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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tracking sdk and installer downloads
Date Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:42:48 GMT
On Feb 9, 2013 9:26 AM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski" <nicholas@spoon.as> wrote:
>
> So, pretty much we have two options :
>
>   - Add javascript to all the download links to send tracking data to
> Google.  Also, add additional code to do google tracking within the SDK
> installer.  That would require a new release of the installer, but
> shouldn't be a big deal to do.

I think this is the best option. This way, we have more control.

>   - Figure out a way to parse the webserver logs for the
> single-mirror-url.cgi file.  The web server logs are currently split up
> between two clusters.  Each cluster is generating about 3GB worth of logs
> per day (~250MB zipped up) -- for all the projects (ALL hits to http are
> stuffed into a single log file per cluster, rotated daily).  We would need
> to figure out a way to parse and present that data.  I could do it on
> occasion, but having an automated way would be even nicer...
>

Sounds like a bit of a hassle to me. Moreover, I would like to reduce the
dependency in Infra as much as possible.
How would this work for the source and manual binary downloads?

Thanks,
Om

> What are your thoughts?
>
> -Nick
>
> On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Lee Burrows
> <subscriptions@leeburrows.com>wrote:
>
> > Couldn't the installer use URLLoader or Loader to access some URL on the
> > server, triggering a page hit?
> >
> >
> > On 09/02/2013 16:50, Om wrote:
> >
> >> I was thinking about this. I wanted to have a hidden html component in
the
> >> Installer that would call a special page which simply calls the js
> >> function
> >> on load.  This page would be called only from the Installer.
> >>
> >> Or, we could have the installer call the functions manually as well.
This
> >> way we can track download start, complete, abort, etc.
> >>
> >> But, if we want to track how many people download the installer, the
> >> source
> >> and binary kits manually, we will need to track them as custom events.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Om
> >> On Feb 9, 2013 6:51 AM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski" <nicholas@spoon.as>
wrote:
> >>
> >>  I don't think we will be able to use JavaScript to be able to catch
all
> >>> the
> >>> downloads (or even a large portion of them).  Since most of the
downloads
> >>> come from the Installer, we can't depend on people hitting them with
> >>> JavaScript.  Still looking at other ways to see what we can do.  I
don't
> >>> think it will be integrated into the Google stats.
> >>>
> >>> -Nick
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Om <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  Nick,
> >>>>
> >>>> Now that we have basic tracking enabled on our site, I would like to
> >>>>
> >>> start
> >>>
> >>>> tracking the number of times the installer and more importantly the
> >>>>
> >>> number
> >>>
> >>>> of times the sdk is downloaded.
> >>>>
> >>>> I am not sure how to integrate custom javascript with our CMS.  Can
you
> >>>> please give me some pointers as to how to do this?
> >>>>
> >>>> Here is some literature about GA's custom event tracking [1]
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> Om
> >>>>
> >>>> [1]
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
https://developers.google.com/**analytics/devguides/**collection/gajs/
> >>> **eventTrackerGuide<
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/eventTrackerGuide
>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> > --
> > Lee Burrows
> > ActionScripter
> >
> >

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