Turn Off Or Automatic Stats Plug-In Smiley Icon In WordPress.Com

Turn Off Or Automatic Stats Plug-In Smiley Icon In WordPress.Com

The WordPress.com Stats plug-in designed for self-hosted WordPress blog is an excellent free of cost web visitor’s information tracker used for WordPress Blogs. The Status plug-in for WordPress.com displays a lot of useful metrics, information and stats that a blogger needs in a concise and clear interface.

On the other hand, following the starting and implementing Stats plug-in in WordPress, a little smiley face image will be exhibited at the foot of the blog or page. The smiley face, even if little in dimension, possibly will concern the overall look and presentation of the blog, and it could also create confusion to the visitors since the image comes out peculiarly at the base.

However, it’s likely to conceal the smiley face added by means of the WordPress.com Automatic Stats plug-in, via next CSS hack.

In order to smiley face of WordPress.com Stats plugin invisible, you will need to following CSS code.  It needs to be added to the Blog’s stylesheet in WordPress (style.css):

img#wpstats{width:0px;height:0px;overflow:hidden}

Otherwise, put in the next JavaScript code into the footer.Php in WordPress following wp_footer() declaration:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var e = document.getElementById(“wpstats”);
e.style.width = “0px”;
e.style.height= “0px”;
e.style.overflow = “hidden”;
</script>

Please be reminded that the image is essential for good stats collecting pool and for tracking the traffic to blog. The image will not be loaded via browser and it will smash the stats if you will apply the “display:none” to the image.

The overflow style of JavaScript or CSS could be mistaken for unseen text or concealed link by the search engines, which could result in banning of Blogs. This happens particularly with Google which could penalize such execution, as the results presents different data to search engines which the visitors to not get to see.

Can I Add Google Analytics To My Blogger Blog ? How?

Adding Google Analytics to blogger blogs

Let us see how we can add Google analytics in your blogger blogs. First you have to make Google analytics account so as to track the statistics of your blogspot through Google Analytics. Registration is completely free.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Once the account is created for Google Analytics then log in.
  2. There will a option called Add Website Profile, click on it.
  3. For a new domain select add a profile.
  4. Fill up with your local timezone and blog’s URL.
  5. To finish the process and continue click on Finish.
  6. You will get a code which you have to add it in your blog. Press CTRL+A and then CTRL+C to copy the whole code.

Let us see how to add the code in the blog:

  1. Open your blogger account and sign in.
  2. Go to layout and click on Edit HTML
  3. The last row of your template will contain the code </body>
  4. Above the code </body>, press CTRL+V, to paste the copied code.
  5. Once you save the template your work is done.

Now there are some limitations or problems that may occur. Let us find out what troubleshooting can we face:

  1. Once you have successfully entered the code of Google Analytics, you’ll have completed that step. You can then can get back to your profile and click Finish.
  2. It will start working just as you want it, if you did everything right.
  3. Now in your Google analytics account if you can’t see the statistics of your site, then do some cross checking as mentioned below:
    • Make sure you have provided correct URL.
    • Make sure that you haven’t missed out any analytic code to copy.
    • You could check if you have pasted the code just above </body> tag?
  4. Rechecking the above problems will surely solve everything.

How To Hide Whos Amung Us JavaScript Stats From Public?

I’ve already covered the topic explaining how to hide whos amung us statistics to public.

That post was about a year ago, and things have changed on whos.amung.us . Earlier they would allow you to get your code in two versions:

1> Plain HTML version, and

2> JavaScript version.

However, now you get only the JavaScript version and this brings in a bit of difficulty when you want to hide your stats from the rest of the world.

First, the golden question: Why should I hide my stats from the outside world? I love showing off!!

Showing is good, but at the cost of revealing where your visitors are on your site ? In a nutshell, you’ll be revealing the popular pages on your website. Now think about this, isn’t it an open invitation for your competitors to come up with posts on similar topic ? Food for thought now!

Argh, now that you have been thinking, want to know how you can hide your whos.amung.us stats from the world, but you still continue to garner stats for your personal needs?

There are two ways you can do it:

1> Subscribe to their paid version. That’s the best I’d suggest. No hassles, and complete privacy.

2> Copy the code below, and insert your Whos.amung.us code where it says Insert code here. Put up this code anywhere in your theme, and it’ll work fine. This is not a fool proof method. You’ll manage to hide to stats from public while you still will have access to the stats. However, remember that anyone with some basic programming / web designing skill will still be able to pull out statistics.

Let me know if you know any better ways to hide the statistics.