Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Your web traffic helps us to improve BlogPatrol!

To help us fix the bugs having to do with our time zone functions and stats reports, we have installed a BlogPatrol counter corresponding to each zone of time that we support. (Check out the counters in the nav pane to your left.)

By visiting this web page, you are providing us with web traffic that we can analyze -- as recorded by these test counters -- so that we can understand how the system is translating different timezones for the various stats reports.
  • View the latest stats on our bug fixes and enhancements on our companion blog.
  • To return to BlogPatrol, click the Back button on your browser or the Backspace key on your keyboard.
Thanks for your support!


muse said...

don't quite follow
Just curious. Are the records of hits lost during the times your icon's off?

SouthernBlackGurl said...

^^That's what I want to know. Will I ever be able to get an accurate stat report of the number of hits and visitors since all of this madness went down? I can't even tell if I've reached over a million views!

Tony said...

muse: Good to hear from you as always!

You are correct: when one of your blog pages loads and you do not see the BlogPatrol icon, then BlogPatrol has not recorded that visit/hit. Also, we include this information on our conditions of service page.

Tony said...

SouthernBlackGurl: Good to hear from you again too.

I understand where you're coming from. You want accurate counts of your visitors and hits.

All I can tell you is that I'm doing the best I can to make it right given the resources I have with BlogPatrol as a part-time endeavor. This includes:

* being honest with BlogPatrol users about what's working and what's not
* re-investing all revenues back into bug fixing and development
* always thinking, always working to making BlogPatrol better

That said, I might not be able to make it right fast enough for you, but I can only do what I can do.

Anikin Skywriter said...

warning: your beta blog doesn't have any sign in place!

Tony said...

Anikin Skywriter: Anikin, you are right about the Beta BlogPatrol site. The signup and login links are removed from the beta site because we do not want our users to be confused between the live and beta sites. (This confusion happened a lot in the past before we turned off the links.)