Google Analytics (or haveamint.com)?

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Hi, would be cool to have a feature to turn off internal statistics and offload it to either Mint or Google Analytics.

This is trivial to add in the template (we all can copy and paste) but being able to checkbox out whatever processes run to do the local statistics would be great.

ScottC
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Remo replied on at Permalink Reply
Remo
it would be that every template must have a footer element and a definied placeholder in it... or a php function call.

I really don't care much about that, since it's really simple but case this is coming, you'd better do it soon because right now, there are not that many themes available..
ScottC replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottC
The point is that I would like to be able to use a simple checkbox to omit the write to the DB (assuming it hits the DB) just to record a hit on the page. While I think the idea is awesome and that it is always nice to have another source telling you about visitors to your site, the option to offload statistics to another entity and save a bit of thrashing (writes) to the db is a good thing? Perhaps it isn't? Why would it be bad?

I would rather my stats be trusted and served to a company or entity that does that as their core competency.
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
We had already decided that we wanted to give people a spot to put their analytcs code in the dashboard instead of having to add it by hand to a footer.

Perhaps a "disable internal stats" check box there makes sense, it is a performance hit, but a very small one to be honest.

what's mint?? i thought that was quickbooks online.. whatcha talkinabout willis?
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
now I can read too!

haveamint.com

<sigh>
ScottC replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottC
I understand :) It would allow for more aggressive caching if you were offloading the stats via a HTTP request, or am I mistaken? I used to make a living caching on asp.net, I have now seen the light and I am still on that mentality. One could cache until the page was changed? Filesystem caching etc?
Remo replied on at Permalink Reply
Remo
didn't think about the database log of c5.. that's not necessary for me too, I also prefer google analytics for this job and save some db space...