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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to facilitate moving around the website we have prepared a User Guide to the SeeTheStats website.

  1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. What is SeeTheStats?
    2. 1.2. Is SeeTheStats a safe service?
    3. 1.3. What does SeeTheStats offer, which is different from other websites of this kind?
    4. 1.4. What do I gain by registration and how much does it cost?
  2. Statistics
    1. 2.1. What are the webstats displayed on SeeTheStats and how are they generated?
    2. 2.2. Why are the webstats of some websites available and others not?
    3. 2.3. Why do some statistics look different than in Google Analytics?
    4. 2.4. Why do I have days with zero visits? Is your import process really reliable?
    5. 2.5. I have not found webstats of a website I am interested in. What can I do?
  3. My Webstat pages
    1. 3.1. What can I set or change on "My webstat pages"?
    2. 3.2. How can I add new statistics or delete old ones?
    3. 3.3. Why do I have to log into Google Analytics when editing my website profile?
    4. 3.4. How many statistics of a given website can I display?
    5. 3.5. Can I create separate profiles of statistics for different pages of the same website?
    6. 3.6. Can I hide some of the statistics in order to show them only to selected persons?
  4. Widgets
    1. 4.1. What is a widget and what does it do?
    2. 4.2. How to configure a widget?
    3. 4.3. How do I place widgets on my website?
  5. Links to JPG files
    1. 5.1. What are the links to JPG files?
    2. 5.2. How to activate the links to JPG files?
  6. Security
    1. 6.1. Is it possible that my personal details will be visible to third parties?
    2. 6.2. Is it possible that my personal details will be passed on to the third parties?
    3. 6.3. Is it possible that third parties will be able to check the statistics other than the ones I have made available?
    4. 6.4. Is it possible to restrict the display of my statistics to a selected group of people?
    5. 6.5. How does SeeTheStats import my data from Google Analytics?
    6. 6.6. In what way can I block SeeTheStats from accessing my statistics on Google Analytics?
  7. Others
    1. 7.1. Is SeeTheStats involved in creating tools for collecting webstats of websites?
    2. 7.2. Where will I find the rules of using SeeTheStats?
    3. 7.3. If I have a question, suggestion, idea or problem, what can I do with it?
  1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. What is SeeTheStats?

      SeeTheStats is a website which can be used for checking the detailed webstats of any website (when the owner of a given website decides to make them available) or it can be used for showing the webstats of your website to other people. top

    2. 1.2. Is SeeTheStats safe?

      We make every effort to safeguard its security. When presenting the webstats of your website you may choose which of them are to be displayed and which are not. The unique password included in the web address of your web statistics makes it impossible to access the stats by unauthorized persons. Moreover, the process of logging into Google Analytics, which is indispensable for generating the webstats, takes place directly from Google Analytics and therefore as SeeTheStats does not participate in this process, we do not have access to your password. Personal details given during registration process and stored by SeeTheStats (in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy) cannot be made available to third parties. Detailed information about the safety of using our website is in chapter 6. top

    3. 1.3. What does SeeTheStats offer, which is different from other websites of this kind?

      The main difference is the credibility of the statistics. Available tools such as Alexa operate on the basis of an estimate. SeeTheStats with the consent of the site owner gets accurate traffic data collected by Google Analytics, so these data are reliable and very detailed. Thanks to SeeTheStats it is also possible to present selected web statistics from Google Analytics directly on your site to your customers or business partners. top

    4. 1.4. What do I gain by registration and how much does it cost?

      Registration allows for publishing your webstats on SeeTheStats and using widgets, which allow to insert all webstats directly on your website. Registration and use of the website is completely free of charge. top

  2. Statistics
    1. 2.1. What are the webstats displayed on SeeTheStats and how are they generated?

      The webstats cataloged on SeeTheStats are data concerning the traffic of users of selected websites. These statistics are generated by a product of Google – Google Analytics. SeeTheStats is not the owner of Google Analytics, nor the creator of any system of statistics. SeeTheStats only uses the data collected by Google Analytics with the author's consent. top

    2. 2.2. Why are the webstats of some websites available and others not?

      SeeTheStats catalogs only those websites whose owners agree to publish their webstats. If our search engine cannot find a certain website, it means that its owner has not expressed any intention to publish their webstats or they have restricted access to their webstats creating a private profile. This profile can be seen only by those who get a link to the webstats with additional password included in it. top

    3. 2.3. Why do some statistics look different than in Google Analytics?

      Some statistics displayed on SeeTheStats differ from the analogous statistics visible in the Google Analytics panel. This is because some of the statistics shown on Google Analytics are so called complex statistics which are generated by dividing metric x by metric y. One example of such a statistic is time spent on the website – on our website it is a sum of minutes spent by users on a given website, while Google Analytics presents the average time spent on the website. top

    4. 2.4. Why do I have days with zero visits? Is your import process really reliable?

      Our import process has been tested very deeply and works OK. If your stats show you zero visits from one day to another, it is worth checking whether your hosting provider is really reliable. It is worth your time to search around and find a reputable web hosting service that will provide you services with the reliability required for success. We recommend to visit a nice web hosting choice comparison site and read comments on different web hosting providers. top

    5. 2.5. I have not found webstats of a website I am interested in. What can I do?

      If this website is not present in SeeTheStats database you can ask its owner to add the website to SeeTheStats. top

  3. My Webstat pages
    1. 3.1. What can I set or change on "My Webstat pages"?

      On the "My Webstats pages" you can add a profile of a website whose statistics you want to display on SeeTheStats or edit or delete an existing profile. You can also check size and color of your widgets and find link to the widgets configuration page. top

    2. 3.2. How can I add new statistics or delete existing ones?

      There is a two panel form available for creating or editing a profile of a website. In the left panel there is a list of all available statistics. In the right panel there is a list of the statistics which are currently assigned to the website. In order to delete or add new statistics it is enough to drag and drop it to the proper panel. In the same way you can change the order of presented statistics. top

    3. 3.3. Why do I have to log into Google Analytics when editing my website profile?

      To ensure the maximum safety of users SeeTheStats service does not require you to enter your password to Google Analytics. Before the start of the import, the user is redirected to Google Analytics, where they are asked to agree to provide SeeTheStats with the data needed to view site statistics. top

    4. 3.4. How many statistics of a given website can I display?

      The maximum number of statistics for one website is 6. top

    5. 3.5. Can I create separate profiles of statistics for different webpages of the same domain?

      It is not possible at the moment. For a given domain it is possible to create only one profile of statistics. These statistics have to be represented by the Google Analytics code which must be included in the HTML code of the homepage of the website. It means that when you create a new profile of statistics you have to give the website address without the subpages. top

    6. 3.6. Can I hide some of the statistics in order to show them only to selected persons?

      Yes, you can. When choosing kinds of statistics there is a check box next to each and by ticking it you grant a given statistic the status of private. Private statistics are displayed only to these persons who get a link containing a special password from the website owner. top

  4. Widgets
    1. 4.1. What is a widget and what does it do?

      A widget is a statistic in the form of a flash chart, which can be placed directly on your website. Potential advertisers will not have to visit SeeTheStats website to check your webstats, because they will be able to see the webstats they are interested in directly on your website. Here are two examples of implementation of our widgets:

      www.barcelona.com
      www.lurer.com

      Owing to the fact that the widget construction is well developed, adding it to your website should not take more than a few minutes. top

    2. 4.2. How to configure a widget?

      Sign in to SeeTheStats and go to "My webstata pages". Information about a widget and a link to the page with its configuration is displayed for each of created profile:

      widget

      Click "Modify color, size and get HTML code of your widgets." to select the color and size of the widget and get the HTML code needed to display the widget on your own site. top

    3. 4.3. How do I place widgets on my website?

      Under each widget displayed on a widget configuration page there is a window with the HTML code to paste onto your own website:

      widget

      The code can be inserted anywhere on the webpage. Here is a code example of HTML page with two widgets of SeeTheStats.com statistics inserted:

      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
      "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
      <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
      <head><title>Widget</title></head>
      <body>
      <iframe src="http://www.seethestats.com/stats/199/Pageviews_9d23886b4_ifr.html" style="width:700px;height:300px;border:none;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>
      <iframe src="http://www.seethestats.com/stats/199/VisitsByCountry_cc63c0295_ifr.html" style="width:700px;height:300px;border:none;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

      </body>
      </html>


      Time needed to add widget to your own page should not exceed few minutes! top

  5. Links to JPG files
    1. 5.1. What are the links to JPG files?

      Links to JPG files can be used on the websites where widgets cannot be inserted. Most of auction services (eg. eBay) do not allow to insert IFRAME code into auction description. However, they do allow to insert links to JPG files from external source. That's the reason why we made links to JPG files available even after introduction of widgets. If IFRAME is forbidden, present your stats with JPG files! top

    2. 5.2. How to activate the links to JPG files?

      Right after creating or editing your webstat page, links to JPG files remain inactive. You can activate them on "My webstat pages". Once activated, they can be used for the next 30 days. Their content will be automatically updated every day unless you have not selected "automatic update" option during profile creation or edition. After 30 days the links become void and if you still need them, you have to reactivate them. Reactivation can be done on "My webstat page" and is possible 7 days before links validity date. top

  6. Security
    1. 6.1. Is it possible that my personal details will be visible to third parties?

      No, it is not. All the personal details are stored by SeeTheStats and are not available to third parties and cannot be made available to them. top

    2. 6.2. Is it possible that my personal details will be passed on to the third parties?

      No, it is not. Personal details given during registration are used solemnly for the needs of SeeTheStats and cannot be passed on to third parties. This fact is confirmed by current Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. top

    3. 6.3. Is it possible that third parties will be able to check the statistics other than the ones I have made available?

      No, it is not. Taking into account the fact that SeeTheStats does not require and does not store access data to Google Analytics the third parties cannot gain access to the statistics other than the ones displayed on SeeTheStats. Nevertheless, you should remember that persons who were given access to Google Analytics reports through User Manager (option 'Analytics Settings'->'User Manager' in the Google Analytics panel) will be able to create profile on the SeeTheStats and SeeTheStats does not bear responsibility for such actions. top

    4. 6.4. Is it possible to restrict the display of my statistics to a selected group of people?

      Yes, it is. When editing the webstats profile it is possible to grant each of selected stats the status of 'private' (by ticking a check box next to each statistic). By doing so you make it available only to a select group of people. top

    5. 6.5. How does SeeTheStats import my data from Google Analytics?

      The import of statistics from Google Analytics is possible by using the GA API interface, which ensures secure access to a user's statistics without the need for giving away the access password to Google Analytics. In practice it looks like this: before importing a user's data from Google Analytics, a user is redirected from the SeeTheStats website to the log-in webpage of Google Analytics. After successful logging into the Google Analytics account and giving consent to making statistics available to SeeTheStats, the user goes back to the SeeTheStats website and Google adds a special access token to the returning address URL, which makes importing statistics possible. In this way a user makes data from Google Analytics available without giving away their password to the Google account. All the detailed information concerning this way of accessing data are on a webpage
      https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/OAuth2. top

    6. 6.6. How can I block SeeTheStats from accessing my data on Google Analytics?

      The access token for statistics in Google Analytics, which is indispensable for running automatic updates of statistics, is stored on our server in accordance with generally accepted security standards of internet applications. It is the user's responsibility to making the token available in a proper and informed way. If the user of SeeTheStats website wants to block further access to their statistics, it is enough to delete their profile from SeeTheStats or to invalidate the access token on a webpage https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens?hl=en. top

  7. Others
    1. 7.1 Is SeeTheStats involved in creating tools for collecting webstats of websites?

      No, it is not. SeeTheStats limits its activity only to generating data from Google Analytics with the website owner's consent. top

    2. 7.2 Where will I find the rules of using SeeTheStats?

      The rules for using the SeeTheStats website are defined by Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. top

    3. 7.3 If I have a question, suggestion, idea or problem, what can I do with it?

      We are open to all the comments as well as constructive criticism. If you want to share your ideas, suggestions, proposals for changes or if you want to contact us, please contact us. top