How to get on the Woopra bandwagon

I’m always on the prowl for blogging tips and blogging tools. Lorelle’s post (see her quote below) caught my attention and an earlier Drupal announcement came to mind as well.

When I checked the site out I was impressed with the live tracking and web statistics capabilities of woopra and I’m sure other wordpress.com bloggers will want to install this system as much as I do.

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I, the non-statistics watcher, am fascinated with the ability to look beyond the score card of the numbers and really get a clear picture of who is using my blog and why. I’d love to have this same feature on Lorelle on WordPress, but currently WordPress.com members are unable to add Javascript, thus can’t use Woopra. Maybe soon, if enough people ask. — Lorelle Van Fossen

woopra_0thumbnailWoopra’s revolutionary server architecture, combined with its intuitively designed client software, enables seamless tracking of visitors. Webmasters can track over 40 different statistical events and analytics. Never before has so much information been instantaneously available to Webmasters.

Most analytical and site statistics are updated once a day at the least, or several times during the day. With Woopra, you get live track of visitors coming and going and moving through your site. You get the stats now.

woopra-dashboard1Woopra has so many features it’s difficult to share them all. Here is a short list. Use the link above for details.

  • Live Tracking and Web Statistics
  • Rich User Interface
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Manage Multiple Blogs and Websites
  • Deep Analytic and Search Capabilities
  • Click-to-Chat
  • Visitor and Member Tagging
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Easy Installation and Update Notification
  • Developer Tools

Download Woopra
Woopra installs onto your computer as a desktop client. The Woopra Installation Guide will provide you with the step-by-step instructions. In summary:
1. Install the latest version of Java from the Java official website.
2. Download and install the appropriate version of Woopra for your computer’s operating system.
3. Install the appropriate Woopra Plugin or use the Manual Installation on your blog or website to activate it for use with Woopra following the Woopra Installation Guide.
4. Start Woopra on your computer and watch your blog’s stats live!

You will want to take note of the tutorial in this post if you are installing woopra on a mac.

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28 thoughts on “How to get on the Woopra bandwagon

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  2. I’ve been using Woopra for two weeks now, alongside Google Analytics. I find it very hard to compare the two because I use them differently. I think Woopra is like a car and Google Analytics is a bus and an airplane.

    Woopra: Live! What’s going on right now. Who is online? Where did they come from? What are they doing? And when I say live, I really mean live. There’s no refreshing involved.

    Google Analytics: Everything else.

    Sure, Woopra is capable of more than just live statistics but Google Analytics is a solid tool. Woopra, I would say, is handy.

  3. I’m sure you’ll be as fascinated by it as I am. The real value of the new visitors stat, I should have said, is how many repeat visitors I have.

  4. It took a few weeks for my self-hosted blog to be approved — I applied the day Lorelle wrote about it — then I didn’t have time to install it for another week or so — just today, in fact. I must say, with only a few hours of stats, it’s awfully impressive and I’m not sure yet what to take away from the information.

    Much of it duplicates what I find in Sitemeter (the html version available to all WordPress.com bloggers; I never knew we could use it on .com blogs till timethief mentioned it several months ago) but there’s so much there I’ll need time to dig into it. My immediate surprises: I’ve gotten a lot of SE hits through Windows Live. I had no idea! It also shows me which of my categories are clicked on — more than I thought — and perhaps most valuable, how many visitors are new.

    I keep logging out because if I let myself, I could just sit here and watch it!

  5. @Trisna
    Wow! I’t sure great to hear that my blog contents were helpful to you and it’s better still to hear that you want to be a regular reader. You made my day! :)

  6. Hi :)
    I thought i better visit you again, and i think i will be your regular readers, considering your blog content really helped me out :)

    Incase you’re wondering who am i, i’m genopianist54, my username at BC and blog is different, nice to meet you timethief and thank you very much for your tips about WOOPRA, i’m a new user myself to WP… but, i’ll try this one for sure…

    Happy Blogging
    :D

  7. I’m going to review this again tomorrow. I’ve had that woopra widget for some time and an account but it looked complicated once they gave it to me so I held off doing anything with it.

  8. Thanks, timethief, for the great review. I sure do hope WordPress.com will consider this, but there is a long way to go with development of this analytics program.

    I don’t know how long the invites will continue to be available as it is in testing, but it has been taking a few weeks for approval, though they’ve been coming out fast in the past week or so after they switched to new, larger servers. Thousands and thousands of people want to use this, and I don’t know how long they can keep up permitting so many users during the development stage. So stay tuned for info on that, I’m sure.

  9. @Jeff McCord
    I’m so glad that you dropped in.
    Have you tried both woopra and Google analytics?
    If so, how is woopra better than Google Analytics?

  10. @Root
    I don’t know because I’ve never used Google analytics.
    Yes and I’ll be tracking them down and getting them to “spill their guts”. :)
    I’m really interested in giving it a go on my domain.
    I’m signing up today and notice there is an approval delay.
    I’m wondering how much of a resource hog it will be.

  11. How is this better than Google Analytics? Has anyone tried both.? I can’t wait to give it a go. It looks cool. We mustn’t confuse Java and JavaScript of course :)

  12. I checked out the forum – based on the answers/comments in there – It may be a while. They gather and give – but it seems like it has been days/weeks since approvals… Or I read it wrong. I will let you know.

    Ben

  13. Hi,
    Really helpful post! I’m on Typepad, where the stats are almost non-existent. I also use SiteMeter, but not enough info there either.

    This is definitely worth a try, IMO.

  14. This looks real cool – and I downloaded and installed – do you have an idea of how long it takes to be “approved” as I did it first thing this morning and it is mid afternoon now…

    Ben

  15. Hi Tech,
    I have readers from blogging platforms. Also if readers click through to Lorelle’s article they will see her take on the issue. In addition she posted to the wordpres.com forum looking for bloggers there who also wanted to express support for the feature.

    I expect my readers to use the links to click through to woopra and get all the details they need. It will be interesting to see how bloggers on other blogging platforms respond as well. Thanks for dropping in. :)

  16. hello Time~Thief
    do you download this software into your
    computer or is it a java code that you
    have to use on your blog???

    NOTE Java Script is not allowed
    on wp.com (NOTE TO OTHER WP.COM
    MEMBERS)

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