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How to use whos amung us To Track Visitors

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xxf8xx, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    I realize a lot of you already know about whos amung us and how to use it properly but I'm finding a lot of people recently who have never heard of it and figured I'd make a thread on it.

    Whos amung us is basically a site to track how many visitors are currently on your website and where they are coming from in real time. It will also show stats for the past 12 hours.

    It will look something like this:

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    So the first thing you need to do is go to this site:

    Code:
    http://whos.amung.us
    
    You will see the below code on the homepage. This code is unique to you.

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    We do not want the whole code as this code will cause a small widget to appears on your page and we don't want our visitors to have to see that.

    The part we need to copy is right after "tab". The code above is "7ekx"... Copy that code and save it somewhere as we will need it for later.

    Here is the code we are interested:

    Code:
    <div style="VISIBILITY: hidden;"> 
    <script id="_waufg6">var _wau = _wau || []; _wau.push(["small", "[COLOR=Lime]YOURCODEHERE[/COLOR]", "fg6"]);(function() { var s=document.createElement("script"); s.async=true; s.src="http://widgets.amung.us/small.js";document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(s);})();</script>
    </div>
    
    Replace YOURCODEHERE with your code. Now place this div in your html code at the bottom of your page. If you are using wordpress or something other than raw html simply place the script without the div tags anywhere.

    Now you're ready to start tracking your stats! Go to the following page to track your visitors:

    Code:
    whos.amung.us/stats/YOURCODEHERE
    
    Obviously replace YOURCODEHERE with your code again.

    Happy tracking!

    Cheers!
     
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  2. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Also click the history link, it will show stats for the last year if you want. Sadly there are a few problems with whos.amung.us.

    Public stats encourage trolling and plagiarism. How many times have you seen a site and though nothing of it, then you see there are 2000 people online and all of a sudden its interesting.

    Also you cant track individual clicks, so your not able to easily compare your true EPC unless you use a second tracking script.
     
  3. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    You've got some good points G-S-T. However I only use it for a quick reference to see whos online. There are obviously better trackers out there but if you want a quick easy way to see how many people online whos amung us is pretty solid.

    Also about your point that people will see that "2000 people are online" I included a way to make the widget invisible to users on your site.
     
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    Ir doesnt help if they view your source, which is one of the first things I do when I see a site that looks interesting.

    Also if you take the time to encode it and then use the visibility:none div, all they have to do is remove the div and throw the code on a test page. If something is worth taking the time to encode, then its usually worth finding out what it is, in the eyes of a marketer any way. This is why i now fill my sites with benign HTML, JS and PHP and encode, encrypt and pack as much as i can, just to keep the trolls guessing.

    There are of course faster ways than that, for example using a http request sniffer, but most noobs dont have those on their desktops.
     
  5. Stizerg

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    Is it better than Woopra? Do they have desktop client? Is history for 12 hours only?
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    I have never heard of Woopra. And you can check up to 5 years worth of history.