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2110Re: [webanalytics] Re: How do you measure bookmarks?

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  • Jim Novo
    Apr 10, 2005
      Hi Eric,

      > Does anyone have a 404 report that shows failed requests for
      > favicon.ico that they can send me for inclusion in the O'Reilly book?
      > I'm writing a hack based on this very old thread and I'd love to use
      > a screenshot if someone can provide.

      I believe I was the first to write about this hack back in '99, attached a
      shot.

      Jim
      jim@jimnovo.com
      http://www.jimnovo.com


      >
      > Let me know.
      >
      > Eric
      >
      > --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, "Wil Reynolds" <wilr@t...> wrote:
      > > You should be able to find the favicon.ico page loads pretty easily.
      If
      > > your site does not use this file it will load as a 404, if your
      > > analytics tool has a 404 report you're golden. If you do have a
      > > favicon.ico file it might be getting filtered automatically (some
      > > analysis tools look for common page extensions and need to be told when
      > > to include non-typical extensions in their reports.)
      > >
      > > What tool are you using?
      > >
      > >
      > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      > > Wil Reynolds
      > > Associate
      > > SEER Interactive
      > > <http://www.thinkseer.com/> http://www.thinkseer.com/
      > > 215-967-4461
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Jason Grigsby [mailto:jason-yahoo@k...]
      > > Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:20 PM
      > > To: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [webanalytics] How do you measure bookmarks?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I recently downloaded the sample KPI spreadsheet from Jim Novo's site
      > > to compare to the KPI sheet that Eric provided with his book, and
      > > noticed that it references pages bookmarked as a statistic that the web
      > > log analyzer software should be able to provide.
      > >
      > > This caught me off-guard because the web log analysis tool we're using
      > > (albeit a bit out of date) doesn't track bookmarks and secondly, I
      > > didn't think it was possible to track bookmarks.
      > >
      > > After brainstorming and doing a little research, it appears that you
      > > might be able to infer bookmarking activity from favicon.ico hits from

      > > IE browsers. For other browsers, the favicon.ico file is called at the
      > > beginning of the browsing session because the icon is displayed in the
      > > address bar of the browser.
      > >
      > > Which makes me wonder:
      > >
      > > 1. Can bookmarks really be tracked? And if so, how? Is it only IE
      > > bookmarks that are being counted?
      > > 2. How widespread is this metric among web traffic analyzers?
      > >
      > > I think I've seen Jim's name on this list a couple of time since
      > > joining so maybe he can answer my questions. :-)
      > >
      > > Thank You,
      > >
      > > Jason
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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