[pydotorg-www] Analytics

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Sun Apr 25 22:43:41 CEST 2010

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Am 25.04.2010 22:38, schrieb Michael Foord:

>>> The extra information that google analytics (or a similar service) gives
>>> you is the ability to track how visitors use the site (what path they
>>> take - which pages they tend to exit the site on, and so on). If we
>>> really wanted to track how "user friendly" certain parts of our site are
>>> then it could be extremely useful, and not information we could *easily*
>>> get from the server logs alone.
>> Why?  Assuming not too much IP duplication, this should be easy to extract
>> through the HTTP referer, or even through tracking requests of a single IP.
>> Or am I missing something?
> Well, first you have to rewrite the code (and some kind of UI even if 
> through the command line) that is already in analytics... So yes 
> possible in theory, not likely in practise (unless someone does write an 
> advanced log file analyser in Python).

Sounds like a fun project.  I'd do it if I had a few weeks of holidays
coming up.  Well, instead, I'll visit the U.S. ;)

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