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Inserting a visitor counter on website

angelab
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Inserting a visitor counter on website

How do I insert a visitor counter on my website's index page please?
I am using MS Word to make the site. I am using a PC running W98.
(Yes, I know that's all very primitive, but at least I understand it!)
Angela
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ianscales
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Hi Angela, I find this works very well and gives you a whole lot more information, very handy.
http://www.statcounter.com
Ian
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

This is the same one I use.  You can set a cookie to prevent the counter counting your visits, but I found I kept deleting the cookie during cleanup, so I've set up the counter to ignore my static IP.
John
RobDickson
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

I use www.sitemeter.com, which does the same thing.
Watch out with using Word to create a website. Like FrontPage, it puts in a lot of non-standard HTML. I also found with an old version of Word (Word2000 or Word97) that it put \ in URLs instead of /. Internet Explorer coped with this, but some Linux browsers didn't.
Njal
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Plusnet have some info & examples at:
http://www.plus.net/support/webspace/cgi_php/cgi_scripts.shtml
Regards,
Neil
angelab
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Ah, Neil, that's the one I have used before, for an earlier website.  It looks very simple, so I think I shall go with that.
Does anyone know how to re-zero it though?  I am making a second site, and at the moment (not yet uploaded) it seems to show the current visitor figure for site 1.
Angela
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

just add this line to your website were you want it to appear
<img src="http://homepages.plus.net/cgi-bin/counter?angelab_pn" />
this will set up the one that Plus net supplies I have tested the code and it works
angelab
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Hi Samuria,
That's strange;  the code on the post by Njal ends in _ss rather than _pn    Huh
Angela
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

mine works
I tested it for you
angelab
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

THANK YOU, Samuria!
I wasn't casting aspersions, honestly...
I haven't tested it myself yet.
A
angelab
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

OK, my domain2 site is uploaded, complete with its P;lusNet hit counter.  But although I inserted its code afresh, it is already showing 105156 visits (the figure for my domain1 site)!
Does anyone know how I can set it to start at zero?
Angela
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Hi Angela
Copy and paste this in to your page.
<!--webbot bot="HitCounter" u-custom i-digits="10" i-image="4" PREVIEW="&lt;strong&gt;[Hit Counter]&lt;/strong&gt;" i-resetvalue="0" startspan --><img src="http://fp.dyslexia.f9.co.uk/_vti_bin/fpcount.exe/?Page=[Removed Code]|Image=4|Digits=5" alt="Hit Counter"><!--webbot bot="HitCounter" endspan i-checksum="0" -->
It is set at 1, I hope this helps.   Wink
[Edit]
Code removed well part of it!
So that Hit Counter is not abused.
angelab
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Brilliant, Gary! 
It's just counting me now (as nobody else knows of this site yet!).  I am up to five visits now.
Many thanks.
A
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Inserting a visitor counter on website

Your welcome Angela, give me a nudge if you need any more help.  Wink