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    Default Who is online info is not correct?

    appaently the who-is-online info is incorrect and misleading, can anybody help fix the problem?
    my site is bagreplica4u.com
    thanks

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    You've got a worse problem than that.........your site won't load at all.......it times out every time.
    Teach them to shop and they will shop today;
    Teach them to Zen and they will OWN a shop tomorrow!

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Loads for me. It says you have 32 guests on the site. Is that wrong?

    Personally, I think that sidebox is a waste of space anyway. Nobody cares how many people are on your site.

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Keep visitor and usage stats private.

    You don't want to tell competitors how popular your site is.

    You don't want to tell customers how unpopular your site is. :)

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesh View Post
    ...I think that sidebox is a waste of space anyway. Nobody cares how many people are on your site...
    ...funny that, doing some work for a client who cares quite a bit. they sell hardware predominantly, are quite popular and have a loyal, and proud user base.

    as a result, they impressed the importance of this facility upon me when selecting modules for their site as they felt it enhanced their credibility to show 100's of users online at all times...

    my two cents : )

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by g1smd View Post
    ...You don't want to tell competitors how popular your site is...
    is there a particular reason why?

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ALiepinieks View Post
    as they felt it enhanced their credibility to show 100's of users online at all times...
    I should have said 'nobody cares' and 'nobody believes those numbers, anyway'. Easy enough to phony up, like the obviously bogus 'reviews' I see on a lot of ecommerce sites.

    If the client wants it on there, though ...

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    just wondering how to fix it. thanks for all in advance.

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    We'll still need to know what's 'wrong' about it. Too many, too few ?

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    Default Re: Who is online info is not correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by vanson View Post
    just wondering how to fix it. thanks for all in advance.
    It will always be incorrect or misleading no matter what you do. You have to understand how the internet works and how tracking is done.

    I know in 1.3.9a they updated the spiders list. So upgrading will get you a little more accurate numbers but in the end the number is just a best guess.. and always will be. Best bet is to install something comprehensive like google analytics to get the whole picture.

    Anthony

 

 
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