[theme-reviewers] WordPress Themes Download Statistics Counter
danielx386 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 00:26:21 UTC 2013
No I was going to say that one can sign up for a pingdom account and
set it up so that it make a request to the download url ever 60
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM, Stuart Wider <stuartwider at gmail.com> wrote:
> Were you about to say 'is there any protection against gaming the counter
> Thats my guess what you were implying? ;)
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Daniel <danielx386 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I hope that there is protection from things like pingdon (I will let
>> you work out what I am about to say)
>> On 9/13/13, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I had always wondered the same thing and tried investigating how good it
>> > was.
>> > Generally speaking, it's actually just a click counter, not really a
>> > download counter (which I don't know if that would even be possible
>> > without
>> > intrusion or at all) because you can click to download, not actually
>> > download and just refresh the page and the count goes up once. Trying a
>> > second time does not work so I assume it records the IP address to try
>> > and
>> > keep the numbers consistent and accurate.
>> > Considering that a lot of ISPs automatically change their customers IP
>> > addresses every so often, anytime they re-downloaded it would count
>> > again
>> > if their IP had changed.
>> > The download link isn't nofollowed so whether robots following the link
>> > counts as yet another download count, not sure.
>> > My guess would be that at least 80% of the recorded count for any given
>> > theme accounts for real unique and separate people who genuinely
>> > downloaded
>> > and tried the theme.
>> > Then, if we got into what percentage of people from the download count
>> > are
>> > actually still actively using the theme we'd probably quickly fall below
>> > the 50% mark.
>> > Anyways, please keep in mind that this is all merely anecdotal on my
>> > part.
>> > Thanks, Bryan
>> Daniel Fenn
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