Giving Up On Maps


Sad to say, but I've deactivated the Maps Amung Us widget I had been using…

Sad to say, but I've deactivated the Maps Amung Us widget I had been using.  They've changed the way the pins are saved and it is pretty much useless to me now.  I enjoyed seeing where I received visits from.  Unfortunately, I typically only would have a few pins on the map, including myself.  I still have the widget installed in case they ever change it, but for now the map itself is disabled.

That said, all isn't lost.  I'm giving Google Analytics a try to see if it will at least provide me the statistics I'm looking for.  It includes a nice dashboard with an optional geographic positional feature that is very similar to the visitor map pins.  It is still populating, so I'll have to see how things go.  I'm impressed so far, but only time will tell.

It should be noted that my ISP (check out ads) provides pretty good visitor statistics as well.  Unfortunately, they don't currently offer geographic location information.  The CMS software I use also keeps some basic browser statistics which are very interesting as well.  My favorite is tracking browser and OS usage.  I've been seeing traction in the Safari usage of the last year as well as Apple software.  I still enjoy using Safari myself, but I don't have the money to purchase an Apple computer.  I shouldn't complain.  My Compaq v2000 is still doing quite well for me, even if it is a bit slow running Vista.



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