off your dashboard so you only see the data that you want to see.

Time zones - Right now Clicky is based on US Pacific time, but you will able to set your own time zone per web site so that the times match up with where you are located.
23 comments |   Dec 03 2006 10:34am

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