News Mint Analytics Added


Friends, a quick post to let you know that I’ve added Mint to the site. What’s Mint? It’s a self-hosted web site analytics program. I was interested obtaining more information about who is referrering readers to the site, popular pages, top searches, etc, but found the tools offered by my web host bluehost lacking. Here’s a list of the datapoints the Mint program is collecting for me here at

  • Visits (past-day, -week, -month, and uniques)
  • Referrers (newest unique, most recent, repeats, and domains)
  • Pages (most popular, most recent, entry, watched)
  • User Agent (browsers, platform, screen, flash)
  • Searches (most common, most recent, found)
  • The data Mint collects is anonymous; the program does not collect personal data of any kind. My motivation in using Mint is purely technical – better metrics.

    Anyway, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Mint, or this site’s use of Mint, please leave a comment.


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