Google invades Jazz2Online

Posted:
16 Mar 2009 at 19:58

I have installed the site analyzer Google Analytics to Jazz2online. I have done this not to get more statistics about how many people visit our site, but to check how users move through our site. This allows us to remove barely used links and sections and improve navigation.

I realize Google gets a lot of data on you all, and many people think it gets too much data. So if you vehemently disagree with this action please do say so. A Google search (har har) for “blocking google analytics“ will show you how to prevent being tracked.

Edit: I have also temporarily added the Clicktale analytics service, which makes usability recordings of around 1.5% of users. This is done to study usability. The service is disabled on pages such as log in, register and profile editing and private messages, to avoid recording private data.

- Frank

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Comments

PT32 on 16 Mar 2009 at 20:15

Before I vote on this I’d like to know exactly how much info you’re giving out on us. Are you sharing like our email and passwords and personal info and junk? ‘cause if so, I will “vehemently” oppose this.

FQuist on 16 Mar 2009 at 22:01

No personal data is shared. We wouldn’t dare. Your passwords are encrypted and your mails safe.

The only things shared are such things as which pages you visit and which links you click on this site.

PT32 on 18 Mar 2009 at 01:04

so LOL, it’s more like candid camera invades J2O.

:D

Slaz on 18 Mar 2009 at 13:37

I’m truly no fan of anything Google besides some of their ‘labs’ related projects. But this action is helping webmasters, so what do I have to nag about..

Nimrod on 23 Mar 2009 at 01:36

Almost every other site on the internet has this, it doesnt track personal information and provides webmasters with logs, much like your current webhost already does. Why need the big news article over it?

blurredd on 23 Mar 2009 at 05:01

It’s only a RabbitJournal entry that just happened to be promoted to the front page. Though personally I wouldn’t mind if this was a news post since J2O doesn’t get a lot of news everyday.

FQuist on 24 Mar 2009 at 17:20

Nimrod: It was just for transparency. I think it’s important to divulge privacy information.

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