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Any techies out there know how website analytics work?

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What can they track?

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Let me pull out my slide rule and check. 🤣

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Let me pull out my slide rule and check. 🤣

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “Let me pull out my slide rule and check. 🤣

Oh my! (love)

Little early to be getting me all fired up... ;)

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Bozette Bozette OP

Web analytics. Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. ... Web analytics applications can also help companies measure the results of traditional print or broadcast advertising campaigns.
https://youtu.be/brUyIQJJjE0

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “Web analytics. Web analytics is the...

Thanks, Rooster!

Do you know how it works on a blockchain?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Web analytics. Web analytics is the...

So conceivably it can tell the site someone linked from, possibly even the specific page on the site?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “So conceivably it can tell the site someone...

Possibly so as some blogs also do that and tell the person who has looked at it and from where. But most are super secure.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “Possibly so as some blogs also do that and...

Blogs? So if I visit a blog page, the blogger can see where I came from? Or info about my IP? Or what?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Blogs? So if I visit a blog page, the...

That person can see where you came from but not your IP. Pretty tough to just get that. you're safe.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “That person can see where you came from but...

What if someone shares a link on a private page, like a PM on sites like this? Would it show up just as linking from Amirite, or does it show the specific page?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “What if someone shares a link on a private...

Not from a private page. If you click on that link from someone? It will show that it was accessed from Amirite.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “Not from a private page. If you click on that...

What if you follow a link someone sends you in regular emails?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “What if you follow a link someone sends you...

Hard to explain here like this. Depends on what the link is and what it is.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “Hard to explain here like this. Depends on...

Ha ha ha...sorry to throw so many questions at you, Rooster. I just recently found out that analytics might give more information than most are aware. It honestly had never occurred to me that bloggers would have access to analytics, though it does make sense.

Online privacy is a huge issue with me, but never having run a website or done a public blog, I had no idea of the particulars.

I appreciate your input. :)

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Ha ha ha...sorry to throw so many questions...

Now you're getting it. Some have stronger encryption than others so it's hard to tell but your IP address is safe. Even if someone found it? Not much they can do with it.

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Rooster Rooster

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IPs can be changed, even MACs can be changed temporarily. My concern was more if it shows the link comes from a specific email or "private" webpage.

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “IPs can be changed, even MACs can be changed...

No, it might say that it was accessed but not by whom or where. Except say, if you were online here and looked at someone's blog or such, it would show your user name and that you accessed while on Amirite. But no e-mail address and most "private" web pages.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “No, it might say that it was accessed but not...

Okay, but if I link from here it will give my user name as well as that it was linked from here?

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Okay, but if I link from here it will give my...

Most of the time? Yes.

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “Most of the time? Yes.

Thanks for all the info!

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Thanks for all the info!

Any time, Lady. I used to do some of this work a few years back but stay on top of things.

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Rooster Rooster

It works many ways on a blockchain and is the wave of the future. It's also very secure!

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “It works many ways on a blockchain and is the...

Someone told me yesterday that on one of our blockchain sites that anyone watching a video at the same time can view our IPs. If true, that doesn't sound very secure to me. :(

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Bozette Bozette OP

In response to “Not true!

Really? I was a little leery of checking it out after he told me that. Especially after I had trouble with another blockchain site.

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Bozette Bozette OP

Some are set up different than others but almost all are very secure.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/om...cybersecurity/

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