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Anyone use RSSpect?

Does RSSpect allow you to view the stats for your feed? I cannot find any mention of it on its site.

Also, anyone have any recommendations for website analytics software?

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Shishio's picture

I use Dreamhost, which, as you may know, uses Analog 6.0. I'm not saying it's bad or anything, I just wanted to know if anything better was available.

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To get bandwidth usage

Joey Manley's picture

To get bandwidth usage you'll have to use something installed on your own server, like AWSTATS. Non-server-side solutions (where you copy/paste some javascript or whatever) can't really get at that information.

Most web hosting companies will provide you with an interactive means to monitor your bandwidth usage -- if you have bandwidth limits on your account, especially. Who are you using for hosting?

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Shishio's picture

Thanks.

Does TraceWatch show bandwidth usage?

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web stats

Greg Carter's picture

I use AWSTATS for my website stats. You have to have access to the raw log and be able to run PERL scripts. I use Dreamhost and it works great. It tracks my RSS feed like any other page. I don't know how RSSpect works, my feed is generated on my site.

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Gordon McAlpin's picture

For website stats, I use TraceWatch. It's free, it's fairly well featured, and it's free, but it's occasionally has weird little errors. It works well enough. And did I mention it's free?

I don't use RSSpect, but I also don't see how it's all that hard to just code your own. Joey Manley, God bless him, did a tutorial at the Engine somewhere, and that's how I started mine. XML is really not that complicated, especially if you just cut and paste from existing feeds; I'm not an HTML expert by any stretch of the imagination, so believe me when I say that.

I also use FeedBurner to keep track of how many people subscribe to it, although some people opt to subscribe through LiveJournal and still others probably just circumvent FeedBurner and go straight to the XML file.

Feedvalidator.org is a helpful tool for figuring out wonky RSS/XML code.

Recently, I looked at various feeds and figured out how to incorporate HTML into the RSS, too, which (after a little testing) didn't turn out to be all that hard, either.

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Shishio's picture

Thank you for sharing that.

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I don't know if RSSpect does

Joey Manley's picture

I don't know if RSSpect does stats or not. If not, you could easily use RSSpect feeds in conjunction with FeedBurner for stats.

1. Create an RSS feed with RSSpect.
2. Use the RSS feed URL RSSpect gives you to set up a feed at FeedBurner.
3. Promote the FeedBurner feed url (which basically takes the RSSPect feed, processes it through FeedBurner, then sends it back out).

Advantage: very rich stats, the best available for RSS.

Disadvantage: ads in your feed.

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