Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Live Visitor Tracking on your site...

Do you run a website? If so, you are probably like me and are semi-obsessed with wondering if and how many people are visiting your site. There are plenty of free services that will track the number of hits you receive, where they come from, how long they stay on your site, what color shirt they were wearing, and various other metrics. I'm not going to compete with them.

What I have done, however, is develop a very simple flash widget that you can put on any page of your website (or all pages) to allow you and your users to get a live view of how many people are on the site at any given time.

The widget comes in 2 flavors: visible and invisible. The visible version looks just like the one to the right. The invisible version is not seen by your users, but allows you to track your site from a control panel page.

Like my other tools, this one is totally free and I invite you to use it on your site. Have fun!

Here's the link: Live Visitor Tracker

Get my own counter!


  1. Mr. Kries,

    Is there a way to put an invisible visitor tracker on a twitter profile page.

    Thank you.

  2. I don't think so. Every tracker I have ever seen (including mine) requires you to be able to insert html code onto a page before you can track it.

    Twitter does not support this functionality. Until they do, I don't know of a way to see who is viewing your Twitter profile.


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