Saturday, 15 September 2007

Sitemeter

It's interesting the facts that can be gleaned from Sitemeter. As Henry found out recently when he noticed that someone working for Swiss govt had dropped in to read his blog.

Now the other side of this coin is that other people can 'snoop in' on your sitemeter statistics. Are you aware of this fact? If you want to test it out get a friend to look up your blog on their PC and click on the meter. They should just get the summary page .... If they don't then you need to configure the privacy settings. Don't forget when installing the meter to go to the Manager Page to change the default settings to a more private level. I've found a surprising number of bloggers with sitemeter up and running who don't keep this information private. It may be they don't care ... but I would hate to think that some bloggers may not be aware that this information is out there for any nosey-parker like me.

If you want to keep your statistics and visitor stats private do Remember to go to Manager and then Privacy settings.....

http://www.sitemeter.com/default.asp

8 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

fixed, ta, I'd forgotten about that bit

Henry North London said...

Did someone mention dancing?

Merri said...

Hi there ! thanks for reminding me...I had not checked this.
Fixed as well!

merry weather said...

That was me Henry :) I haven't mentioned it to Lady T yet though - is she actually here? -

I'll look at my sitemeter forthwith, although I'll probably break it or something. I am still grateful you mentioned it in the first place. x

lady thinker said...

Yes - I've answered henry on his blog. Didn't realise your sitemeter was not private merryw - I don't always look at everyones - but am inclined to peek sometimes into new folks when I come across them.

I'm here now -- in the early hours of the mroning. I thought I'd try and creep up to Northern Rock online in the wee wee hours but it's still no go ....too busy busy ..

Marianne said...

Don't know if I have a site meter or not - haven't signed up for one. Do you know?

lady thinker said...

Hello Marianne - Doesn't look as if you've signed up to sitemeter - you're obviously not as narcissistic [or paranoid] as some of us are! Thanks for visiting.

Marianne said...

I'm getting very confused about your identity. Sorry. And thanks for checking on my sitemeter for me. I'm only here for the blogs.